Ya I started wondering if it had anything to do with the difference in our brushes or wedges. Then I wondered about the odourless thinner too, I’m using Mona Lisa, but that is supposed to be fine so I really don’t know. My thick and matte look exactly the same in the jar. They are the samples from MacP which I’m assuming they put into the small jars themselves. I was thinking that maybe one of the wrong lids got put on and I actually have two of the same ones. Can you tell the difference between your thick and matte or are they the same colour and texture? I just don’t understand how it could be this difficult to use and get good results.
The other thing I discovered with the shine was that my heads had a slight tacky feeling to them. Not sticky but my hand just doesn’t run over them as nice as usual and if I touch the vinyl it leaves smudge marks. Not imprints, but changes the look of the sheen. So I decided to wash them and the washing turned them more matte. They still don’t feel anything like genesis varnish, they have more of that rubbery acrylic feel to them but at least the shine is more under control. If only I could do something about this white when the vinyl is flexed.