Thursday, 13 December 2012

Backsplash Complete

Well, I have to say sorry. I've not done a very good job at staying connected this past couple of months.  I've been swamped. Of course it's the Christmas season, just as important was that I participated in a craft show for the first time in two years. It felt good. I came back with a almost entirely new product line in ceramics. It's been fun to experiment and play around, but even better to have it work out.

I started doing Ceramic Quilts. It's been so cool and they have had some great feedback. I'll have some photos posted soon, but for now if you would like, you can visit my Facebook page to have a look: https://www.facebook.com/LimegreenUltramarine

In other news... I finished it! That's right. The backsplash is finished. It feels so great to have the project  done. It turned out more amazing than I could have imagined. So, if this is something that inspires you, or if you would like to know more about this, please let me know. I had so much fun working through this, that it's something I would like to do more of. One idea that someone had was doing an inlay above the oven too. So many possibilities!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.



Just to clarify, I didn't collect plates or dishes to create this. I painted all my own 6"x 6" tiles in Duncan Concepts Underglaze. I then dipped them in a clear coat glaze and fired them. After firing they are shiny and look like regular ceramic tiles. At which point I smashed them in their colour groupings. With a pencil I drew lines onto the wall to give an idea of layout then glued each piece on as I went. Once everything was glued, my wonderful husband grouted this. It's a dark grey unsanded grout. We used way more grout than if you were tile normally. Then Voila.

If I don't get back here before the holidays, I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas. 
See you in 2013!