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30 Jul 2010 - 14:0537445
Colour pigment in liquid latex
I've read around and it seems like it's possible to mix colour pigment into liquid latex, and that's what some people do when they do body paintings.

Would anyone know what sort of pigments those are, and where to get them?

Also, if I was using plastazote and I've made the latex mix in the colour I want, does that mean I can paint that straight on and not seal it with something like isoflex?


30 Jul 2010 - 15:5237451
Acrylics work fine with latex, that's how all my masks are coloured and they don't need any sort of finishing coat, mixed with the latex they just become part of it, stretchy \o/

Though I've had a real tough time doing anything resembling gradients or transitions so there may well be better routes.


30 Jul 2010 - 19:2437462
it's possible to pigment latex with a few different paints. acrylic is best after proper (more costly) latex pigment. for most applications, acrylic is fine.

the big rule is never *ever* pigment with metallics, as the tiny metal particles rub together when they're suspended in the dry latex, generate heat and slowly burn the latex, which in turn causes it to do a year's worth of degrading in a few hours. surface painting with metallics is fine though, but then it will need sealing with isoflex.


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30 Jul 2010 - 20:1137466
Oooh, thanks! It's good to know I can use acrylics with it! Though, what a bummer, I want to use silver paint. =/ Guess this means latex -> paint -> sealant, then.


30 Jul 2010 - 20:5437469
Would/does food colouring work?
I've only got a little tube of liquid latex and I use it mainly for scars


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30 Jul 2010 - 21:3737472
Quote Pez:
Oooh, thanks! It's good to know I can use acrylics with it! Though, what a bummer, I want to use silver paint. =/ Guess this means latex -> paint -> sealant, then.


you *can* get non metal metallics, but they are bank balance assassins. i think tomps does some...

Quote ZeroSilence:
Would/does food colouring work?
I've only got a little tube of liquid latex and I use it mainly for scars


hmmm.... i honestly don't know. i doubt it, because it would have an obviously longer dry time to latex's cure time (the reason acrylic works is because the two materials cure at similar speeds).

you could test it, but tbh, i'd expect the colourant to "leak" out of the latex


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30 Jul 2010 - 22:2037477
Quote xaerael:

hmmm.... i honestly don't know. i doubt it, because it would have an obviously longer dry time to latex's cure time (the reason acrylic works is because the two materials cure at similar speeds).

you could test it, but tbh, i'd expect the colourant to "leak" out of the latex


Okay! Thank you! n_nb


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