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Wendy Cevola 7/29/16 40 photos step by steps for The Alibi mug for DixonAlibi and my new necklaces
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2 days ago; 7:44 pm   Permalink

Dixon- didn't have enough time on this trip
Next time for sure...


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2 days ago; 8:03 pm   Permalink

TikiHula I'm doing really well thank you. I like skewers even better than toothpicks but it depends on where I am and which is closer.

Philot thank you too. It came out just fine. See below. Yes I am painting pictures on those blank fogcutters for the next Wish List #7. I'll post two more examples of what I can do after today.

lunavideogames maybe it was planted during the gold rush so they have to leave it. I need to remember to look ahead as well as down! I'll be all mended by Oasis.

Danno I send you a PM. See below you mug is done.

hang10tiki thank you, sure do, let's see them.

DixonAlibi your mug will be shown tomorrow!

hang10tiki (;

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Sorry for the poor photos with the flash reflecting on the mug. I've been working 12 hour days on the Sacramento Crawl mug and I'm always exhausted.










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Posted: 2 days ago; 10:52 pm   Permalink

Wow
That came out amazing
Another Wendy masterpiece

Portland
Had a few hrs after dark
So
Hale Pele via uber


























Treasure brought back






Next morning I had 5 hours to hunt for tiki
Pics tomorrow




Wendy- hope you are feeling better



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hang10tiki
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Posted: Yesterday; 08:13 am   Permalink

Found these hunting

















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Danno
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Posted: Yesterday; 09:28 am   Permalink

Love the mug Wendy! It will bring back nice memories of my trip to Oahu and my stay at the Hilton Rainbow Tower! Thank you!!
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TikiAno
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Posted: Yesterday; 10:40 am   Permalink

Wendy, wow, the newest fogcutter is BEAUTIFUL! Holy glaze painting detail! Holy mini Hilton tower!! Holy moly!!!!!!!

Crazy I continue to get even MORE impressed watching you work. Jeez, really, time to stop showing off.

Just kidding, keep it coming!!!!!!!

Jon, glad to see your permanent vacation is... continuing.. ha! See you on your next one in a few weeks, I suppose?


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: Yesterday; 12:40 pm   Permalink

Ano-
Yep, see you, Wendy and Dan-0 soon at Oasis
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danlovestikis
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Posted: Yesterday; 1:07 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki feeling great looking like a mess! Glazing hours on end. Wonderful photos. Brings back memories of Tiki Kon a few years back.

hang10tiki you need another tiki room. Time to branch out!!!

Danno you are so welcome. I need to go see that tower. I think I may make some Tiki Bob's with that design on the back! Thank you for the inspiration.

TikiAno AH I'm blushing. Thank you. The swap is coming up soon. It's going to be fun to see if we swap at Oasis or we all are shipping.

hang10tiki Oasis fun just around the corner.

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The next blank fogcutter was glazed for DixonAlibi for a birthday gift for the daughter of the owner of the Alibi. Here are the steps which took more than a week to complete.

I always start with the inside of a mug. That way I don't mess up the outside with drips or runs.


I used to let the fancy glaze be on the top of the rim until I had some of the crystals pop off onto other tikis. So now I wipe the top clean.


A layer at a time


drying outside between each one.


I printed a photo of the sign and covered it with tape to make it strong.


Then I cut out the name to make a stencil.


I put it in place and used a pin to mark the name. Later on this post I will show you how I now use an under-glaze pencil. I try to keep figuring it out.


You can hardly see the scratch I've put on the glaze for the name but it's just enough to follow.


I got out the background color and went to work.


First of three layers. I dried each one outside before doing the next.


I used the pin to clean up the edges and


I then added a bit of blue glaze...just in case.



Trying to match shapes is really hard.


So when it's not right I use a craving tool to remove glaze and then I touch it up.


Red and then


the neon yellow.


I tried to match the neon lights and the


red and yellow colors of the sign. I hope it works out.



When I was asked to do this mug I was allowed to come up with the design. DixonAlibi mentioned adding a hula girl. I went to an old album from 2005 and found our photos of our trip to Portland. I used my own photos for the design.









Here's a new technique. This is an under-glaze pencil. Since it fires the same as black under-glaze I decided to use it to outline my drawing. It should disappear under the next layer of glaze when it is fired.


I cut out the Alibi hula girl and positioned her on the mug. Then I


traced around the photo. Here's what it looked like. Slightly larger than the photo.


Step by step I added the different colors of


glaze. 3 layers of each color.


I had to do the face several times. I would just wipe off the face with a wet paper towel. Any dark glaze left would show up so you have to remove it all.


Finally the glazing is done and


the mug is ready to


fire. Will the glaze stay put or move?


It moved. So after this first firing I decided to


risk the mug and to add some more layers to see what would happen.








The mug is much darker than it shows here in the sunlight. No matter how I photographed it the darkness doesn't show up well. It has the ambiance of the Alibi.


The words first fired a bit wavy and I tried to correct that problem but it remained the same.


She's as close as I could get to the hula girl in the bar.



As many hours as just one mug takes there is no way that I could ever support myself as an artist. I do it for the pure joy of creating tiki art.

Cheers, Wendy

PS DixonAlibi if it passes inspection send me your address


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DixonAlibi
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Posted: Yesterday; 5:27 pm   Permalink

It's so gorgeous!!!! Love love love it!

 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: Yesterday; 5:58 pm   Permalink

Looks great Wendy. We are all very thankful that you love doing this. Your work is amazing. Everytime I look at the step by step, I ask myself, "could I do this?" The answer is always no. I could never be as precise and exact as you. You are a great artist even if you couldn't support yoursef doing it. I am sure that you will go down in history as one of the top tiki mug makers of all time!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: Yesterday; 7:25 pm   Permalink




DixonAlibi wonderful. It looks so much better in person. It really has a night feel that the photos do not show. Now I need your address so I can ship it.

lunavideogames you and DixonAlibi must made my day. Reading these comments just bring a huge smile to my face. Thank you so much.

Hugs, Wendy

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Posted: Today; 08:48 am   Permalink

OK, I expect to have a lot of funny comments about these necklaces.

When I made the last batch of Hot Tub Hula Girls I saved the feet and rear ends that I have to cut off to fit the girl inside the coconut.


I didn't squish them this time. Instead I saved them in a bag.


Then one day I had an instance of creative genus! I would make these into very special necklaces. I went to work.


On each one I would carve a TRAMP STAMP!


Since I would do tribal designs they would be called Hula Tramp Stamps!!! Brilliant, right?


I made 6 during a free time and added them with the squished head to the kiln. Once out of the kiln I started by glazing the backside, ha ha, of each one.


Next I filled in the carving with black and


then I glazed the front.


I did a bit of touch up with a pin and then


they were ready to fire.


Done.


I would like to hear comments on my super new, out to left field, most desirable necklace.

To anyone who is willing to wear one of these at Tiki Oasis 16 make a plea and I'll bring it to the event for you. There are only 6 and one head so the first 7 to post will win.

Cheers, Wendy


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lunavideogames
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Posted: Today; 10:21 am   Permalink

Haha awesome work Wendy. I would totally wear one or my wife. I think she would love to wear one. I think it is a super funny idea!

My wife and her friends all got matching tattoos on her bachelorette party. They were all small stars and they got them on their butts



 
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lunavideogames
Which one do you choose and I'll bring it to the event. I think they will be a conversation piece at the very least! Post a photo of the star and I'll add it to the necklace.
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