Like most people who live in snowy climates, spring always makes me think of the beach with longing. Since I actually live in a landlocked state, it’s not like I can just run down to the beach for the afternoon. I can, however, make a fancy starfish dish with a nifty free kiln carving pattern.
Well, we’ve been doing kiln carving patterns together for a long time now, I thought it might be fun to switch it up and make a pattern that is a slightly different shape and can be used in many different ways.
After a month of hearts, I decided to go with something a little less holiday specific. We have a lot of hummingbirds in Utah during the spring and summer, so we’ll work on a flock of those for the month of February.
Today we are going to make the second project of the month with our kiln carving pattern. If you have already downloaded the pattern and used it for the suncatcher project, I hope you saved the cut out parts! If not, no worries, just use the stencil and cut out another set. (This is part 1 of a 2 part tutorial.)
It’s been a few months since we had a new kiln carving pattern. After nearly 3 years of drawing these, I hit a creative slump and just couldn’t think of anything new and interesting to do. After a couple months off though, I have ideas! Here’s one for May, and June’s is already in progress. Continue reading May 2014 Free Kiln Carving Pattern