|My 1st attempt!|
Here is sort of a flow chart collage of their evolution!
I wasn't sure where to go from there, but stumbled on a tutorial from an artist I admire, Staci Louise Smith, on a crackle glaze technique. Note to self, make sure you have the correct materials before you start a process! I had everything but the crackle glaze, but since I am impatient and want to do everything when I want to do it, used a different type than the tutorial stated that I found at Michael's...I will be ordering the kind Staci recommended. My version didn't actually crackle!
Here is where I am now...aside from the "no-crackle" finish, I am smitten by their shabby folk-art look. I definitely see more polymer clay birds in my future!