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Old 08-28-2010, 03:37 PM
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Question Mixing oil paint with Dust Crushed Glass ?

I saw a teacher in my area mixing his oil paints with something that sort of looked like glitter. The effects were absolutely beautiful. When the sunlight hit the painting it had a unique shine to it. I asked, and he said he used silica mesh.

Digging on the Internet, all I found was Dust Crushed Glass. Is the the same thing? Have anyone used it?

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:47 AM
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Re: Mixing oil paint with Dust Crushed Glass ?

That sounds very interesting. I can't help you out but at least I have bumped you back up to top of page and someone else may now read this and be able to help both of us now
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:12 AM
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Re: Mixing oil paint with Dust Crushed Glass ?

don't know precisely what he used but there are all sorts of things you can add to paints for effect

i used to use something called " metalflake " for custom car painting

when added to clear or slightly colour tinted semmi transparent finnishes

it refracts sunlight in multi colours ( simmilar to a C.D. disk )

it is very expensive though

so i get the feeling it could have been something else ( i'll look for a link !! )
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Re: Mixing oil paint with Dust Crushed Glass ?

" mirra flake " is what i described

but here's a link it may or may not be what he had

http://www.metalflakecorp.com/flake_chart.php?menu=37
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:51 AM
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Re: Mixing oil paint with Dust Crushed Glass ?

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" mirra flake " is what i described

but here's a link it may or may not be what he had

http://www.metalflakecorp.com/flake_chart.php?menu=37

Thanks for the input and the link. I really appreciate it.

I may just buy the glass as is under 20 dollars and give it a try. I will let you know how it turns out.
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