|Bloody hell...what am I doin' on this blog??? Where's me rum?|
Alright Mateys, say you be shipwrecked on a spit o' land with only yer jar of gel medium and a swatch o' canvas and yer trusty dagger (a.k.a. palette knife).....
|Sands and Dagger Club....|
And on that same island you be shipwrecked with the lurvley Cap'n Jack, and he be runnin' out of rum. (ye knows how he gets....)
|Why is all the RUM gone???|
And so yer thinkin', maybe if I makes him a nice VALENTINE with me gel and some of this here SAND (Budgie Grit) and that pocketful of white sand (decorator sand) I brung back from *The Locker*, the dear Capn's humor will improve.....
|The essentials for all Art Pirates....|
What say ye??? AYE???
I thought so! So we be using the sands of the isles and putting two types into one heart mold.
|Arrrrgggh! Where did this scurvy dog come from? Have he the Black Spot?|
Working with Budgie Grit or sand is one of the times you will have to mix and pack your mold quickly. The natural tendency for both items to draw moisture away from the gel means the working time is less, as is the drying time.
This is good and bad....good because I hate waiting for things to dry, bad because I need to mix each item separately and then have a bit in the middle where they meet that blends.
|Initial gel packed into mold.|
When you pull the mold, it should look like this....
|Wet gel with sand and grit.|
|Nice definition of the two different additives.|
|Who be lookin' at WHO??? He seems up to no good.....cursed, no doubt!|