Good Morning Orchid,
I have recently shifted over to using my brown “German Pitch” in my
chase & repose work, and would also like to start to use it to hold
small items I’m engraving. It leaves much less of a mess to clean off
of my silver than the black pitch does. But the way it is now, as it
cools and hardens it seems to take on a very brittle state and does
not seem to “move” very well. As I am working on it the stuff cracks
apart and my piece will pop up out of the wax/pitch.
I was hoping someone here on Orchid might have some recipes to
soften it up a bit to make it slightly more malleable.
I seem to remember a string from a few years ago where people shared
some of their pitch/wax recipes, but I cannot find it when I search.
Does anyone have any great recipes for altering the consistency of
German pitch they would like to share?