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Painting Dog

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  1. Just curious:  Various folks have talked about Reaper's Brush-on Sealer basically being just matte medium.  Does that mean I could conceivably use Liquitex Matte Medium straight out of the bottle as a sealer?


    Thanks in advance for indulging my curiosity, guys!

  2. These are beautiful!  I now feel inspired to try a diaorama.  :)


    I am also extremely jealous of your fabric work!  I have the darndest time getting a smooth blend between shadow and highlight -- about half the time it comes out well, half the time the skirts / cloaks come out looking striped.  It's great to have the chance to watch your steps doing such beautiful work.

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  3. Like most everyone else, getting paint to the perfect consistency for what I'm doing is an on-going struggle for me.  I've seen people suggesting using the Reaper Brush-on Sealer as a diluting agents a couple of times now.  Doesn't this "dry up" fairly quickly and start to make the paint/sealer mixture sticky?  What kind of working time are we looking at?  In addition, I tend to use a wet pallet.  Is that still feasible while using the sealer as a dilutant?

  4. I love all these devices people have made for paint shaking!  It makes me feel not so weird for having this be something that's been on my mind, now that I know it's considered an issue all of us think about and deal with.  :)


    Thanks for sharing, everybody!  Lots to think about.

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  5. Thanks for all the great suggestions.  I think the Vortex sounds like exactly what I'm looking for -- and you're right, Qwyksilver, there are quite a few on eBay for reasonable prices.


    The 8-at-a-time method appeals to me mainly because painting is something of a boom-and-bust activity for me.  I'll have the time to do all kinds of painting for a while, then months might pass before I can get to it again.  Having to spend the first 40 minutes of a session picking out my colors and shaking them is a drag!


    Thanks again!

  6. At the risk of sounding unforgivably lazy:


    Does there exist any sort of "mechanical helper" for thoroughly shaking up dropper bottles of paint?  I have split shot in my bottles, but I'm talking about something like that vibration thing they have at the home improvement stores for quickly agitating gallons of housepaint.  When I'm sitting there shake-shake-shaking for a minute or more, I can't help but think how nice it would be if there were some sort of device I could tuck 4 or 5 bottles at a time into and get them all nicely agitated at one go.


    Am I dreaming the impossible dream?   :;):

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