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sgraffito

Postby raphy » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:52 pm

For any of you who do sgraffito, do you use powdered frit or paint. If you use frit do you mix it with aloe to paint it on. I was taught years and years ago but have completely forgotten. Thank you for any help.

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sgraffito again

Postby raphy » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:10 pm

P.S sorry, but I dont want to use just powdered frit on its own, I'll make too much of a mess doing it for the first time.!

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Re: sgraffito

Postby Brad Walker » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:28 pm

raphy wrote:For any of you who do sgraffito, do you use powdered frit or paint. If you use frit do you mix it with aloe to paint it on. I was taught years and years ago but have completely forgotten. Thank you for any help.


You can use either powdered frit or enamel/paint. Generally, we use powder dry and paint with a binder. I guess you could use wet powder, but not sure that's any easier or less of a mess than dry powder.

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Re: sgraffito again

Postby raphy » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:28 am

Thank you, if you use the powder binded or not how many layers?

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Re: sgraffito again

Postby Brad Walker » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:34 am

raphy wrote:Thank you, if you use the powder binded or not how many layers?


The number of layers depends on the darkness of the powder, but in general we use about 4 grains thick.


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