Spirit Varnish

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zelph
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Re: Spirit Varnish

Postby zelph » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:24 pm

Here are some photos of the "copal" resin from Guatemala. If you look at the photos from the link I gave from a few post up above you'll see a woman collecting the sap and licking the clump before adding another spatula full. :o The clump I have gets soft in the summer months. I have it sitting on a shelf in my garage with all my other "stuff" waiting for me to make some exotic varnish :D
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Re: Spirit Varnish

Postby sudden » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:58 pm

It's already dark. Seems like all you need to do is dissolve it and you're ready to go.
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Re: Spirit Varnish

Postby zelph » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:52 pm

The big chunk got soft overnight. Looks like all kinds of insects and debris in the sap. How cool....I can have a 3-D finish with natural specimens :mrgreen:
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