MAGIC DIP

MAGIC DIP

Post by Valeri » Tue, 21 Nov 1995 04:00:00



I saw a craft item named MAGIC DIP on the Carol Duval show, but
so far, I have been unable to find it in any craft store,
(Jo Anns, Ben Franklins etc.)  

Magic Dip is paint colors that are placed by small drops on the top of
water in a large container/bucket.  The paint colors are then
blown around to swirl/mix the colors.

Then, things such as vases, boxes, clothing articles, etc., are dipped
into the paint mixture and they come out all swirled.  

Does anyone know where I can order this product


Thank you

 
 
 

MAGIC DIP

Post by Valeri » Tue, 21 Nov 1995 04:00:00


I'm looking for MAJIC DIP, a type of paint that is
dropped by small dabs onto the top of water in a container/bucket.

Then different colors are then blown around to swirl.  Items such
as vases, clothing, boxes, etc., are dipped into the paint/water
and become swirled with all the colors.

I've tried Jo Ann Fabrics & Ben franklin.  Everyone knows what
I'm talking about but no one carries the product.

If saw Magic Dip demonstrated on the Carol Duvall Show.  

Does anyone have an address/supplier info where I can order
this product?


(This might be a duplicated request, I had some trouble sending
messages this morning)

Thank you

 
 
 

MAGIC DIP

Post by Patricia Bobk » Tue, 21 Nov 1995 04:00:00


Greetings,

Saw an ad in Crafts 'n Things from Pro Chemical & Dye Inc.

"Color on Fiber made easy, simple, non-toxic, room temp permanent dyes
and inks for marbling, tie dye, painting, printing and dyeing, no
steaming".

Free Catalog  P.O. Box 14, Dept CT, Somerset, MA  02726

Thought it might help.

Pat

 
 
 

MAGIC DIP

Post by Barbara Valle » Wed, 22 Nov 1995 04:00:00


I saw a demo of MAGIC DIP about a year ago and could not find it
anywhere.  Then about 6 months ago saw it at MIchael's - $5 for a 1/2
oz bottle which I thought was a little pricey.  Anyway, about two
months ago all the little bottles were in a 90% off bin so I guess it
wasn't as popular an item as they first thought.  Here's the address of
the manufacturer.  Perhaps they can tell you who their distributor is:
    Latham Sutdios, Inc.  405 W. Franklin St., Baltimore MD  21201-1800

++Barb


Quote:

>I'm looking for MAJIC DIP, a type of paint that is
>dropped by small dabs onto the top of water in a container/bucket.

>Then different colors are then blown around to swirl.  Items such
>as vases, clothing, boxes, etc., are dipped into the paint/water
>and become swirled with all the colors.

>I've tried Jo Ann Fabrics & Ben franklin.  Everyone knows what
>I'm talking about but no one carries the product.

>If saw Magic Dip demonstrated on the Carol Duvall Show.  

>Does anyone have an address/supplier info where I can order
>this product?


>(This might be a duplicated request, I had some trouble sending
>messages this morning)

>Thank you

 
 
 

MAGIC DIP

Post by Chriss » Wed, 22 Nov 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>  I'm looking for MAJIC DIP, a type of paint that is
>  dropped by small dabs onto the top of water in a container/bucket.

>  Then different colors are then blown around to swirl.  Items such
>  as vases, clothing, boxes, etc., are dipped into the paint/water
>  and become swirled with all the colors.



Valerie,

I tried e-mailing this message to you but I'm not sure if
it worked so I'm going to post it here also.

My Michaels store (Georgia) is carrying this product (just
started about 2 months ago).  I got Magic Dip 3 years
ago at a Christmas show in Phoenix.  Right now it is in
a box (which one  =)  ) in my craft closet.  I will get it out
tomorrow (when my husband is home) and give you their
address so you can order from them directly.

--Sorry it can't be sooner.  

I was pretty impressed with the product but it is a *little*
bit hard to get the Borax mixture right.


Chrissy

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Post by KnitnKit » Thu, 23 Nov 1995 04:00:00


While you can buy the stuff shown on TV, you really do not need anything
more than paints you can buy in the craft store.  Just because she had a
bucket you could see through, doesn't mean you can't use a zinc bucket, a
punch bowl, or any similar item.  If you only want to dip small items,
then you can use a shallow bowl, such as a Coolwhip container.
To do the marbleizing, you just drop paint (I use acrylic) onto the water.
 You can use liquid starch to float them on if you wish but a bucket would
take a lot of starch.  You mkay need to thin down the acrylic paint a bit.
 If it sinks to the bottom, thin it  little by little until a drop stays
on the top of the water. then add more colors.  You can add glitter to the
water too.  If using paper or fabrics to marbleize, dip the center in
first then let the ends sink down to the water, so as to keep air out.  If
you get a bubble underneath, you won't get any color on the fabric at that
point.  
To swirl, use a piece of comb, a piece of card withthe end snipped to the
distance you want for the swirls to be apart, or use chopsticks or skewers
tied togethert to swirl.  Don't overtswirl.  You'll lose the attractive
patterns and get mud.

Good luck and enjoy. and gloat over the money you saved, as the paints can
be bought for as little as 44 cents when they're on special.  Joy

 
 
 

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Post by KnitnKit » Sun, 26 Nov 1995 04:00:00


RE Norman's query,at our art group  we used plain acrylic paint on top of
water (thin the paint down a bit) to marbleize ribbon, cards, paper, etc.
Had no problems and it looked great.  Particularly business cards. Joy
 
 
 

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Post by awhi » Mon, 27 Nov 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

>I'm looking for MAJIC DIP, a type of paint that is
>dropped by small dabs onto the top of water in a container/bucket.

>Then different colors are then blown around to swirl.  Items such
>as vases, clothing, boxes, etc., are dipped into the paint/water
>and become swirled with all the colors.

>I've tried Jo Ann Fabrics & Ben franklin.  Everyone knows what
>I'm talking about but no one carries the product.

>If saw Magic Dip demonstrated on the Carol Duvall Show.  

>Does anyone have an address/supplier info where I can order
>this product?


>(This might be a duplicated request, I had some trouble sending
>messages this morning)

>Thank you

>Hi!  Just yesterday, I saw this technique demonstrated on "Cityline"

from Toronto, Canada.  They didn't use any particular product; instead
they relied on oil and water not mixing.  Into a bucket of water, a small
amount of OIL paint was added.  The object to be painted was submerged
(with a string tied around it for retrieval) and twirled.  The
demonstrator of the project was from "Benjamin Moore Paints", so they may
have more info in one of their pamphlets (there's a book by this woman
too...$10.00 Canadian) if you dropped into one of their shops.  Good Luck!
 
 
 

MAGIC DIP

Post by Anne Robichea » Sun, 17 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> > RE Norman's query,at our art group  we used plain acrylic paint on top of
> > water (thin the paint down a bit) to marbleize ribbon, cards, paper, etc.
> > Had no problems and it looked great.  Particularly business cards. Joy

> Or you can use gelatin instead of  water.  Keeps the  paints from
> thinning/mixing so easily.

> Cyli

You can also dissolve Borax in your water. It helps the paint to
float. I use about 2 Tbsp. in 1? inches of water (9x14 inch pan).
Borax may be found in the laundry soap section of your grocery
store.

Anne