archive for January, 2013

Jan 11

Reactive Stain Effects Using Household Items

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Reactive Stain Effects Using Household Items

May/June 2012 Vol. 11 No. 6

 

When I started as a pup-salesman at L. M. Scofield Co., the suggested method of applying reactive or patina stains (at that time called chemical stains) was with a mop out of a bucket. This was kind of like performing brain surgery with a battle axe. And the results weren’t surprising — a floor that appeared coarse and like it was blood-stained. by Michael Miller I started as a called chemical stains)

Jan 11

Using Brass and Glass to Create Concrete Poetry

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Using Brass and Glass to Create Concrete Poetry

October 2011 Vol. 11 No. 5

 

As concretists, each of us defines ourselves as “one who practices concrete poetry.” As we craft this material, we are crafting a poem. At the most basic level, that poem can be a haiku — deceptively simple.

Jan 10

I Have Seen the Future, and It Is Gray

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I Have Seen the Future, and It Is Gray

July 2011 Vol. 11 No. 4

 

We really needed work last year. We really needed it! But in California, not much was to be had. Then my friend the Emeryville, Calif., colorist Tim Caton called. “Mike, I think I’ve got a good one for you.” And he did.