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White just isn't blending

Post by flopsietheclown on Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:52 pm

I don't seem to remember having such a hard time blending white on faces. It seems like this time of year I am getting more and more requests for skulls, vampires, and other all white based faces. I've tried sponging paradise and snaz but I find the coverage grainy. It's not streaky because I pounce the sponge softly. I save my Wolfe for line work. I'm wondering if I am not using enough water or maybe too much? How do I get a smoother finish? Thanks!
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Post by artyfacesbyluz on Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:03 am

What I do sometimes it is get the sponge well loaded and then before it dries completely around with my 1 inch brush.
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Post by Perry Noia on Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:35 am

i can't speak for paradise, but with snaz you need a lot of water, take your time working it into the paint and then pounce it gently. To get an even white base you may need to reload often. It's really important that it's not too watery but that the water has made the paint pasty.
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Post by Tash on Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:17 pm

Too much water will kill paradise.... I find that sometimes when my white base goes on it can look a little patchy but it dries all even - don't know why.
I have been using Tag pearl white for my bases as I like the shine and it's a thinner base. it looks really great as the tiger and pussycat nose/muzzle as well.
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Post by flopsietheclown on Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:28 pm

Tash, I agree. I looked at photos today and the faces dried nicely. I add Wolfe metallic white to vampire faces. It seems to give an eery shimmer. I love the Tigerrr rainbow cake that has metallic white too for the muzzle.

Have you used TAG Tiger cake? Thinking Halloween will be the time to expand my TAG collection.
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Post by Tash on Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:31 pm

I haven't tried it but I want to - as tiger take the most amount of blending for me! It's on my next wish list - I'll see if I can sneak it in with my important 'have to get now' stuff.....lol
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Post by flopsietheclown on Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:37 pm

I know what you mean. I promised my husband I would buy what I need, not just what I crave. LoL I think I saw the TAG Tiger in two different setups, one regular and one pearl. I can't wait to see what Metina gets in soon.

How is the TAG regular white for bases?
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Post by Fabtastic on Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:24 pm

I got the TAG fantasy tiger (all pearls) a while back from Metina. I think it was one of the ones she had made as a custom cake, I don't see it in the shop anymore and they don't have it on the TAG site either. I love love love the pearl gold (yellow? not sure) and orange part of it being together. But I'm not so fussy on the white being in there, as I usually do gold across the nose and I like to use the white only on the muzzle and the eyebrow tufts. So I think I'm going to buy the two pearl colours and make my own two-colour split instead. But if I did my tiger the way they show it in the video on the TAG site, it would be awesome!! I'd recommend it in a second to anyone! I just happen to like my tiger a little different so it doesn't work so good for me. But honestly it's a great split! Very Happy
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Post by OtterGirl on Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:48 am

Personally, I think skulls look better with a less opaque base anyway. Once you add in all the shadows and highlights, imperfections in the base just end up looking like texture.
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Post by Anita's Faces on Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:00 am

I always use Grimas white cake make-up for a whole face.

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Post by michellesfantasyfaces on Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:07 am

I just mix regular white with metallic white or just use metallic white..
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