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Kate

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on: January 03, 2012, 10:00:15 PM
Have just started painting with acrylic can one use zelkin or is it just for oil?


claude

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Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 10:01:45 PM
Hi! Welcome! What is Zelkin?
If not now, when? If not me, who?


Kate

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Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 10:11:07 PM
Hi Claude it is a glazing medium so was wondering as I am not sure what one would use for acrylic to give it that shine?


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Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012, 10:13:56 PM
 :welcome: Kate,

I'm new here as well and I'm enjoying meeting everyone. Its a great art site  O0

Look forward to seeing some of your work

Cheers Bruce


Kate

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Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012, 10:21:07 PM
Hi Bruce im still figuring out how to load a photo of myself but yes its a great site am really excited to find it.


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Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012, 10:24:46 PM
 :welcome:kate!  This is a great site with wonderful people! You will enjoy it here.
Christina


Kate

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Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 10:44:27 PM
Thank you am still finding my way around


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Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012, 10:55:15 PM
 :welcome: Katie,
Glad to have you part of our little family. You will enjoy yourself. Plus you will learn alot.
Nina
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Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012, 11:15:22 PM
 :bigwelcome: Hi Katie ... It's easy to get lost with so much going on here, but not to worry there is always someone to help sort you out. Nolan or Dennis should be able to point you in the right direction with the Zelkin.


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Reply #9 on: January 03, 2012, 11:20:09 PM
Hello and  :welcome: Katie!
You've joined a great site and started the new year well ;)
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Reply #10 on: January 04, 2012, 02:05:37 AM

Hello Katie and  :bigwelcome: to Paint Basket. You will really enjoy it here, look forward to seeing your art.


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Reply #11 on: January 04, 2012, 04:47:49 AM
Kate, I can't find anything on Zelkin medium. Please let me know the manufacturer and supplier of this product so that I can help you further. I know of Zellen paints as I have used them before.
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Reply #12 on: January 04, 2012, 05:06:12 AM
Thank you for all the warm welcome messages. Dennis, Zelkin is made by Zelcol and it would be the same as Liquin. I use it as a varnish on oil paintings instead of a glazing medium. It is made for oil but would like to know if one could use it with acrylic to give it that shine.


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Reply #13 on: January 04, 2012, 05:53:38 AM
Being an alkyd I wouldn't recommend using it as a varnish for oil paintings.  Being leaner than oil, your underlying paints will most likely crack.

On the other hand, you can use Zelkin/Liquin as an undercoat medium and build on it.  Dennis, Leana and a few other folk here do a much better job explaining the process.
Kelley


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Reply #14 on: January 04, 2012, 05:57:31 AM
Hi Kate,  :) I use Zelcol oils (I also have other brands) that I buy locally here in South Africa. It is made by Zellen. The acrylic paint is Zelcryl and then Zelkin is like Liquin. So about the glazing Zelcol really not sure, it might be just another product under Zellen and under Zelcol oils  :confused:

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