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Stamping on Ceramic Bisque:
With Rubber Stamp Tapestry you can make highly detailed and sophisticated pieces of artwork that you will be proud to display in your home or give as gifts. Using RST's component stamping method along with the placement line to make the process easier, you will be amazed at how fast and easy you can stamp a masterpiece! make a piece as simple or detailed as you want.
Ceramic Bisque Notes:
Test all under glazes, glazes and stamps for your particular project before starting on your artwork.
- Trim the outer edge of the stamp with small scissors if needed. Do not remove the stamp from the wood to do so because it will not adhere well if you try to reapply it to the wood. (In the event that they ever do pop off, apply a small amount of a good adhesive such as E-6000 to the cleaned and dried end before reattaching). Do not be rough when cleaning the stamps in between colors but gently dab them on a damp sponge. If under glaze dries in rubber crevices, use a soft toothbrush with a bit of water to remove it and then pat dry.
- Before using the stamps for the first time (only new and unused), very lightly rub the rubber end of the stamp onto a slightly abrasive area such as a piece of ceramic bisque. Do this only once and do it gently so that it will not hurt the rubber. (or you can gently rub the ends with a bit of Joy dishwashing liquid and water, then rinse and dry) The purpose is to remove any oily residue that will keep the under glaze from adhering to the stamp.
- Using an under glaze cup with foam, put about 1 teaspoon of under glaze onto the foam and smooth out with a spatula until absorbed. Sometimes you may need a little more or a little less under glaze. Gently tap the stamp on the foam with under glaze and test on a piece of paper. If the image is not clear because of too little moisture, add more under glaze. If the image is too wet to see a clear image, use another piece of foam to absorb the excess. Test and repeat until the right consistency is obtained before beginning your project. Once in a while, with very fine images, I will use a fine mist sprayer to gently remoisten the under glaze so that the image is clearer. Always test on paper first.
- Larger images that are solid will take more pressure and more under glaze than small images with fine lines. Test pressure needed and amount of under glaze before beginning your project.
- Use the placement line on the end of the wood to determine the position of the image. On many of our botanicals, the line shows where the stem of the leaf or end of the sprig is so that you can turn it towards the flowers, wreath shape or other component in the arrangement.
- Our templates, such as the 6 x 6, concentric circle, concentric square, etc., make lining up images an easy task by drawing your base design with a regular pencil directly onto the bisque. The pencil marks will fire off of the piece so there is no need to erase them before glazing.
- Use the bitty stamps for very small areas that are harder to reach and for sharper inner and outer curves. The larger stamps are best for flat surfaces and outer curves that are not as sharp. Sometimes you will rock and or roll the stamp to get the best impression. This takes a little practice, but once you learn the technique, you will be amazed at how fast and easy it is.
Our stamps appeal to customers at all levels of experience because they are easy to use and extremely versatile; they can be used individually or combined to create beautiful wreaths, borders and more. The Placement Line on the side of each stamp is your guide when using complementary stamps. For example, an apple leaf stamp would go great with an apple stamp. Simply stamp the apple, then position the Placement Line of the leaf stamp on the apple's top for a perfect fruit!
ChromaColour International Limited currently manufactures just under 100 vibrant Underglaze Colours for the Ceramics Industry, including Speckles, which can be fired at the cone 06-05 range. These Underglazes offer colour consistency, easy application, and are lead free, non-toxic, functional and ASTM certified. ChromaColour Underglazes (ECO COAT) can be found in homes, professional studios, retail contemporary studios, schools and colleges. Check out our mid and high fire glazes as well.
ChromaColour offers over 100 high quality Bisque items branded as Rocky Mountain Bisque. They are amazingly white and smooth. All Rocky Mountain Bisque orders will be shipped within 2 business days and are stocked in large volumes at our Calgary and Toronto warehouse. We will be creating new shapes to keep up with market trends and we offer a Canadian themed line as well.
Rocky Mountain Bisque by ChromaColour, and select Gare Bisque can be viewed and ordered online.
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Our competitive prices and speedy turnaround makes shopping easy. We offer FREE freight on orders of $500 or more. Your bisque can be combined with other ChromaColour products to meet the minimum requirement.
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We also offer a wide range of products, like Paragon Kilns for the studio owner, independent artist, potter, and schools. Check out the menu tabs on the left to view all the products we carry.
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