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#1 Glen Peters

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:37 AM

Hello

Does anyone have a formula for a spray-able wax resist? I thought I might try an aerosol furniture polish (Pledge?) But pledge proudly states on its can "Contains no wax"

I should mention that I'm trying to take impressions of tree bark using latex or silicon. I tried using motor oil but it messed with the latex and didn't release so well!

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:39 AM

Have you thought about making a clay or plaster impression of the tree bark and then making your latex/silican impressions from those?

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:23 AM

I have also wondered about how to spray wax for resist patterns, will look forward to any suggestions.

#4 Glen Peters

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:59 PM

Have you thought about making a clay or plaster impression of the tree bark and then making your latex/silican impressions from those?


Yes bciskepottery I have done that (long time ago) thanks for the suggestion. I'll try that on whatever I can drag home but for items in the woods it will be easier to use silicon --less stuff to carry and hard to carry home in one piece?

I might experiment with auto wax if I can find some in aerosol cans, Armor-All maybe?

#5 JLowes

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:22 PM

I saw something similar to what you want to do at http://www.instructa...ramic-Wall-Art/ Basically, they used clay to make an imprint of a telephone pole texture they liked, made a silicon mold, then a plaster mold from that.

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#6 Glen Peters

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:46 PM

I saw something similar to what you want to do at http://www.instructa...ramic-Wall-Art/ Basically, they used clay to make an imprint of a telephone pole texture they liked, made a silicon mold, then a plaster mold from that.

John


Thanks John

I found some useful tips in that series especially 'drying the clay between two sheets of gypsum!' But as I mentioned earlier dragging the material back and forth in the bush is labour intensive and fraught with folly (say that 10 times real fast)

So I'm still in the market for a spray wax. ArmourAll, according to the agent at ArmourAll, is not wax based.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

I'll try that on whatever I can drag home but for items in the woods it will be easier to use silicon --less stuff to carry and hard to carry home in one piece?

Would really like to see what your are making and how you do it, sounds really cool.

I too have made lots ceramics with slapped up clay to tree bark ,

bbut cant really imagine what you are up to here

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:30 PM


I'll try that on whatever I can drag home but for items in the woods it will be easier to use silicon --less stuff to carry and hard to carry home in one piece?

Would really like to see what your are making and how you do it, sounds really cool.

I too have made lots ceramics with slapped up clay to tree bark ,

bbut cant really imagine what you are up to here


Hi bigDave

What am I up to...well, many things, some I'm not even aware of yet! But to be more specific, there are some rotted tree stumps in the forest that I want to take impressions of. They have a very pleasing radial pattern/texture that I want to copy! The nicest one is in the middle of a large beaver pond so I'll be working out of a canoe?

Last summer I took latex impressions of weathered posts, spraying them down with silicon spray first. They were hard to remove intact, some of them wouldn't come off... period! The ones that I did save look pretty cool and I'll soon be working with them. One idea I have is to spread slip on the textured latex and bond that to a thin slab (substrate)

Thanks for the interest

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:11 PM

uh huh interesting,

sounds like a chainsaw might be the answer

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:14 PM

Possibilities/alternatives . . . http://www.evidentcr.../cast/cast.html

#11 Glen Peters

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:05 AM

uh huh interesting,

sounds like a chainsaw might be the answer The stumps are too rotted, they would just fall apart. I do bring the odd piece home but the really cool ones are too delicate. I picked up some spray wax in the auto wax department, I'm hoping will work...

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#12 Glen Peters

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:20 AM

Possibilities/alternatives . . . http://www.evidentcr.../cast/cast.html


Thanks bciskepottery That is very interesting and solves some other problems I have too!

I'd still like to have a spray wax formula. I know there is a product that works but its too expensive for the volume I'm likely use.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:21 AM

You might look into a product called Spray-Lat, I think you spray it on then you can peel it off later. My husband brought me a quart of it home from work but I have never used it, they use it when painting amusement rides like potters use wax resist. I was told I could spray it or brush it on, I thought someone might make it in spray can. Denice

#14 Glen Peters

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:47 AM

You might look into a product called Spray-Lat, I think you spray it on then you can peel it off later. My husband brought me a quart of it home from work but I have never used it, they use it when painting amusement rides like potters use wax resist. I was told I could spray it or brush it on, I thought someone might make it in spray can. Denice


Thanks Denice

I have sent an email off to support at Spray-Lat I'll let you know when I hear from them.

Glen





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