So I can finally post images!!!! Time to start the thread. Some of you know, I am trying to learn how to do this. Something I want to cover that no other thread seems to are al lthe details. Such as dilutions, brands, borax, etc. Through a process of trial, error, and hopefully feedback from some of you successful swirlers - end up with a complete how to on this.
Some may think I am giving away a secret - I think I am telling a technique. There is no secret to art. And as many of you have said, swirling is an art. Just because I will discover the tools needed to do it, doesn't mean my end result will look nice! I have a lot of Vai's music, and even a FP Jem - but I still can't play worth a damn!
So please help me with this. Those that are trying too and not getting answers - this is the place for you. I plan on trying a few dips each night, doing different things until I get it. Please keep this creative and informative. Real advice or ideas only. Let me know what you are thinking I should do next.
With that being said, here is a picture of my 1st attempt at this with the following:
55g Bucket filled with 40g of water
20oz of Borax from Walmart...turquise box, in the laundry section. Red writing...
Mixed and sat for about 10 days before trying anything. Well disolved
1Shot Lettering Enamel (Dick Blick art stores)
Black, Red, Yellow
Thined 2.5cc of Paint and 5.0cc of Thinner sp 1:2 I suppose
Poured in black - CLOSE TO THE WATER - spread well but it looked greasy
Poured in red - same thing - didn't spread very much at all
Poured in Yellow - Spread pretty good, looked correct, a few thick greasy dots...
Swirled a bit with a stick (Not go at this, really is an art) but I am more concerned with paint coverage, color, etc. right now. Make sure it coats right. Well work on pretty later.
All in all - I think all the paint was still too thick. It really ran, and looked greasy. Vibrant, bad lighting for picture however.