Need help on "dipping" to paint small objects

Need help on "dipping" to paint small objects

Post by Herman De Vri » Thu, 26 Sep 1996 04:00:00



I want to use a technique I have seen (on TV) but I have not been
able to locate any information on how to proceed.

I have some small ceramic items, and I want to dip these into a
water bath on which is floating a swirl of color. When the item
is removed from the water, the swirl of color adheres to it for
a nice effect.

I haven't a clue how to proceed, what kind of paint to use, etc.
Can anyone out there help?

Thanks,

Herm

 
 
 

Need help on "dipping" to paint small objects

Post by Lory » Thu, 26 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> I want to use a technique I have seen (on TV) but I have not been
> able to locate any information on how to proceed.

> I have some small ceramic items, and I want to dip these into a
> water bath on which is floating a swirl of color. When the item
> is removed from the water, the swirl of color adheres to it for
> a nice effect.

> I haven't a clue how to proceed, what kind of paint to use, etc.
> Can anyone out there help?

> Thanks,

> Herm

I think that the stuff is called "Magic Dip". I have seen it at
Michaels. I don't know if you can use anything "generic" to get this
effect.

Lory

 
 
 

Need help on "dipping" to paint small objects

Post by LEE WA » Fri, 27 Sep 1996 04:00:00


A ladleful of OIL PAINT in water will float on top,Several different
colors will create a nice blend allowing stuff to be dipped for a unique
marbelizing effect.
                                Lee Ward

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Need help on "dipping" to paint small objects

Post by LEE WA » Fri, 27 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Take a bucket of water 2/3 full,Put a Tablespoon or two of OIL PAINT
COLORS on top. Use two colors or more,,Gently dip object Completely
under water Then lift All the while Gently ROTATING OBJECT goin under an
comin up,,LO! youll have a marbelized object! I saw this on the
Furniture show done with Wood lamp bases.........PS you may GENTLY swirl
the OIL PAINTS which are floatin on top for an interesting effect.
                               Lee Ward
-> I have some small ceramic items, and I want to dip these into a water
-> bath on which is floating a swirl of color. When the item is removed
-> from the water, the swirl of color adheres to it for a nice effect.
->
-> I haven't a clue how to proceed, what kind of paint to use, etc. Can
-> anyone out there help?

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Need help on "dipping" to paint small objects

Post by Lynniepo » Sat, 28 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
(Herman De Vries) writes:
>I have some small ceramic items, and I want to dip these into a
>water bath on which is floating a swirl of color. When the item
>is removed from the water, the swirl of color adheres to it for
>a nice effect.

>I haven't a clue how to proceed, what kind of paint to use, etc.
>Can anyone out there help?

Magic Dip is a kit you can buy, but I've seen objects decorated with oil
paints in a bucket of water. Dribble oil paints onto the water, where
they'll float...gently drag with a toothpick or a comb to make swirls,
then dip object into bucket, turning, then lift up. The Magic Dip
technique has you blow the paint away from the center of the water while
the object is still submerged, to keep from adding a second layer of paint
on the way up... Martha Stewart decorated glass Xmas ornaments with this
method.
 
 
 

Need help on "dipping" to paint small objects

Post by Lorraine You » Tue, 01 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Generically,  float oil based paint in the water.  Take a stick and swirl
the water.  Dip


: > I have some small ceramic items, and I want to dip these into a
: > water bath on which is floating a swirl of color. When the item
: > is removed from the water, the swirl of color adheres to it for
: > a nice effect.
: >
: I think that the stuff is called "Magic Dip". I have seen it at
: Michaels. I don't know if you can use anything "generic" to get this
: effect.

: Lory

--
Lorraine Young

Welland Ontario Canada

 
 
 

Need help on "dipping" to paint small objects

Post by Lori246 » Fri, 11 Oct 1996 04:00:00


I think if you mix borax in the water, you can use any type of paint such
as acrylic. Not sure of the amounts though.

Lori