Black Ice Mayco Element EL-120
How do I apply Elements™?
Apply to properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Use a soft fan or glaze brush, depending on the area and surface to be covered. Generally three coats of glaze is recommended; however, applying four coats will produce a totally different look. For a different effect, brush on three coats and apply a final fourth coat using a silk or sea wool sponge. Element Chunkies (EL-200’s) are an Elements base with the addition of crystals. Apply Element Chunkies in the same manner as Element glazes.
How are Elements™ fired?
Fire to shelf cone 06. Allow the pieces ample room in the kiln for air circulation during firing. A heavily loaded kiln will affect the color and the float within colors. Elements may also be fired at higher temperatures, up to shelf cone 6. These glazes develop their own personalities when high fired. Consult Mayco’s High Fire Guide for individual results.
Are Elements and Element Chunkies Overglaze Compatible?
Elements and Element Chunkies are not overglaze compatible. When Elements are fired to lower overglaze firing temperatures (shelf cone 018-020), the original glaze color changes. However some of the matte finish Elements have interesting finishes after an overglaze firing. Experiment and make test samples before using overglazes with Elements.
Can Elements™ be Mixed with Other Glazes?
Using Elements with Pottery Coat, Pottery Coat Stucco and Pottery Cascade creates beautiful effects. However, intermixing Elements with other glazes is unpredictable; make test samples first to see if the fired result is the desired effect. Combining them with other products may alter the chemical composition and change their non-toxic status.
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