“Oil And Water” is a classic card effect where the magician separates a packet of black and red cards that have been mixed together. The effect’s name is a reference to salad dressing where the oil and water components naturally separate. The effect is usually performed in several phases and on a table. In the past, I have been intrigued by versions by Larry Jennings and Joshua Jay.
Solomon has created an amazingly visual version that employs both blue and red-backed cards and the traditional black and red cards on the faces. As a result, the phases alternate between mixing and separating the backs and faces of the cards. You can watch a video here.
Not a Simple Self-Worker
In my restaurant gigs, I rarely have the use of a table so my opportunities to perform “oil and water” are limited. But I really like David Solomon’s “Technicolor Oil and Water” and highly recommend it. Who knows? Perhaps I’ll find a situation where the effect would be perfect.