I Need a Glassy Blue Rutile ^6 Glaze
Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:43 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:02 AM
It isn't the wonderful floating blue I used back in college, but it was cone 10.... For me, this one only really shows the floating characteristics when used over another glaze. I don't know if I'm not getting it thick enough, or what. Still working on that...
Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:40 AM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:57 AM
I'm using Laguna's Gerstely. I can get a real nice blue by putting a matte white from Chappel's book over the FB, but it isn't glassy.
I'm afraid I don't have Van Guilder's book.
They are on his website: http://www.vangilder...vgp_glazes.html
Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:02 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:47 AM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:17 PM
i just read the van gilder recipe for rutile green. bill uses it as a thin glaze over other colors but i do not. i thicken it by adding less than the normal amount of water. i have used many different stains in the base glaze and it is one of my favorites. it makes a great yellow. the "hare's fur" effect is really beautiful but it has a flattening effect on texture.
it is amazing that we all use the same thing to produce different effects.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:58 PM
^6 Oil Spot
Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:32 PM
i always use cobalt carb for blue colorant - it's cheaper and gives just as brilliant of a blue. either one will work though - just keep in mind that the oxide form will be "stronger" (or chemically more potent) than the carbonate version because there are no extra elements added to the molecule per its weight (hope that made sense). ratio is about 1:2 for cobalt ox:cobalt carb