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    Default anti-flux

    Or is this called something different here?

    Or if anyone has a nice easy recipe for making their own, I'd be delighted if they'd share it

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    Tippex
    Yellow ochre (powder or watercolour works)
    Graphite
    Ball clay
    ...

    There's a few others but those are what spring to mind.

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    Thanks Peter - I have most of those knocking around!

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    Tippex is what I use on mokume plates to stop the plates and the metal fusing. Being mostly titanium dioxide, it's very effective - but can be a pig to clean off.

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    You do Mokume (eyes round) oooooo, lovely post some pics
    Em

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmmaRose View Post
    You do Mokume (eyes round) oooooo, lovely post some pics
    Shall do. I've got a stack sat waiting to go at the moment - need to clean it properly (again...) and bung it in the kiln.

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    My silver tutor used rouge and something mixed to a paste. It looked very messy, but she said not as hard as tippex to clean off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ominicci View Post
    My silver tutor used rouge and something mixed to a paste. It looked very messy, but she said not as hard as tippex to clean off.
    Possibly meths, easier to get it in suspension than with water from what I've heard. Yes, I'd forgotten that one!

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    Meths, yes I think so.

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