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It is time again!
Waldorf Star Lanterns
Prepare the day before:
Make a 'wet on wet' watercolor painting on good quality paper.
Let dry and rub the back lightly with a cloth dipped in vegatable oil.
Cut big circles out of you paper,
I used a the biggest plate I could find in the house.
Fold in eight equal pieces.
Trim off the round bits with a ruler, scalpel/scissors.
Fold it in 16 equal pieces.
Fold a square,
turn paper a 1/4,
fold square again.
Your paper looks like this.
Get the corners and fold backwards.
Unfold and turn 1/4,
fold a square again,
fold the other corners backwards,
Your paper looks like this, with little diamond folds everywhere!
Those little diamonds are going to stay,
the big triangles need to be folded backwards.
(I know you are puzzled now,
but have a close look at your paper,
you will work it out!)
Big triangle is going backwards,
the little diamond is staying in front.
After a few triangles,
start to shape the bottom a bit.
Hurry, make more before you'll forget!
It almost look like
I do nothing creative
But none of that is true
I'm working really hard
to find direction
for all new projects
When the time is right
I'll tell you all about it!
Have a great weekend
All the little porcelain moons
are leather dry.
None have broken during the process.
I've chosen not to wash the edges
with a damp cloth
I like them to be a bit
They will be backed in this kiln
I started my screen print on transfer paper project
Above is a test with Angobe color
on transfer paper
Next week more.
I'm already looking forward to it!
gets everything I love to make.
If I like to make a present really special
I wait with making
until the little wonder is on earth
only then I feel what suits best.
First to make,
last to give,
her own porcelain
A day after she was born
All the little moons
are drying now
for one week,
wrapped in plastic.
(otherwise they will dry to quickly and break)
They will go into the kiln
to be heated for the first time
at 1050 degrees Celsius.
I thought i would be nice to share with you
the making of a porcelain mobile
like me a couple of months ago,
who don't have a clou what is involved
in making porcelain
could have a little peak
into a ceramic studio.
Keep you posted!
I found an old tin
on the market
from the sixties
I used the tin as an inspiration for this screen print
It is different,
but the feel and colors similar.
I wished I knew the name of the designer
there must be more!
There are 11 colors in this print
Thank you all for your get well wishes
I'll be running around the neighborhood soon again!
A big Kiss,