Worth Exploring

Recently, I added an industrial heat gun to my arsenal of tools. I was singing its praises to one of the coordinators of a polymer group, when she requested that I demo its use…GULP!!! My expertise ends with clearing liquid Kato on the surface of a piece…not the crackle surfaces that I discovered on YouTube.

Oh Well…my motto is ‘nothing ventured…nothing gained’…and whipped out some soft pastels, clay and one of Helen Breil’s texture sheets and gave it a go.

There is a learning curve for timing in relation to the size of cracks…more experiments needed on this aspect. The sheet was 5″ x 5″ and I ‘blasted’ it for approximately 1 minute, moving the gun constantly. Distance from the clay and the gun may also impact the timing. The surface will definitely require some type of sealer…possibly Golden Matte UVLS.

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