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bakeinspain

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on: May 09, 2013, 03:00:50 AM
Well, my slow boat from China finally arrived! I bought 3 small henna bottles with fine metal nibs. Filled with my regular masking fluid, so I can now do very fine lines with ease. VERY important though - I got hubby to cut off the tip so that it is short enough for a dress making pin to go through all the way - so that I can use it to stop the fluid drying in the nib. He used a Dremel, it took all of 3 seconds for him to cut off the excess length.

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Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 03:32:28 AM
Sandra, not sure what these bottles look like. Could you post a photo for us?
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Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 04:38:51 AM
http://dx.com/p/booster-flux-bottle-with-funnel-and-needle-5068

Hubby ordered them for me- I showed him pics of henna bottles but this is the same as I got.

The bottles are soft enough to squeeze and come with what almost looks like a syringe needle top. He trimmed the metal down to about 1cm so there is less to clog up and I can put a pin into it.
If you go for Henna applicator bottles I think you can get them in different size tips.

I'll post a pic of the different components on my photo page. It looks like you could buy needles from the chemist to fit them too.
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Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 04:54:12 AM
There you go Val, pics posted on my photo reference page. The tip is very fine, the pin fits snugly. Could be used to do boat rigging etc, it is that fine. The great thing too, is that if you are used to and like a particular masking fluid/frisket, you don't have to change brands.

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Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 05:03:41 AM
 :thankyou:  Sandra for letting us know about these bottles.  I took a look at the site and they are pretty cheap.  Would like to hear how you found them after use.  Patricia
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Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 05:28:27 AM
Thank you Sandra, I have never seen this type before. Will have to see if I can find something like this locally. Won't have time to wait long for post.
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Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 07:20:06 AM
 :thankyou: Thanks, this will replace the ruling pen!  ;D Doina
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Reply #7 on: May 09, 2013, 08:30:18 AM
I'll test them out over the next few days and review. The only problem I had was finding something fine enough to use as a stopper for the metal nib - I have florist wire and even that was too thick, so you can tell how fine it is. I'm sure if I had difficulty finding new nibs I'll be able to get my friendly vet to order me some syringe needles but as long as I can stop them clogging, there should be no need.
The brand of frisket I have is Titan I think, it's a water based, low odour one.

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Reply #8 on: May 09, 2013, 11:03:58 AM
Art Lesson - Masking Fluid Trick by Dennis Clark of the Paint Basket
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Reply #9 on: May 09, 2013, 11:34:06 AM
 :doh: I remember this video now! Just forgot about the bottle  :D

Will see if the chemist has anything like that.
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Reply #10 on: May 09, 2013, 12:04:11 PM
I tried something similar to that, it was sold as a glitter glue. I emptied out the glue to another container. It worked, but the one I have now is finer. I hadn't seen this video before but there is another artist who uses henna bottles - Ross Barbera.

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