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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 4/20/2014 dartharnie, Miss Monkii, LoriLovesTiki, Tiki Hula
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Wendy Cevola 4/20/2014 dartharnie, Miss Monkii, LoriLovesTiki, Tiki Hula
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-12-20 10:18 am   Permalink


hang10tiki you've seen GROG's nipples?

kingstiedye I am so happy that you like yours enough to be jealous. Yours will always be one of a kind and totally hand built, no molds.

Tiki biting the Rat Fink Tail.


Pappa and baby.


On the shelf.


TikiHula I thought about it but decided a few more lessons first. Your day will come. See you on Sunday, come hungry I have more coupons.

Wearing his prize for guessing how many different buffets we ate at in Las Vegas.


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I have a second ornament mold that I've never used. I thought I might be able to alter them into hats for Tiki Bob so I poured in some slip and swirled it around and then filled it up. Perfect cast. I didn't even use a strap. I had a piece of tape around it to hole the two pieces together.


After sitting over night


they came out of the mold easily.


Gee, I ought to make one more batch to put away. But I'd better strap it this time. Oops I forgot to do the swish it around to seal it. Horrors I've made a mess.


A tiki mess, time to finger paint.


Opening the mold the next day shows that the slip just went right between the two mold pieces. No worries I just cut that off and still have my hat blanks.


The shelves are filling up with Wish List pieces.


I'm running out of space. After our Christmas dinner with family on the 21st I'll be back to stacking things on our dining room table.



Happy Holidays, Wendy




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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2013-12-20 3:32 pm   Permalink

Wow, your stockpile is really growing! Can't wait to see the fun you have with all of it. I love the hats for the Bobs. I think they're going to be super cute.
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Posted: 2013-12-20 6:23 pm   Permalink

Wow
That's a lot of clay in ziplocks
How big is the wish list?
How long can u keep the clay in the baggies?

Have a fun dinner party



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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-12-21 08:10 am   Permalink

skip down

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Posted: 2013-12-21 08:21 am   Permalink

Kool
Sounds like the busy schedule continues onward
Can't wait to watch every episode
Have fun with the family and cheers


 
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Posted: 2013-12-21 08:38 am   Permalink


LoriLovesTiki those shelves represent a lot of weeks pouring and cleaning mugs so I'm excited to reach this point of preparation. I hope I can make it fun for everyone to watch.

I may have to make one of the hats right from the mold. Most will be altered like the flames, a total overhaul.

hang10tiki I'm hoping that they will stay moist in the plastic bags until I use them. There is condensation on the inside of the bags so some moisture is being lost from the casts. Hopefully I won't have problems like the year they all dried out.

I counted the project and I have 26 orders for custom mugs. In addition to that I'm making the rest of 20 Zombie Torches and I'll be working on the Sacramento Crawl mug. I figured out the style I wanted to do and Tiki Hula suggested the tiki. Now Tiki Hula is contacting the man who owns the establishment to see if he'll let me do it. If he can get the man to say yes Tiki Hula will get his crawl mug for free.

We will have our party today and I'm looking forward to the kids using their plates. Then tomorrow Tiki Hula will be here for lesson number two. What a fun weekend. I wish you all one as good.
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Thanks hang10tiki, just yesterday Dan asked me if you and Janelle would ever come for a visit. I said that I hoped so but the lure of Hawaii will always trump a tiki jungle room. But we can always hope.

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I did end up pouring some items that didn't end up with orders attached. So when I finish all the orders I'll make some speculation pieces of art. Here are a few that will eventually need a good home.

I always picked a variety to pour. We started doing this way before I opened up Wish List #4.


Some tikis are so small that pouring out the slip is hazardous. I use a flashlight to make sure we don't close up the opening which causes the glug glug and collapses the tiki.


I also use a small stick to start the slip coming out.


So as I watch I tell Dan to tip, tip more, ok now you can turn it over. He's a great helper.


These are two Frankoma Salt shakers made from the one that survived the fire. The story is on page one of this thread.


The bottoms of these tikis always come out too thin so I use my sticky clay to


build them up. Most casts require additional work, at least mine do.


All done and ready to be bagged.


We also poured a few of the hula girls.


They are Playboy models.


When I sculpted them I had them leaning back too far. So now I give them a tummy tuck.


All done with better posture.


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Now it's time to make deviled eggs, our great-great-nephew's record is 9 halves, so I need to make a lot.
Then I'll cut up a fresh pineapple. Adding these to Indian samosas, tandoori chicken, Chips, hummus, deli salads and ice cream we are all set with our international meal.

Cheers until we meet again, Wendy


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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2013-12-21 09:15 am   Permalink

Enjoy your international meal & time with your family!

 
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Posted: 2013-12-21 1:16 pm   Permalink

Yum! maybe some photos for the food thread?

 
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Posted: 2013-12-21 7:34 pm   Permalink

What ATP said

 
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Posted: 2013-12-21 9:06 pm   Permalink

Wendy & Dan...wishing you and your family a happy holiday season. Stay safe...love you both.
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Posted: 2013-12-22 09:58 am   Permalink

LoriLovesTiki we had a fun party. Sorry ATP and hang10 I didn't take any photos of the food. This is the best one I have.

Nathan Jr. gave up eating deviled eggs in favor of miniature hot dogs wrapped in filo and baked. He said he ate 19 and I think he really did!

The Kale salad was a hit. But remember I didn't prepare anything except the eggs, we just know where to shop.


VampiressRN we wish the same for you, Sandy, and mom. Thank you always for having us to your home so many times for fun and hugs. We love you too.

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Have you ever painted on paper? I decided to gussy up a postcard by flounder and to send it as a Christmas Card to my friend Kohalacharms. He had sent us one with photos of his family that was really nice so I did this.

I used Liquitex Glossies.






I hope I dried it well enough that it won't piggyback onto someone else's mail. I should have put it into an envelope.

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When we make molds I carve the name of the mold into the plaster on the sides. But it's not always easy to read because it's white. I was told use a big felt pen but over time these seem to fade. So now I'm using crayons. I used to get these for Christmas presents as a kid but now I have to buy them for myself.



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I'm getting the parts ready for a Bumatay bowl. Mondo-by-the-bay put it on the Wish List and is trying to decide if she wants the fins or not. They are easily removed.


Poured the slip and let it sit for 2 hours.


Poured it out and turned the molds over. That was a huge mistake.


As the plaster sucked out the water they came loose and fell out on the table. The inside of each fish is still very soft and sticky. They were like suction cups.


After I was able to slide them off of the table I put them back in their molds and went to work to finish the insides.
I added sticky clay to all the indentations at the fins


and around the edges.


I let them firm up overnight


and then I finished cutting off the rest of the excess around the edges.


Two done more to be poured.

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Today Tiki Hula is due here to work on his volcano bowl. I'll have photos for tomorrow.

I'm going to start on sculpting for the Wish List while he works. I'm so happy to have fun projects to make.

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Happy Holidays, Wendy


PS I stole this photo. It is of hang10tikis body and GROG's head. It's been so long since GROG checked in here that
I just stole this photo.

Look at all the fun things Gecko has made.

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Posted: 2013-12-22 11:16 am   Permalink

Hey, that's Gecko's garage/ceramics studio! I was there.

Thanks to your suggestion and a text from Mauitiki, that is. A highlight of our vacation for sure.

(I'm always thrilled when I recognize a place I've been to in a photo. Silly, I know.)

Glad you had fun and are getting back to your art. Have a great day, Wendy!
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Posted: 2013-12-22 11:43 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-12-22 09:58, danlovestikis wrote:
PS I stole this photo. It is of hang10tikis body and GROG's head.





Nope. Not GROG' head. Jon' head and body, GROG just draw glasses and beard on Jon' face in Photoshop.


 
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Posted: 2013-12-23 07:10 am   Permalink

Wendy- party, paint and clay. You sure know how to have fun.
Lori- The studio of the Geck is awesome, what did u bring home?
Grog- You are one crazy Caveman.......

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LoriLovesTiki I love recognizing places too. We watch Hawaii Life on cable TV and even though we haven't been there in 9 years we still are familiar with many places they show. It's all fun but going to Gecko'z is the best stop of all. We haven't seen this home since they moved. One day we will.

GROG you fooled me. You must be brothers from different mother's.

hang10tiki yesterday was lots of fun. Tiki Hula came over to play with clay and he brought Dan two huge pieces of cloth.



This one would make a nice shower curtain!


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Tiki Hula has a vision for a volcano bowl and is willing to work hard to pull it off. However the bowl stuck to the
turn table and so he had to cut it off.


After he lifted it up we put a plastic bag under it so that it won't stick again.


This "volcano" in the middle of the bowl needed some touch up.


Next step cut a slab of clay


and then roller it smooth and the same thickness across.


I had him make a pattern of the size of the top with a bit of an overhang.


Next he cut the clay using the pattern.


All done.


Next he added slip as glue.


WhaLa the slab is in place.


Now he trimmed it so that the size was correct.


Humm is this working? What should I do next?


He made a dip in the top to hold high intensity rum.


Once it was deep enough


he trimmed off the excess clay and check out the next part he wanted to add. What is it?


Back to the garage to cut more pieces of clay.


Cut cut cut.


Loaded up and back into the house.


Time to sculpt.


Don't just sit there looking pretty


back to work!


These will need to be hollowed out so he began the process. Can you see Dan in the background watching TV?


Mike arrived at 11 am and decided he'd let me do a bit of sculpting on his project. I got this far by 9 PM.
Working on number two.


Number one in the bag.


Number two in the bag.


These need to rest for awhile before more detail is added. Have you figured out his bowl design. It's only just begun. Tiki Hula will be back again next Sunday.

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Doo Wop I'll have photos of your mug in progress tomorrow.

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Cheers and happy holidays, Wendy


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