Thursday, January 8, 2015

Day 8 Glass Powder Sgraffito Challenge

Day 8 and another use a new tool challenge with a focus on egrets.  Today, I used the scratching tool that comes with the $1 scratch board kits from Michaels Arts and Crafts store.  It worked really well because the tip is slightly curved and allowed the powder to move with the tool rather than just be plowed out of the way.  The three powder drawings are three versions of the same egret.  I wanted to see if I could recreate a similar image different ways.

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Glass Powder Sgraffito Frit Painting of a Great Egret - more angular
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Glass Powder Sgraffito Frit Painting of a Great Egret - with sky
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Glass Powder Sgraffito Frit Painting of a Great Egret - simplified

My husband's photo of great egret taking flight in Taipei Botanical Gardens.  You can tell it's a great egret and not a heron because of the black legs, I think.

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Taipei Botanical Gardens

To create my glass drawings I used two sifters, a business card and the scratching tool from a cheap scratch board kit.

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Tools I Used