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Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-09-20, 5:55pm
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Thank you...

Thank you...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-08-30, 6:01pm
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Posted By ItsMeSB
Couldn't it be used the same way I used graphite...

Couldn't it be used the same way I used graphite powder? I mixed GP with floor wax and painted it onto shells and they plated fine. Couldn't the copper powder be used in a similar way? The liquid...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-06-29, 4:51pm
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I've waited long enough to see how well the...

I've waited long enough to see how well the Fixitif product worked on the shells... I really like how it didn't much affect the original color. The color is nearly the same as the original. I tried...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-05-01, 6:39pm
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What a beautiful pendant. May I ask, what is the...

What a beautiful pendant. May I ask, what is the 2nd layer over the copper disk? Silver metal?

I didn't use the RW on my pieces as it took too long to arrive. Instead I used the Workable Fixatif...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-04-16, 10:09am
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Posted By ItsMeSB
Phill... The other day I was checking my...

Phill...

The other day I was checking my "disposal pail" that contains the neutralized sulfate solution dregs and was surprised to find nothing but powder in the bottom. At first I thought that...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-04-16, 9:58am
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Posted By ItsMeSB
Ordered some renaissance wax from amazon today;...

Ordered some renaissance wax from amazon today; large 200ml size for $18.90 free prime shipping. I haven't tried the Krylon products yet... got distracted with other stuff. Will try them out this...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-03-23, 6:10pm
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Posted By ItsMeSB
Sorry to hear you haven't been well :( Weather...

Sorry to hear you haven't been well :( Weather changes always trigger sinus headaches for me. With spring here I've been popping Zyrtec every other day. Helps a lot to avoid going from a sinus...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-03-21, 6:21pm
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Posted By ItsMeSB
I'm requesting advice/input from the experienced...

I'm requesting advice/input from the experienced patina users out there. I recently used the ammonia/salt soak method on some of my electroformed shells and got a BEAUTIFUL blue patina. I tried the...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-03-07, 8:29pm
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Posted By ItsMeSB
Phill, Glad you mentioned the septic system as...

Phill, Glad you mentioned the septic system as YES we are on one so I will definitely mix with litter and toss in trash. Bought that litter last weekend :o)

I'm researching the patina issue now...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-03-07, 5:49pm
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Posted By ItsMeSB
Thank you again Phill... So I can just put the...

Thank you again Phill... So I can just put the liquid in the trash as well; maybe put it into a Ziploc bag with a couple paper towels to absorb some of it?

Here's an unrelated question for you or...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-03-06, 7:49pm
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Posted By ItsMeSB
So I've been doing pretty well with my shells and...

So I've been doing pretty well with my shells and will post a photo soon of the completed project. I discovered that one should definitely seal them first if leaving any of the shell visible. The...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-24, 7:21am
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Here's a pic of the 2nd shell. The inside has a...

Here's a pic of the 2nd shell. The inside has a bit of black around the rim because I spilled a bit of the floor polish where the shell was sitting and I didn't paint over it very thoroughly. And the...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-23, 6:47pm
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Posted By ItsMeSB
The 2nd shell turned out reasonably well... even...

The 2nd shell turned out reasonably well... even if it did lose much of the detail because the graphite coating was too thick. Copper coverage was complete and color was good, I think. I'll post a...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-23, 8:22am
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Posted By ItsMeSB
Does anyone have experience using copper powder...

Does anyone have experience using copper powder vs. graphite?

Sharon in Iowa
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-23, 8:01am
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Posted By ItsMeSB
Etching was the first thing that popped into my...

Etching was the first thing that popped into my mind when I read about the shallow pan... I definitely like the idea of putting it on the dryer. Ingenious! I was thinking about buying a little $5...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-22, 8:45pm
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Posted By ItsMeSB
Well, my graphite/floorwax paint doesn't appear...

Well, my graphite/floorwax paint doesn't appear to be very conductive (at x10) but I've got it soaking anyway. The suspension wire was wrapped around the tip for the first couple of hours and the EF...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-22, 9:40am
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Posted By ItsMeSB
I'd like to confirm that it's ok use use a...

I'd like to confirm that it's ok use use a regular plastic container for the copper sulfate solution? I'd like to use a container that has a lid to keep it from evaporating and I also don't want to...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-21, 4:40pm
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Posted By ItsMeSB
Now that I understand, the meter will actually...

Now that I understand, the meter will actually serve a purpose :). I have coated the shells twice more while wearing gloves so they should be uncontaminated. Tomorrow I will check with the meter and...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-21, 1:50pm
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Posted By ItsMeSB
Also, when you wrote "Do keep in mind that the...

Also, when you wrote "Do keep in mind that the points on the tips can be sharp and it is possible to poke a hole in the coating and wind up scratching the coating away from the tip and losing the...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-21, 1:48pm
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Posted By ItsMeSB
Phill, Thanks for the explanation... helps a...

Phill,

Thanks for the explanation... helps a lot! The lowest setting on this meter is x10 and after calibrating the needle to zero, it only moves a tiny bit from the original left position to...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-21, 6:57am
Replies: 94
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Posted By ItsMeSB
Thanks Phill... I'll give it another shot with...

Thanks Phill... I'll give it another shot with the newly painted shell and see how that works. And I'll try to find some detailed instruction on the meter... starting with Google of course. :)...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-20, 8:48pm
Replies: 94
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Posted By ItsMeSB
Well here's my belated report... I got my setup...

Well here's my belated report... I got my setup set up and my graphite painted shell only plated at the end where the wire was touching. I will admit that i did not leave it in very long once I...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-12, 9:10am
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Posted By ItsMeSB
I'm using real lacquer (oil based) as that's what...

I'm using real lacquer (oil based) as that's what I have on hand. I have three finishes; satin, semi-gloss and gloss. I chose to use satin. Hope it works OK... I see now why the pine cone needs to...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-06, 7:31am
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Posted By ItsMeSB
So I made it to Mills Fleet Farm yesterday and...

So I made it to Mills Fleet Farm yesterday and sure enough they had a 16 oz (by weight) bottle of EZ Slide Graphite Powder. IT WAS $6.29... They also had much larger containers proportionately...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-05, 8:57am
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Posted By ItsMeSB
:o Have you ever tried straight graphic powder?...

:o Have you ever tried straight graphic powder? Say after draining your pinecone from the lacquer, dipping into the powder, tapping off the excess... dip into both or just the graphite powder again?...
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