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I just buy some medium from folkart, yes i use that paint and i use too GW paint. I just want to know what can we do with it, i know it useful for blending but i'm still learning to use it.I hear we can use it for a glaze but i don't understand well what is a glaze.Can someone help me?
There are different kinds of mediums. Some change the viscoscity of paints. Depending on what kind you use it can definitely help with blending as will using an extender that extends the drying time of the paint.
A glaze is a thinnned layer of paint. It is thinned almost to a transparency. Glazing is usually when you use a transparent color to blend your highlights and shadow together. Inks when thinned also make good glazes. You can also add ink to a medium to thicken it up.
Last edited by slorak; March 29th, 2005 at 02:49.
I got a medium that extende the paint drying time and make it more transparency if i reminber.
But where do you put the glaze?Do you have some exemple?I'm don't understand alot the tech of blending so can you explain more of the blending?
Ok - for example. Lets say you were painting some red power armor. You have a base coat color, you applied a brown ink for the shading, and have been adding ever lighter red in smaller areas building up the highlights. Now you have come to a point where the highlights are not really red anymore so you want to tie the whole armor color together. You would use a glaze to achieve this effect. You could take a red base color and thin it down to a transparent color and paint over the entire armor area. The transparent quality will let the shadow and darker reds show through but with a "red quality) from the glaze at the same time it will "tint" the lightest areas to blend in better as a whole. You could use like I said a red paint or even a red ink and thin it down. That is predominantly what glazing is for. It changes the color and tints it without destroying the underlaying color transitions.Originally Posted by virus646
Hope this helps out more.
So it like a blending effect more easy?Do you have a picture of a surface glazed?
Here is an example of how I used a red ink as a glaze to tie in the darker shadow areas of the robe with the brighter highlights.
Keep in mind that this effect can be used for just about anything. I use glazing quite often. You can even use it to change the color properties of an area. For instance I am working on a Soul Drinker Chaplain right now and I don't particularly like the stark grey highlights that people use on black so i decided to paint him in shades of grey and then "Glaze" him with a watered down black ink. This way the armor is predominantly black with a hint of lighter areas where the grey still shows through but in a more muted manner.
Wow nice robe, one question did you glaze on all the robe?
For a glaze you add medium to a paint or ink?I got FolkArt Â® Mediums extender.
I want to paint the robe of a space marine sniper blue.I got blue ink,regal blue for shade and a more light blue like on this link or ice blue from citadel for even more light.
Can you say me how do it good like you?
I use a mixture of Water, Future Floor Wax, and an extender (I believe the ratio is 50% water, 30% Future, 20% extender). So if I thin an ink color down or even a paint I use this mixture. Depending on how thin I want to go I will in general use a 3:1 ratio of paint to mixture. The idea for the most part (paints) is to get them to the consistency of cream. When I thin an ink it is because I don't want such a strong pigment.
Here are my thoughts on craft paints:
They are great for terrain pieces and such where a fine finish is not so much a top priority. I don't recommend them for miniatures due to the fact that there are better paints with much smaller pigments in them. I prefer vallejo paints but have heard that reaper pro series paints are good and also come in the eye dropper bottles. The problem with GW paints is they tend to dry out and I dislike not having the eye dropper bottles. Craft paints tend to use larger pigments and add chalk to the mixture. When thinned too much they leave a "chalky" look to them.
As for the robes above - yes I applied the ink "Glaze" across the entire robes to help tie all the reds together. The shading on it was a brown so I wanted to add a red tint to it to help blend it together while still keeping the shadows and highlights mostly intact.
Hope this helps you out.
The problem with valejjo or GW is the cost,way to high for game level painting.I only want to paint long time on small group of fig like sniper,hero,tank,assault guy but not for the tactical.Craft paint cost nothing and that why i love it and i dosen't get problem thin it now.
CAn you help me for painting the robe ?
The old saying - you get what you pay for - happens to be true. A bottle of vallejo will cost you about $3. It may be smaller but you need to look at it in the context of what you are painting. The amount of paint you use on a miniature is minimal. I guarantee you will get a better quality paintjob using paint that was specifically designed for miniatures. You will also be surprised at how long it lasts.
I have used camo green extensively over lots of miniatures and I haven't even gone through half a bottle of it yet. Same with several other colors I use regularly. The key I have found is with the dropper bottles you waste less paint and it is easier to get your formulations...
At any rate - to each their own opinions right!
What specific information are you looking for in painting a robe? In general you want to pick a medium color for the base, wash it (glaze) it with a darker color (not necessarily in the same family - such as using brown on a red robe), then start highlighting up the raised areas with successive lighter shades until you are happy with it. You can always apply a thin glaze at the end to tie the colors together better.