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Old 2016-05-22, 2:03pm
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Default rubino strikes sooooo dark!

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Do you think if I mix my rubino with clear, it wont be quite so dark? I bought the rubino mix from Frantz and some of them strike really dark pink. I like the light to medium sort of variegated pink that I sometimes get.

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Old 2016-05-22, 5:01pm
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Hi Patti, what are you using it for? maybe you can try applying it much thinner.
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Old 2016-05-22, 8:35pm
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Aye, a base of white and a thinner surface coating may give you what you are looking for.
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Old 2016-05-22, 10:56pm
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If you mix with clear, it might be okay but probably not an even color. Isn't that what veiled rubino is? IMO, you always have to use it over something.
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Old 2016-05-24, 9:09pm
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I'm putting dots over white for flower petals. Sometimes it barely gets a blush pink, other times, it's ridiculously hot pink. Yuck. The blush is much prettier. I'm just applying small dots and flattening them.
Some rods strike WAY more than others. I don't want it to strike this much.
(Yes, I know, a rubino bead by itself....no. I know not to do this.)
I think I will try making a veiled cane.
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Old 2016-05-25, 6:48am
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try using the reichenbach one called pink lady rl 2015 or rl 2013
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Old 2016-05-26, 2:38pm
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I have a batch of rubino that's super saturated. I mix it with a lighter batch, just like you would when color blending, and pull thin rod or stringer from the mix. It only gets variegated when it's thinner or thicker though, since it's pretty well mixed.
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Old 2016-06-04, 5:50pm
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To dilute the Rubino with clear take a clear rod and encase the end with the Rubino and then encase it in clear again. Then mix. Then the Rubino will have a better chance of a good mix and not burning out the color since it won't get as hot as working it in the surface layers.
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Old 2016-06-13, 6:42am
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I am envious that you got the good stuff. You can also make it lighter by adding a small drop of clear on top. The same way bright light can wash out a photo adding clear will make the color appear lighter. On the other hand, you might just buy some of the regular rubino and stash the saturated rubino for another time when you want a popping hot pink.
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