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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Fuming Results

Instead of fuming only with Stannous Chloride, tried Iron Chloride. Pretty neat orangy-red. Now, if this could be controlled and directed to specific areas, the effect could be awesome! xx
Tried to do exactly that with this next piece. Expected the orangy-red to rise in a flame-like design, covering the white.
However, as you can see, that didn't happen.
Discovered a couple of things in this firing:
1.) If the piece is too hot when sprayed, the bismuth subnitrate, turns dirtyish-gray instead of pearlizing!
2.) Spraying Bismuth Subnitrate on a piece during the fuming process will inhibit Stannous Chloride from giving iridescent colors!
So! Back to the drawing board to discover the natural order of applications.
Happy Fuming Days folks

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