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liz

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on: July 23, 2017, 08:23:13 PM
 :pullhair: Well, I did it!!!  I was coming along O.K., so I thought.  I did the sketch of the flower and a couple of buds.  I laid out the few paints I would need.  Long story short, I thought I squeezed out enough paints for my mini painting. I ran out of white and reached for a tube of white from the closest box to my palette.  So happens I was painting with acrylic paint and the white I squeezed out on my palette came from the box closest to me.   :heeha:  Yup, I wondered why the paint acted funny!  Never, ever did that before and won't ever do it again!!! Bummers!!! ~Liz


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Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 03:21:32 AM
 :oops:   I seem to remember Mea doing a similar thing once. Any chance of recovery?
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Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 07:03:17 AM
 ::)  Val, overnight it has dried to touch so I will finish it in oil after all!  I think because I was still doing thin layers and using WSO it wasn't the disaster I thought it could be!  Will post it in Mini Paintings.  How are yours coming along? ~Liz
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Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 12:57:35 PM
it has happened too many times to count. I now use stationery drawers to store my studio paints. That way I grab the drawer with oil paint and there is no acrylic in sight or vice versa O0


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Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 03:03:16 PM
 :thankyou: NOLAN, the drawers are a good idea.  Boxes side by side not a good idea! :D  ~Liz


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Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 03:24:04 PM
I have not run into that particular problem as yet.  ::) Notice I did say yet. When I bought those few tubes of acrylics way back in Grenada, they were much bigger than my w/c tubes so no issue. However....knowing how carried away I can get at times, I only bring out the specific boxes of whichever medium I am using. All my boxes have 'locking' lids which make me look before I open.  ;)

Now, if I could just keep my brushes out of my tea I would be a very happy camper!  ;D
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Reply #6 on: July 24, 2017, 08:51:04 PM
Well I learned to keep my paint water glasses opposite my water glass. I once got close to drinking my paint water!
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Reply #7 on: July 24, 2017, 08:56:13 PM
Or dipping brushes in wine glasses!!

Happened too many times already.

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Reply #8 on: July 25, 2017, 01:26:34 AM
I use a coffee cup with a sipping lid after ruining a couple of watercolours. You can make another coffee, if you notice but coffee and milk in the middle of a watercolour..... Murphy's Law.. it only happens when the painting is going well.


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Reply #9 on: July 25, 2017, 05:05:08 AM
Use tupperware style boxes with a lid, labelled: Oil, Acrylic, WC... and I kept them on the shelves except for the one in use.

Unfortunately the brushes still get dip in the coffee instead of the water!  My coffee is only safe when using oil  :)
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Reply #10 on: July 26, 2017, 09:10:13 AM
::)  Val, overnight it has dried to touch so I will finish it in oil after all!  I think because I was still doing thin layers and using WSO it wasn't the disaster I thought it could be!  Will post it in Mini Paintings.  How are yours coming along? ~Liz

Yikes!  I have hinged lid boxes I keep my paints in and have put a strip of painter's tape on top of the one with acrylics paints in it and labelled it as such.


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Reply #11 on: July 26, 2017, 09:21:32 AM
I have not run into that particular problem as yet.  ::) Notice I did say yet. When I bought those few tubes of acrylics way back in Grenada, they were much bigger than my w/c tubes so no issue. However....knowing how carried away I can get at times, I only bring out the specific boxes of whichever medium I am using. All my boxes have 'locking' lids which make me look before I open.  ;)

Now, if I could just keep my brushes out of my tea I would be a very happy camper!  ;D

I understand that tea's an acquired taste!  :D

Hmmm, what about using a toddler's 'sippy cup' or putting a soft drink clear lid over the cup and using a straw?  (quick and easy adaptation)

There's a metal cup called a 'contigo' I use that works very well.  It would be good to use on any boat to prevent spills.

https://www.gocontigo.com/



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Reply #12 on: July 26, 2017, 09:22:21 AM
Or dipping brushes in wine glasses!!

Happened too many times already.

aloha

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{wince} Now that's alcohol abuse..... ;)


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Reply #13 on: July 26, 2017, 09:24:33 AM
I use a coffee cup with a sipping lid after ruining a couple of watercolours. You can make another coffee, if you notice but coffee and milk in the middle of a watercolour..... Murphy's Law.. it only happens when the painting is going well.

Did you know there's an addendum to Murphy's Law?  It's called "O'Toole's Corollary".  It states; "Murphy was an optimist".


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Reply #14 on: July 26, 2017, 01:35:52 PM
 :2funny: Funny thing there Stoney.... my mug does have a lid, just found it a bit bothersome. So I bought a new mug a few years back which states (in true Brit form  ;) ) Keep Calm And Carry On.  :oops: Pardon me while I go put the kettle on!  ;)
Cheers, Val

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