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When applying heat always do so while in motion and on a low setting as demonstrated in the following pictures. Never overheat by insuring that the temperature remains below 65°C (149°F).

MPO™ is best applied in thin and evenly spread layers at room temperature. Applying several layers one on top of another is a great way to achieve colorful effects, tones texture & patterns. Advanced users will appreciate more complex creation by learning to carve and shave through multiple layers.

Mastering color saturation using MPO™ is key to controlling the transparency, translucency and luminosity properties of each layer applied. Thus whether you are using dry powdered pigments or oil based paints remember to add your pigment/paint in small incremental quantities as to attain the desired effect while not over saturating. Fig. 2.1 & Fig. 2.2:

Typically a palette knife should be inclined in a way that the tip (edge of blade) meets the substrate at about 45°.

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Fig. 1.1 & Fig. 1.2 demonstrate a comfortable and supple grip that allows excellent control over tip pressure and application angle without strain or discomfort.

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For best results and to fully take advantage of the malleability and pliability properties of MPO™, it is recommended that you acquire tools as the ones shown on the right.

Here are some of the most commonly used supports – untempered masonite – tempered masonite – canvas board – plywoods – as well as watercolor paper,clay,glass, also very compatible with  MASTER PASTE ORIGINAL®               Birch plywood     Cradled birch boards

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