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Preparing bottles of acrylic mixtures

Discussion in 'Acrylics' started by fermatgom, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. fermatgom Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi all,

    I would like to prepare a custom mixture for base flesh using three colors (Brown sand, english unif, and bermillion).
    I want to prepare a small bottle (17 ml) with enough quantity for some time. How should I prepare it? Should I mix directly the colors (in the required proportion) and well close the bottle? Will it be enough? Or should I add something like thinner medium?
    My fear is that the mixture will dry faster than a standard bottle of paint.

    Thanks for your tips!!!
  2. Alex A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I would fill half the bottle with the undiluted custom mixture than add half water since we always dilute those paints at least 1:1 anyway. But I would use distilled water of course.
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  3. Ferris A Fixture

    As long as the paints you are mixing have been properly mixed themselves, I think the mixture should have exactly the same consistency as the seperate paints.
    You can always add a bit of extra water, or Vallejo medium to make it slightly thinner if you want.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
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  4. Metal Extremo Well-Known Member

    I did it few years ago, and added about 1/4 of destilated water. I felt the impression it was losing water with time, but was for a big proyect and the bottled was empty in six or seven months. Never did it again.
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  5. fermatgom Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Thank you guys! Maybe I will try adding some medium instead of water or maybe a couple of drops of glaze medium, to prevent drying...

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