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Chantay

Member Since 01 Aug 2012
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In Topic: Community Challenge Idea

22 January 2015 - 11:32 AM

I didn't think of the "like" buttons as I hardly ever use them.  I think using the like button instead of voting is a great idea. As long as people remember there are people like me who forget to use them. so, the thread will begin February 1, and High Water will start it and post what the challenge will be??

 

If we post an image in our own gallery, can a link to it be added within a posting?  It would be nice if we had a group gallery just for the challenge.


In Topic: Community Challenge Idea

13 January 2015 - 06:57 PM

I would join in.  I love a challenge.

 


In Topic: Hot Wax For Bottoms Of Pots?

04 January 2015 - 10:47 AM

I use a cheap foam brush.  The melt temp for the soy wax is pretty low.  If the wax hardens in the brush, I just hold it down in the pan of warm wax for a couple of seconds till soft again.  You do have to work fairly quickly, which I like.  By the wax setting up quickly leaves less time for it to drip or smudge.  If you work slowly, than hot wax is probably not a good fit. Hot wax is also best for people with larger amounts of items to glaze.  If you have a small kiln and don't fire often, cold wax would probably be a better fit.


In Topic: Hot Wax For Bottoms Of Pots?

03 January 2015 - 12:50 PM

The soy wax I use is made for candles. It comes shredded in a bag. Melts at a very low temp. No fumes. The last bag I purchased on the web but it is available at craft and candle making supplies store. I use an electric skillet on the warm setting. I brush on with a foam brush or just dip the bottom in. After dipping I continue to hold the pot upside down for a few seconds to prevent drips. Planning to try out some wax resist decoration soon.

In Topic: Slip Printing Logos

31 December 2014 - 12:47 PM

Diesel,

 

thanks for this great information.  The photos really help. I remember you mentioning this awhile back.  I am surprised the logo shows up so well as thin as the layer of slip is.  Does the mylar come in various thickness?  I will be trying this out.