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Author Topic: Why did we put a drop of dish soap in our water?  (Read 457 times)

Tousabella

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on: January 16, 2015, 05:25:56 AM
I've gone back thru the classes, and I can't find out why we put a drop of dish soap in our water. It makes a difference wash, but I can't find it to find out why and what we did with it.  I think it had to do with a sky wash.

 :-\ .   I'm stumped....help?  Please.  If it will help me get a decent wash then it's worth it's weight in good stuff.
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dennis

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Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 07:10:24 AM
Liquid dishwasher breaks or releases the surface tension of the water (stops the water molecules from holding hands :2funny: ) and allows the water to flow much more easier. There are Brand Tension Breakers on the market but a few drops of liquid dish washer costs nothing.  You can experiment with the number of drops. The soap will not affect the quality of your painting O0
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Tousabella

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Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 12:22:44 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis.  Rang my bell!!  You are a gem.

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Alice L Lemke

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Reply #3 on: February 22, 2015, 10:58:10 PM
Rather than dish soap, I use glycerin as it is a medium that is already in tube watercolor paint. You can get a bottle at craft stores. I guess it's the same thing, just about.
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