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Createx Illustration Transparent base

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting!' started by GregStith, Feb 26, 2017.


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    The CI transparent base seems too thick to me. This may be normal but I figured I'd check with you guys. I made a video using CI black, CI trans base, and Etac trans base. The CI base seems thicker, stringier by comparison.
    By the way I did shake all bottles the same beforehand.


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    I haven't use the CI base, but the Wicked behaves similarly, its pretty viscous, but shoots really well, just needs a thorough mix with whatever its added to, and I would add that to paint first, then if needed add reducer for low pressure work.
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    It just puzzles me that it would be thicker than the paint.
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    It may have a bit mor binder in it to get the pigment to cling to it. It is only to increase the transparency of the color, not to make it flow better, so I doubt you would need much at all. Most of the time you would add it only to a mix if you add opaque white or black for tinting purposes and to buff a color into an opaque. At least that is why I would use it.


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    Yes thicker than the paint, never occurred to me until reading your post! Sprays fine through my Microns straight from the bottle, I use it all the time :)
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    Etac is so much thinner then Createx Illustration which is why people love it so much for tip dry etc!
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    I love Etac on other substrates but not on this synthetic paper. I'm thinking of getting the ag-2050 to add to the Etac for this paper.
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    I'm hearing you, I have had success and failure with that combo!! I think 4G paper for the win!
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    As well as increasing transparency and other uses, it also adds body back to over reduced paint. With no pigment there's nothing to clog and being a little thicker isn't an issue.
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    With the 2050 you will loose the ability to erase and scratch.


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