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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Toothpaste Art - Materials and Equipment

You would expect toothpaste to come in white, transparent blue or multi colored, but there are many more colors like green, pink, red, orange, yellow, black and more.

An online search will already provide you with many different shades and if that is not enough, try the Splat homepage which I discovered; you will find lots of colored toothpaste there with which you can mix any other colors you may want.

You will not need much other equipment; paper or canvas, paint brushes, a palette or a plate for mixing the colors is already enough to get you started. I would recommend a damp cloth for covering your art when other obligations are calling you away from your art, preventing it from drying out and cracking.

Should you want to make a sculpture, I suspect any materials and equipment you would use for working with clay would come in handy. It will take a little longer sculpting a figurine, because the toothpaste may have to dry a bit before you can achieve the details you are after.

Here is another possibility; stack an amount of toothpaste as high as you want your figurine to be and let it dry thoroughly. Once it is dry, you can use sand paper and/or hobby knives to sculpt your project.

I wouldn't be surprised if the result will take your breath away!

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