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MilleD

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Catastrophe!!
« on: August 21, 2016, 03:25:07 PM »
Spent ages making a lovely stencilled clay sheet following Lorraine Vogel tute on Stencil Girl.

Only to find out after baking that i'd used the Cernit 50% opacity white by accident.

Gutted.

Any ideas how I can rescue these?

What happens when you accidently use the wrong opacity white clay by Claire Oswald, on Flickr

Carrie

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Re: Catastrophe!!
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2016, 08:14:50 PM »
Oh goodness   :-\   Would a coat of white paint on the back help?

MilleD

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Re: Catastrophe!!
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2016, 08:22:24 PM »
I'm not sure, the translucent effect doesn't seem translucent enough for that.  Just enough to lose all contrast.

Grrr.

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Re: Catastrophe!!
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2016, 11:50:31 PM »
Hang them all on a chain two or three links apart, take advantage of their ethereal nature and the lovely sound they will make as they move.

MilleD

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Re: Catastrophe!!
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2016, 07:58:34 AM »
I love your positive thinking Beadbug.

However, I think the photo maybe does them too much justice.

Below is them compared with my second attempt.  Including the start of a bangle.

50% Opacity compared with 100% by Claire Oswald, on Flickr

:)

Karolina.S

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Re: Catastrophe!!
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016, 10:57:30 AM »
Instead of putting a background on them make a frpnt and make them the nice suttle background :)

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Re: Catastrophe!!
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2016, 12:33:08 PM »
I kinda like them - but I do see the problem when you've spent ages and it isn't the right effect. Been there myself many a time with the old fimo translucent back in the day as it always looked so similar to the white.

Could you make a nice window mobile decoration thingy from them? (totally forgotten the word for these things, you know what I mean though I am sure)

I found the porcelain white is still quite tranlsucent with a good light source behind, so it might look nice.

Alternatively - get some good coverage paints like our new Cosmic Shimmer guilding polishes, Inka Gold or that type of thing and go to town on them with different painterly effect.  So you just use them as nice blanks to create something completely new?

It is fascinating however just to see the very stark difference between the two Cernit whites that your mishap has illustrated.

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MilleD

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Re: Catastrophe!!
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2016, 09:14:46 PM »
Ooh Karolina, that's a good idea.  I shall investigate :)

Hi Emma is it a "dangly window thing"?

Quite different aren't they?  In the right light the 50% ones look nice but other times just dingy.  I will see what I can do.

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Re: Catastrophe!!
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2016, 10:33:50 PM »
I see what you mean,that bangle is going to be gorgeous when it's finished.