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How to Make a Clay Planter : Clay Molding Waxing Tips

How to Make a Clay Planter : Clay Molding Waxing Tips


Now, for doing the wax resist on your leaf
you can use the bottled water soluble wax resist or what I like to do I use hot wax.
This is just paraffin wax. I add a little bit of baby oil to it to lower the melting
temperature. That way, I don’t get as much smoke coming off my wax. When you’re using
wax, you do want to have adequate ventilation. I’ve got two doors open and a fan blowing
across, so that I’m not breathing in lots of this paraffin fumes. And, lastly the brushes
that you’re using in your pan these need to be dedicated to wax. You’re never going to
get the wax off of these brushes. So, don’t use a brush that you intended to use for anything
else. So, the way that you’re going to do this is get your brush nice and loaded up
with the wax and then hold it up against the pot. And, the reason why I did that slip trailing
earlier was to give me a nice defined edge. So, I’m going to take the wax up on top of
that slip trailing. And, it also keeps the wax from running down the pot. It gives it
a place to catch. So, that slip trailing is really important when it comes to this step.
And, you want to go over the entire leaf. Make sure that you rub that brush in really
firmly, so that all the little veins get wax into them. So, that the glaze that you put
on over this doesn’t effect it. And, once you’ve got the entire thing waxed you can
dip it in the glaze and I’ll show you next how that’s going to work.

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