Customs: Liquid Sharpie

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by Bobby Lemain, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Bobby Lemain

    Bobby Lemain Cassette Man

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    I had the idea of emptying out the contents of a sharpie into some water, to test and see if it would create clear paint at a cheap price....

    it didnt.

    I tried making clear yellow, and clear red, and I ended up with two paint jars of dyed water that becomes chunks of color that do not stick to the surface it is applied to.

    oh well, i guess ill just stick to tamiya clears for now

    edit: i mixed gloss clear with food color, and poof, it worked!

    i can save that $3 of mine after-all
     
  2. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    In water, I wouldn't expect it to, to be honest; if something's too wet it's just impossible to get it to stay in one place. The water's just not viscous enough. You'd need something with a little less flow, like clear varnish (like the Future Floor Polish trick we've already seen).
     

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