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I did it!

Yes I’m sitting here feeling a little pleased with myself, firstly I made it to the end of Blogtoberfest. Thank you Shells in the bush for hosting this month long blog challenge. I am even more pleased at my new … Continue reading

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It’s Blogtober!

The first day of October, and the first day of Blogtoberfest 2014! So what is Blogtoberfest I hear you ask, well there is a link opposite that will take you to the host blog, Shells in the bush. Basically we … Continue reading

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Prize winning ginger cake recipe

I’ve been meaning to share this family recipe for a while, and seeing it’s great for Halloween or Bonfire Night I thought it was time to make one and share. This is a Wartime family recipe, which I have adapted … Continue reading

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Porcelain painting- mixing greens

When painting watercolour landscapes it’s generally accepted that it is better to mix your own greens rather than use tube greens. As I like landscape painting I thought it would be a useful exercise to try mixing greens using overglaze … Continue reading

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My week so far

I’m in a bit of a rush this morning so just a quick post today, it’s been a busy week here at the Kiln Fired Art studio, I’ve been working on some corporate commissions involving beer bottles and a bit … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday- Black Eyed Pea curry

I’m making and enjoying more and more vegetarian food these days, so I’m always on the hunt for new recipe ideas. I found this black eyed pea curry on the net. There’s not a lot to say really about this … Continue reading

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Christmas for a tenner

Christmas for a tenner This treasury was curated by fellow Craft pimp team member Lynn Davy, I thought I’d share these lovely items and all for less than £10. Click on the image to go to the treasury to find … Continue reading

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Solvent technique for overglaze painting

I love messing about with textural techniques, these were done by dripping  solvent onto unfired overglaze enamel. The combination of solvent and mixing medium used to mix the paint results in different effects. I think they look a bit like … Continue reading

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Day 21 of Blogtoberfest

It’s day 21 today of Blogtoberfest today and I’m still going. It’s been a bit of a manic week this week, with household and personal stuff that is. But I allowed myself a few minutes  to brush some undergazes onto … Continue reading

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Painting with a limited palette

One of the simplest ways of achieving a harmonious watercolour is to use a limited palette. A really useful exercise is to paint a number of colour wheels using 3 colours so you can instantly see which would be the … Continue reading

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