Has your gag reflex calmed down yet? Good, because shellac is AWESOME.
You'll find shellac at hardware stores; expect to pay between $15-$22 per quart. Standard colors for shellac are amber and clear.
Awesome Fact #1: Shellac can be tinted. Buy tubes of colorant from a store like Wallauer's (NOT Home Depot, not only because I don't like HD, but because they don't carry tints) and GO TO TOWN with luminescent color effects.
Awesome Fact #2: Shellac goes on like water, seeping into every tiny crack, nook, and cranny. Then it dries ROCK hard. (yeah, I am using a lot of caps today--I'm impressed!)
Awesome Fact #3: Shellac may be the wonder sealant that you, Crafty Reader, have been looking for.
It can make floppy 16 mm films into porcelain-hard vases, even if you bend them into cornucopias.
|A cornucopia of awesomeness...?|
|Red-tinted shellac and a bit of imagination resulted |
in this rectangular bowl with a 1-inch lip.
Thin square. That golden hue is natural to the film.
|I need to come up with a good interior base. Naturally, I'm selling these and more: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HappyBadgerInc|
Warning about Shellac: Be sure you want to turn something into a glassy, rock hard object before you lay on the shellac. Once you shellac, you can't go back...literally.
Copyright 2014, Tanya Monier