Here is what I've been working on over the past weeks:
Some early experiments using silver foil, "liquid stringer" and frits (don't look too closely!)
On this one I used dichroic glass under clear and opal frit (frit is powdered glass) for some of the squares, glass "stringers" for the whiskers and glass chips for the daffodil petals:
"Daffodil Cat" before firing
Daffodil Cat after several firings. The dichroic squares came out looking like opals!
This was my most ambitious one so far, trying out lots of different techniques with frits, glass stringers. liquid "stringer", and something called "flexi-glass".
|Calico Cat before firing|
|"Calico Cat" after several firings|
This is my latest experiment-- I wanted to see if I could "paint" with frits to get a watercolor effect. I used to do something similar with powdered enamels when I was learning cloisonne enamel techniques twenty years ago...
|"Cactus Blossom" finished|
It took an extra firing to do some touch-ups with enamels, but I was pleased with the final result and learned a lot in the process...
|"Cactus Blossom" close-up|