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Question asked 2018-05-22 13:06:13 ...
Most recent comment 2018-05-23 18:28:54
What kind of mediums or additives can I add to my oil paint to give it a sticky/stringy quality that won't also cause the paint to level? The use of bodied oils provides the stickyness and stringiness, but levels too much.
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I achieved a nice, ropy body adding 10% marbledust to titanium white tube oils, then adding a small amount of stand oil with a palette knife. The resulting mixture was long-bodied with sinuous ribbons when brushed. It's important to achieve a homogenous distribution with the marbledust first, because it's a lot harder to work the paint once stand oil has been added. I think a small pile could be mixed with a wide, flat palette knife, but a larger pile (enough to fill a tube) will require a muller to reduce clusters of powder.
An alkyd-based gel medium may help retain ropiness better than liquid. In particular, some of the alkyd gels sold in tubes are good for retaining paint body.
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