Other Non Fired Products

BRUSH ON ACRYLIC SEALER

■ AC205 – Non toxic gloss; AC201 – Non toxic matt
■ 1 to 3 coat application over Acrylic Colors
■ Available in 60 ml, 500 ml sizes
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ACRYLIC CRACKLE MEDIUM

■ SP001 – For the cracking of Acrylic Color to create an aged paint look
■ Available in 500 ml size
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CORROSION

■ SP017 – For surface texturising of earthenware clay
■ Available in 500 ml size
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BRUSHING MEDIUM

■ SP005 – Use to improve flow or reconstitute liquid brushing products
■ Available in 500 ml size<
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WAX PROTECT

■ SP015 – Wax to repel glaze on greenware or bisque
■ Available in 60, 500 ml size
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COLOR MASK

■ SP013 – Latex rubber used to selectively protect areas from decoration
■ Available in 140 ml size
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BRUSH ON ACRYLIC SEALERS

 

USAGE

Brush on Acrylic Sealers are available as a gloss and a matt and intended to seal and protect an item that has been first painted with Acrylic Colors.

If applied to ceramic ware decorated with Acrylic Color, the items painted are not suitable as functional ware.

 

APPLICATION

Shake the Acrylic Sealer container vigorously to ensure contents are thoroughly mixed. Apply two or more even coats over the Acrylic Color using a soft art brush, allowing coats to dry in-between. The number of coats that are applied depends on the surface being sealed.

Clean water may be added to the Acrylic Sealers if necessary to adjust for brushing.

ACRYLIC CRACKLE MEDIUM

 

USAGE

Chrysanthos Color Co. Ltd. Acrylic Crackle Medium is a water-based medium used to create an aged, cracked paint look. A non-fired product, it can be applied directly on to a plain surface, or on top of a color which will show through the cracks and contrast with the alternate color applied over it.
Apply 1 – 2 coats of Acrylic Crackle Medium to acrylic decorated surface, allowing each coat to dry. If using a colored base coat, ensure it is thoroughly dry before applying medium.

Be aware that the color chosen as the base coat will show through the “cracks” the medium creates, if no base coat is used the natural color below will show through.

Ensure medium is thoroughly dry before applying top color. Choose a contrasting color to the base coat; load broad soft brush well with color and apply a single generous coat of color taking care not to re-brush as this will disturb the paint and ruin the effect.

Brush strokes may be applied in a single direction or cross-hatched to vary the direction of the cracking provided the area is painted over only once.

The crackle finish will begin to take effect immediately as the acrylic topcoat begins to dry, and will continue until completely dry.

Acrylic Sealer may be applied to protect the finish when completely dry.

CORROISON

 

USAGE

Chrysanthos Color Co. Ltd. Corrosion is a water-based product that once applied to earthenware greenware causes the clay to bubble and crater. The effect once dry is bisque fired then glazed over and refired.

Corrosion is used to create special effects on clay and is destructive in its nature so care she be adopted when using the product to ensure that only the areas where the effect is required are coated.

 

APPLICATION

Using greenware, decide what areas the effect is desired on and apply Corrosion liberally. The more Corrosion that is applied the more accentuated the effect, however beware not to overdo it as it also weakens the clay. Occasionally it may be appropriate to dip the piece in a container filled with Corrosion.

Once the piece has completed bubbling and cratering, allow it to dry thoroughly as you would greenware before firing. Once dry, it may be fired to harden the area so that other decoration can take place.

Any Corrosion that has been in contact with clay should be discarded and the remainder sealed in the container and stored in a cool dry place.

BRUSHING MEDIUM

 

USAGE

A medium to add to dry glazes, glazes with poor flow, in order to give good brushability.

Chrysanthos Color Co. Ltd. Brushing Medium can also be used to temporarily help reconstitute liquid glazes that have fallen out of suspension (ie. glazes that have separated).

Acrylic Color may be modified by the addition of brushing medium to create Translucent Stains.

 

APPLICATION

For glazes that have fallen out of suspension, decant the water from the top of the glaze and replace with Brushing Medium.

Amalgamate the glaze by shaking vigorously until a uniform mixture is obtained. The glaze can then be applied as usual.

For the creation of translucent acrylics, add approximately 40% brushing medium to 60% Acrylic Color.

WAX PROTECT

 

USAGE

Chrysanthos Color Co. Ltd. Wax Protect is a paintable water based wax emulsion used for selective decoration. It works by repelling underglaze or glaze colors that are applied over it (ie. the wax covers those areas not to be decorated). The wax is then fired off.

Wax Protect is useful for creating fine detail due to its brushability.

 

APPLICATION

Before application, the brush should be moistened thoroughly with liquid soap and any excess squeezed out. The brush is then loaded with Wax Protect and applied to greenware or bisque. Allow it to dry thoroughly before applying color or glaze. Any excess should be dabbed off color or glaze using a barely damp sponge, before firing to appropriate temperatures.

COLOR MASK

 

USAGE

Chrysanthos Color Co. Ltd. Color Mask is water based latex emulsion that is selectively painted on to greenware to protect areas from color, making design work and application of color easier. It can be used with fired and non-fired products and is peeled off before firing, although Color Mask will burn off during firing.

 

APPLICATION

A brush should be retained exclusively for use with Color Mask. A soft bristled brush will allow most even coverage.

Before application, the brush should be moistened thoroughly with liquid soap and any excess squeezed out. The brush is then loaded with Color Mask and applied in a single even coat to the area to remain without color. Wait a few minutes until the Color Mask is dry before applying color over ware.

Gently peel back the Color Mask, easing back edges using a tool or fingernail. Color Mask should come off in a single sheet, but ensure there are no fragments left behind. The blank areas remaining can then be decorated if desired, and subsequent coats of Color Mask may be applied if required.

 

FURTHER POINTS

1. After application, Color Mask is dry when it loses its opacity and turns a translucent green color, this generally only takes a few minutes.

2. If Color Mask lifts color: try removing excess color from latex surface by dabbing off with a damp sponge, then allow color application to dry thoroughly before removing latex, easing edges away carefully.

3. Color Mask may be used on bisque but can be harder to remove. Firing will remove any residual Color Mask off greenware, however if residue remains on bisque and glaze is applied directly over, the glaze will not adhere to these areas on firing when the Color Mask is burnt off.

4. Avoid getting Color Mask onto clothing, as it is difficult to remove from fibrous surfaces.

 

CLEANUP AND STORAGE

Clean brushes in warm water immediately after use with liquid soap. Tightly cap container for storage.