|Finished UGC Painted Tree Powder Sketch|
Here are the sample tree tiles. I started by creating 6 - 2 inch by 3 inch glass pictures of various trees to include pine, birch, reflection, fat, skinny and pseudo willow. These were done with Bullseye stiff black powder and then fired to 1400 deg F for 5 minutes.
|Powder Sketch Sgraffito Trees|
Different fills were created using different techniques to see how this changed the firing outcome of the UGC enamels. The UGC enamels were applied to the pre-fired trees in various ways to include working wet on some and allowing sections to dry on others. The birch trees received powdered enamel foliage while the fat and willow trees were sprinkled with Bullseye frit. I scraped off bits of the dried enamel on the skinny tree and the willow.
|UGC Painted Sample Trees Pre-Firing|
Here are the trees after firing them to 1425 deg F for 10 minutes. I like the gray-browns much more than the red-browns for the bark. Also, I prefer the colors applied thinly for a watercolor feeling.
|UGC Painted Sample Trees After Firing|
Test tiles are good, but now on to working in layers.