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moman58

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blending with thinner?
« on: January 31, 2015, 05:11:38 AM »
I started trying out different techniques, and I have been having trouble with blending liquids (thinners, oil, alchohol, ... ect,). specifically I put a layer "indigo blue", "purple" and "Black" and using a synthetic brush and thinner tried to blend it to a smooth dark background. After the thinner dried (30 minutes)all of the color pencil pigment was gone and all that was left was some of the black pencil strokes(not all ) it was a mess. the paper was still in good shape ; so I started over and used a colorless blender. But I still want to know. Any ideas????   

gms9810

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Re: blending with thinner?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 06:05:16 PM »
I've tried several methods and colorless blenders are still my favorite. Using thinner worked as long as I put a lot less on the q tip than I thought was necessary, which is to say barely damp.

Axiniya0827

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Re: blending with thinner?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 01:51:03 PM »
First, what kind of thinner you've used? Oil? Gamsol or any other kind of mineral spirit?
Second, what type of pencils did you use? Were they oil-based, or wax-based?
Third, are you sure you didn't put too much thinner to your artwork?

Anyway, it's interesting why did it behave that way :-\

gms9810

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Re: blending with thinner?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015, 02:50:19 AM »
I've tried mineral oil, store bought paint thinner, and turpentine. I used Prismacolor, which I think are wax based.

moman58

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Re: blending with thinner?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2015, 04:57:17 AM »
thanks for the replies. I use prismacolor prime , store paint thinner and synthetic fillbirt brush(probably to large) and I got the paper to wet. I guess I need to go to a smaller -softer brush use a smaller amount of thinner and allow it to dissolve the wax before blending.

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Re: blending with thinner?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2015, 01:04:26 AM »
The first time...ok, the first 5 times I got it too wet too.

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blending with thinner
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2015, 04:16:26 PM »
I also have some oil based winton paint.

I'd like to be able to run both through my airbrush.

Am I looking at a 50/50 mix with some thinner?