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PostSubject: Re: Are you too Miserly with your paint? How to Change That.   Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:29 pm

Callie, I'll pick up some Clove Oil. Thank you! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Are you too Miserly with your paint? How to Change That.   Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:09 pm

Added advantage with the clove oil - it smells really nice when you take the lid off your palette
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PostSubject: Re: Are you too Miserly with your paint? How to Change That.   Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:04 am

Callie wrote:
Even if the cold wasn't an issue, I'd still stick with the clove oil. I don't usually have the room in the fridge or freezer. A little clove oil makes it possible to leave the palette anywhere and still have soft, workable paint.

Really what is clove oil exactly? Any brand I should look for? I have a health food grocery store about 8 blocks from me I bought my walnut oil there.

I have a masterson stay wet palette and have never had to add anything to my oils, but then again I've only been using them since about August/Sept of this year, summer could be an entirely different story on the quality of my oil paints.

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PostSubject: Re: Are you too Miserly with your paint? How to Change That.   Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:08 am

Callie wrote:
I've just got one big one that I use for all the tubes:



I think I might get a few of those individual tube wringers for a few select colors - thanks, Judy!

I've only seen the plastic ones where did you find a metal one at?
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PostSubject: Re: Are you too Miserly with your paint? How to Change That.   Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:31 pm

I got it from ASW on line.
You can find clove oil at health food stores and drugstores (Walgreen's) - they sell it for tooth aches. I don't mix it into my paints. Just put a few drops on a cotton ball or Q-tip and put it in the palette with the paints.
I've got one palette that I've been using for 3 weeks now, the paint is still soft.
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PostSubject: Re: Are you too Miserly with your paint? How to Change That.   Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:17 pm

Wow, three weeks is impressive. Ill have to check out the clove oil. It sounds even better than putting it in the refrigerator.

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PostSubject: Re: Are you too Miserly with your paint? How to Change That.   Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:26 pm

Judy - I picked up a baggie of those tube wringers at Dick Blick today.
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PostSubject: Re: Are you too Miserly with your paint? How to Change That.   Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:32 pm

Do you have a local Dick Blick Outlet? Wow, if you do.

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PostSubject: Re: Are you too Miserly with your paint? How to Change That.   Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:41 am

At one time we had 2. I'm lucky to be close to the remaining one and a very large (privately owned) art supply/framing store.
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