Monday, January 25, 2010

What have I been doing lately?

I created these for the 2010 Bead Swap this month. This is my first time participating. It will be interesting to see the different beads and pendants I get (I will post pictures when I get them! It will be like Christmas in February.

I have gathered almost all my supplies for yet another fun project. I have read Paul Lewing's excellent book on China Painting. Purchased a 'gaggle' of old china paints on Craigslist. In the box of paints were some REALLY old china painting books. They are amazing! These date back to when china painting was the rage - my grandmother's era! I am making my own 'fat oil' - thickened turpentine that I need for mixing with my paint pigment. Boy does it STINK! It should be thick and ready to use by mid February. I have lots of test tiles to practice on. I have lots of ideas and can't wait to get started!

1 comment:

  1. I have always loved china painting. Can't wait to see your results. Looked at some china painting this week in San Antonio.