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Author Topic: MONTHLY COLOUR CHALLENGE - MAY/JUNE 2012 WINNER NOW UP!!!  (Read 10926 times)
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« on: May 19, 2012, 10:24:48 PM »

The colour of the month challenge is jointly sponsored by Off Mandrel (thank you Sean and Gillian!) and Frit Happens!

Each month the lucky winner, chosen by a random number selector, will receive a 20 gift voucher to spend on-line with Off Mandrel. The draw will take place at the end of JUNE so make sure you get your entries in to be in with a chance to win the goodies!

A reminder that the entries should be new work.

So, the colour for the month for MAY/JUNE 2012 is REICHENBACH IRIS ORANGE (RAKU). Come on let's see your creations!

Good luck!
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2012, 10:29:45 AM »

Will raku frit count or only by the rod?
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 02:01:30 PM »

I hope the frit!  I've a big pot of Kaz's raku frit that came in one of the boxes of goodies I bought when some people decided to give up lampworking - and if things don't go poo on me, I think I might have colours Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 02:29:24 PM »

I have one rod of this......i will try Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 05:35:29 PM »

Rod, frit, powder - whatever you have!
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 06:21:02 PM »

I had a brave go earlier with stringer from the rod... looked fairly pooish when it went in the kiln - I only seem to get colours from the frit.  Still nonetheless I shall valiantly show my effort for all to chuckle at when it's done!
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2012, 06:23:10 PM »

Could someone kindly remind me of the best way to treat raku frit?  Is it get it really hot, then blow on it?  Huh
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2012, 07:18:58 PM »

Ooops, added to basket..... Grin
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2012, 07:50:16 PM »

Blowing on it seems to be the secret, and whacking it around a bit seemed to help.  Well, I had colour going into the kiln so hopeful of colour coming out.  This will be a first - tried some iris gold frit and it didn't work so put that away and went back to the iris orange whilst I was on a high Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2012, 08:18:50 PM »

I saw the colour, honest. Before I encased it was dark brown with highlights of dark blue/purple. Then I slapped some clear over it (with other strikers that I've played with that's what has done it), unfortunately although I have lots of colours they're pretty pale. The 'flowers' kept their colour though.

Raku beads by HelenPetersBeads, on Flickr

So then I made a button! Much better, no blowing, but lots of layers so in and out of the flame, but didn't get too dripping.

Raku button by HelenPetersBeads, on Flickr

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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2012, 08:40:43 PM »

Great. I bought a fresh batch of rods AND powder today.
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2012, 08:43:19 PM »

Great button Helen! 

I've had a play today - Kev said who are you waving at (I sit at our dining room window to torch) no one said I, just cooling me frit!  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2012, 03:19:29 PM »

First couple out of the kiln this morning, I'm quite pleased with these Smiley  Wish I could get those lavenders and pinks though.


DSCN6303 by Blue Box Studio, on Flickr


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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2012, 07:11:29 PM »

They're lovely Sue

I only had a teeny thin rod to play with, so just one lentil from me (front and back).... a slight hint of blue in places, but not much!

017 by Alchemy Lampwork, on Flickr

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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2012, 07:16:48 PM »

What does the rod look like?  I've a lot of beige rods with no labels.  Has it a core of a different colour, any distinguishing features?
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