TO MIX POWDER
To mix paint, use a tile and pour out a small amount of
powder. Add a couple of drops of your mixing medium. I prefer Rynne's Non-Dry Mixing
Medium because it will keep your paints open (wet) for a very long time and the oil will
not separate from your paint. With a palette knife mix the paint in a circular motion
until the consistency is toothpaste. If it is to dry or thick add another drop of oil and
mix. After your paint is mixed put the paint on your palette.
TO CONVERT OVERGLAZE PAINTS
INTO MATT PAINTS
You will need a matting agent such as mattversatz or
zinc oxide. You mix 2/3 china paints to 1/3 matting agent. If you are using high gold
content colors like purples and pinks the proportions would be 1/2 china paint and 1/2
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OVERGLAZE PAINTS TO GLASS PAINTS
You will need Flux. You would mix 2/3 china paint to
1/3 flux. If you are using high gold content colors like purples and pinks the proportions
would be 1/2 china paint to 1/2 flux.
PAINTING WITH REDS
Often times reds have tendencies to fire out. So I
suggest you fire them a little cooler at 018 or 019 cone. When applying the reds you also
need to paint a little heavier and use less oil to paint somewhat drier.
USING BASE FOR RAISED GOLD
Mix powder with enamel medium or a closed medium to a
putty consistency. Thin with clean gum turpentine until the mixture strings. Apply and let
it dry. Fire at 017. Mix a small amount at a time
because it dries fast. You can add more gum turpentine to the mixture as long as it
strings. Once it starts to flatten discard mixture and start all over.