Sunday, August 23, 2009

Educational, demo-ey stuff

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen and other interested parties. Here's the breakdown on the layers for Mr Sin Eater. Click on the image to enlarge it, if you please.
The red is Lambert's R/clb
The blue is actually a St Just turquoise flash #221
The pink is an old piece of Desag--no longer made. But it was a very sweet pale pink, machine made flash. Cheap and nice color. I, for one, don't care for screaming neon gold pink...
All pieces were:
1. sandblasted
(the red was wiped down with some paint and fired to make it more of an indian red and to ensure that the filing would produce an even wider range of tones)
2. Highlights engraved with a flex shaft...and some color removed with a 3-M diamond disk pad flex shaft attachment--customized by ripping off the useless velcro and siliconed into place. From HIS Glassworks
Using these bits can take down the flash nicely and evenly if its too intense.
3. Further tones added with diamond files
4. The red was painted with stencil black vitreous enamel and silverstain. I chose to do this to the red layer BECAUSE: both the turquoise and the pink strike in the oven. Bad, bad turquoise and pink!! But those 3-m disks can bring back some shine after the sandblasting has frosted it. So there.


Jx said...

Yum. I am Demo Eater.

samanthahookway said...

do you start with a particular layer?

Judith Schaechter said...

Hi Sam! Yeah--the one I am going to paint on. Red usually because the red's very stable in the oven. The pink strikes.