Thursday, June 10, 2010

Favorite Tool: paint stripper

One of my current favourite tools is an old paint stripper that we have had for years, like since I was a teenager!



I was planning on doing some things with liquid clay and one of the things that is often mentioned is using a heat gun to 'clear' the liquid clay after curing. So whilst I was pondering where to get a heat gun from I remembered that there was a paint stripper in the shed. And it works brilliantly!




I now use it a lot to cure super thin coats of Liquid Kato on cured beads - super fast varnishing! You get lots of shine and depth with very little effort. Without my trusty paint stripper I would not have been able to achieve the finish on my Faux Dichro, and various other creations. I love it!
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2 Smooshing Thoughts:

m said...

Excellent idea! That piece is so gorgeous.

2 Good Claymates said...

What a pretty bead! Really looks like dichro!