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A balsa tub try

Using the methodology of the cardboard tub, everything was fine until the last turn of the balsa strip to wrap the beasty.  At that point the strip split and I ended up breaking it up (that is the strip) into individual staves.  And didn’t I say I wouldn’t?  Well I did.  It’s a very mini mini, a little rough and ready and is meant to be held by someone as they empty the contents out of the window – gardy loo Which is why it needs to be so small as it has to be thrust out of an attic window opening that isn’t too wide.

Going for that spillage

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No wider than the tip of my index finger. Here trying to get some Deco Art triple thick gloss glaze as water to flow as though it’s being thrown. Also squashing the whole tub in a clothes peg!

Have you ever noticed the shape of water when a small bucket-full is flying through the air?  In my mind’s eye the water possibly has a frilly edge and it curls inwards at the sides in a bit of a funnel shape.  And the above is never going to do that how ever many layers of ‘water’ are added.

Decision time

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So I cut out a piece of soft plastic from a bag and poked it in the tub, under and into the half-dried gloss glaze ‘water’. I’ve also added some discolouring to it.

I’ll update you on how it goes or doesn’t.  😉

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