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Formulas > How-To: Melting Watercolor
November 14, 2016

How-To: Melting Watercolor

  • Formula A:

    20g Coral Peach + 10g Clear + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    25g Clear + 5g Quartz Pink + 10-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    25g Clear + 10g Berry Violet + 10-volume developer

  • Formula D:

    20g Clear + 5g Sapphire Blue + 10-volume developer

  • Formula E:

    Clear + 10-volume developer

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Who Did It

Colorist: Erica Reynolds Keelan
Manufacturer: Matrix, @matrix

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    20g Coral Peach + 10g Clear + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    25g Clear + 5g Quartz Pink + 10-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    25g Clear + 10g Berry Violet + 10-volume developer

  • Formula D:

    20g Clear + 5g Sapphire Blue + 10-volume developer

  • Formula E:

    Clear + 10-volume developer

FORMULA STEPS

1. Section the hair into three V-shaped sections in the back of the head. Take two 1/8-inch slices back-to-back and start by applying Formula B, color melting into Formula C, then finishing off the strand with Formula D. Repeat this step on each side of the head.

 

2. Starting at the base, bring Formula A down about 2 inches, color melting into Formula B. Continue color melting down about 1-inch into Formula E, then color melt down 3 more inches into Formula C on the ends.

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