clifton wood on wed 28 sep 05
i'm starting to experiment with shellac as a resist for slip on leather
i painted shellac decorations on leather pieces...
then i brushed on black slip.
here's the question:
do i need to painstakingly remove the slip from the shellac...
or will it magically fall off during bisque firing?
thanks for your help.
clifton, norwich & sabra - www.catclay.com
Chris Campbell on wed 28 sep 05
Sabra asked ...
"Do i need to painstakingly remove the slip from the shellac...
or will it magically fall off during bisque firing?"
The answer is ...
if the results are not crucial it will fall off ...
if you really, really, really need that pot ...
it will magically stick like glue.
Seriously, I would wipe the big globs off, but the
rest should not adhere ... note I said "should not".
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air from Canada this morning ... gonna send it back !!
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Heloisa Nunes on thu 29 sep 05
I don't know about the slip, but I imagien it works the same way as I made
pot in class once:
Stain the pot (we used mason stains, cobalt etc)
Decorate with shellac (we threw with a large brush in order to get large
free flowing brush strokes),
Remove with a sponge and the shellac will protect the areas covered by it.
It will also leave a relief if you take a lot (what can be very nice - I
made a water bottle written H2O )
It works better in porcelain and other bodies that have less grog because
the sponde will take away particles and leave the big ones behind,
making it rough.
Best of luck and have fun with it!!!