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Grey wash


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Just a question ? What do you use to delute your black to make grey wash ? Is distilled water ok ? any feed back is welcomed thanks. ED
 

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Correct Ed. Always try to use distilled water, as it doesnt contain as much lime etc.
 
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No it was just a question i read somewhere that distilled water was ok to use . I have no idea what else is used , maybe some pointers in that way might help.
 
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i was told that original listerine mouthwash was ok to use as its sterile but was unsure so havent tried... does anyone know if thats the case??
 

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Davey said:
Correct Ed. Always try to use distilled water, as it doesnt contain as much lime etc.
I use tap water. Its never let me down! It doesn't matter if you drink it or run an open wound under the tap, so its not that bad i'd say. :)
 

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Most tutorials I've learned from say to use distilled water, or Witch Hazel, which you can get from the pharmacy, One actually said to se vodka!! But i think the alcohol would sting.u
 
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hi all its been a while but for greywash i tend to use distilled whichazel which works well for me. You can buy it at any chemist or wilkinson store for a couple of pounds. never had problems with any reactions.

Heres how i do it
3 ink cups
first one with half black half witchazel
second cup 3 drips of black toped up with witchazel
tird cup 1 drip toped up with witchazel
Make sure you mix it well or it will show up white on the skin
works well for me

Cheers
Ron
 

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i find that it personal preference, I use distilled water, i also use kuro sumi grey wash only and feather it out, or cross hatch, witch hazel will give a different Flo, it's just down to preference tho i would stay clear of tap water, no other reason than to cover your ass!
needle use would also make a difference along with machine set up, i now use a swash drive rotary for shade, slow!!! less trauma so i can build, generally i use a curved mag. or weaved, and rarely a circular motion!
There are lots of answers to this ? but the best is to find what suites your style, from all of these! :rolleyes: that's my 10peneth
 
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Wash

Ive tried every trick under the sun and found that for me the very best is a mix of 50/50 pure glycerin and witch hazel still sterile due to the witch hazel and the glycerine gives it some thickness so its not so runny
 
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