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lorrayne



Joined: 17 Dec 2004
Posts: 221
Location: Hampshire
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 15 2:44 pm    Post subject: Paint  Reply with quote    

I'm looking for a paint that is water based if possible - I'm trying to achieve the mother of pearl effect inside a shell and I hope to paint the inside of a large clam shell I have made from paper mache - can anyone a suggest a supplier/brand/make ??

L

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33857
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 15 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, emulsion paint is essentially water based. Tester pots from B&Q?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44144
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 15 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It'll need a varnish of some kind to add lustre, easy to blend emulsion colours too.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 15 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

making a MOP effect paint is not easy(especially if it must be water based) .

as it is a paper based project using layers of thinned pva and fine tissue paper (bleach and brusho can adjust the colors)is a good bet to give a pleasant finish .

this might give an effect close to MOP with a bit of practice, it can be quite an adaptable technique.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 15 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think there is a method of making a sort of marbled effect if that is what you are after using oil based paint floated on water. If you put marbling into a search engine, you should come up with the method.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 7580
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 15 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know this is not water based but as an alternative idea, what about painting it with nail varnish? Loads of different lustre effects!

lorrayne



Joined: 17 Dec 2004
Posts: 221
Location: Hampshire
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 15 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for the suggestions.
L

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