Monday, 10 August 2009

the knaves in the pink....










































I don't think they're supposed to come out pink!!! you get the idea they're all pretty much the same...what do ya reckon fired too high?? or not enough iron in the toner?? I'd really like to keep the hand drawn look so i'll keep searching for the right transfer technique as this one's stalled at the mo... the other firings came out well so 2 out of 3 not bad..

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  1. oh... so sorry about the pink, i have no experience with decals so i don't have any idea but it seems it would either have to be the toner of the temp too high.

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  2. These will be wonderful once you have the toner figured out. I like the colors of the cup and bowl in the second photo, that orangy melon color contrasted against the green. I know nothing about decal transfers though.

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  3. hey jim thanks, me neither trying to work something out, i may wait now for the clubs printing workshop and see what i can pick up then..

    hi linda, yeh i really want to keep the hand drawn feeling and definition of the lines..will keep plugging away..the cups still my fav .. keeper!

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  4. Hi Ang, I came across this blog post about decals, you might find something helpful in there or in some of the links.

    http://beads-of-clay.blogspot.com/2009/07/ceramic-decals.html

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  5. hi linda, thanks i had a good read great stuff, some of those pages i've come across before and would like to keep making myself rather than sending off to be made...the search continues...

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  6. It could be the toner - HP inks seem to do really well - not sure about other brands. Did you check Justin Rothshank's website? He has a couple of printers listed. What is your glaze temp/cone?

    Are these rubbing off like the previous ones? If so, not hot enough. If they're not, I'd say that it's the toner or too hot. I agree - the hand drawn quality is what I'm drawn to as well.

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  7. hi cynthia, yep another printer would be a possibility, not sure if we have the same models available, the glazes were c5 &6 fired this kiln to 1060C the decals are great just not the result i'm looking for..research research..thanks for the feedback

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  8. Hey Ang...here you're going to meet Hannah...hope you're having a fab hol! I've been away for a while but I like all that you've blogged recently....mmm that texture on the little cube pieces...and love the latest decal work. My husband dan keeps mentioning alice so may have to re-read it again! Cheers Amanda x

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  9. hi amanda, thanks much fly out tomorrow arvo..yeehaa...ta been rather busy with shows for august sala month and the works all out there now, looking forward to the break..

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