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cjp53

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Using Rit Dye in sculptamold
« on: December 20, 2019, 08:52:14 PM »
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Thinking of using Tan Rit dye in my sculptamold for my mountain and ground cover.Has anyone tried it and did you use the power dye of liquid dye?Going to make small batches maybe the size of a large cool whip container.Just wonder how much dye to use per container?

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Re: Using Rit Dye in sculptamold
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2019, 09:05:04 PM »
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I've only used cheap Craft Acrylic Paint.
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Re: Using Rit Dye in sculptamold
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2019, 09:26:17 PM »
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That was also a thought I had.Did you use  the large bottles?

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Re: Using Rit Dye in sculptamold
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2019, 09:45:31 PM »
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I’ve been using this mixed with sculptamold , I think I tried it because I had some around the house. I like it because it has a very flat, “earthy” finish. It only takes a little bit to color a batch. I usually mix a batch  up in a old plastic sour cream container. I’ve used cheap acrylic paint also and it work about as well.

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Re: Using Rit Dye in sculptamold
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2019, 10:42:18 PM »
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Thank you,nice looking layout.

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Re: Using Rit Dye in sculptamold
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2019, 12:11:00 AM »
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I have used all kinds of earth color cheap acrylic paint with great success.

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Re: Using Rit Dye in sculptamold
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2019, 09:00:11 AM »
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I’ve been using this mixed with sculptamold
Same here.  Never tried Rit but tried tempera and inks.  The cement colors are "natural", probably extremely finely ground carbon black and iron oxide.  They are also cheap; a little goes a long way.  A bottle will probably last thru a 40 lb bag of Sculptamold.  Home Depot here only stocks two of the five colors.