Dry grounding oil for 100% coverage - medium weight.
Apply and pad back with silk 'tugs'
GRACELAIN - GROUNDING
Apply the oil with either a brush or your finger, pad back with silk or a very fine sponge until it resembles satin cloth and pulls at your silk. You may get a “pinging’ sound. Silk should have no creases in it as any crease will mark the oil and consequently the mark will show on the application of paint.
Gently apply powder with your Mop Brush by dipping your brush into the powder and tapping the powder onto the sponged oil.
Mop brushes are specifically designed to hold lots of dry powder. Do not let the brush touch the oil as it will scratch the oil and these marks will be left after applying the powder paint.
Cover the oil completely with the paint and very gently “rouge” the brush over the powder (never letting the brush touch the oil).
Gently dust off excess and put back in your vial for use again.
To clean silk: Soak silk in Gum Turpentine (I let it soak in a bottle for a day or two) and wash out in soft soap a few times. Rinse well. Dry and iron out flat.
To clean Brush: There is no need to wash your brush out in Turps each time. Just dust if off well on a dry cloth after each application. If dusting with black or a very dark colour you will need to dust and clean well.
Once a year I do wash my brush in some soft soap, rinse well, shape and put aside to dry.
If your brush gets oil particles on it, you will then have to give it a wash in soft soap. This sometimes happens if you have not been careful when dusting i.e. keep the hairs of the brush away from the oil.
Use Red Resist if masking any areas.
Make sure the area to be grounded is covered completely by oil.
2 light coats of powder are better than one heavy coat – firing in between.
It is best to fire grounding - 820-850 deg.
If you get a lemon peel after firing this because the application was too heavy
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