Adhesives, Mixing Mediums
A-1 Klyr-Fire™ The standard adhesive of the enameling arts. It is water based gum. Mix 50/50 with water for spray adhesive, use full strength for wet packing, adhering Cloisonné wire or for applying lusters. Thin with water for washes. Fast drying.
$8.00 per pint $40.00 per gallon Gallon size is Special Order
A-3 Enamel Holding Agent A water based adhesive similar to Klyr-Fire™, but slightly more viscous. Thin with water for washes. Fast drying.
$6.60 per pint $33.60 per gallon Gallon size is Special Order
A-4 Squeegee Oil A viscous pine oil that holds and disperses a high percentage of powder enabling fine and sharp lines. It has the odor of pine pitch and is slow drying. Good silk-screening medium. Use with dry painting enamels or ceramic pigments.
$4.50 per 2 fl oz $21.40 per pint Pint size is Special Order
A-5 Thinning Oil No. 5 This oil is similiar to Squeegee Oil but is less viscous. This oil disperses a high percentage of powder and paints very well. It has the odor of pine pitch and is slow drying.
$5.25 per 2 fl oz $26.25 per pint Pint size is Special Order
A-8 Screening Oil This oil is the premium screen printing oil for high resolution screen printing. It is refined pine oil and is slow drying.
$5.30 per 2 fl oz $26.50 per pint Pint size is Special Order
A-12 Painting Oil for Miniatures This painting oil is used in the Painting Enamel Kit. It is a special blend of organic oils which have a unique viscosity appropriate for pointillist miniature painting. It should only be used extremely minmally to minimize smoking and burning.
$3.75 per 2 fl oz
A-13 Acrylic Medium This water based medium is used in the Acrylic Enamels. Use it also for: 1) Making acrylic painting colors from any 325 mesh enamel. 2) Screen printing. Thin with water as needed. 3) One part medium, three parts water for applying Thompson's Water Color Enamels. Paint, dry, apply subsequent colors, dry, fire once. 4) Spray medium. Thin with water as needed for washes. Fast drying.
$3.95 per 2 fl oz $19.70 per pint Pint size is Special Order
A-14 Painting and Screening Medium Water miscible but has the properties of an oil. Thompsons most popular choice for mixing/painting mediums. Excellent for painting. Pigments disperse easily, requiring less mixing. Water cleanup and slow drying.
$6.45 per 2 fl oz $32.30 per pint Pint size is Special Order
Blu-Stic Holds cloisons on vertical surface. Can fire pieces upside down. Dip cloison into Blu-Stic, position onto enamel surface, dry, fire in any position. Use just a tiny amount.
Blu-1 $2.45 per 1 oz Blu-2 $3.80 per 2 oz
Gum Tragacanth Powdered gum adhesive that you mix with water to the consistency that you wish to use. Keep reconstituted gum in the refrigerator.
Gum $6.90 per 1 oz dry
Citric Acid for Edinburgh Etch on Copper
Powder form of Citric Acid (Anhydrous). Mix with PCB Etchant (ferric chloride) available at Radio Shack. Resulting etching solution has greater etching ability and longer life then ferric chloride alone. Sold as Citric Acid Powder in 1 oz. container.
Etch-2 $5.35 per 1 oz dry
Resists for Metal
PnP Blue Transfer Film This film can be used to transfer a design to metal and then standup to the etching of the metal. To use, photocopy the image onto the dull side of the blue paper, then iron the image onto the metal. This film will work for most detailed lines in images. Sold in 8-1/2" X 11" sheets.
PnP-1 1 sheet $4.00
PnP-5 5 sheet $17.90
PnP-10 10 sheet $28.30
Due to shipping restrictions, we no longer carry Asphaltum. It is available from Thompson. We have left the description for information only.
Asphaltum Varnish Used as an acid resist when etching metal in the champleve technique.
C-5 $21.95 per pint
Glass Etching Cream & Resist Medium
Due to shipping restrictions, we no longer carry ETCH-3, ETCH-4 or REST-1. We suggest you try your local craft store or Thompson. We have left the descriptions for information only.
ETCH-3 Etchall® Dip 'n Etch is a reusable liquid with the consistency of water that gives an etched mat finish to most vitreous surfaces. Dip 'n Etch is easy to use and takes only a few minutes. Note: ETCH-3 cannot be shipped by air.
ETCH-4 Etchall® Etching Cream can be used to convert a glossy vitreous surface into a mat surface. The surface can be kept as is for it's textural appearance, or used as a substrate for easily drawing with ceramic pencils, crayons or lead pencils. Upon re-firing, the enamel surface will return to it's original high-gloss surface. A transparent flux or color may be applied before the re-firing, if desired. ETCH-4 cannot be shipped by air.
REST-1 Etchall® Resist Gel forms a protective barrier against Dip 'n Etch or Etching Cream. This barrier prevents the surface from being etched. Comes in a bottle with a dispensing tip. Free hand a design by dispensing directly from the bottle, or brush evenly on a larger surface.