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#11857051 - 09/30/16 09:03 AM Mixing and/or reducing paints
Bois d'arc Offline
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Question: When mixing and/or reducing paints do you use a pipette or mixing cup of some kind to do the actual mixing and then pour the results into your airbrush cup or do you mix everything straight in the airbrush cup?

#11857182 - 09/30/16 10:10 AM Re: Mixing and/or reducing paints [Re: Bois d'arc]
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I have separate plastic bottles that I mix in. I don't really mix colors though, so it's really just adding reducer. I have a watercolor background, so I'm comfortable just building up transparent paint as I paint to get the color I'm after. That's certainly not the way to go if you are trying to duplicate a particular color over and over again, but I don't worry about it.
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#11858752 - 10/01/16 11:37 AM Re: Mixing and/or reducing paints [Re: Bois d'arc]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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i mix/reduce paint in a small cup, i buy mine from walmart i think they call them bathroom cups they are like 4oz which is way to big, but the price is the best i have found on anything local like 1.88 per 100 i believe.
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#11868911 - 10/07/16 08:23 AM Re: Mixing and/or reducing paints [Re: Bois d'arc]
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A few custom color mixes I found online...

*Use an eyedropper to measure the amount of each color*

Bone White
Base -16
Opaque White – 7 drops
Opaque Yellow – 1 drop
*Dip a stir stick into Satin Gold and stir in well*

Base -26
Opaque Yellow -24
Opaque Green -1
Opaque White – 1

Green Pumpkin
Base -8
Leaf Green – 3
Light Brown – 1

Burnt Sienna
Base -6
Raw Sienna – 4
Orange – 1
Burnt Umber – 1

* T=transparent O=opaque *

Light Grey: T med grey (4), T white (7) , T base (6) reduce (as needed)

Tan: T white (4), T dk brown (1), T base (5), reduce

Dark Brown: T dk brown(1), T base (1), reduce

Olive: T canary yellow (30), T deep blue (1), T dk brown (3)

Green Pumpkin: T dk brown (5), T leaf green (20), P(earl) lime green (2)

Cream: O(paque) white (7), O yellow (1)

Craw Orange: O yellow (10), T red (1)

Rust Brown: T dk brown (8 ), T red (5), T white (1)

Calico Grey: O white (20), T deep blue (3), T gray: (5)

Chartreuse: pour a few drops of yellow in a mixing cup …use a toothpick and add blue, stir well. To darken, dip & stir with blue.

Antifreeze: leaf green & golden yellow… 6 to 1…to lighten add more green. Or fluorescent yellow and brite blue

Pearl Chartreuse: Pearl Lime Green and Yellow

Pewter: silver mixed with a little gray/black

Green Pumpkin/ Watermelon : 1 extremely small drop of Ultramarine…4 drops of Yellow…6 drops of Caribbean Blue

Green Pumpkin: Leaf Green 3: Lt Brown 1

Flo Red Craw: Flo Red 3: Opaque Red 1

Pearltreuse: Flo Chart 4: Pearl White 1

Pearl Green: Pthalo Green 2: Pearl Copper 3: Pearl White 1: Leaf Green ..


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