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Title: Mixing white!
Post by: JayJ on May 19, 2016, 03:19:51 PM
How and when do you use mixing white?I am sure it was mentioned in one of the classes but am not sure.
I bought a tube of mixing white of instead of titanium!!! :-\
Title: Re: Mixing white!
Post by: Maryna on May 19, 2016, 09:39:41 PM
I have never heard of mixing white, never seen it at store  :confused: perhaps do a Google search on it?
Title: Re: Mixing white!
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 19, 2016, 10:45:05 PM
Zayn,

I found this YouTube video that explains all the whites - at about 4 minutes into the video, the guy explains "mixing white."  He said its best use is when you do not want the mixed color to look chalky.  (He said Titanium white gives a chalky look when mixed.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbuhFIDpkzI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbuhFIDpkzI)

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixing white!
Post by: EmmaLee on May 20, 2016, 02:52:20 AM
That sounds interesting Mea. I've never seen mixing white. I would love to hear how it works for you Zayn.
Title: Re: Mixing white!
Post by: JayJ on May 20, 2016, 03:35:18 AM
Thank you Maryna, Mea, Emma-lee,


Maryna I did look up in the Google ....and it confused me more...and that is when I thought, I would get the expert advise on the forum.
Apparently  it very transparent.The way I understand it Titanium white would change the tonal value but mixing white makes it more transparent....more like  a tint..without changes its tonal value much..that is ,...if I understood correctly.!
And that's my confusion..when and why would you use it!


Mea ..always resourceful...thanks for the video...it is very well explained...but it is about ..oils!
The white I have is very transluscent and I believe it takes longer to dry.
Title: Re: Mixing white!
Post by: Maryna on May 20, 2016, 04:03:21 AM
Jay, I think the same principle would go for Acrylics as oils... I think
Title: Re: Mixing white!
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 20, 2016, 07:52:20 AM
Oops, sorry, Zayn, I did not think to check to see what medium you were referring to. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Mixing white!
Post by: nolan on May 23, 2016, 03:03:41 AM
I have to admit that I have not used it myself, but as far I know the Mixing Whites are more transparent than Titanium White so good for glazes.
Title: Re: Mixing white!
Post by: JayJ on May 23, 2016, 05:06:10 AM
Thanks Nolan!i guess it will come handy one day!
Title: Re: Mixing white!
Post by: JayJ on May 23, 2016, 05:08:18 AM
All good Mea..it was an interesting clip!
Title: Re: Mixing white!
Post by: Annie. on May 27, 2016, 05:46:40 PM
So more like Zn white?
Title: Re: Mixing white!
Post by: nolan on May 31, 2016, 03:04:58 AM
yes