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Post by jlirie on Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:48 pm

hi all,

i'm asking rather than experimenting, as my wolfe black & white are low and i don't want to waste them -

does it work to mix a paint like wolfe that's known for cleaner line work with one like snazaroo that's not, to improve the texture and get cleaner lines and details from the snaz? (apologies to you experts who use snaz for lines, that's a ways out for me yet.)

i was thinking maybe i could salvage my snaz black & white for line work by mixing them with my wolfe black & white. (no, not all together to make grey, either, lol.)

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Re: mix wolfe with snazaroo to improve texture, clean lines?

Post by Guest on Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:55 am

The reps from Wolfe (when doing demos at conventions) would tell us that if you mixed Wolfe with other brands it would take on the traits of the other brands.

Also, Wolfe is a wax base... Snaz is glycerin based. You could mix them but I don't think you'll get the results you are hoping for.

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Re: mix wolfe with snazaroo to improve texture, clean lines?

Post by Kal on Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:29 am

Using them solely for practice wouldn't be a waste.
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Re: mix wolfe with snazaroo to improve texture, clean lines?

Post by jlirie on Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:08 am

lol, shannon, i was hoping it would be the other way around!

kal, i am curious enough that i will have to mix up a smidge and try it out.

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Post by Sweet Loretta on Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:21 pm

The two are too far apart. Snaz heavy on the glycerin and Wolfe on the parrafin. My experience is the more alike they are the better they mix i.e. snaz and paradise - paradise and wolfe. My 2 cents.
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Re: mix wolfe with snazaroo to improve texture, clean lines?

Post by jlirie on Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:32 pm

did a quick test mixing wolfe white and snazaroo metallic white, and tried it out for thin lines, teardrops and dots.

mix 1 - 50% snaz (1 part wolfe + 1 part snaz)
mix 2 - approx 33% snaz (2 parts wolfe + 1 part snaz)

painted a couple hearts with snazaroo metallic red, painted both white mixes on them.

mix 1 failed - thick texture, picked up some red, but pretty clean edges, confirming what you wrote, shannon and sweet loretta.

mix 2 - smoother texture, didn't seem to pick up red, though not as opaque white as pure wolfe, clean edges.

i ended up kind of "scribbling", so nothing worth taking a photo.

conclusion - in a pinch, i'd say you could extend your supply of wolfe white safely by adding up to 1/4 (25%) snazaroo white.

since part of my goal was to add some metallic sheen to the wolfe, 25% is not enough to do that.
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