Hi, this is my first time using your mesh, do I have to complete my
project before using the heat gun or can I keep using the heat gun when I
finish a section of my project before the complete mosaic is finished?
Also I want to use some beads in my mosaic can I use Apoxie Sculpt to
lay my beads down in place and when the Apoxie drys use the heat gun for
the surrounding stained glass?
|Detail of Peggy’s owl on No Days Mesh with
Apoxie Sculpt holding the beads in place.
It’s not necessary to finish the whole
mosaic before heat setting sections. In fact, one mosaic artist I know
likes to build cookie sheet sized sections of her mosaic, so she can put
part of the mosaic in the oven to set while she works on the next
You do need to remember to build your mosaic on the No Days Mesh on top of the shiny
side of the white release liner that comes in the package with the mesh.
If you build on the non-shiny surface or forget it altogether, your
mosaic and mesh will stick to the paper or surface that you’re building
on. After you’ve heat set a section, you do need to let it cool down
before moving it, so that the release liner doesn’t stick. The adhesive
will peel off of it when it cools down, but when it’s hot, it likes to
stick to the liner.
working on sounds intriguing! I’d never heard of Apoxie Sculpt. I’m not
sure what the makeup of the product is, but No Days Adhesive will stick
to everything except silicon (the shiny side of the release liner has a
silicon coating). I don’t know if Apoxie will hold up to the heat gun,
you may want to give them a call and ask them or make a small sample
test piece. The website says that it’s not flammable, but that doesn’t
guarantee that it won’t discolor. If it doens’t hold up to the heat, you could always lay down the Apoxie Sculpt and beads after heat setting the stained glass pieces.
really love to see your mosaic when you’ve finished. I’m curious about
the Apoxie Sculpt, too. I may have to think of a good reason to buy it
and play with a new technique 🙂
video below from our YouTube channel specifically regarding the mesh,
and also the website of the company that creates the Apoxie Sculpt and
what I read about it.
|Work In Progress: Peggy of PalsCreations on Etsy shared
this image of her owl in a tree done on No Days Mesh.
tree with a little owl in the tree. I’ve outlined the owl with beads
that I attached to the mesh with Apoxie Sculpt; it dries hard like
cement and held up fine with the heat. It’s actually going to be a baby mural
for one of my teammates (I belong to piecemakers, a team on etsy) who is
having a baby this year. It’s a collaborative effort, we are all making
separate pieces and one person is going to put it all together, I’ll
send you a picture when its complete. My shop name is PalsCreations.etsy.com
|Hi, there! Carrie, here…
Not only do I travel the country teaching folks how to use No Days
Also, don’t forget that we’ve got a lot of really fabulous videos (I put those together, too…) on our YouTube channel. So for those of you who are visual learners (umm…we’re visual artists, right?), you may want to check them out!
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