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Old 05-28-2010, 12:07 PM   #2
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When using mica to paint, I eyeball it. If you're using water & you use too much water you can just let it set for a bit. I do my colors in those inexpensive circular paint pallets with lids. If I have leftovers, I just snap on the lid & spritz it with water when I want to use it again. I have an eyedropper bottle to add water to the mica when it's dry. If you're using the mica without a binder in it, be sure to add some. You can get gum arabic in powder or liquid form. That you want to use a four to one ratio, with mica being the four parts. I know several of Lindy's have binder in them.
I've also seen people use the sprays & daubers to paint with. Just open the bottles & stick in a brush. The colors look awesome. JIL
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