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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Hello doll lovers! This blog was created to tell you about dolls I have made and classes I teach on doll making at Attic Window Quilt Shop in Comstock Park, Michigan (a suburb of Grand Rapids). My goal in teaching is to pass on the love of making heirloom quality dolls. Most of the dolls I make (and hold classes for) are designed by Gail Wilson - visit her website at . Page down my blog for some fun doll links including antique doll sites and hard to find doll supplies.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Not all turpinoid is created equal

Well, we found out and interesting chracteristic about the "green" turpinoid last Thursday at doll class. It seems this kind of Turpinoid that comes in the green tin or bottle negates the quick drying feature of the alkyd oil paints.  I have the turpinoid in the blue tin and bottles and when I paint with alkyd oils, it dries quickly, in 3-4 hours to a tacky touch and very dry overnight.  The dolls that were painted days in advance in class with the green bottle of turpinoid were still tacky at class time.  Has any one else had this experience?

 So beware if you are starting an adventure into painting with alkyd oils that you get the turpinoid in the blue bottle and not the green one if you are looking for a quick dry time. 

Happy Easter! 

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