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Some Wolfe Paints.

Post by SamFantastico on Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:58 pm

So I loathe the texture of some of the paints. The neons, the dark blue, and the dark purple in particular. They don't paint or sponge on smoothly and takes forever to blend into a smooth layer. Anybody know of a similar brand that doesn't do this? No Snaz recommendations, I'm far from liking them. Bleh.
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Re: Some Wolfe Paints.

Post by Guest on Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:05 am

Grimas.

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Post by Brandi Cameron on Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:38 am

Where do you get Grimas? Very Happy
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Re: Some Wolfe Paints.

Post by wmeventservices on Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:47 pm

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Re: Some Wolfe Paints.

Post by Tash on Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:56 pm

If you want a nice blend - Paradise is the best.... BUT...... I honestly belive that you can learn to work with any paint.... Wolf boys get a great blend using them.
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Re: Some Wolfe Paints.

Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:47 pm

I like pretty much all of wolfe's colors. could you be using too much water? neons are very touchy when it comes to water amount. I also really like DFX neons.
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Post by Ashley Pickin on Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:50 pm

really? I can get them to blend pretty easily! maybe too much water?
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Re: Some Wolfe Paints.

Post by SamFantastico on Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:15 am

The blending is fine but when a child wants a solid color of, let's say the dark blue and I can't dissuade him from another color, using it as one solid color just isn't as smooth as using the light blue or a different one. It's a weird thing.
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Post by Ashley Pickin on Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:29 pm

hmm... are you patting dabbing at the paint after you swipe it on, to smooth out the sponge strokes?
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Post by wmeventservices on Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:01 pm

Has anyone found TAG to be easier to blend than Wolfe? Not sure if it's just me, but I have up until now been all about paradise and after using TAG, am contemplating building a full TAG set. To me, they have had all the qualities of Wolfe and DFX, but blend better?
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Post by Xyppee1 on Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:32 pm

I just got my first TAG colors and bought mostly their metalics (LOVE the colors). The metalic purple and lilac are just beautiful. One of the venders had them at La Fete this week. I do find them easier to use than some of the wolfe, just not as easy on the blend as paradise, but close.
I will be trying the basic white and blacks this week. I hope they are as nice as they seem.
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Post by Shannon Randolph on Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:04 am

Sam,
I love love love Wolfe, but I agree- some of their colors are a little streaky to me- maybe just hard to work with...? I have their dark blue & I find it very hard to work with & streaky. I've tried sponging & brushing it on... both are not very opaque for me. I've tried a lot of water, I've tried a little water. I press the sponge (rather than just swiping the sponge) and it still streaks! lol If I want a darker blue color, what I do now is mix just a tad of my paradise light blue in with it (since Paradise is creamier- it seems to stop all the streaks). It's not as dark- but it's saved me from throwing away a full pot of paint. lol I also have their neon pink- and it's not too bad- but their neon purple is super translucent too. I try to avoid using them as a base now- I only add them when needed & cut them up to make splits. I have since started using DFX's neons & love them! I haven't ordered any other dark blue since I still have my Wolfe. Hope it helps a little. Smile
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Re: Some Wolfe Paints.

Post by SamFantastico on Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:03 pm

Thank you Shannon! That's exactly what I meant. I thought it was just the paints we used at work and the daily outside climate affected them but I have the exact results you had with the different styles of application of it. I was looking into getting more paints soon, kryolan and paradise (I have a small light purple sample from them and I love it.) so the blending with the light blue sounds like a fantastic idea. Thanks! Also where does one purchase DFX?
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Re: Some Wolfe Paints.

Post by Psalmbook on Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:28 pm

Kryolan sponges on nice, but it's a little difficult to go over with your linework. The paint tends to pick up as you lay your line down(no matter how light handed you are with your brush). Paradise is a better choice, but you'll go through it faster.

How to you wet your sponge/paints? How do you use your sponge?

I wet my sponge with my spray bottle & don't spray my paints at all. This made a big difference on paint waste & getting bold bases. I also press my sponge onto the face & don't swipe it(I do swipe when I'm looking for a furry look). This may help your Wolfe Paints work better. I don't have the actual color you've mentioned as most my Wolfe colors are metallic.

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Re: Some Wolfe Paints.

Post by SamFantastico on Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:47 pm

Thank you for that Kryolan tip. I'm really specific about linework on base colors so I'm glad I didn't invest in it to be disappointed. I never wet the paints. I just use the old fashioned dab o water on the sponge and dab off excess until I'm happy with the moistness of it. I swipe when I do the furry edges as well and sometimes I'll press and drag for a smoother edge like on a princess mask.
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Re: Some Wolfe Paints.

Post by Psalmbook on Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:52 pm

Wolfe is a low moisture face paint & you probably have too much water if you're dipping your sponge & wringing it out. My suggestion is go to Target's travel section & get a small spray bottle for $1. Try spraying your sponge. I used to dunk & when I found this technique it changed everything!
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