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Hello to all. I have read that you should not use Dammar varnish over Dorland's - but is it possible to use Dorlands over Dammar without creating problems?See More
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Gamvar Satin

Posted by Loraine Mayne on November 10, 2019 at 3:16pm 2 Comments

I have a large panel that i used Gamblin cold wax and oil paint, in a 50/50 ratio......let everything dry and painted on a coat of Gamvar satin, and I could see lines from the brush, so I let that dry a few days and did another coat with a foam roller, which made it more even but still see some uneven areas. There are areas which have thicker paint than others, so my question is, should I put on another coat ?

Encaustic paint

Posted by Martha Sue Reynolds on July 8, 2017 at 8:53am 1 Comment

I have some in caustic paint. I have switched to cold wax. Can I use the encaustic paint for the cold wax projects?

a thought for you:

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"I observed an old, almost dead Oak tree. Deeply gashed,
it had managed to survive it's wound. A scar, unhealed in some places, spiraled upward as the tree continued to grow. Its relevance informed me. A line, drawn boldly with force, to mimic the tree's attempt to endure.

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Does anyone have any information when the Cold Wax book is being released? I know the early copies have already gone out.

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DAMMAR AND DORLAND'S

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Hello to all. I have read that you should not use Dammar varnish over Dorland's - but is it possible to use Dorlands over Dammar without creating problems?Continue

Cw followed by neat oils then glazing

Started by Lee-Ann Rodwell Feb 8. 0 Replies

Forgot one more question...Is it okay to glaze (wn blending & gazing medium or liquin) over a background of cold wax which has a neat oil paint portrait (maybe touch linseed oil) on top?Much appreciated.Lee-AnnContinue

Neat oil paint over cold wax

Started by Lee-Ann Rodwell Feb 8. 0 Replies

Hi thereI’m new to cold wax. I’m wanting to create backgrounds for my portraits using cold wax and then paint on top using neat oils (possibly touch linseed oil if necessary).Should I wait for the cw to dry completely before painting over?Is this…Continue

Fumes!!!

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Ok after 30 + years of using oil paint I did it...I was overcome by the fumes this past weekend.  I have great ventilation but the long day of using oil paints, solvents and cold wax was just too much.  Headache, dizzy and I wanted to puke.  So here…Continue

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Painting with Dorland's Cold Wax Medium article

Created by Rebecca Crowell Apr 18, 2010 at 11:35am. Last updated by Rebecca Crowell Apr 18, 2010.

Basic Cold Wax and Oil Procedures

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