I've got a few words to say today about custom mixes....
and when I say custom mixes I mean
mixing colors together
making waxes and glazes
mixing color and wax
and so on
and so on
Here is my unofficial rule....which still has failed me on occasion....
MAKE TWICE AS MUCH
I have screwed myself a few times over. I've estimated how much I will need and I RUN OUT before finishing up my piece! I've tried to duplicate what I've made and I've failed, causing 2 and 3 times the amount of work I ever would have had to do if I had not made TWICE AS MUCH as I had estimated needing!
I know it can seem wasteful. You are thinking "why waste what I don't use?" "Will I ever use this shade again?" Chances are "No". But, you have saved your self a lot of additional product you may have to use trying to recreate your original formula. Plus, you save yourself a lot of time!
Time is MONEY!
I charge more for custom mixes knowing that I will be making more than I need. I've learned the hard way too many times!