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Old 12-09-2007, 06:36 PM
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Plastic paint medium

Hello, I've been googling til I can google no more. I've come across this type of artwork and wonder how its bought or made?

This was done by artist Josignacio and is refered to as "plastic paint medium".
I've also seen this by an Irish artist Fiona Scannell (below) in person. It's the central spot that I'm interested in replicating. It is flexible, shiny and has a sort of plastic consistency. There appears to be different dyes/pigments used or perhaps its something simpler? Any help would be great?

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Old 12-09-2007, 07:52 PM
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Re: Plastic paint medium

Beco, these are indeed interesting paintings but "plastic paint medium" could mean several things like "plastic paint" which I wonder if it could be just enamel paint or if there is a medium for plastic paint. I honestly don't know what pastic paint is. Maybe what you could do would be to google Golden products or Liquitex and see if you come up with something similar. I would also ask at a hardware store.
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Old 12-09-2007, 08:03 PM
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Re: Plastic paint medium

Thanks mary,
I think it could be epoxy mixed with some pigments ..... been doing more looking about. Perhaps its made by mixing in oil paints through the epoxy.
Check this http://www.sydneywoodturners.com.au/...ues/epoxy.html
States that adding oils to epoxy gives it a "weak rubbery consistency".
Perhaps the plastic paint medium is just a term for the technique. What ye think?
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Old 12-09-2007, 08:26 PM
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Re: Plastic paint medium

Very interesting, Beco. Yes, I felt the term was just a way to explain the medium. That link is very tempting. I have saved it to try out maybe in January after this busy month.

Don't forget to post if you try this out, I will be looking forward to seeing your work.
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:18 AM
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Re: Plastic paint medium

Plastic paint could also refer to acrylics.
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Re: Plastic paint medium

I think Howard is right on this. The effect of the first piece can be achieved with gel. I mix color into Novacolor's gel media. There are several kinds and I use flex gel and Nova gel. This first painting looks like It is probably a stiffer gel; The wreath could be achieved by putting down a thick layer of colored gel and picking through it perhaps, or even using a string gel. The only plastic paint I know of it paint used for plastic products which is a thin paint.
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Re: Plastic paint medium

Pouring Medium made by Liquitex.

http://www.dick-blick.com/items/020/...group3ww-l.jpg


I am thinking acrylic house paint, though.
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Re: Plastic paint medium

http://www.answers.com/topic/plastic-paint-medium-1

"Plastic Paint Medium, is a painting technique created by artist Josignacio in 1984, this technique consists of the use of epoxy resins as an "agglutinating medium" and "pigments" as colorants, obtaining as a result of a real plastic finish with a new visual effect."

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