Here is the guide to the way I made them from the cutting out stage.
|First of all I cut out the hearts with a cookie cutter and impressed half of them with lace over the whole of the heart.|
Then I impressed the other half with a thicker cotton lace over just half of the hearts, leaving one side smooth.
|I also work on the reverse side so that they are smooth all around. |
I use the flat side of a knife to do this and I work all the way around taking off the side of the heart.
|Here are two of the hearts ready.|
|I leave all the hearts stacked on top of each other to dry out in my workshop.|
|When they are all dry I check them all for warping, if they are good they go in the kiln, if not they go in the recycling bag as if they warp before firing they will warp more during the firing.|
|After firing I add the ribbons and they look like this.|
Find them in my shop here.