There is deffinately a learning curve to using the stamps. This seems to be a bit easier on anything rounded. This might be what we end up using. I like the looks a lot better. The other stamp will come in handy when working with slab pottery.
So far I have not gotten the right mix, either the clay is too dry or it is too wet. Too wet and the mugs lose their shape when stamping, too dry and the image does not make a complete design. Still working on it. Maybe the glaze stamp will work better.
Worked more on my leave behind mugs today. I tried stamping a couple didn’t seem to work the first time around, the clay was too thin on the bottoms of the mugs. The stamp wants to go right through. Have an idea of making standout design. Not sure how that will go. Maybe the glaze stamp will end up being the way to go.
I have decided to make coffee mugs for my leave behind. I ordered pottery stamps with my logo on them and will stamp each mug.
Today I started making the mugs. I threw six, they are drying and tomorrow they will be dry enough to put the handles on and maybe stamp each one without causing any misshaping. You have to catch the clay at just the right time for stamping and handling. They call it leather hard. Still wet enough to attach the handle, but sturdy enough to touch without causing any problems.
I also printed out my blurb book, needed to replace two of the images because they were blurry. When I took the screen shots of the computer for my responsive spred, I did not save it at a high enough resolution.
Reprinted my finished business card also.
I have finished with the layout of my Blurb book now. Saved all to pdf files for printing. I did not get all I had hoped into the book. However I feel it is a pretty good representation of my work. Created the Cover for the book also. Not sure what all it needs. I did not put in any copyright info or authoring information. My name and logo appear on the cover.
Did a little adusting on my business cards today. I made the logo smaller giving the card a much cleaner look. I am ready to order my cards now. My resume is done and I worked on making the first of my ten leave behind mugs today. Worked on the book cover for writing 101.
Spent a long day on the mockups today. Trying to get the right setup. Working on the photos and choosing the right mockup to show them off the best. Can get pretty carried away with the photos, spending too much time there. Here are some on the branding in TShirts.
Recieve my stamps today. I can not wait to get out into the studio and make a few things. In order to try it out.
Worked on the layout again today. Did some arranging of the branding section. Haven’t logged into Blurb.com yet to download the book templates.
I am working on placing photos into the mockups and deciding which one look best this way.