Re: paint consistency

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on August 1, 2002 at 22:34:41:

In reply to: paint consistency posted by Natasha Papousek on August 1, 2002 at 21:03:15:

: What is this paint like? I have a small jar of temptu ink (?) with
: an eyeliner tip and it's a solution that separates, so I have to
: shake it before using...and it goes on very sheer, so I need to apply
: a few coats to build up color. Is this "paint" the same stuff? Or
: is it a different consistency?

The outline black has got more moxie in it than the other colors.
Yes, you have to shake it up, it does like to separate. I've been
able to get it to cover in one go, but if there's any opacity problem,
pour some shook up stuff in a sake cup, and fill your brush from
there. It will slightly evaporate there, and as you work, it'll build
up to a more opaque consistency.

The product I used at Maisie's needed 3 coats, but it was the blue. I
put it on my lower leg. However, those 3 coats were MORE durable than
one coat of outline black! If you want amazing durablity, put on one
coat, dust with talcum powder, put on a second coat, dust with talk
again. Do it again if you feel you need to. Build it up like
fingernail polish. I did that one on Thursday, and Tuesday it was
still there, with shaving my legs and all.

Gwyn's stayed put for 3 days until she got tired of it. Her bra strap
abraded the pattern there, so we cleaned off her boob at one day. The
arm and leg really didn't show much any wear over 3 days.

If the consistency is too thick, it doesn't bend and flex with skin as
well as it could. Also, thick stuff clogs the paintbrush and hinders
perfect lines.


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