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Old 07-28-2017, 01:52 PM
Rohit61 Rohit61 is offline
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Using Liquitex Slow-dri Blending gel as a retarder

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Can I use Liquitex Slow-dri Blending gel as a retarder for my Speedball water based block inks ??

any thoughts ?

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Old 07-28-2017, 02:33 PM
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Re: Using Liquitex Slow-dri Blending gel as a retarder

From what I've read/heard there is some retarder in the Slo-dri blending gel, but since it's an acrylic based product it might not react well with the Speedball water based printmaking inks as they can be reactivated when wet, so my thought is the blending gel may separate from the ink. I would use the Speedball water based ink retarder.

I can say that I was working recently on a gelatin plate with acrylics and then switched to ink halfway through and my brayer which I had not washed, but merely rolled out on paper got all gummed up and there were chunks of paint peeling off onto the plate.

Not sure if that helps.
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