Intro to Steel Wool Light Painting
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Intro to Steel Wool Light Painting

Steel Wool Spinning 101

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Intro to Steel Wool Light Painting
Jeff Ditto

As I stated last week...THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS!!! There is a real possibility of setting yourself, someone else, or something on fire. Take precautions to minimise fire danger. That being said, I LOVE doing this and the results are always nothing less than spectacular.

Ok, so I promised to teach you how to do this...

There are a few essentials you need.

Steel Wisk Steel Wool

Steel Rope

9Volt Battery or a Lighter

LAST BUT NOT LEAST A FIRE EXTINGUISHER...SAFETY FIRST

I can not stress enough about safety! This is literally molten steel on the end of a string and flying around in all directions. A most important fact to remember, what goes up will come down and those lovely sparks going up and out and going to come down and some of them WILL fall on you! This brings me to Protective Clothing. Long Pants (Denim) Long Sleeves and Hat. Nothing made of Nylon. Cotton is prefered!

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