Made by Alan Monteith
I have been a fan of Jonni for a long time but never had the courage to try and make something. I just finished two quilts and so now is the time. I made a wire frame and then stuffed it with paper. Then I taped it. Next I made the clay. Jonni said that the clay climbs up the beaters and she sure is right. I tried cutting off half of the blades but that did not work. The clay turned out nice. I put the clay on the fish but it skins over fast. I am sure that I put it on too thick and I did not get it on smooth. In the oven he went to dry. Then I put a light second coat on. I used glue and water on my finger to smooth it out . After drying, I put a coat of primer on and then I painted it. I guess I should have put on two coats of paint for better coverage. My goal was just to see if I could do it. I had a hard time figuring what to make but then Jonni just posed a video on the pufferfish.