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Kryolan selfmade splitcakes

Post by Ospreyfalcon on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:58 am

Today I was brave, and cut two of my Kryolan aquacolour palette pots in half, and put one half into the the other colour's pan. I used old red and a fleshy pink. However, I don't think they're very good brush-used splitcakes. While they're fabulous for blending, you don't get this rich watery consistency on a brush as they're far too creamy. I tried some roses, but you don't get the consistency needed.



I tried sponging too which did work very nicely, but they're fantastic colours for blending anyhow. And here was me thinking I could bring more life into my palette.

Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture before washing my arms and feet off.
I tried it again so I do have pictures! Left is brush, right is sponge application:



So, in short: Kryolan homemade splitcakes: great for big areas and sponge work, not so great for delicate brushwork (roses etc.)


Last edited by Ospreyfalcon on Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:02 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Added pictures)
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Re: Kryolan selfmade splitcakes

Post by Tineke on Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:19 am

I find that Kryolan in general isn't very good for linework, and only use it with a sponge....
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Re: Kryolan selfmade splitcakes

Post by Metina on Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:32 am

Hello??? Pictures please. LOL Very Happy

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Re: Kryolan selfmade splitcakes

Post by anniel on Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:27 pm

I tried making kryolan neon rainbow cakes---and found, like you, great with a sponge, but I can't work them up with a brush...
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Re: Kryolan selfmade splitcakes

Post by CottonKandyClown on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:21 pm

They are fine for small details like center of flowers or leaves, but not linework. Fantastic for bases Smile
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