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  1. I have seen many water slide decals on ebay. good luck.
  2. the spray starch works great. I found several products in the grocery aisle. many used compressed gas. I found one that had a pump atomizer. that's the one I bought. I poured out half the liquid and added a bit of water. I didn't measure. the pump atomizer worked good. a nice fine mist without the high pressure from the gas filled spray starch cans. I sprayed the pot with the dried glaze lightly. the surface got darker with moisture. perfect; I could tell where I sprayed the starch. I let the piece sit overnight to dry. the next day the surface was dry to touch and completely smooth with no soft powder. the brush rides over the surface effortlessly. thanks for the great tip.
  3. I googled Linda and found her home page with all the info. there must be something wrong with my computer. all the files I click on and download open in code and not regular words. very strange. Linda's work is wonderful. the shapes and color designs support one another really well.
  4. I haven't been able to read the Arbuckle pdf. when I open it it is in html code.
  5. Marcia. thanks for the great reply. it has been years since I heard the name ArchieBray. I went to the Kansas City Art Institute for my BFA. worked with Ken Fergusen and George Timock. that was many years ago. I will check out Aruckle's handout. I was wondering if laundry starch could work; I had been musing that idea. now that you mention it I bet that could work. I had read that a saturated epsom salt solution was mentioned in an article by a Posey Bacopoulos, a majolica artist. she did not explain or detail the useage, however. I wondered about using SprayFix (hairspray or better...spray lacquer without the perfume). I had thought it would repel anything I would use on top of it. I will try that too. thanks for the answers. my best to you.
  6. this is my first post. I have enjoyed this forum and the vast amount of knowledge and experience it contains. I have a MFA in ceramics. all my schooling and time in the clay studio and endless hours watching all types of kilns one would think I would have the answer . wrong. I am at a loss. I need some help. I have begun working in the low fire majolica technique. I am testing out several base white glazes. one glaze, from Amaco, comes already mixed in a bottle. two others are dry mix. the dry mix glazes are desirable because they cost less and I can get a price break on more than one pound orders. the Amaco bottle glaze dries to a hard smooth surface. it is perfect for the underglaze and stain brush work when the decorating begins. the two dry mix glazes dry soft and when touched becomes powdery. the brush work disturbs the the base glaze. I find I have to wipe the brush to remove the white powder before I dip into the stain or underglaze color. there must be something I can add to the dry mix glaze that will give me a harder surface when dry. any ideas? I'd really like to use the less spendy dry mix over the the Amaco product.
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