TLS & that Matte Finish...Again

TLS & that Matte Finish...Again

Post by kade.. » Wed, 25 Aug 1999 04:00:00



The problem indeed was that the mixture was too thick.  I'm working on a
piece now that uses a "TLS Varnish", or TLS as a protective finish over
partially painted surfaces. Although most of the color in the piece
comes from the color of the clay, I like the depth and subtlety that
arises from using glazes and washes to tint the clay, but permanence is
equally important.  TLS diluted with diluent and lightly applied finally
worked, giving the piece a durable protective coating. Before baking,
the surface appeared moist, but not wet, with TLS.  There were no drips.
Following baking, the finish was very flat and transparent. And it does
buff easily and beautifully.

Incidentally, some of the paints I used were Windsor Newton Water
Mixable Oils, pigments blended with safflower oil, but diluted with
water.  These were applied over three months ago, and there has been no
reaction with the clay.  After two weeks,since the TLS was applied and
cured, there is still no reaction.  It's nice to have another option for
surface finishes.

Katherine Dewey

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TLS & that Matte Finish...Again

Post by Wil & Kathy Gregso » Thu, 26 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Kathy,

Can you use the water-mixable oil paints in the TLS itself.? I made a very
expensive (my plastic groaned) trip to Pearl and picked up a box  of that
brand but was going to return them;  I'll have to reconsider not doing that
if I can use it in the TLS or can paint on the surface and cover it with
TLS.

Thanks,

KathyG

Quote:

> The problem indeed was that the mixture was too thick.  I'm working on a
> piece now that uses a "TLS Varnish", or TLS as a protective finish over
> partially painted surfaces. Although most of the color in the piece
> comes from the color of the clay, I like the depth and subtlety that
> arises from using glazes and washes to tint the clay, but permanence is
> equally important.  TLS diluted with diluent and lightly applied finally
> worked, giving the piece a durable protective coating. Before baking,
> the surface appeared moist, but not wet, with TLS.  There were no drips.
> Following baking, the finish was very flat and transparent. And it does
> buff easily and beautifully.

> Incidentally, some of the paints I used were Windsor Newton Water
> Mixable Oils, pigments blended with safflower oil, but diluted with
> water.  These were applied over three months ago, and there has been no
> reaction with the clay.  After two weeks,since the TLS was applied and
> cured, there is still no reaction.  It's nice to have another option for
> surface finishes.

> Katherine Dewey

> --
> http://www.itouch.net/~lgdewey
> Elvenwork

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Share what you know. Learn what you don't.