Carved and Slip Trailed Texture Rollers
Texture rollers are a fast and fun way to add decorative details to your pottery creations.
To make DIY texture rollers, I started out with small extruded tubes. I let them dry to far leather hard so they wouldn't mis-shape with handling and also they would be perfect for carving. I did dampen the surface with a sponge prior to applying the slip trail decorations.
This batch really wasn't planned out. My carvings and slip trailing were all spontaneous and freehand. I usually get my best results just being spontaneous and free to take risks with design.
When slip trailing a stamp, the slip consistency is very important. It can't be runny or the trail will flatten out and won't make a good impression when in use.
Creating your own original designs for decorating can be very satisfying. Give it a try and have fun.