TLS experiments

TLS experiments

Post by Beadl » Wed, 05 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Recently I started experimenting with TLS and trying to find as much info on
it as I can...I am really having a hard time, it seems to just become ***
and not a hard plastic....
Any help appreciated...
I added my experiments to my website so (dont laugh at the lousy painting) I
can't paint for diddly squat...I have had good exp. in the color
transferring from the tracing paper...with colored pencils and colored water
color pens..
I have been getting bubbles that pop and leave pocks in my stuff...YUK!
Anybody know how NOT to do this..?
Thank you so much in advance,
(new to clay since this april.....but totally ***ed)

--

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TLS experiments

Post by Meredith Arnol » Thu, 06 Jul 2000 04:00:00


 You can alleviate air bubbles by applying thin layers of TLS or LS using a
paint brush or make-up applicator, (small and fine types).  When it's
applied in a thin  layer you can see the bubbles and remove them with the
brush or a toothpick, etc. before baking. You can also "sqeegee" the Liquid
polymer over the image to be transferred using a credit card and this, too,
will help minimize bubbles.  I have "sqeegeed" then baked and re-applied
another layer by "sqeegeeing"  and bake; alternating until I get the
thickness I want for my decal or whatever it ends up being.
  TLS can be used to hide cracks in polymer work or carved out air bubbles:
I carved out an air bubble and smoothed out a crack then applied TLS onto
each until I had a level surface. I re-baked my piece and couldn't even tell
where the crack or bubble had been... great stuff.
  It gets rubbier the more diluent you mix in to thin it out. Diluent baked
all by itself is very ***y.
  Hope this helps you,
Meredith


Quote:
> Recently I started experimenting with TLS and trying to find as much info
on
> it as I can...I am really having a hard time, it seems to just become
***
> and not a hard plastic....
> Any help appreciated...
> I added my experiments to my website so (dont laugh at the lousy painting)
I
> can't paint for diddly squat...I have had good exp. in the color
> transferring from the tracing paper...with colored pencils and colored
water
> color pens..
> I have been getting bubbles that pop and leave pocks in my stuff...YUK!
> Anybody know how NOT to do this..?
> Thank you so much in advance,
> (new to clay since this april.....but totally ***ed)

> --

> http://www.FoundCollection.com/
> *Rings_N_Chains, Live_Happier_Lupus, ClayinAround*
> Find other people who are Overcoming Negative with Positive
> Through Love and Crafts all at www.egroups.com
> and say "That is just how I feel!"


 
 
 

TLS experiments

Post by Beadl » Thu, 06 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Thanks so much Meredith..
I also ordered the Jody Bishell video in hopes it will help...
I squeegied and poked and have no diluent..just ordered that to come along
with the video...oddly enough this reminds me of starter culture...LOL it
even continues to blister and pop after baking and cooling...i thought i
wass seeing things so did an experiment and scanned the piece every 10 min
for a half hour....i was not halucinating...they were appearing and
popping...the can of TLS was bent when it came...spose it is like
food....bent can...fermentation? LOL
I appreciate your reply...
I did find one online hint that said to prepare your project to bake...but
leave it set out overnight and that allows the bubbles to form an pop and
then carefully squeegie in the AM to go to the oven.....
I am gonna go back to regular ClayinAround...hehehe good ol premo and
Sculpey til i get the tape...I am so new to all this.

--

http://www.FoundCollection.com/
*Rings_N_Chains, Live_Happier_Lupus, ClayinAround*
Find other people who are Overcoming Negative with Positive
Through Love and Crafts all at www.egroups.com
and say "That is just how I feel!"


Quote:
> You can alleviate air bubbles by applying thin layers of TLS or LS using a
> paint brush or make-up applicator, (small and fine types).  When it's
> applied in a thin  layer you can see the bubbles and remove them with the
> brush or a toothpick, etc. before baking. You can also "sqeegee" the
Liquid
> polymer over the image to be transferred using a credit card and this,
too,
> will help minimize bubbles.  I have "sqeegeed" then baked and re-applied
> another layer by "sqeegeeing"  and bake; alternating until I get the
> thickness I want for my decal or whatever it ends up being.
>   TLS can be used to hide cracks in polymer work or carved out air
bubbles:
> I carved out an air bubble and smoothed out a crack then applied TLS onto
> each until I had a level surface. I re-baked my piece and couldn't even
tell
> where the crack or bubble had been... great stuff.
>   It gets rubbier the more diluent you mix in to thin it out. Diluent
baked
> all by itself is very ***y.
>   Hope this helps you,
> Meredith



> > Recently I started experimenting with TLS and trying to find as much
info
> on
> > it as I can...I am really having a hard time, it seems to just become
> ***
> > and not a hard plastic....
> > Any help appreciated...
> > I added my experiments to my website so (dont laugh at the lousy
painting)
> I
> > can't paint for diddly squat...I have had good exp. in the color
> > transferring from the tracing paper...with colored pencils and colored
> water
> > color pens..
> > I have been getting bubbles that pop and leave pocks in my stuff...YUK!
> > Anybody know how NOT to do this..?
> > Thank you so much in advance,
> > (new to clay since this april.....but totally ***ed)

> > --

> > http://www.FoundCollection.com/
> > *Rings_N_Chains, Live_Happier_Lupus, ClayinAround*
> > Find other people who are Overcoming Negative with Positive
> > Through Love and Crafts all at www.egroups.com
> > and say "That is just how I feel!"

 
 
 

TLS experiments

Post by Meredith Arnol » Thu, 06 Jul 2000 04:00:00


  OHHHHHHH, now it all makes sense!!! I usually do leave it sitting
overnite, but, only because I am working at a terribly late hour and have
learned not to bake then. If I bake then, that would be the time that I
would burn something...because I am tooo tired to keep track of the oven.
That late at night, I usually use my toaster oven because it's too much
hassle to get my convection oven outside.
  THANKYOU for mentioning this - now I know what I AM doing! (LOL)
  Jody's video is the best! You'll get a lot of info from that.
Meredith


Quote:
> Thanks so much Meredith..
> I also ordered the Jody Bishell video in hopes it will help...
> I squeegied and poked and have no diluent..just ordered that to come along
> with the video...oddly enough this reminds me of starter culture...LOL it
> even continues to blister and pop after baking and cooling...i thought i
> wass seeing things so did an experiment and scanned the piece every 10 min
> for a half hour....i was not halucinating...they were appearing and
> popping...the can of TLS was bent when it came...spose it is like
> food....bent can...fermentation? LOL
> I appreciate your reply...
> I did find one online hint that said to prepare your project to bake...but
> leave it set out overnight and that allows the bubbles to form an pop and
> then carefully squeegie in the AM to go to the oven.....
> I am gonna go back to regular ClayinAround...hehehe good ol premo and
> Sculpey til i get the tape...I am so new to all this.

> --

> http://www.FoundCollection.com/
> *Rings_N_Chains, Live_Happier_Lupus, ClayinAround*
> Find other people who are Overcoming Negative with Positive
> Through Love and Crafts all at www.egroups.com
> and say "That is just how I feel!"



> > You can alleviate air bubbles by applying thin layers of TLS or LS using
a
> > paint brush or make-up applicator, (small and fine types).  When it's
> > applied in a thin  layer you can see the bubbles and remove them with
the
> > brush or a toothpick, etc. before baking. You can also "sqeegee" the
> Liquid
> > polymer over the image to be transferred using a credit card and this,
> too,
> > will help minimize bubbles.  I have "sqeegeed" then baked and re-applied
> > another layer by "sqeegeeing"  and bake; alternating until I get the
> > thickness I want for my decal or whatever it ends up being.
> >   TLS can be used to hide cracks in polymer work or carved out air
> bubbles:
> > I carved out an air bubble and smoothed out a crack then applied TLS
onto
> > each until I had a level surface. I re-baked my piece and couldn't even
> tell
> > where the crack or bubble had been... great stuff.
> >   It gets rubbier the more diluent you mix in to thin it out. Diluent
> baked
> > all by itself is very ***y.
> >   Hope this helps you,
> > Meredith



> > > Recently I started experimenting with TLS and trying to find as much
> info
> > on
> > > it as I can...I am really having a hard time, it seems to just become
> > ***
> > > and not a hard plastic....
> > > Any help appreciated...
> > > I added my experiments to my website so (dont laugh at the lousy
> painting)
> > I
> > > can't paint for diddly squat...I have had good exp. in the color
> > > transferring from the tracing paper...with colored pencils and colored
> > water
> > > color pens..
> > > I have been getting bubbles that pop and leave pocks in my
stuff...YUK!
> > > Anybody know how NOT to do this..?
> > > Thank you so much in advance,
> > > (new to clay since this april.....but totally ***ed)

> > > --

> > > http://www.FoundCollection.com/
> > > *Rings_N_Chains, Live_Happier_Lupus, ClayinAround*
> > > Find other people who are Overcoming Negative with Positive
> > > Through Love and Crafts all at www.egroups.com
> > > and say "That is just how I feel!"

 
 
 

TLS experiments

Post by Irish Re » Thu, 06 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>   OHHHHHHH, now it all makes sense!!!

You mean you still have some brain that hasn't turned to jello yet? With
all you're trying to do? Impressive!

Quote:
>   THANKYOU for mentioning this - now I know what I AM doing! (LOL)

   You're sure? Positively?
   <EWG>

   Kim

 
 
 

TLS experiments

Post by Irish Re » Thu, 06 Jul 2000 04:00:00


 Aliens! Donna has aliens in her oven! Runnnnn!!!

 <S>

 Kim

it

Quote:
> even continues to blister and pop after baking and cooling...i thought i
> wass seeing things so did an experiment and scanned the piece every 10 min
> for a half hour....i was not halucinating...they were appearing and
> popping...the can of TLS was bent when it came...spose it is like
> food....bent can...fermentation? LOL

 
 
 

TLS experiments

Post by Irish Re » Thu, 06 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Oohh...is this a new technical term? Like schmutz or smoosh?
Quote:
>   It gets rubbier

 
 
 

TLS experiments

Post by deb haye » Fri, 07 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Kim--you can only buy the rubbier kind in a moist grocery store!

deb


Quote:
> Oohh...is this a new technical term? Like schmutz or smoosh?

> >   It gets rubbier

 
 
 

TLS experiments

Post by Beadl » Fri, 07 Jul 2000 04:00:00


hahah Kim...yes...If they would behave themselves and stay out there in the
110+F heat in the garage and doo all my sanding and buffing....I might pay
the dang aliens..*puts on her aluminum alien protection hat*....least it
would keep em busy...hehehehe

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Quote:

>  Aliens! Donna has aliens in her oven! Runnnnn!!!

>  <S>

>  Kim


> it
> > even continues to blister and pop after baking and cooling...i thought i
> > wass seeing things so did an experiment and scanned the piece every 10
min
> > for a half hour....i was not halucinating...they were appearing and
> > popping...the can of TLS was bent when it came...spose it is like
> > food....bent can...fermentation? LOL

 
 
 

TLS experiments

Post by Irish Re » Fri, 07 Jul 2000 04:00:00


  If you paid me, I might help with the sanding and buffing but danged
if I'd stay out in the heat!

Quote:

> hahah Kim...yes...If they would behave themselves and stay out there in the
> 110+F heat in the garage and doo all my sanding and buffing....I might pay
> the dang aliens..*puts on her aluminum alien protection hat*....least it
> would keep em busy...hehehehe

> --

> http://members.tripod.com/DonnasDreams
> *Rings_N_Chains, Live_Happier_Lupus, ClayinAround*
> Find other people who are Overcoming Negative with Positive
> Through Love and Crafts all at www.egroups.com
> and say "That is just how I feel!"



> >  Aliens! Donna has aliens in her oven! Runnnnn!!!

> >  <S>

> >  Kim


> > it
> > > even continues to blister and pop after baking and cooling...i thought i
> > > wass seeing things so did an experiment and scanned the piece every 10
> min
> > > for a half hour....i was not halucinating...they were appearing and
> > > popping...the can of TLS was bent when it came...spose it is like
> > > food....bent can...fermentation? LOL

 
 
 

TLS experiments

Post by Penn » Fri, 07 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Forget the sanding and buffing..If those aliens would just come do my
housework I'll take care of the clay

Penni

Quote:

>  If you paid me, I might help with the sanding and buffing but danged
>if I'd stay out in the heat!


>> hahah Kim...yes...If they would behave themselves and stay out there in
the
>> 110+F heat in the garage and doo all my sanding and buffing....I might
pay
>> the dang aliens..*puts on her aluminum alien protection hat*....least it
>> would keep em busy...hehehehe

>> --

>> http://members.tripod.com/DonnasDreams
>> *Rings_N_Chains, Live_Happier_Lupus, ClayinAround*
>> Find other people who are Overcoming Negative with Positive
>> Through Love and Crafts all at www.egroups.com
>> and say "That is just how I feel!"



>> >  Aliens! Donna has aliens in her oven! Runnnnn!!!

>> >  <S>

>> >  Kim


>> > it
>> > > even continues to blister and pop after baking and cooling...i
thought i
>> > > wass seeing things so did an experiment and scanned the piece every
10
>> min
>> > > for a half hour....i was not halucinating...they were appearing and
>> > > popping...the can of TLS was bent when it came...spose it is like
>> > > food....bent can...fermentation? LOL

 
 
 

TLS experiments

Post by Meredith Arnol » Sat, 08 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Oh Kim,
  I hope I have learned that just when I think I KNOW what I'm doing is the
time when I LEAST know really what I'm doing!  ;>}
  If I could draw swirls around my head in text mode, I would! *,"... :}
(hmmm THAT doesn't work!),
Meredith


Quote:

> >   OHHHHHHH, now it all makes sense!!!

> You mean you still have some brain that hasn't turned to jello yet? With
> all you're trying to do? Impressive!

> >   THANKYOU for mentioning this - now I know what I AM doing! (LOL)

>    You're sure? Positively?
>    <EWG>

>    Kim