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applying iron oxide to greenware

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#21 Rebel_Rocker


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Posted Yesterday, 06:13 PM

 Not sure what temp it takes to 'fix' the oxide.


 Main problem with brushing it on is that it can be 'spotty'. That can be good or bad. One time I wanted it heavy so I put it on greenware, bisqued and then reapplied on the bisque. It did come out heavier than usual (on bisque only). My intent was a very metallic no glaze finish.


 This was just applied haevily to bisque:



Putting it on greenware helps it fix some, but it can still be rubbed off. So the temp required for a full fix is higher than cone 6.


 This was put on bisque then rubbed off with sponge just to highlight:


#22 Celia UK

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Posted Today, 02:08 AM

Thanks Babs and Rebel Rocker - helpful suggestions all round! I've gone for 1000oC re-bisque this time as I know it's worked in the past. Good tip on spray starch Babs, I'll get some in in case I need to do this sometime in the future! Happy potting everyone.

#23 Babs


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Posted Today, 04:44 AM

When it's not so pressing, have a try at a few ways.

Good luck.


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