Worth Exploring

Recently, I added an industrial heat gun to my arsenal of tools. I was singing its praises to one of the coordinators of a polymer group, when she requested that I demo its use…GULP!!! My expertise ends with clearing liquid Kato on the surface of a piece…not the crackle surfaces that I discovered on YouTube.

Oh Well…my motto is ‘nothing ventured…nothing gained’…and whipped out some soft pastels, clay and one of Helen Breil’s texture sheets and gave it a go.

There is a learning curve for timing in relation to the size of cracks…more experiments needed on this aspect. The sheet was 5″ x 5″ and I ‘blasted’ it for approximately 1 minute, moving the gun constantly. Distance from the clay and the gun may also impact the timing. The surface will definitely require some type of sealer…possibly Golden Matte UVLS.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in mixed media, polymer, what if, work in process and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s