Monday, 27 June 2011

Life Saving Accessory

If you use Genesis Heatset paints for any length of time one of the things you will eventually find that annoys you is dust in your paint.  It's never easy to guess how much paint you will need for a particular baby and if you are like me and like to mix your own shades it's never easy to remember exactly what quantities of each colour...   I always ended up with tons of paint going to waste or sitting in my pallet and going dry and dusty over the hours, specially overnight. 

And then a moment of genius struck, it does happen on occasion,  little jars, that's what I needed.  And what an amazing bonus they have been... cheap and cheerful but so useful.  Mix your paint as you normally would 1 part GHSP to 10 parts thinner is the usual ratio.   

I like to mix up a lot of my favourite colours and I can relax in the knowledge that once the lid is on the jar my paints will remain dust free and the thinners won't evaporate too quickly either. 


GHSP lasts indefinitely inside the jars, some of my paints have been in my jars for months I just keep topping up with thinners and additional paint if I am running low.

The paints do separate from the thinners and float to the bottom of the jar over time. But don't let this concern you,  the paint is just heavier than the thinners so the particles of paint will drop down... but a quick shake of your closed jar mixes the paint back up.

Do make sure to test your paint thickness however as even with the lid closed tight thinners will evaporate to some degree so you may need to add extra

I do bring empty jars with me and have them on my tables at dollshows so if you want to grab a set of 6 for £4 pop by and see me. 

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