Some time ago I showed you these maple leaf wall tiles in the greenware state. They all fired up nicely. I'm working on the hanging mechanisms this weekend. In the photos they appear askew because I tried to avoid the glare of the fluorescent lights. I propped them up with a sideways angle. This one is orange with a green celadon glaze over the top.
This one is black with pale blue celadon glaze over the top, kind of a moody blue. These wall tiles are about nine by twelve inches and are very thin; about one quarter of an inch. They'll be very light weight to hang on the wall.
This one is brown with the green celadon glaze over the top. I'm wondering if I can sponge on the background stain colors and have it more uniform mottled look rather than seeing my vertical brush strokes. Something to experiment with in the future.
On the back side of the tiles I'll epoxy a piece of poplar wood. I'll insert an eye hook on the side of the poplar wood between two pieces and string a wire. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.
The maple leaves look great. :)ReplyDelete
Hi Lee, thanks, I do love the shape of the maple and the colors in the fall too.Delete
These look nice Linda.ReplyDelete
Hi Dennis, thanks, I was actually surprised they didn't get any cracks, using sand under them helps.Delete
Pretty. Do you use the actual leaves or did you make stencils?ReplyDelete
Hi Suzi, thanks, I am using actual maple leaves from my yard.Delete
I think the first one is my favorite, thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Hi Michele, thanks, I like that one too I put the leaves in more natural occurring on that one with some sideways and pointing down which I now notice is more appealing to the eye.Delete
These sure turned out nice, great job.ReplyDelete
Hi Barbara, thanks, maple leaves are so beautiful to use.Delete
OOh wow! So much fun...ReplyDelete
Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, getting ready for the leaf season.Delete
Just lovely. A tile with mixed leaf shapes on it would look good too.ReplyDelete
Hi Sue, thanks, oh what a good idea, I must try that; I remember I made that bowl with mixed leaves but it broke before I could fire it while I was sanding it.Delete