Say Dan, do you think we could convince Carrie to start a coating business? Ha, you thought the stuff from Booksmart was expensive...! Seriously, I just took a look at that piece of copper she coated. It is very nice and smooth with few dust spots, but still not quite sellable quality.
By the way, for anyone here interested in learning and experimenting with metal and/or canvas, Dan's workshops are top notch. Dan has all the tools, but also shows techniques and procedures for those of us that have limited resources such as stretchers, 30ft fences, spray guns, etc. What is really neat about that approach is that I got a sense for the trade-offs in cost, effort and quality with various processes, and direct experience in what a specific tool buys you.
We did the two-day workshop. I strongly recommend that simply because it takes two days to do any of this stuff correctly between coating, spraying, drying, etc. Sometimes more - we printed a night image of mine on stainless that is full of very dark blues. It is still drying one week later! Not only that, but that area of the country deserves some time to investigate as long as you are there...
Anyway, great time. And Dan's wife makes a killer quiche.
I purchased the $90 model from ink aid and I can say, just save your money. What a mess it makes. It also used twice as much material. I would return it if I could.
I had 2 great folks at a workshop this past week. The gal did one of the best coating jobs I have seen so far. (A womans touch I guess.) what she did was apply the ink aid so thin that it barely covered the metal. It dried twice as fast and almost with no dust. Same thing for the second coat,another thin one. 100 percent better results.