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Re: Bromoil ink dryed out

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  • Subject: Re: Bromoil ink dryed out
  • From: Kenneth Barry <collodionartist@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2007 12:31:59 -0700 (PDT)
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As you are finding out - controlling the thickness of the ink is critical in Bromoiling.  Being too thick has always been easier than too thin for me.  Don't throw it out - it is still fine.  Get some stand oil, linseed oil and #5 litho varnish and mix your ink from your dry can.  That with your other modifiers will allow to tune your ink to your needed thickness.

Josh Verduzco <joshverd@hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi everyone,

I just started bromoiling, and have been impressed with the results. But
recently I accidentally left a can of ink in my garage for a bit (and in
Austin TX in summer that means heat) which I didn't know was a bad thing.
When I checked it, it was pretty tough, there was still a little moisture in
it but it was pretty dry. Is there a way I can get it to working order
again? Maybe a solvent or something would get it back to normal? Or should
I just get a new can?


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