Pebeo tips...thanks to Alissa


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Posted by Kenzi on July 24, 2002 at 22:22:06:

Within hours of reading Alissa's post about the Pebeo tips she used
and the photos of the results I was ordering a couple of sets of
tips. They arrived today! They arrived today so of course I ran
home, got an old bottle of henna and brought it all to work with me
to play with if it got slow. Well, it was slow at work so I gave the
new tips a try. The set comes with two bottles and two tips. The
bottles are about twice the size of the jacquard bottle and long and
skinny with a long tip. You have to poke a hole in the plastic tip
(might be better to make the hole bigger than just a pin prick to
allow more henna to flow through). You can either fill the Pebeo
bottle with henna or unscrew the top and screw that onto your j-
bottle (as Alissa suggested). Then you screw the metal tip onto that,
just like the j-bottle. The tips are tiny, both smaller than
the .5mm tip. The larger one is about .4mm and the smaller one is
about .2mm...it's incredible! They each come with a fine brass wire
for unclogging them.

I gave them both a try but had to really thin out the paste.
The .4mm tip was nice, very similar to the .5mm tho I had to squeeze
harder. The .2mm tip was even harder to squeeze and the paste was
really runny. I think i will need to sift my powder and/or triple
strain it through finer cloth or something. Working with the .2mm
tip was tough because it would clog a lot, then a big rush of henna
would come out, and then a thin strand that would curl back on
itself....you know the story. I think that there is hope for these
new tips, but it will take some playing around to get the consistency
right.

I got the two bottle/two tip set for $10 (Michael's has them cheaper
at $8 but they were sold out). Below is the link for the site where
I purchased them. Look all the way down at the bottom of the page.
These products are used for painting on glass and ceramics.

 


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