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  • Unicorn Spit Experiment

    Decided to run a little test on dilution of Unicorn Spit dye for myself. This is BB ply, sanded to 320. I used a baby medicine syringe to measure 1 ml of dye into a cup for the test. (100%) Then I added 1 ml of water to get to 50%, and another 1 ml to cut to 25%. To mark the areas, I used a #2 pencil to lightly mark the percentage of the dilution.
    When looking at the image, 100 is at 6 o'clock, 50 is at 9 and 25 is at 12. A blank is included for reference.
    Still trying to decide what I am going to use on some initial ornaments I have cut--but awaiting color.
    ​​​​​​​Photo shot in deep shade so the would be no glare.
    Jim
    When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
    Too early to leave, too late to call in.

  • #2
    The 50% and 25% dilutions look exactly alike to me. Is that stuff a paint or stain?
    Tony

    My Son-in-law said "Darnit, I cut this board twice, now. And it's still too short."

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    • #3
      Supposed to be a stain. I noticed the same thing. Trying to see how thin to get the grain to show. Might have to go down a few more notches.
      It will stain the hands if you're not careful. Took my gloves off for a second and got the "yellow hand".
      Jim
      When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
      Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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      • #4
        When you dilute the 50% mixture with 1 ml, you will have a 33% mixture (1 part stain and 2 parts water). Would have to add one more ml to have a 1 part stain, 3 parts water (25%).
        Interesting result. I have sensed in the past that dilution doesn't seem to be linear to my eyes.
        "Time to Give Back"

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        • #5
          I knew my math was shaky. Sad considering that 35 years ago, pharmaceutical math was my strength as a paramedic. Time and lack of use dulls all.
          Jim
          When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
          Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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          • #6
            The article went as low as 10% and really showed the grain. It also said it washes of easily. How about your "yellow hand"?
            Denny
            ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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            • #7
              It did disappear after a bit, but you better believe I will NOT take my gloves off while that stuff is open and in play.
              Jim
              When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
              Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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              • #8
                Here is my experiment with diluting the stain. Put some stain in a cup, added some water. The first one is with some drops of water. The green and Orange are full strength mixing colors. The second one is a few more drops added to the red. The dark color is 2 colors mixed. I do like the grain showing through. Not very scientific, but I like the result! And in the end, that’s all that matters.
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                Betty

                "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by will8989 View Post
                  Here is my experiment with diluting the stain. Put some stain in a cup, added some water. The first one is with some drops of water. The green and Orange are full strength mixing colors. The second one is a few more drops added to the red. The dark color is 2 colors mixed. I do like the grain showing through. Not very scientific, but I like the result! And in the end, that’s all that matters.
                  Frame it and you have some art for your new kitchen!
                  Jim
                  When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
                  Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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