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Good idea, thanks. We have a hazardous waste collection program, too, I 
will take them there.

Gail




On 5/4/11 11:09 AM, Barbara Harmon wrote:
> I save 'em and take them to our fire department where they have a 
> hazardous waste disposal.....
>
> Barbara Harmon
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> 508-430-8308
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> On May 4, 2011, at 10:59 AM, Gail Guth wrote:
>
>> so how DO you safely dispose of Xacto blades? I have a metal box with 
>> a plastic snap lid, cut a slit in the lid and just pop the used 
>> blades in there, but it's starting to fill up. From time to time I've 
>> had other sharp blades, old knives, etc that I never know what to do 
>> with. I don't want to put the out in the trash, but... where else?
>>
>> Gail
>>
>>
>>
>> On 5/4/11 10:26 AM, Linda Feltner wrote:
>>> I cherish ALL my old 35mm film canisters! They are so handy.....
>>> I used to put all my used exacto blades in them, when they were 
>>> full, I'd toss em in the trash. NOW, I keep the canister and find 
>>> another way to dispose the blades safely.
>>>
>>> As an aside: I've found a brilliant set of little containers for pen 
>>> and Ink, called the "Dinky Dip", from www.paperinkarts.com 
>>> <http://www.paperinkarts.com> (Paper & Ink Arts).
>>> This allows me to dip the flexible nibs or brush in just far enough. 
>>> They are clear plastic containers with lids. Four are held in place 
>>> in a block of wood. YOu can order refill containers, too.  They are 
>>> great for holding in my left hand and working closely. It allows the 
>>> main bottle of ink, like you said, to not be open all the time.
>>> They also carry "Dappen Dishes" small glass containers with no lids.
>>> Fascinating assortment of calligraphy supplies, walnut inks, tools, 
>>> just cool STUFF.
>>>
>>> Linda
>>>
>>> _____________________
>>> Linda M. Feltner Artist, LLC
>>> P.O. Box 325
>>> Hereford, AZ 85615
>>> (520) 803-0538
>>> www.lindafeltner.com <http://www.lindafeltner.com>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On May 3, 2011, at 7:28 PM, Consie Powell wrote:
>>>
>>>> I've never had any adverse reaction of the soap to the ammonia in 
>>>> masking fluid. Also, I have diluted fluid (that I think is ammonia 
>>>> based) with water, and not had any sort of problem with the 
>>>> functionality of the mask. I did once have remaining water-diluted 
>>>> mask, that went unused for some months, then grow a nice layer of 
>>>> mold on it, which made it ready for the trash. But, considering 
>>>> that mask can go bad, simply by getting too thick, over time, I 
>>>> guess the one time I had mold grow is not all that awful (unless 
>>>> you think what it might say about the water that I added... it 
>>>> wasn't distilled water; just tap water. That was probably a 
>>>> mistake...) I have dealt with thwarting the mask-going-thick 
>>>> problem by not working directly out of the jar of mask (which would 
>>>> mean it stays open) - instead I put about 1/2" of the fluid in a 
>>>> film canister, and work from that. It actually makes it much 
>>>> easier, because I can just hold the little thing in my other hand 
>>>> while I work the brush, and hardly even have to look at the 
>>>> container as I dip.
>>>>
>>>> I'll have to look up Pebeo - I've never heard of it...
>>>>
>>>> consie
>>>>
>>>> On 5/3/11 8:52 PM, Anne Runyon wrote:
>>>>> These replies are helpful as always.
>>>>> I have an additional question.
>>>>> I use the Winsor & Newton art masking fluids, both colourless and 
>>>>> the slightly yellow one.
>>>>> I dilute it with ammonia which is one of its ingredients. This 
>>>>> seems to work well, but has anyone ever had an issue with the ammonia?
>>>>> Like Consie, I have some nicely pointed synthetic brushes that I 
>>>>> use for masking only.
>>>>> I'll try adding the soap ... which sounds like a good idea ... 
>>>>> (unless it reacts adversely with ammonia?)
>>>>> Thanks, Annie
>>>>> *From:* Brie Dodson <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>>>>> *Sent:* Tuesday, May 03, 2011 7:46 PM
>>>>> *To:* [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>>>>> *Subject:* Re: [SCIART] Masking liquids
>>>>> I'm fond of the Pebeo masking fluid. It's not a new product, but I 
>>>>> have used it for about fifteen years. It's thinner than some of 
>>>>> the other masking liquid, making it easier for me to work with, 
>>>>> and it is colored gray. B
>>>>> On May 3, 2011, at 12:17 PM, Linda Feltner wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> HI All:
>>>>>> Is there any newer product out there that you've tried, that is 
>>>>>> better than the MasquePen and Shiva Masking liquid, for use on 
>>>>>> watercolor paper? I've used both, and some others way back (like 
>>>>>> the Incredible something-or-other).
>>>>>> I've heard that if one first coats a small brush with dishwashing 
>>>>>> liquid, it won't ruin the brush, using it in a latex based mask. 
>>>>>> I've never tried it, but am always looking for better ways to 
>>>>>> apply masking liquid. I've tried those "incredible nibs", 
>>>>>> toothpicks, cheap brushes....
>>>>>> I've clogged more Masquepens than I care to admit, even when I 
>>>>>> clean them thoroughly....can't figure it.
>>>>>> always looking for a successful technique.
>>>>>> Thanks in advance,
>>>>>> Linda
>>>>>> _____________________
>>>>>> Linda M. Feltner Artist, LLC
>>>>>> P.O. Box 325
>>>>>> Hereford, AZ 85615
>>>>>> (520) 803-0538
>>>>>> www.lindafeltner.com <http://www.lindafeltner.com/>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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