I've been exploring the idea of making my own textures for some time now,
there are numerous ways to do it and I finally tried carving on to silicone.
I bought some nice silicone sheets (above) recently from CoolTools but before trying those....
I decided to use some silicone erasers I bought some time ago,
to get the hang of it before I start using the good ones.
Here's my first attempt (above) then I tried carving on the side (below).
I find it a little difficult to tell if they are any good until I put some clay on it.
Here are a couple of green unfired copper pieces,
I think this pattern I'm going to call Bamboo looks super cool on these feather shapes.
It looks really good on the shield shapes too.
Here are all the pieces I made after they've been fired!
Oh ya, I love the feather with the Bamboo texture!!!!
These long lean ones came from the side of the eraser,
I used the texture to create the shape of them.
The Shield shape is also a really good one of this rustic texture!
I'm looking forward to playing some more with making my own textures.