Noob Question 2 - Getting Paint out of a bottle...
Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:15 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:21 PM
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:40 PM
I guess if I had to get a color that wasn't in a dropper, and I planned to use it often enough, I'd transfer it to an empty dropper. For occasional use, the brush or toothpick transfer method isn't so bad. I've still got some Reaper sample strips that would require this method, but they get used only rarely, when I want to see if they're still good.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:10 PM
Most of my paint isn't in dropper bottles, and I use this so often I actually use it to measure out drops from my dropper bottles by popping the dropper cap out.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:13 PM
Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:46 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:00 AM
1. Drop a drop of water onto your palette, such as the water-saturated parchment paper of a wet palette.
2. Dip the tip of your brush into the pot.The paint will be too thick and the tip of the brush will have a "glop" of paint on it.
3. Roll the tip of your brush into the water on your palette until the paint thins. You should have a brush with a tip full of paint, but no longer have the "glop".
4. For further use of paint, either use the thinned paint on the wet palette, or repeat.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:09 AM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:27 AM
US Plastics has dropper bottles for $0.33 each, but shipping is a bit painful these days (used to be more reasonable). I do buy a bunch at once. To transfer, I carefully pour paint from pots into the dropper bottles. I also put an agitator (glass bead) in with the paint.
http://www.reapermin...le/latest/08702 are a bit more expensive, but you could always include a set when you get a bunch of minis...
Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:12 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:19 PM
And yes, this does work for runny paint as well. You just may have to scoop out two or three times.
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