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ThomasBlanchardFineArt
Posts: 213
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


I've read this mixture is better than just water.   Anyone know how much glycerine I would add to water?  Ratio?   

Thanks!
Tom
Nov 09 12 05:30 am  Link  Quote 
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Stanley L Moore
Posts: 1,492
Houston, Texas, US


I used to use half and half. But two thirds water and one third glycerine works fine. I find it best to keep the water warm because many models are uncomfortable when cold spray hits them.
Nov 09 12 05:54 am  Link  Quote 
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elsep
Posts: 21
Ljubljana, Osrednjeslovenska, Slovenia


I mix in ratio 1:1 (1 part of water, 1 part of glycerine). But I prefer using tan lotion in spray where's already some glycerine, smells good and isn't so greasy as glycerine-water solution is. But is still very stable and drops on skin won't slip down so easily.
Nov 09 12 05:56 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GM Photography
Posts: 6,039
Olympia, Washington, US


50/50
Nov 09 12 06:01 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KMP
Posts: 4,658
Houston, Texas, US


I've found that if the drops move too much or slide down, a higher percentage of glycerine will slow it down a bit.   

I like a mix closer to 1/3 water 2/3 glycerine.  A very fine mister works best for me too.
But experimenting is the only way to get what you want.
Thankfully, glycerine is cheap.
Nov 09 12 06:04 am  Link  Quote 
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G M Bacci Photography
Posts: 176
MARSTONS MILLS, Massachusetts, US


I mix 2/3 glycerine to water I also add green food coloring it really helps the drops pop
Nov 09 12 09:18 am  Link  Quote 
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Dan Brady
Posts: 605
Perth, Western Australia, Australia


Be careful man. Otherwise you'll never be alone. Buy you'll be alone all the time.
Nov 09 12 09:43 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Downtown Pro Photo
Posts: 1,543
Crystal Lake, Illinois, US


Most of the time I go with 1:1.  On occasion I mix in a bit more glycerin if it's moving too fast.
Keep the bottle warm if you're spraying models, keeps them happier than cold spray.
Nov 09 12 10:55 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ThomasBlanchardFineArt
Posts: 213
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Thanks for the all the replies!   I'm giving it a go at 50/50 and see how it works.   Appreciate the reminder on keeping the water warmed smile    Tom
Nov 09 12 01:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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You Can Call Me Pierre
Posts: 731
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


I prefer a freezing cold mix to get more goose bumps.
smile
Nov 09 12 01:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Stanley L Moore
Posts: 1,492
Houston, Texas, US


gl-amour wrote:
I prefer a freezing cold mix to get more goose bumps.
smile

Yeah and the models flinch and get a look in their eyes that is maybe OK fora guy you wantto look tough but on a female it is counterproductive.

Nov 09 12 07:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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You Can Call Me Pierre
Posts: 731
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Piloerection looks fantastic as a state of arousal.  Besides I have a 2000 watt luminaire to keep their core warm while stimulating the integumentary system.
wink
Nov 09 12 07:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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Charger Photography
Posts: 1,701
San Antonio, Texas, US


G M Bacci Photography wrote:
I mix 2/3 glycerine to water I also add green food coloring it really helps the drops pop

interesting.. do you have a sample pic so I can see the effect?

Nov 09 12 07:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David Scott
Posts: 5,592
Marion, Iowa, US


I actually use extra virgin olive oil (rubbed on skin) then spray with water.  Been working for me.  One photo in my profile was done with that combo.
Nov 09 12 07:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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Charger Photography
Posts: 1,701
San Antonio, Texas, US


David Scott wrote:
I actually use extra virgin olive oil (rubbed on skin) then spray with water.  Been working for me.

Virgin Oil stinks.. sad

Nov 09 12 07:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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David Scott
Posts: 5,592
Marion, Iowa, US


Charger Photography wrote:

Virgin Oil stinks.. sad

Really? Odd. I just opened up the bottle and I could barely smell anything. And I've done it multiple times, never heard anyone mention anything about smell.  Like I said, works for me. smile

Nov 09 12 07:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Stanley L Moore
Posts: 1,492
Houston, Texas, US


Baby oil is fine, especially the gel or cream varieties. It smells good. Olive oil can go rancid. Some folks swear by cooking spray but some models have told me it sometimes irritates the skin. Then I spray with the glycerin and water mix.
Nov 09 12 07:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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WCR3
Posts: 967
Houston, Texas, US


A bit off topic maybe, but where to you all buy glycerine? I've tried a couple of major drug chains (Walgreens, CVS) here in Houston and neither carry it.
Nov 09 12 08:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Connor Photography
Posts: 6,330
Elkton, Maryland, US


Wal-mart
Nov 09 12 08:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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rfordphotos
Posts: 4,610
Antioch, California, US


WCR3 wrote:
A bit off topic maybe, but where to you all buy glycerine? I've tried a couple of major drug chains (Walgreens, CVS) here in Houston and neither carry it.

If no where else, Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004C7 … d_i=507846

Nov 09 12 09:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Stanley L Moore
Posts: 1,492
Houston, Texas, US


WCR3 wrote:
A bit off topic maybe, but where to you all buy glycerine? I've tried a couple of major drug chains (Walgreens, CVS) here in Houston and neither carry it.

Amazon is your friend.

Nov 09 12 09:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Herman Surkis
Posts: 8,152
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


gl-amour wrote:
I prefer a freezing cold mix to get more goose bumps.
smile

Works as well as ice cubes on nipples.

Nov 10 12 12:46 am  Link  Quote 
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Trevor Martin
Posts: 518
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Uh, this may sound weird, but a Makeup Artist/Model I've worked with uses personal lubricant. You know, the water based type you buy from the pharmacy (Drug Store in US). It's clean, safe, wipes/washes off easily and gives a great wet look
smile
Nov 14 12 04:16 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Flick
Posts: 1,576
London, England, United Kingdom


60 per cent Glycerin
40 per cent Nitric Acid.
Mix carefully.





Whoops, wrong recipe ;-)
Nov 14 12 08:03 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
alececco
Posts: 164
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Charger Photography wrote:

Virgin Oil stinks.. sad

cheap one or expired one... real olive oil smells delicious

Nov 14 12 01:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Stanley L Moore
Posts: 1,492
Houston, Texas, US


alessandro cecconi wrote:

cheap one or expired one... real olive oil smells delicious

Easpecially when sauteed with a bit of garlic, olives, and anchovy then tossed with angel hair pasta and sprinkled with Parmesan.

Nov 14 12 04:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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