I have noticed a couple of posts mentioning the use of "cobalt blue watercolor" as a colorant in glazes and washes. Are there other watercolors that are fire stable that would be usable as washes or in glazes?
In it Garip Ay makes water marbling pictures useing oil paints on ink stained water. He then lays paper over the surface a gets an oil painting transfer. If one could make hydrophobic glaze, could you imagine what transfers one could produce?
1. Could water be replaced by mineral spirits in a glaze?
2. Would this mineral spirit glaze float on water?
3. Has anyone ever tried water marbling with a hydrophibic glaze?
I just got an old (new to me) Brent extruder and will be making a lot more flutes. But I am getting tired of the calculations for 12% shrinkage rates. So I bought some heavily grogged Dixon Sculpting clay from Aardvark that has 8% shrinkage at cone 5.
1. Can I mix that with B mix in a 50-50 mixture to get a clay body that shrinks 10%?
2. Does anyone know how these two clay bodies might play together?
The Dixon is Terra cotta red color in oxidation at cone 5. B mix at cone 5 is white.
3. Any guesses as to what color the mix might be?
I thought if anyone may have tried this I could get some useful information. Otherwise, I will try mixing them and see what I get.