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Post by Smiletime on Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:32 pm

I recently bought some Tag paints. I wanted to try something besides the Snazaroo that I started with. I like the Tag colors and the fact that it doesn't melt as easily in the heat and humidity (Snazaroo turns to a gloppy mess that I can't work with here in the humidity that we get in the summer...I loved it in the winter though), but I can't seem to sponge or blend the Tag well. It dries too fast and I can't get nice coverage. I was thinking of getting some Paradise for the sponging and using the Tag for brushing. I tried Paradise white and I can sponge it better, but I can do line work with it at all....Any suggestions on the best paints for sponging and for brushes? Or do I just need more practice? Question
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Re: Tag for sponging?

Post by SuzySparkles on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:11 pm

More practice... I blend it very easily... you just have to pre plan and move a little quicker. I get one side of my sponge covered in one color and the other side in the other color and you just alternate to blend.
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Re: Tag for sponging?

Post by JBax on Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:54 pm

Vi did a great vid on blending

http://youtu.be/nm7lEq9-1Ng
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Re: Tag for sponging?

Post by kat on Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:17 am

What the others have said.

I've found that Snaz is a 'softer' paint..

I LOVE tag.... I often double or triple load my sponge to get the blending that I want.
Or, make my own splits if it's a color combination that I seem to use often... *s*

The TAG 'pearl's are softer, and easier to blend (I think)
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Re: Tag for sponging?

Post by Lady Jayde on Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:49 am

TAG is what is considered a lining paint, right up there with Wolfe and DFX. it has less glycerine therefore it takes a little more effort and skill to blend. But it is can be done. I use these types of paints when I want my lines to sit ontop of the base without absorbing the base color.

The high glycerine paints (Paradise, Kryolan, Snaz) blend easily and almost against your will. I have a combination of both types of paints in my kit and love having the vesatility.
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Post by Psalmbook on Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:21 pm

What everyone else said. I found that as I used different paints I had to learn their strengths & weaknesses. I learned how to overcome difficulties w/ one or another. Now I can get most paints to work well w/ effort weather it's linework or sponging & which are the best to go to for what.

I've done a lot of blending w/ the TAG paints(especially the pearls). They are very soft & blend easily. I spray a small amount of water on the sponge & then load it. I usually load several colors so they will blend quicker.
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