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#1 Chris Campbell

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 05:02 PM

Can someone recommend a commercial lichen glaze that is not colored please?

The closer to clear the better but a frost/ slightly white would work too.

 

I usually have some of Lana Wilson's fabulous lichen around ... but not right now ... and I only need to glaze a few items so do not want to make up a whole recipe.

I am trying to be lazy again but it likely won't work!! :P


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 05:07 PM

I'm sure you realize that in the time it took to post, you could have mixed up a batch.  Well, it is Monday. 



#3 Chris Campbell

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:41 PM

You are so right ... What I really want is the right glaze, not a close enough one.
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Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:59 AM

I've never seen a lichen/crawl glaze that is clear/transparent/not-so-white - all the ones i've seen are fairly opaque white as the base glaze.  if you find one, please share the info.



#5 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:16 PM

I think you're right. Probably because the crawling is caused by 30% or more of Magnesium Carbonate as the flux.
I think that may cause the opacity.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:21 PM

I wanted to see what Minspar by itself melted like at ^6. The attached pic is of 1 tsp piled up in a bisqued bowl. In the center where the Minspar was thickest its a melted blob with cracks but at the edges where it thinned out its almost like pearls, very well attached to the pot. The colour is much more frosty / clear than the magnesium carb fluxed crawls/lichens that I've used. I haven't had time to play around with this but I think it has possibilities.

 

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