Like a lot of other people, I've been trying to paint realistic flames lately. I am limited to using water based paints and have had problems trying to pull it off without using candies like you would with urethane. I've tried thinning my transparent paints, stretching them with extenders and nothing seemed to work. I was about to give up on it when I thought of one more thing that might do the job. I had some glossy top coat from badger sitting here and thought about using food coloring to dye it. So I threw down some white lines on a black piece of paper real quick and put about 15 drops of clear, 6 drops of food coloring(green is all that I had on hand) and thinned it like I normally thinned my paints. I sprayed it as if it were a candy and it came out pretty good I think. It did not discolor the black background at all and tented the white nicely. I'm going to pick up some more colors tomorrow to give the flames another shot. I wanted to post a picture of my test panel but I'm having trouble sending it from my phone to my computer for some reason. When I get it sorted out I'll post it for you all.
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