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KatrinaCritters
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« on: November 10, 2008 05:55:25 AM »

I've read various other sites that have "Scented" items.

My quesiton is this:

I'm a glossy freak.  I like my stuff glossy.  If I were to bake a bear, for example, with some spices in the clay........ would glossing it/glazing it off then seal IN the scent, making it a wasted effort?

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008 10:26:32 AM »

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I'm a glossy freak.  I like my stuff glossy.  If I were to bake a bear, for example, with some spices in the clay........ would glossing it/glazing it off then seal IN the scent, making it a wasted effort?

I think it would for the most part, though some clayers leave the back or another area unsealed so they can get some scent, or rub/scrape later for more scent after it wanes.  At least one clayer has also said that a scented object coated with Future still had some odor leaking out, but that could have been a stronger scent in the first place or the thinness of the Future could have made less of a seal than other sealers would have?

You could also sand and electric buff anything you want to be glossy, then not have to use a finish-sealer for your glossy effect.

Or, you might be able to put the scented stuff in your finish.  There might be enough scent in some inclusions to be available to the air even then, or you could sand then electric buff the sealer (at least in some places?) which would allow more of it to be available?


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