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post #51 of 55 Old 01-07-10, 05:10 AM
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No worries, I have seen a few metallic art paints for sale but have no way of knowing if they contain mica or metal flakes etc.
The paint that we are testing as a sort of alternative to CSMS is actually a mica-based paint. We have found that the negative refractive attributes of mica can be controlled if enough opaque paint is in the mix. Would you have any problems getting the Liquitex BASICS Matt paints locally or via mail order/internet?

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I really appreciate the time you guys spend doing this. An odd hobby but strangely alluring! I am a development scientist and this stuff appeals to me. Just bought myself a Wagner CS so I must be getting serious!
I know what you mean about strangely alluring! I had no idea DIY screen mixes would become my primary hobby when I got into this about 2 years ago. I can tell you it's been a wild ride so far with no end in sight. There are some that feel that everything that can be learned about DIY screens has been done; they are SO wrong!
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Re: The search for a craft smart metallic silver substitute for use in the UK and Europe.

Liquitex is available in NZ!

As I'm making a double sided screen I have two choices to make. Currently I'm experimenting with Black Widow for the "dark side". The "light side" will either be an N8.5-9 neutral grey, a lightened BW mix or an NZ C&S if I can get it right!
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Liquitex is available in NZ!
You would specifically need their BASICS MATT series of paints (like these).

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As I'm making a double sided screen I have two choices to make. Currently I'm experimenting with Black Widow for the "dark side". The "light side" will either be an N8.5-9 neutral grey, a lightened BW mix or an NZ C&S if I can get it right!
If you can get the Liquitex BASICS MATT paints ('Titanium White' and 'Silver'), and would be willing to experiment with a N8.7 mix (perhaps it could be brought up to a true N9) let me know. This is the mix that is slated to become Cream&Sugar International™ if things continue to work out right.
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If you can get the Liquitex BASICS MATT paints ('Titanium White' and 'Silver'), and would be willing to experiment with a N8.7 mix (perhaps it could be brought up to a true N9) let me know. This is the mix that is slated to become Cream&Sugar International™ if things continue to work out right.
I have seen the BASICS range here so I would be very interested in trying this out.

I have a range of mixes that I'm testing now, 2 lightened BW, Straight BW and even a darkened BW. Also have some N8.4 Grey (212 212 212) in eggshell (lowest sheen they had) and mixes of Dulux Vivid white with Black for comparison testing.

EDIT: I can get both Liquitex BASICS MATT Titanium White and Silver locally! Hopefully I can get a base paint to match the requirements too...

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I have seen the BASICS range here so I would be very interested in trying this out.

I have a range of mixes that I'm testing now, 2 lightened BW, Straight BW and even a darkened BW. Also have some N8.4 Grey (212 212 212) in eggshell (lowest sheen they had) and mixes of Dulux Vivid white with Black for comparison testing.

EDIT: I can get both Liquitex BASICS MATT Titanium White and Silver locally! Hopefully I can get a base paint to match the requirements too...
Alrighty then, I'll start a new thread on this and call this experimental mix HTS-X3. And there is no "base paint".
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