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Old 05-28-2017, 11:22 PM
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inky tarlatan storage safety...

do you keep your inky tarlatans around to use next time? What is the best way to store this stuff? is there any possibility of spontaneous combustion?
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Old 05-29-2017, 12:23 AM
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Re: inky tarlatan storage safety...

I spread them out flat - individually to dry. My understanding of spontaneous combustion is that the oily rags need to be concentrated in a large enough and tight enough mass so that heat will build up, eventually causing the fire. With them laid out flat, not stacked on top of each other, rather than in a big wad or pile, that most likely isn't going to happen.

It is best to keep them laying on a metal surface or in a metal can until fully dry.
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:10 AM
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Re: inky tarlatan storage safety...

I wash and reuse them over and over until they fall apart or I recycle them into mixed media works.

I put them into an old pillow case that I tie off and toss the bundle into the washing machine. The soapy wash removes the oils and solvents but the fabric is soft and still tinted with the colours so I can use them in again or make them into other works. They look very pretty!
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Old 06-06-2017, 12:04 PM
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Re: inky tarlatan storage safety...

thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 06-11-2017, 01:44 PM
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Re: inky tarlatan storage safety...

I keep mine in a metal coffee tin with a lid on to keep oxygen out
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:30 PM
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Re: inky tarlatan storage safety...

I just hang them up. Icky. But I don't think they're hazardous.
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