Cigarette Ashes for Weathering

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    ashes a little water. Well?
     
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    Interesting idea
     
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    #3 Wurger, Jan 9, 2015
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    If you want your models smelling like an ashtray, why not. ;)
     
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    I found this interesting

    How to make paint with cigarette ash:

    Collect a large amount of cigarette ash. Pick out large debris that is left behind (for medium texture), grind it up (for fine texture), or leave it as is (for rough texture). Mix ashes with Golden Acrylic Polymer Medium. I prefer non-gloss medium- this gives the grey a fullness. Be sure to add water to the mix. The ash is "thirsty" and will become gummy with Polymer Medium on its own. The water will cut it and allow more fluidity.

    How to use cigarette ash paint:

    ...more or less like any other flowing type paint. Using it straight will require layers to get a solid color. As it dries, the ash in the medium pulls apart. Adding additional layers when the first coat is dry will fill in the cracks that developed when the previous layer dried. The ash paint can also be mix with colors. In the piece above, I mixed the ash paint with titanium white to create a grey scale.
     
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