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Mask 'n Peel is a water-based rubbery emulsion used to
protect design areas or colors, making the application of background or
adjoining colors faster and easier. It can be used under or between opaque
underglazes, glazes or non-fired acrylics, and under translucent
Dampen sponge or brush with brush cleaner or liquid
dishwashing soap and squeeze out excess. Apply one good coat Mask 'n Peel to
desired areas. Allow to dry thoroughly before applying color over it. While the
color is still damp, lift a corner of the masked area with a tool (a sewing
needle works well) or your fingernail. Use your fingertips to gently roll the
mask toward the center of the area. Always check for and remove any remaining
This is a clay-based product used to mend broken pieces
of greenware or bisque, or as a cement for joining attachments to greenware or
Score and moisten broken surfaces, apply Patch-A-Tatch with a
brush, join surfaces and smooth seams. Can also be used to fill small holes or
scratches in greenware. Use a small brush to fill in scratches or holes and
smooth with a damp sponge.
Quik Crackle is a nontoxic, water-soluable medium used
to create an antique wood or aged pottery look.
Apply a smooth, even
coat over a dry base coat (Bis-Stain Opaques, Ultra Metallics and Liquid Pearls
work best). Let dry for 20 minutes to one hour. Drying time is slower in areas
with higher humidity. Workign quickly, use a clean soft brush to apply an even
coat of a contrasting top-coat color over the Quik Crackle. (Ultra Metallics
and Liquid Pearls stretch rather than crack and are not suitable.) Once the top
coat has been applied, do not reapply more color after cracking
The cracking follows the direction in which the top coat is
applied. Swirled color produces swirled cracks, straight strokes create
straight cracks. Large, bold cracks are achieved with a heavier top coat, fine
coats with a thin top coat. Fine-web cracking is achieved wtih a sponged-on top
coat. When dry, the project should be sealed.
This is a wax emulsion used to repel underglazes and
glazes applied over it. The wax is burned off during firing, revealing designs
or base colors. Wax Resist is also helpful in preventing chipping and peeling
of color when creating sgraffitoed designs through opaque
Dampen a sponge or brush with brush cleaner or dishwashing
liquid soap, squeeze out excess and apply one good coat of Wax Resist to
greenware, bisque, underglaze or glaze. Allow to dry thoroughly, then apply
underglaze or glaze. When dry, gently remove any excess color from resist areas
with dampened sponge before firing. Remove any loose fired underglaze particles
with a stiff brush before glaze firing.
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