Old Glazes are New
There are certain colors that everyone just loves. Old
favorites that we missed when they were discontinued by Mayco. Now, some of
those old favorites are back, added to Mayco's
of glazes. We are pleased to let you know that we now stock both FN202 Yadro
and FN219 Lustre Green in the 4oz and pint sizes. We also have FN302 Ivory
Satin, in the pint size.
One of the most important tips you can learn is to take care
of your brushes. A good brush, well taken care of, can last for many years.
After every use you should wash your brushes well, with warm soapy water. Brush
the bristles back and forth on the palm of your hand to lather them up and get
them good and clean. Never be rough with them, never smash them into the bottom
of a bowl or pounce them up and down. This can break the bristles and lead to
them falling out.
Always blot your washed brushes with paper towels,
then lay them flat to dry. Do not stand them in a cup with the bristles
pointing upward. This will allow the water to run down into the ferrule (the
metal part) and cause it to rust.
To reshape old brushes, wash them in
hot water and rub them over the glue section of an envelope, then shape. Lay
them flat to dry, then let the brushes sit until needed. When ready to paint,
rinse off the glue and have fun painting.
Keep a length of brown Kraft
tape with your painting supplies. After cleaning your brushes, you can stroke
them on the glue-side of the kraft tape to transfer the glue to your brushes.
Groom the brush hairs and let dry. This will stiffen the brushes for safety
during traveling, but the glue will wash out like sizing when it's time to
Leaving soap on your brushes after cleaning them also
helps them to hold their shape. Just be sure to rinse the soap out before you
Always buy the best brushes you can afford, and take care of
them so they last a long, long time.
Creative Glazes is pleased to announce that we are now
accepting Discover card for your purchases. So, if you've been wishing we
accepted Discover, we do!
Visit our sale page to see all the items on sale this month. We try to
change out the current sale near the beginning of each month. Be sure to check
it out before you place your next order!
We reserve the right to remove
or change any items on our sale page at any time.
Submit Your Tip and Get a Gift
We are always looking for tips to share with our readers! If
you have a helpful hint, tip, or trick you would like to share, send your tip
along with your name and address to:
If we use your tip in The Ceramics Insider, you will receive a $15 gift
certificate (via US mail) from Creative Glazes and get your name in print! (or
remain anonymous if you prefer)
Convenient - Creative Glazes.
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