Holiday Creations Art Elements Blog Hop

About the time I realized the concept for this month’s Artwork Aspects web site hop: Getaway Creations, I was arranging to make a established of kitty cat themed ornaments for a tree for our getting old cat.  We have a new glassed in front porch and imagined it would be a ideal way to enhance it for the Holidays.  And for ceramic ornaments, it would be safe and sound from the components.

For the final several decades we have been owning an out of doors tree as an alternative on a single inside of.  We have it out on the deck and decorate it with brightly colored netted bird treats.  It is so enjoyable observing the birds flutter all around the tree and peck at these “property baked” goodies of birdseed and peanut butter.  So this calendar year we have 2 Christmas trees.
For our kitty cat tree, I employed cat shaped cutters to slice out the decorations.

They appeared fairly large at initial but my clay shrinks about 11 % so they appeared a great deal improved at the time they had been bisque fired.
I utilized two techniques to bring my cat decorations to existence.  For some I silk screened on cat drawings (Mayco silkscreens) bisqued them and then additional coloration

 and for other individuals I did some drawing into the clay.  They dried definitely promptly so by the time I got to them to scratch  in some lines, the incisions were being not extremely deep.  To make improvements to them I employed a black underglaze and then wiped it off, bisque fired them

and then hand painted on glazes and fired all those to cone 5 ( over 2100 degrees F)

Last but not least I adorned the tree.  

 My kitty cat Xmas Tree

Our cat who inspired me

Thank you for becoming a member of me on this Artwork Factors website hop currently.  I experienced these types of enjoyable building these ornaments and decorating the tree.  We take pleasure in it every single time we move onto our porch.

The record of web site hop individuals is under.  I hope you will visit all of them and enjoy their Holiday Creations.

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