197 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Red Black / Separation / Oil & Water / One Back Color
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Walter B. Gibson Like Seeks Like 3&3, precursor to Oil & Water using glide The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 91) 569
Edward Marlo, Jean Hugard Do As I Do - U Can't Unless I Want U 2 eight cards for performer and spectator, basically oil&water effect, two methods, Hugard's and Marlo's Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 37
Jack Potter 3 Jacks Every Time three jacks are laid alternated with indifferent cards and come to the top, as a prelude to "3 Jack & a Pat" by WeisbeckerRelated toAlso published here The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 503
Edward Marlo Oil and Water 4&4, two extra cardsVariationsAlso published here The Cardician 111
Bill Simon Water & Oil 4&4 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 293) 1170
Dai Vernon Oil and Water 4&4, extra cardsRelated toVariations More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 20
Dai Vernon Wedge Break Displacement Variations More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 22
Harry Lorayne Faro Blockbuster 3&3, as climax the cards are reversed in deck, some faro shuffles, then deck is separated in red and blacks Deck-Sterity 92
Herb Zarrow Oil and Water Phase 3&3 Deck-Sterity 95
Ben Christopher Status Quo reds and blacks separated, they stay separated despite shuffling, then done with small packet (4 & 4)Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 5) 248
John Hamilton Instant Oil 4&4 (based on a Marlo 3&3 handling from Ibidem) Epilogue (Issue 8) 64
Edward Marlo Dealing in Oil and Water 4&4, Benzais' Cop, dated 1962 Advanced Fingertip Control 140
Lin Searles M/Separation 4&4, using the Monge Shuffle Epilogue (Issue 12) 89
Sam Leo Horowitz Oil & Water Aces and Queens The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio) 450
Sam Leo Horowitz Honeycutt Plus queens and kings are paired, yet separate again The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio) 452
Karl Fulves Unmix 2&2 Mexican Monte 12
Karl Fulves Maximum Leader 2&2 oil water, twisting, then all backs change to various colors Mexican Monte 18
Karl Fulves Random Notes (2) miniature Oil & Water Packet Switches (Part Two) 108
Karl Fulves Oil & Water 5&5, cards alternate at climaxRelated to Notes From Underground 3
Karl Fulves Technicolor Oddity four reds and four blacks are mixed in various ways (klondike shuffle, under/over shuffle), yet separateVariations Notes From Underground 7
William P. Miesel Mini Oil and Water 2&2, four phasesAlso published here Card Cavalcade 3 96
Karl Fulves Strike/Oil 4&4, unconventionalRelated to Epilogue (Issue 24) 229
Karl Fulves The Basic Color Upset 4&4 Methods with Cards - Part 2 98
Karl Fulves Red/Black Mystery 4&4 alternated, separated in four and four, a fifth card added to each group makes whole group red and black Methods with Cards - Part 1 10
Karl Fulves Calculated Colors 3&3 or 4&4, weird mixing procedure, "mathematical oil & water"Variations Methods with Cards - Part 3 208
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase One four Jacks alternate, joker placed in middle, colors separate Kannibal Kards 1
Karl Fulves Other Suggestions (A) 2&2 oil and water
(B), (C) & (D) suggestions for cannibal themed tricks
Kannibal Kards 7
Edward Marlo Dissertation on Oil and Water credit information Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 143
Ken Beale Apartheid II 3&3Related to
  • "Apartheid" (Ibidem)
Epilogue (Issue Special No 4) 291
Karl Fulves Snapblack 2&2, first oil&water phase, then twisting phase, then all become blackRelated to Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 306
Karl Fulves Oil & Water - Tri It (3&3 separation)
- X3 (3&3 mixing phase)
- The Primaries (4&4 mixing phase)
Related to Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 311
Jon Racherbaumer Oil & Water credit information Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 4) 45
Jon Racherbaumer The Veeser Phase 4&4 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 4) 48
Edward Marlo Early Oil & Water 5&5, then more cards Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 4) 49
Gene Castillon, Jon Racherbaumer The Floating Phase 4&4 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 4) 55
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer Oil Slick & Water Wonderful 4&4, alternation climaxRelated to Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 4) 46
Jon Racherbaumer Obiter Dictum comments on Oil & Water and Hofzinser connection "The Magic Separation" Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 4) 56
Philip T. Goldstein More Oil, More Water 4&4, four phases Classic Tackler 12
David Solomon "Conditioned Oil and Water" 4&4 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 158
Harvey Rosenthal Yet Another Technicolor Oddity five reds and five black cardsInspired byRelated to Close-Up Sampler - Part 1 15
Edward Marlo "Further Dissertation on Oil and Water" more on crediting and history, with letters to George Sands, Bruce Elliott Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 160
Edward Marlo 3rd Phase (Oil and Water) 4&4 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 165
Edward Marlo, David Solomon "Oil and Water" 4&4, three phasesInspired by
  • "Wild Root" (Ibidem)
Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 166
Edward Marlo Oil and Water plus Climaxes 4&4, routine with all black climax Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 148
Nick Trost Three Jacks - Three Aces Separation type of effect Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 5
Shigeo Futagawa Japanese Ace Trick Oil and Water effect with two red Aces and two black Aces Subtle Card Magic: Part One 22
Karl Fulves Color Flash spectator shuffles small packets Packet Switches (Part Four) 254
Gene Maze Manhattan Transfer 3&3, two phases Packet Switches (Part Five) 342
Bob Farmer, Bert Allerton, Jerry Mentzer Jazz Pieces - Body & Soul a red and a black jumbo card are cut into four pieces, the pieces change places, oil and water, missing part of the description is published in "Jazz Pieces"Related to Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 2) 476
Juan Tamariz The Oil and Water of Tamarix 4&4, two phasesVariations Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 3) 484
Philip T. Goldstein Deca Oil & Water 5x5 Scattershot 9
Philip T. Goldstein Mixtant colors mix 4&4 Scattershot 9
Philip T. Goldstein Up & Down Mixtant 4&4 cards mix face up and face down Scattershot 10
Dai Vernon Vernon's Oil & Water 4&4, five phasesRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1029
Allan Ackerman Streamlined Oil and Water 3&3, full deck finish Here's My Card 77
Danny Dew Oil and Water 4&4, extra card Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 150
Bob Farmer Jazz Pieces missing part of text and illustrationsInspired by Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 5) 512
Karl Fulves ColorSlip 2&2 with Joker im middle, "This is an odd variation of the color-separation effect." Transpo Trix 27
Karl Fulves Transit Notes 5&5Related to Transpo Trix 58
Dai Vernon Instant Oil & Water 4&4, extra card The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1175
Jerry K. Hartman Fixit Mixer Oil and WaterRelated to Loose Ends 69
Arturo de Ascanio Agua y Aceite "Por Culebreos" 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, three phasesInspired byAlso published here La Magia de Ascanio - Vol. 2 65
David Solomon 8 Card Oil and Water 4&4 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 125
Edward Marlo Pure Oil and Water 4&4 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 127
Karl Fulves Infra Red 4&4
- The Premise
- The Routine:
1. The Shah's Gambit
2. Second Chance
3. Unmisers
4. The Impossible Phase
Variations Four Color Problems 3
Karl Fulves Contact Colors 2&2, with card with cut-out section The Topological False Count 7
Karl Fulves Drift 4&4, way to displace color so spectator can mix cards The Chronicles (Issue 24) 1299
Stewart Judah Oil & Water "Retrospective"
3&3, extra card
Related toVariations The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1239
Karl Fulves Push Push 3&3, based on 6-as-6 false countRelated to The Chronicles (Issue 21) 1267
Karl Fulves Infra Red 4&4, addition to referenced trickInspired by Interlocutor (Issue 34) 131
Frank Garcia Oil and Water kings and aces Exclusive Card Secrets 62
Gene Maze Oil and Water 3&3, four phases The Gene Maze Card Book 30
Karl Fulves Principle Prism 4&4, reds and blacks are mixed and they still alternate, weird effect, two phasesInspired by Parallel Lines 13
Karl Fulves Part One introduction to "instant, visual color separations" Color Quik 2
Karl Fulves Automatic Oil 4&4, three phases Color Quik 25
Karl Fulves Six Quik 3&3, reds face-up and blacks face-down, could be odd-backed, separation in stages, then at once Color Quik 3
Karl Fulves Quik Ending alternate procedure for "Six Quik"Related to Color Quik 6
Karl Fulves Color Quik 2&2, reds and blacks mixed in fan condition, when fan is turned over colors have unmixed, visual, multiple phases, selected card appears as finale and signature on it changes into mirror writing Color Quik 9
Karl Fulves Arm Twister 4&4 Color Quik 27
Karl Fulves Diagonal Switch 4&4, mixing process for Oil & WaterRelated to Color Quik 27
Karl Fulves Cornered Colors 4&4, based on previous "Diagonal Switch" Color Quik 28
Karl Fulves Scribble 4&4, instant unmix, face-up and face-down Color Quik 33
Karl Fulves Zen And Water 4&4, spectator mixes cards, posed as problem Color Quik 35
Karl Fulves Red Riser some red and black cards mixed, reds rise to top one by oneRelated to Color Quik 30
Karl Fulves Interspace notes on "Ultra Mix" routineRelated to Color Quik 34
Karl Fulves Oil & Arabs 2&2, with transformationsRelated to Color Quik 35
Karl Fulves Part Three on strength (or lack of) of oil and water plot and finales Color Quik 40
Karl Fulves Mesmerism reds & blacks mixed, they cling to card box, then one color drops free Color Quik 45
Karl Fulves Gargoil oil & water combo with follow the leader, no method Interlocutor (Issue 41) 163
Arturo de Ascanio Öl und Wasser 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, multiple phases Das Ascanio Seminar - Graz 1980 6
Arturo de Ascanio Agua y Aceite "Por Culebreos" 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, three phasesAlso published here El Manejo de la Carta Doble 2
David Solomon Refined Oil and Water 4&4 Sessions 125
Karl Fulves Ices and Kings four Aces, four Kings, two cards exchanged, stay separated, and so on, credit claimRelated toVariations Six Impromptu Card Tricks 6
Karl Fulves Iced Notes comments on previous trick and presentational ideas Six Impromptu Card Tricks 10
Christian Scherer Öl und Wasser Encore 4&4, with two extra cards Card News '82 71
Christian Scherer Öl und Wasser 4&4Inspired by Card News '82 65
Harvey Rosenthal Another Technicolor Oddity with five red and five black cardsInspired byRelated to Spell-Binder (Vol. 2, No. 20) 387
William P. Miesel Mini Oil and Water 2&2, four phasesAlso published here Packet Tricks 24
Edward Marlo Clearly Oil and Water 4&4, two extra cards, four phases, spectator assists Marlo without Tears 223
Daryl Martinez Sunrise four of a kind, reds come back to top even though when alternated The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 91
Magic Ronnay The New Oil and Water Routine with eight identical red and eight identical black cards, five phases Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 1) 1161
David Britland O + W 4&4, one mix and one un-mixVariations
  • Keith Davies (Talon #6)
Deckade 6
Karl Fulves Oil And Water credit information on the plot, Hofzinser, excerpt from "Tricks with Prepared Cards" (Donald Holmes, 1913) Worknotes On Brainwave 104
Ray Kosby Cooking With Oil & Water 4&4, separation and mixing phase The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 103
Ernst Pancrazi Four Parts Oil 4&4, no extra cards, four phasesVariations Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 2) 883
Unknown Oil and Water No. 15, involving dealing, 4&4 More Self-Working Card Tricks 22
Karl Fulves Checkers No. 16, off-beat dealing and turnover of packets, 3&3 More Self-Working Card Tricks 24
James Swain Slow Motion Oil and Water 3&3 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8, No. 7) 1088
Larry Jennings, Edward Marlo, Dai Vernon Oil & Perrier 4&4, three phases Lake Tahoe Card Magic 57
Edward Marlo An Oil and Water Phase 4&4, with remix phase Formula One Close-Up 66
Ben Harris Apocalypse Variations or Additions Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9, No. 2) 1174
Edward Marlo Challenge Oil and Water or Try This With a Glide 3&3 Thirty Five Years Later 23
Dai Vernon Oil Slick 4&4Related to The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 169
Edward Marlo An Oil and Water Story 4&4, four phases, surprise kicker Special Effects 80
Carroll Mounier Simple Oil/Water Effect 4&4, no extra cards Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11, No. 7) 1518
Mark Sicher Simpler Oil/Water 3&3, no extra cards Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11, No. 7) 1519
Juan Tamariz Application to "Oil and Water" analysis of general effect and variations The Magic Way 77
Juan Tamariz Tamariz' Oil and Water 4&4, two phases The Magic Way 85
Juan Tamariz Audacious Method 4&4 The Magic Way 129
Juan Tamariz Stripper Deck Methods 4&4, two methods The Magic Way 132
Juan Tamariz Strip-Out Method 4&4 The Magic Way 135
Juan Tamariz Tenkai Method 4&4 The Magic Way 136
Juan Tamariz The Pick-up Method 4&4 The Magic Way 150
Juan Tamariz Super Oil and Water 4&4, seven double facers The Magic Way 151
Juan Tamariz Double Oil and Water 4&4, face-up, face-down The Magic Way 155
Juan Tamariz Flip-Flop 4&4, acrobatic flaps ala Zapped The Magic Way 160
Juan Tamariz Two by Two 4&4 The Magic Way 162
Juan Tamariz Under the Spectator's Hand 4&4, spectator does everything The Magic Way 165
Juan Tamariz Instant Method 4&4, using TPC and perpendicular spread hide-out The Magic Way 168
Juan Tamariz Yourself 4&4 The Magic Way 171
Juan Tamariz Roughing Method 4&4 The Magic Way 175
Mark Sicher Salad Displacement Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12, No. 2) 1605
Brother John Hamman The Knavish Deuces oil&water and follow the leader combo The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 103
Karl Fulves Dollar Swindle 3&2, dollar bill placed in packet, color separate to either side of bill And a Packet of Cards 5
Sam Schwartz Interrupted Ices four Aces, four Kings, two cards exchanged, stay separated, and so onInspired by And a Packet of Cards 7
Karl Fulves Remix three packets with red-black-mixed cards, two are separated but remix, the third separates And a Packet of Cards 15
Karl Fulves Demi-Device 2&2, featuring a displacement count And a Packet of Cards 21
Karl Fulves Mexipo 2&2 oil & water sequence with a card transposition, "As the title indicates, this is a transpo-type trick using a Mexican turnover." Quick Card Tricks 11
Karl Fulves Follow the Leader & Oil and Water combination, plot suggestionRelated to The Black & White Trick iii
Doug Edwards Tossed Salad 3&3 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13, No. 10) 1837
Alberto Reyes The Red & Black Capers 4&4 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13, No. 5) 1777
Ray Kosby Never The Twain Shall Mix 4&4, spectator and performer mix cards together Spectacle 41
Edward Marlo, David Solomon Million Dollar Oil And Water Two phase Oil and Water with four reds and four blacks David Solomon T.A.O.M. Convention 14
Jose Carroll Oil and Water in a Wine Glass plays large, vertical, 4&4, one color disappears as climax 52 Lovers - Volume II 59
Alex Elmsley Shale Fellow Well Met Oil and Water combined with Follow The Leader, 4&4 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 34
Alex Elmsley, Brother John Hamman The Atomic Aces four phase variation on Hamman's "Final Ace Routine", including Oil & Water and Follow the Leaders PhaseInspired byVariationsAlso published here The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 217
John Carney Oil on Troubled Waters 3&3, deck separation climax Carneycopia 234
Scott Robinson Valdez and Water with four aces, four phases The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 38) 696
Fred Kaps, Channing Pollock Agua y Aceite 4x4, two phases La Magia de Ascanio - Vol. 3 79
Arturo de Ascanio Un Juego Inedito 4&4, three phasesAlso published here La Magia de Ascanio - Vol. 4 88
Edward Marlo Agua y Aceite translation by Ascanio
4&4, two extra cards
Also published here La Magia de Ascanio - Vol. 5 54
Alex Elmsley Los Ases Atomicos translation
four phase variation on Hamman's "Final Ace Routine", including Oil & Water and Follow the Leaders Phase
Also published here La Magia de Ascanio - Vol. 5 65
Arturo de Ascanio Agua y Aceite "Por Culebreos" 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, three phasesAlso published here La Magia de Ascanio - Vol. 6 10
Hideo Kato 東京湾の“水と油” (Tokyo Bay Oil and Water) Larry Jennings's Card Technique 161
Dan Harlan Sludge and Ice Oil and Water five ten blank cards, five have a red cross and five a black cross on it, several phases The Minotaur (Vol. 5, No. 2) 9
Florentin Oil-And-Water Poker strange combo Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17, No. 6) 2368
David Regal To Mix or not to Mix 3&3 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17, No. 10) 2422
Jon Racherbaumer Whose Oil and Water? credit essay, seven pages Facsimile (Issue 2) 33
Karl Fulves Memphis Mix 4&4Related toVariations Rigmarole (Issue 8) 93
Karl Fulves Memphis Mix handling detailRelated to Verbatim (Issue 10) 129
Jack Potter Unstacked Jacks No. 39, 3&3 oil water phase as intro for Three-Jacks DealAlso published here Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 78
Roy Walton Mini Mix 3&3Inspired by Underworld (Issue 1) 13
Karl Fulves 6-Card Repeat & Oil & Water effect combination, posed as problem The Fine Print (Issue 2) 32
Paul Cummins Deliberate Oil & Water 4&4 from a shuffled deck in use... Part Two 22
Michael Skinner Oil and Water Rides Again 4&4, three phases, all red climax Classic Sampler 9
Baltazar Fuentes Oil and Water for Experts 3&3, no extra, four phasesInspired by
  • Rene Lavand's routine
Arempi 18
Herb Zarrow Progressive Oil & Water 4&4, then 3&3, then 2&2, then 1&1, dated 1955Variations Underworld (Issue 6) 71
Herb Zarrow Progressive Variations Inspired by The Fine Print (Issue 6) 139
Unknown Biddle Oil & Water 4&4 Card College - Volume 3 508
R. C. Fields Diminuendo simplified handlingInspired by The Fine Print (Issue 7) 173
Guy Hollingworth Oil and Water 3&3, optical alignment Drawing Room Deceptions 39
Don England Slick Oil and Clarified Water 4&4 Don England's Paradox 140
Justin Higham Unaccountable Oil and Water 4&4Inspired by
  • "Unaccounted Oil and Water" (Justing Higham, Card Notes)
The Simulation of Miracles 23
Harry Lorayne Two Over Easy 4&4Inspired by
  • Gabi Pareras idea
Personal Collection 209
Darwin Ortiz Ultimate Oil & Water 3&3, deck seperation and remix climaxInspired by Scams & Fantasies with Cards 158
David Ben Oil and Water Tricks 61
Edward Marlo, Ron Bauer Time Machine three reds and blacks are alternated, Ace of Spades put in center of one half, the other half shuffled upside-down, all things are undone when traveled back in timeInspired by
  • "Time Machine" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #7)
Time Machine 2
Ron Bauer Three Ways to Secretly Switch the Two Center Colors as preparation for oil and water Time Machine 20
Ray Kosby, Dai Vernon, Larry Jennings K.J.V. Oil and Water 4&4, four phases, with mixing phase Up In Smoke 21
Larry Jennings Oil And Water 4&4, all black finale Up In Smoke 28
Fred Kaps, Channing Pollock Oil and Water 4&4, extra card, two phases The Magic of Ascanio - Studies of Card Magic 116
Arturo de Ascanio Sleightless Oil and Water (or so it seems) 4&4, extra card, multi-phase routine The Magic of Ascanio - Studies of Card Magic 194
Arturo de Ascanio Oil and Water Featuring the Ascanio Spread 4&4, extra card, later two extra cards, three phasesInspired byRelated toAlso published here The Magic of Ascanio - Studies of Card Magic 66
Arturo de Ascanio Eight-Card Oil and Water 4&4, three phasesRelated to
  • similar version in "Ilusionismo" N° 180, 1960.
Also published here
The Magic of Ascanio - Studies of Card Magic 294
Denis Behr Oil & Water 3&3, deck separation as climax Handcrafted Card Magic 66
David Acer The Immiscible Eight 4&4, three phases, only first phase is Acer's and is described hereRelated to The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 19
Alexander de Cova, Richard Vollmer Murmeltier 4&4 Seminar-Leviten 3
Michał Kociołek In Oil, Under Water 4&4, two phases 8 Effects and a Sleight 42
Harapan Ong, William Eston Full Deck Oil & Water 4&4, deck finaleInspired by
  • "Easy Oil & Water" (William Eston, Magic Magazine Sept. 2003)
Close Culls 30
Helder Guimarães The Solo Act 1. Triumph
2. Anti-Oil and Water
3. Kings Production
Finale - Cards to New Deck Order
The Veriloquent 35
Harapan Ong The Incomplete Strip-Out Stripping cards out from a tapered deck with an unsquared deck

- Shuffle stacking sandwich demo: shuffling selection between two Jokers
- Full deck red-black separation
- Oil and Water: Spectator separates the colors themselves
A New Angle 151
Harapan Ong All Hail the Great Leader Four red cards and four black cards keep remaining separate despite being mixed (follow the leader), when placed together they mix, when placed back with their leaders they separate againRelated to Wabi-Sabi 14
Edward Marlo Outjogged Oil and Water Wabi-Sabi 19
Harapan Ong MixUnMix Three red cards and three black cards visually mix and then unmix with a wave Wabi-Sabi 26
Harapan Ong You'll Float Too Visual Oil and Water routine, cards separate during a dribble Wabi-Sabi 38
Harry Lorayne Miraculous Oil & Water 4&4 or 5&5 JawDroppers! Two 185
John Hostler Shhh Bonus: Variation 9000 4&4, mixing sequence that retains a red-black-order Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 62