This is an addendum to the previous message I posted (see below):
Although the finish was matte, there were some rough spots where the TLS
had flowed due to heat and gravity. These imperfections, visible only
under magnificaton, proved difficult to deal with. TLS is very hard,
difficult to sand. Infact, I actually did some damage to my sculpture
trying to deal with this. Still, I intend to explore the possibilities
this technique presents more fully.
> You know how it is: you get an idea because of something someone
> (I think it was about fingerprints in the clay) and the wheels start
> turning, turning so fast and furious that they squeel and screech and
> you've just got to do something. Well, it's after three in the
> and I just pulled angel out of the oven and she has the most beautiful
> skin because of TLS. Not only did the TLS produce a smooth and matte
> and almost a flat finish, it was applied over a painted sculpture
> (eyebrows, thinted skin, etc). I thinned the TLS with Diluent and
> cleaned my brush with ***, and painted the thinnest of layers over
> the fleshy parts of my sculpture. I baked it at 275 degrees for twenty
> minutes and she did just fine. The layer was so thin that higher,
> recommended temps weren't necessary.
> Katherine Dewey
> Saying thanks to whomever posted the note about TLS for a smooth
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