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Ray3

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on: July 11, 2013, 08:08:06 AM
I have just started the wonderful course watercolour painting with Dennis in the lesson on Cosmos flowers Dennis mentions about using a bar of soap on the brush before applying the masking fluid I just wanted to know if washing up liquid can be used instead? as the wife is going mad about bristles in the bar of soap.  Ray
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Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 08:20:47 AM
Ray, cut a piece of soap out of the bar about 2cm wide on the width of the bar and keep it for your use on a plasic or a small plate . This way it will be quiet on all fronts. That piece should last you at least 1 year. Doina
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Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 08:44:45 AM
Thanks Doina I take it soap is the best material to use   I will buy a small bar and keep it safe and then every one is happy cheers
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Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 11:56:23 AM
 ;D Ray, if possible get a  plain bar, no dyes or perfumes. I've had mine in a soap container for the past 3 years, and use it diligently on my brushes....probably about another 4-5 years left in it!
Cheers, Val

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