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Pastels scrawled on, surgical spirit daubed and then wiped off excess, or as much as would come off!
Posted on March 7, 2015 Full Size|

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theinfill.wordpress.com
6:01 AM on March 9, 2015 
Jan says...
Very effective, I used to waste so much money on products for restoring items,at least on this site there is always someone to ask for advice.

I'm always wasting money :)
Jan
4:18 PM on March 8, 2015 
Very effective, I used to waste so much money on products for restoring items,at least on this site there is always someone to ask for advice.
theinfill.wordpress.com
9:52 AM on March 8, 2015 
Zoe H says...
What is surgical spirit and why add that, Do?

Surgical spirit from the chemist is v smelly but you can get a low niff one from craft places. It's good for cleaning and disinfecting, but in this case it's good for spreading the rough scribble of pastels and turning it into a sort of dye. That blog entry by David Neat (when I did that plank of wood copying his directions) introduces the use of surgical spirit with various things as a replacement for some of the more expensive wood stains. The surgic stuff is cheap, but I do find I get thro a lot of crayon or pastels. I've found it useful for flat surfaces but still use the smellier wood stains for lengths
Zoe H
7:19 AM on March 8, 2015 
What is surgical spirit and why add that, Do?

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