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Bellarina

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on: December 21, 2014, 12:44:31 PM
Has anyone used lifting preparation, prior to painting?  If so what are your thoughts
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Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 03:30:04 PM
I haven't heard of this. What is it? I usually just use water, and sometimes my scrubber.
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Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 03:47:53 PM
here is what I found!!! :smart:

https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AuQdas7EFK1MGrnWhmhtMl2bvZx4?fr=yfp-t-901-s&toggle=1&fp=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&p=lifting%20preparation%20in%20watercolor%20painting

 lifting prep is a liquid manufactured by Winston & Newton. Watch the guy with Georgia on his chest!!
« Last Edit: December 21, 2014, 04:07:32 PM by doina »
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BeaSue

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Reply #3 on: December 21, 2014, 04:42:15 PM
Thanks, Doina! That was very informative. It appears as if the gum Arabic + water works better than the lifting preparation
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Reply #4 on: December 21, 2014, 04:58:17 PM
Dear Doina;

Very informative video, excellent comparison.

Thanks!

May lynn


Bellarina

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Reply #5 on: December 21, 2014, 05:43:21 PM
Thanks Diona for the links,
Might try my own comparison
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Reply #6 on: December 22, 2014, 07:54:26 AM
Oh dear..... now I'm wondering how it would work using straight gum Arabic after the paint had dried...  :whistle:  I'll let you know!  ;D

Don't you just love a good experiment?!  :heeha:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #7 on: December 22, 2014, 09:18:31 AM
 :heeha: Good stuff!
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Reply #8 on: March 10, 2016, 03:25:10 PM
Hi Guys,
Me again.   I am confused, what is new!

I have a bottle of W&N Gum Arabic and I was told to use it instead of water.   I only look quickly at a couple of Dennis lessons but he uses water.

Is the information I was given (along with WC supply this am) incorrect?  Or did I just misunderstand.  The info on the bottle is not helpful "Increases brilliance, gloss and transparency of water colours.  Control (lovely word  :) ) spread of wet on wet. Reduces staining"

Thanks again.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #9 on: March 10, 2016, 03:33:57 PM
Hey Annie, go to http://www.winsornewton.com and you'll find a page with all of the info on how to use the gum arabic. You do use water, the gum arabic is only used in certain instances.  O0
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Reply #10 on: March 10, 2016, 04:15:07 PM
 O0

No problem lots of water by the ocean... and it will be poring rain for the next few days.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #11 on: March 10, 2016, 04:17:39 PM
 O0

Just for fun one day, I did a little painting using the sea water.....interesting things can happen! W/C is such fun, you are going to have a blast!  :heeha:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #12 on: March 11, 2016, 12:02:05 AM
Good for you Val for experimenting like that.  Since salt crystals make little stars on dry WC, I would speculate that sea water may have alter the way the paint dried.  I will have to try it out... but you won't catch me experimenting with my glass of wine.  No no no!
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #13 on: March 11, 2016, 04:40:47 AM
... but you won't catch me experimenting with my glass of wine.  No no no!

 :nono:      :2funny:
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Reply #14 on: March 11, 2016, 12:09:05 PM
Thank you Val for all your help, I am ready to go.

I read about Gum Arabic last night.  What caught my eye was that it slow down the drying time... this may be good for me as I am so slow drawing and painting.  If I make too many cauliflowers, I may be tempted to try, if I can find how much to add in the pot of water.

I have to say that I am amazed at how many little pieces of information I learned about WC since yesterday.  But the most important is something Dennis in his intro WC lesson about the fear of WC and all the misconceptions (I think he was talking about me in that video!!!).

So since last night, I kept saying (like the little train did):  Yes, I can!   YES, I CAN!... even if only for 2 weeks.
Cheers, Annie
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