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PolychromeBeads
09-13-2006, 02:29 AM
I'd swear I remember someone saying they had used Wite Out as a resist to cover areas they didn't want etched. I wanted fine lines, and had a Wite Out pen - so I started applying it to my bead. After a few dabs I wondered, "How do I get this stuff off?!?"

So before I really ruin this bead, will it work? And how do I get it off?


Aimee
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one hot beader
09-13-2006, 04:16 AM
Scratch it with a fingernail

or

Thinners

soulfire
09-13-2006, 02:30 PM
Ooh....let us know how it works. The white-out pen is an awesome idea if it works. I've been using white nail polish but it's hard to get it to go exactly where you want it to.

Chris

chroma
09-13-2006, 05:16 PM
Yoy can use white glue like Aileen's from JoAnn's
bj

hht
09-14-2006, 01:59 PM
If you use nail polish, get a very fine-tip brush from an art supply store. Just make sure you rinse it in nail polish remover, than warm soapy water when done.

glitzysister
09-17-2006, 09:31 PM
When I was making silver pieces, we used white-out as a resist to keep the silver solder from runnung onto a textured area, but an instructor advised us not to use it too often, or to use a respirator as the fumes from white-out were very hazardous.
I don't know about the combination of chemicals ( the synergistic effects of white-out and etching solution ), so I use nail polish as a resist for etching. You might want to do some research about that before using it. Though you may find out it's O.K. I just mostly err on the side of caution. ALL the best, Glitzy

Jenfire
09-17-2006, 11:22 PM
I saw somewhere that puffy paint is also an option when etching? anyone else heard that?
Jen

gailjoseph
09-18-2006, 09:17 AM
My kids had a kit to make window glass decorations...It had colored goop that you use to make the design on waxed paper. When it dries you can peel it off and stick it on glass (it is removable). I used it successfully as resist until I LOST it...aAAAARRRRGGH! I've tried looking for the stuff at Michaels, but no luck. Time for a Google search.--Gail

BrindleCat
09-21-2006, 01:55 PM
Gail, is this the stuff you mean?

http://www.klutz.com/catalog/product/2980

If so, wow, I'm going to have to go buy some! (I've been doing the nail polish and little brush thing, and I can't count the number of times I've gotten distracted and stuck a finger into the wet polish :rolleyes: )

gailjoseph
09-21-2006, 01:59 PM
Gail, is this the stuff you mean?

http://www.klutz.com/catalog/product/2980

If so, wow, I'm going to have to go buy some! (I've been doing the nail polish and little brush thing, and I can't count the number of times I've gotten distracted and stuck a finger into the wet polish :rolleyes: )
YAY....You found it!!! I had bought a HUGE kit at BJS for about $20 and it had tons of bottles of the stuff. I got tired of looking at it, and threw it all away....but had found one bottle, and tried it as resist...Now I can't find THAT bottle. But yes, that's the stuff. I'm going to try googling and see if I can find it without the book.--Gail

gailjoseph
09-21-2006, 02:04 PM
Here's another: http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?es=543XCGPHS&product=16050

Also, Crayola appears to make some... I googled craft window paint peel, and found all sorts of assortments!

gailjoseph
09-21-2006, 02:05 PM
Here's the Crayola version: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000067PRP/dealtime-toys-20/ref=nosim

BrindleCat
09-21-2006, 02:22 PM
Ooh, those look like they'd be easier to hold and draw with than the bottle-shaped ones that klutz makes. I may just have to swing by Michael's on the way home to see if they carry it ... darn :D

Carri L
09-21-2006, 02:48 PM
Etch-All makes a product called "Resist Gel" which is produced specifically for this technique. It is fairly inexpensive and should be available at most retail stores that stock lampworking chemicals.

Carri L

gailjoseph
09-21-2006, 11:33 PM
Etch-All makes a product called "Resist Gel" which is produced specifically for this technique. It is fairly inexpensive and should be available at most retail stores that stock lampworking chemicals.

Carri L
I don't know what I do wrong with the Resist Gel, but it never seems to dry, and thus, doesn't resist for me. I'm an immediate gratification kind of gal....and I've had better luck with the window paint stuff!

These Jewels Rock
09-22-2006, 11:49 AM
I realize I am probably stating the obvious, but try new chemicals, etc. on wonkie beads.
~Carole

delicateweasel
09-23-2006, 09:35 PM
So does anybody have a few good examples of how they used the stuff?
Rachel