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Pre-wetting the paint?

Post by rebelsky on Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:12 pm

I have noticed in some of your pictures that your paints seem to be pre-mixed with water....like it has a thicker craft paint consistency. When I do festivals, I keep having to wet my paints and this makes me take way longer, so I'm wondering if that is something I can do.

Any ideas? Thoughts?

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Re: Pre-wetting the paint?

Post by TheGildedCat on Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:04 pm

When I first open up my kit, I give everything a *light* mist of water from a spray bottle. I think this primes to surface so I don't have to load as much water on the brush to start. If it's very hot outside, I find this negates the light spray.

Also, I create a little "well" in the middle of my white and black. This way, I have a very wet area, a medium-wet area, and a dry area around the edge of the paint so I can create different effects from dots (wet) to dry-brushing shadows.
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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:41 pm

My cakes are dry, I add water with a squeeze bottle a couple drops at a time so that I always have a gooey spot (yes, all my cakes end up with holes... but that is a good thing)

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Post by CABBYJ on Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:57 pm

I spray my paints as needed. Like TheGildedCat & Shannon I create a hole in my paints also, especially black and white since these are my large cakes and most used.
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Post by CottonKandyClown on Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:04 pm

First thing I do is take out my white and black and put several drops of water in each. I prefer getting there early so the paint sets. Sometimes I will play around with my paints at home an hours before the gig to get the paint softer Smile
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Post by MelindaT0813 on Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:06 pm

I mist all my paint and puddle my linework white and black.

If I know I am going to need a lot of a color like red for spiderman or orange for a tiger I will give it a couple of spays and mix till paint craft consistency is achieved.
If I am doing a party it is a small "one time use" puddle of orange or red or ext..
If I am doing a PPF with a long line it is a large puddle because the next 3 boys probably want spiderman too.

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Post by rebelsky on Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:23 pm

"the next 3 boys probably want spiderman too." So very true, haha! I had a 3 year old girl snag a wicked full skull design and the boy behind her thought it was so cool, he had to have one too. Thanks everyone for your tips and ideas. Maybe I'm just seeing things Wink

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