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Re: [BKARTS] Blocking Powder



From a neophyte:  what is blocking powder?
Thanks,
Jet




David Lanning wrote:

> Dear Isabelle,
>
> As far as we have been able to ascertain, blocking powder is no longer =
> sold as a 'ready-to-use' product.  Several years ago though, we came =
> across a simple recipe:=20
>
> 25% French Chalk (Tailor's Talc)
> 75% Finely Ground Shellac
>
> Mixed together.
>
> Shellac will be available from good art shops, but just ensure that it =
> is of the 'de-waxed' variety.  We can supply rough ground Shellac for =
> GBP 6.00 for a 0.5 litre bottle.  You should be able to obtain French =
> Chalk should be a available from a local chemical supplier
>
> best wishes,
>
> David
>
> David Lanning
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