Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Adjectif Charms

The new Adjectif charms have been fired, and I must say that I'm pretty pleased with the results.

I followed a new firing schedule - made possible by the new digital controller that Ed installed on my kiln yesterday (YAY!) - and the results are  like night and day when compared with the schedule I was using for the manual controller.  In the photo above, you can see the fired charms ready to go into the tumbler, and also some of the descriptive words already cut out of the hand painted paper.  And in the photo to the left is the kiln with my new friend the digital controller.

Yesterday was a fun day for me... Ed had a chance, finally, to install the new controller, and it works!  Thanks Ed!  I got the charms fired and ready to finish, and UPS delivered my new printer.  Woohoo!

After the charms have been tumble polished, the final step is to set the words into them and cover them with the epoxy resin.  This step seals and protects the paper, and makes the charm waterproof.  Tomorrow I'll show the process for finishing the charms and setting the epoxy resin.

1 comment:

  1. Great project. Love seeing the steps; glad Ed did all that and UPS, too!