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I'll be using Woodland Scenics' "Realistic Water" for the first time in a little while, on a project I've been thinking about for awhile. I've done a fair bit of research, and while I have almost all questions answered, I still have one.
What I'll be doing with the realistic water is lightly colouring it (with food colouring, which I understand is best for the transparent look), and creating a few large "pustules" with it by layering it into some transparent plastic half-globes that are about 2cm diameter (so I'll need a few layers). If this sounds wierd, trust me, I've seen it done already and I'm reproducing someone else's work.
So, is it possible to take some of the Water, pour it into a jar, colour it there, and then use what's in the jar to layer the pustules over a period of a few days? Or would what's in the jar start to congeal, even if I had a tight lid on it? I ask because I worry about getting an evenly-coloured series of layers in the pustule if I put a drop of colour into each layer.
I'm sure this is a trivial issue for all the rambling I've done, but if anyone has experience with layering coloured Realistic Water or if they've had some kept in a separate jar, I'd appreciate the input.
I have never used water effects...
But if this is not a mixed ratio epoxy type product... in other words you aren't mixing in a curing agent... just a colorant? Then keeping it air tight should keep it usable over a period of a few days.
But you may want to look into what kind of solvent it uses... or is it water based?
Use just a small amount (hopefully it is just water) and pour it over what is left in your jar... don't mix it.
This is called a vapor barrier and it keeps the air inside the jar from coming in direct contact with the product... should help keep it longer?