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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 11/16/17 Day two on the Big Island of Hawaii continues with a tiki surprise!
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Wendy Cevola 11/16/17 Day two on the Big Island of Hawaii continues with a tiki surprise!
Holler Waller
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Joined: Mar 13, 2011
Posts: 251
From: NW TN
Posted: 2012-03-13 7:03 pm   Permalink

Phew! Thanks so much ~ not only for the hard work of crafting but all the documentation that is going along with it. So much attention to get it consistently right AFTER the vision and art of the carving.

 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7008
Posted: 2012-03-14 09:16 am   Permalink

hang10tiki thanks for mentioning my right hand man. He is way better today.
rugbymatt that gave me energy
Haller Waller its comments like yours that make the time to post worth it, thank you.

Progress Report:

I had no skin left on my fingers from sanding so I covered them with paper tape and started sanding again. This works well and I wish I'd done it before I lost so much skin.

I identified every spot that needed attention and filled them with the magic mend.

I had the two mugs with air bubbles at the top rim and the dents on the bottoms to fix. Paint a thin layer and let it dry and add another. I did this all day.

At 9 PM they were done and dry so it was back in the kiln to fire. This patch will shrink so you need to overfill the areas and then sand again after they are cool.


My order of new glaze colors came in. Only one container was broken. I had a mug to paint this color and since three layers takes this much glaze I used it up.

I did glaze test strips on all the new colors. This is so important and useful for future projects.


Now it was time to start on all of the Bob projects. I poured glaze in the bowl and began to paint.

At the end of the day I had painted 1 layer of white on each of the faces. Can you tell? Each face will need 3 layers of white and the same for black and then it will all be covered with clear glaze. Then I start on the bodies.


Now its time to start the next layer. I'm catching up on old TV shows on tape. I always put a TV with tape player on the kitchen counter when I glaze. You know where I'll be today, where are you??? Cheers, Wendy



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WestADad
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 746
From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2012-03-14 09:55 am   Permalink

Lots to do at your house! I know where you'll be, I'm at work! Don't tell my boss that I'm goofing off looking at Tiki Mugs.

Love watching you work, I could watch it all day.

Best,
Chris


 
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Professor G
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From: the Tiki Wastelands
Posted: 2012-03-14 8:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-03-14 09:16, danlovestikis wrote:

I had no skin left on my fingers from sanding so I covered them with paper tape and started sanding again. This works well and I wish I'd done it before I lost so much skin.






I knew there was a little bit of you in everything you made, but you may be taking it to an extreme adding a bit of Wendy-Dust to each mug. I'm glad y'all are back and I'm very glad you two had a great time.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-03-15 08:03 am   Permalink

WestADad I could tell you read every word I wrote and fulfilled my request, thank you. Did you get caught? I hope not.

Professor G I tried but the kiln burnt it off. Maybe there will be a fingerprint left somewhere.

Progress Report:

MadDogMike's necklace and Cannibal mug. Three coats of each color. The yellow faces barely show.

First coat of clear.

Second coat of clear.

I filled in the mug with brown glaze, let it sit for 10 seconds.

Next I poured out the glaze.

I filled in the victims body with glaze.

Next I poured out the glaze.

I painted the body color on with three coats.

I painted the bottom with one coat. I can do this as long as I fire it on spike stilts so that it doesn't stick to the kiln shelf.


Second layer of white on the faces.

Third layer of white on the faces.


Next up was three layers of black on the faces and facial hair etc.



This morning I opened the kiln. Loki Tikis dog and the zerostreet mugs are now ready for sanding and painting. Yesterday I felt like I was making snow men all day long. Today I'll catch up these two mugs.

I won't be doing my tests on the Zombie Torches until the rain stops next week.

Very soon I get to start adding color to these men. Cheers, Wendy

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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-03-15 09:19 am   Permalink

Whoohoo!!! Looks awesome Wendy, lots of hard work though
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-03-15 1:18 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-03-15 08:03, danlovestikis wrote:
WestADad I could tell you read every word I wrote and fulfilled my request, thank you.



Dang it. I missed the extra credit question.

Again.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-03-15 1:26 pm   Permalink

Oh Oh Oh my favorite part!!! (Clapping hands like an evil little girl)

 
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rugbymatt
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Joined: Jun 03, 2005
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From: Sacramento
Posted: 2012-03-15 4:05 pm   Permalink

Go Wendy!
Go Wendy!
Go Wendy!


 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2012-03-15 4:09 pm   Permalink

Awesome Wendy! Can't wait to see further developments! This Saturday I should be picking up your print!
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The Blue Kahuna
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Joined: Jun 01, 2011
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From: Points East & West
Posted: 2012-03-15 5:32 pm   Permalink

That's quite a collection of smiles all lined up . . . nice! Lookin' good Wendy! On my way home today I was thinking about my Tiki Bob decanter and was mentally placing it in a home I looked at the other day in Sac

 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-03-15 7:59 pm   Permalink

I hope one of my mugs has the Wendy fingerprint...

 
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bavtech
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Joined: May 03, 2011
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From: Herald, CA
Posted: 2012-03-15 9:52 pm   Permalink

Looking GOOD Wendy! Can't Wait to add my first BOB to my collection!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posts: 7008
Posted: 2012-03-16 08:47 am   Permalink

Professor G I'll have to ask another question in the future.
Atomic Tiki Punk stop clapping and answer this question. Are you going to the Tiki Farm event on the 31st and the Marketplace on the 1st?
rugbymatt I went out last night. We enjoyed your texts.
zerostreet these photos are for you! We already picked up a frame at Arron Brothers 2 for 1 sale.
The Blue Kahuna you should look in Elk Grove, the deals can't be beat.
hang10tiki hummm
bavtech I'm seeing progress, one step at a time, I'll be happy when you have it.

Progress Report:

Today was a catch up day so all the Bob's can proceed with their steps.
Three layers of white.

Three layers of colors which become more brilliant when fired with the clear glaze.

zerostreets logo on the back of his Bob.


After these steps I got ready for a girls night out with Joanne and Debbie. Both are tiki collectors who attend events. They also ordered tiki bowls from me. But they'll be patient I have to finish every one in progress first.


Thank you everyone for your posts. Each one was fun and gives me energy to keep going. You are all very special. Thank you, Wendy
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WestADad
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Posted: 2012-03-16 10:02 am   Permalink

Hi Wendy, nope I didn't get caught by the boss! Today's update looks great, really interested in seeing Robert's Bob all done, love his logo!

Best,
Chris


 
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