Betty Gerstner

     Artist in Paradise

Hand Painted Porcelain


Butterflies on Heart Box
Butterflies on Porcelain Heart Box
I applied Iridescent Light Blue luster over an application of Crystal Magic for the background on this box. Crystal Magic is a substance which, when it dries, crystalizes into Quartz-like shapes. If no paint is applied over the Crystal Magic before firing it, then it just fires away. But if paint is applied over the Crystal Magic after it dries, then the painted surface takes on the crystal shapes and, because of the paint, this design stays through the firing. After firing, the butterflies were painted over the crystalized background.

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