You will need
- artistic varnish, turpentine, vegetable oil, white
To make the paint more liquid and return to her necessary for work consistency, use solvents. Of course, you can dilute the paints and conventional construction with a solvent, which is sold in any hardware store, but it is better to buy a special solvent for painting. These tools not give a yellow tint to the paint and not have such an intense smell. Be sure to check with the seller in an art store, and if in doubt, ask him to help you.
Try to dilute the paint with oil. For artistic colors will fit any vegetable oil, but most often used linen. Also great for these purposes, ordinary gum turpentine or artistic varnish. Keep in mind that by diluting the oil paint can lose color and look much paler, but after evaporation of solvent, their color returns to the original. It is therefore necessary to dilute the paint very carefully, constantly checking the result in a separate trial the canvas. For a softer effect, use a mixture of the art of varnish, oil and turpentine in equal proportions.
The amount of solvent adjust the very carefully. If the wrong ratio of thinner can make the paint too loose, deprived of their original properties. In addition, even if the color and structure will not change, heavily diluted oil paint would be worse to stay on the canvas, as the solvent disrupts the bonds in the paint. If the ratio of paint and solvent is chosen correctly, they increase the permeability of the paint and contribute to a more durable pin it to the canvas, making the top layer stronger.
It should be remembered that the properties of the solvent that you choose for your paint depends on the rate of drying works on canvas. If you want it dried faster, better stay on the turpentine or artistic Polish, and if you need a longer dry – add into the mixture the oil in the required proportions.
If the dilution of oil paints you want to make them a shade less bright and intense, must be added to the solvent or varnish white or light tone, warm colour.