The Bowls are FINISHED!!!

bowlsWhile it was a seven week saga, albeit without many detours or crash and burns, I am certainly glad to say the bowls are finally completed. Thank you again to Lynda Moseley for a fabulous tutorial. My head is spinning with ideas using her technique…possibly in time for the fall art show.


I’ve done a great deal of production work through the years, but that was always after the technique was nailed. Jumping right into a new technique for a project without any trials runs was a new experience for me. As I look back, I can see a great deal of growth from bowl one versus bowl twenty six. It was fun to work with heavy body paints…love them. I can see some silk screening in my future. The chalk refills were a revelation…love the alabaster. And a huge discovery…at least for me…to remove any of the ‘scuff’ marks left from sanding…rub a small amount of diluent on the surface and bake for 20 minutes…it is magic…SCUFFS ARE GONE!!!


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10 Responses to The Bowls are FINISHED!!!

  1. Laura Lang says:

    Thanks for this post. Your bowls look wonderful. I somehow missed this challenge. Where was it posted? I too have played around with Lynda’s Faux tutorial. It has potential. I did not know about using clay softener to remove sanding scuff marks. Hmm, I will have to try this. 🙂

    • laurie says:

      Thank You Laura. I am glad to hear I wasn’t the only one who didn’t know about the diluent to ‘erase’ sanding scuff marks.


  2. A bowl full of awesomeness is what this is! LOVE them all, Laurie. Fantastic job. I hope all your friends love the bowl they receive. I couldn’t choose just one if I had to.

    • laurie says:

      AW…Shucks!!! Thank you Lynda…that is high praise coming from the ‘creator’ of the technique. As you can tell, I had a ball and can’t wait to go further with it…GREAT FUN!!!

  3. Oh man, now I have to hurry up. These are beautiful. Mine are going to be “made by Alice” for sure!*g*

  4. Those are gorgeous, you should be so proud of the incredible work you did. I love Lynda’s tutorial, I love all of Lynda’s tutorial. Which diluent did you use to rub inside the bowls, I really am curious? I’ve had that problem before but wasn’t sure what to do except sand some more.

    • laurie says:

      Thank you for the lovely compliments. I didn’t sand the interior of the bowls, just the outside layer. As you know, most of Lynda’s faux turquoise recipes are done on a black layer. After the bowl shape was completed, I baked them and then added another layer on the outside I ‘gouged’ with 60 grit sandpaper. Several of them were a little to rough, so I smoothed them out a bit…unfortunately, that tweaking left the scuff marks. The labels have a slipped off of my diluent bottles, but I believe it is now called clay softener and it by Sculpey.

      • Thanks Laurie, I thought that was the one but new products keep coming out and I can’t keep up and even if I did, I don’t have room. Your bowls are just amazing and I think seeming has inspired me to get Lynda’s tutorials out again. I need more hours in my days. The girls that get your bowls are really lucky. Thanks for answering my question.

  5. laurie says:

    It is impossible to keep up with all of the new temptations. When I start to stray, I think of all the supplies that I gave away when we moved and that brings me back to reality…NO I DO NOT NEED THAT!!! I am eager to try the turquoise with my faux ivory but, that is on hold until I finish a commission.


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