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krielj

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help with showing up indented bits!
« on: April 12, 2011, 03:28:38 PM »
Can anyone tell me what to use to help show up an indented pattern? For example I want to do some stampings into my pendants and then I want to brush something over which will show up the indented bits. The trouble is that after baking I sand my pieces 3 times so they get thoroughly soaked before being subjected to the polishing wheel so the things I have tried have either been sanded or polished or washed right off! I tried water based paints (maybe not such a good idea!) and I also tried  fine charcoal powder.
Any ideas gratefully received.

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Re: help with showing up indented bits!
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 04:49:51 PM »
You could put acrylic paint over all of it and then wipe the paint off the raised bit or put the paint on, bake and then sand.

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Re: help with showing up indented bits!
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 05:58:19 PM »
If you allow the acrylic paint to properly cure (takes about 24 hours air drying) it should be waterproof and wet-sanding won't affect it.

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Re: help with showing up indented bits!
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 07:45:19 PM »
Fabulous! thanks for the advice - I will give it a try and let you know how I get on.

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Re: help with showing up indented bits!
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 10:07:36 PM »
Well - when I say wet sanding won't affect it, I mean the water will not re-hydrate the paint. But obviously sanding will remove the paint.

The point being, any paint in the recesses that doesn't get sanded won't wash away!

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Re: help with showing up indented bits!
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 01:17:39 AM »
Agreed, acrylic paint works really well. I've used embossing powder as well - textured and baked the clay first, then used a soft brush to push embossing powder into the recesses and then did a short bake, just enough to set the powder. If you've been neat with it you won't have much on the raised parts, but it'll come off when you sand anyway.