Trying Out New Textures

I always on the hunt for new texture makers for my work. I pick up random things, and I do mean “things” since I’m not even always sure just what they are, when I’m out walking. I buy crazy parts from dollar stores, auto supply stores and home improvement stores. I make a large number of my tools as well, like my roller stamps, from impressions I collect or carve into clay.

IMG_4538I found a really different object last week while I was out walking. I have absolutely no idea what it is and, yes, I washed it thoroughly before trying it out.

It was perfect timing to try it out on some plates I’ve been working on the past few weeks. I love getting new texture makers especially ones like this that have the possibility to create so many different pattern options.

I’ve tried using my latest acquisition in a couple of different ways and thought I would share my favorite mark I’ve made with it so far. Check out the time lapse video below to see it used on one of my plates in progress. In addition to my new found object, I use one of my texture rollers, one of my handmade stamps and the bottom of my paddle handle. See if you can spot them all!

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