120 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Red Black / Separation / Oil & Water / with Kicker
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Verne Chesbro Shocker Finale four cards in hand transpose with four tabled cards one by one
1963 Ultimate Color Separation 34
Verne Chesbro Anti Oil and Water Finale 4&4, cards mix again by themselves
1963 Ultimate Color Separation 37
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
1967 Deck-Sterity 92
Roy Walton Oil and Queens transformation kicker
VariationsAlso published here 1969 The Devil's Playthings 15
Jerry K. Hartman Mix Nix two-phase Oil and Water, devised to lead into Robertson’s anti-oil-and-water, see reference
Related to
  • "Robin's Anti-Oil-and-Water" (Robin Robertson, Handle with Care, 1964, p. 32)
1972 Packet Magic 56
Karl Fulves Camouflage all cards black as kicker, see also p. 57
1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 98
Karl Fulves Oil & Water 5&5, cards alternate at climax
Related to 1973 Notes From Underground 3
Karl Fulves Four Gone 4&4, oil and water type routine, unequal transpo kicker
Variations 1973 Notes From Underground 53
Edward Marlo, Brother John Hamman Double Surprise version of Hamman's "Mumble Jumble", partial rough-smooth
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 42
Edward Marlo Oil and Water plus Climaxes 4&4, routine with all black climax
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 148
Edward Marlo "Cutesey Climax"
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 156
Karl Fulves Oil & Water
  • Tri It (3&3 separation)
  • X3 (3&3 mixing phase)
  • The Primaries (4&4 mixing phase)
Related to 1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 311
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer Oil Slick & Water Wonderful 4&4, alternation climax
Related to 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 46
Jeff Busby Disguised Water 4&4, color changing back kicker for one color
1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 13
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 1979 Four Color Problems 3
Karl Fulves All Blacks when some reds and blacks are mixed together, the cards will always become black, multiple phases
Related to 1979 Four Color Problems 19
Philip T. Goldstein Mixed Triplets 3&3, three phases, in the end all cards are black
1979 Goldstein's Gallery 12
Karl Fulves Black Out 2&2, two reds and two blacks mixed, they all change to black, repeated with another set of red and black cards, see p. 1301 for comment
Related toVariations 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 22) 1277
Nick Trost Oil & Aces 4&4
Inspired by 1979 Impromptu Card Magic 7
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
1980 Color Quik 9
Karl Fulves Red Alert 2&2, "Color Quik" with transformation into red kicker
Inspired by 1980 Color Quik 15
Karl Fulves Super Gaff Method 2&2, extra card produced at end
Inspired by 1980 Color Quik 16
Karl Fulves Tying The Knot red and black cards have hole, string through it and pulled up, only one color remains on string, posed as problem
1980 Color Quik 23
Karl Fulves Part Three on strength (or lack of) of oil and water plot and finales
1980 Color Quik 40
Roy Walton Oil & Water Handkerchief Finale one color penetrates handkerchief, without method
1980 Color Quik 40
Karl Fulves Oil & Water Suspension Finale all cards cling to hand, one color then falls off
1980 Color Quik 40
Karl Fulves Backless 2&2, backs of one color disappear in stepped spread
1980 Color Quik 41
Karl Fulves Problem Box spread of four cards placed on card box, two cards vanish and are found inside case, no method
1980 Color Quik 44
Karl Fulves Slider 3&3, mixed and placed in box which is flicked with first finger, one color jumps out
Related to 1980 Color Quik 47
Karl Fulves Endings
  • five card fooler idea, trick in which five stepped cards are printed on cardboard the the queen must be paper clipped from other side
  • oil & water packet paper clipped and one color becomes free
1980 Color Quik 48
Karl Fulves Red Cards Vanish one color vanishes
Related to
  • first method in "Impromptu Holdouts"
1980 Color Quik 49
Karl Fulves Color Migration red and black cards mixed, one color travels under other hand on table one by one or at once, posed as problem
1980 Color Quik 50
Sam Schwartz All Red 2&2, two reds and two blacks mixed, they all change to black, repeated with another set of red and black cards, then all eight cards change to red
Inspired byVariations 1980 The Chronicles (Issue 25) 1308
Leslie Scalbert, Fred Castle, Roy Walton Oil and Queens Variation on original trick by Walton, done with jumbo cards - Oil and Water with four Queen kicker
1981 Magic With Giant Cards 4
Roy Walton Oil and Queens transformation kicker
Also published here 1981 The Complete Walton — Volume 1 6
Derek Dingle Oil and Vinegar transformation kicker
Inspired byVariations 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 167
Jon Racherbaumer Vanishing Oil and Water 4&4, all cards become blank, gaffed
1982 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 1 86
Richard Vollmer Very Nice Oil+Water 4&4, all red kicker
Sep. 1982 Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 9) 673
Philip T. Goldstein Ascension transformation kicker
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1982 Best of Friends 473
Karl Fulves Bounce Black 4&4, all cards end with same color
1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 46
Karl Fulves Tactics four spot cards & four picture cards, "Pair Poker", spot cards transform into kings
1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 47
William P. Miesel Water and Oil Barrons
Inspired byVariations 1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 29
Ken Krenzel "Unique" Application of Roy Vasquez' "Unique", cards put in case, one color jumps out
Oct. 1983 Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 10) 830
Paul Brignall A Load Of..... blank cards with stickers
Inspired byVariations 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 23
Stephen Tucker So These Must Be...
Inspired by 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 41
Jerry Sadowitz The Five of Diamonds oil and queens, followed by royal couples into pockets
Related to 1984 Cards Hit 24
Alex East The Magician's Name oil and queens, with colored cards, as a kicker the a name appears
Apr. 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1215
Brother John Hamman Comeback 2&2, oil water with four Jacks, transformation into Aces
Also published here 1984 Seven Deadly Miracles 18
Stephen Tucker Oil and Kings
Jan. 1985 Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 1) 1015
Bob Farmer Mixdemeanor 4&4, oil & water in reverse
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 430
Charles Hudson The Visine Trick all black climax
Inspired by 1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 506
Edward Marlo An Oil and Water Phase 4&4, with remix phase
Related to 1985 Formula One Close-Up 66
Philip T. Goldstein Queens & Water oil and queens variation
Jan. 1985 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 9) 1273
Philip T. Goldstein Brackets faces of red cards vanish in the end (blanko) and their backs change as well, see also page 1991 in issue 11
Jan. 1985 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 9) 1277
Gaëtan Bloom S.T.O.W.R.C.T. - The Signed, Torn, Oil, Water, Restored, Card Trick One red, one black card torn into several pieces and mixed. Red and black pieces separate, and one of the card restores.
1986 Gaetan Bloom 86 18
Jon Racherbaumer Well Oiled Reset crediting discussion
Related to Nov. 1986 Inside Out (Issue 1) 16
Walt Maddison, Harry Lorayne The Sting as packet trick with royal flush kicker, second handling by Harry Lorayne
Sep. 1987 Apocalypse (Vol. 10 No. 9) 1393
Edward Marlo An Oil and Water Story 4&4, four phases, surprise kicker
1987 Special Effects 80
Roberto Giobbi Öl und wASSEr oil & Queens handling, bottle with oil and water for presentation
Inspired by 1987 CardPerfect 37
Juan Tamariz Biddle - Finale under the Table 4&4, one color penetrates table
1988 The Magic Way 139
Juan Tamariz Anti-Water Finale, Face-up, Face-down 4&4
1988 The Magic Way 143
Juan Tamariz Anti Oil and Water: 4 Methods 4&4, Biddled Anti-Water I - IV
1988 The Magic Way 144
Juan Tamariz Antiwater 4&4
1988 The Magic Way 168
R. K. Miller Red Limit 2&2, two reds and two blacks mixed, they all change to black, repeated with another set of red and black cards
Inspired by 1988 Interlocutor (Issue 49) 219
Roy Walton Good Mixers 4&4, odd-backed, instant mix, then backs change to a different color
Also published here
  • Abra, Dec. 1975, Vol. 60 No. 1558, p. 441
1988 The Complete Walton — Volume 2 154
Jerry Sadowitz Split Marriages Royal Marriages theme, instant reverse oil and water with kings and queens
1989 Cards on the Table 46
Richard Vollmer Oil and Aces 4&4, one packet transforms to aces
Related to Oct. 1989 Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 10) 1696
Brother John Hamman The Jacks Come Back 2&2, oil water with four Jacks, transformation into Aces
VariationsAlso published here 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 101
Bruce Cervon The Spotted Black & White Trick 4&4, using cardboard pieces that are black and white without border, as climax the black cards have red spots, five phases
1989 The Black & White Trick 95
Philip T. Goldstein Ascension transformation kicker
Inspired byAlso published here 1990 Focus 50
Larry Jennings Oil and Water 4&4, all black finale
VariationsAlso published here 1990 Up in Smoke and Other Tantalizing Mysteries 26
Ray Kosby, Larry Jennings, Dai Vernon K. J. V. Oil and Water 4&4, four phases, with mixing phase
Also published here 1990 Up in Smoke and Other Tantalizing Mysteries 31
José Carroll Oil and Water in a Wine Glass vertical, 4&4, one color disappears as climax
VariationsAlso published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 59
John Carney Oil on Troubled Waters 3&3, deck separation climax
Variations 1991 Carneycopia 234
Bob Stencel, Terry LaGerould Age of Reason 4&4
Inspired by 1992 Card Finesse II 274
David Bendix Dave Bendix Variation 4&4
Inspired by 1992 Card Finesse II 276
Dave Campbell Oil & Water Plus 4&4, using cards with OIL and WATER printed on them, they change into pictures of other drinks and whiskeys as finale
Inspired byAlso published here 1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 3) 8
Peter Kane The Amex Aces 2&2 mini oil and water routine with Aces, then one Ace changes into a bill and the other in a credit card
1992 One Card Wonders 16
Peter Duffie An Odin Sequel
Inspired by 1993 Applications 24
Randy Tanner Reset Finale after Reset routine the packets are put on top of each other and cards are suddenly alternated in pairs
1993 Card File 8
Karl Fulves Mixed Marriages 4&4, reverse mixing phase
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 8) 93
René Lavand I Can't Do It Any Slower! 3&3, six phases, deck finale
Also published here 1995 Inside Cardmagic 73
Aldo Colombini Nice Salad 4&4, red and black cards transpose, then mix
1995 What's Up Deck? 83
Aldo Colombini Italian Dressing 4&4, with mixing climix
1995 What's Up Deck? 89
Michael Skinner Oil and Water Rides Again 4&4, three phases, all red climax
1996 Classic Sampler 9
Unknown Pas Possible (Trick shown to Dominique Duvivier by a stranger who calls himself Commander Ryno) Oil and Water with Oil and Queens type of ending, but with color changing backs as well
Inspired byVariations 1996 Magie Duvivier 99
Dominique Duvivier Mulligan's Moot Pas Possible variation with less discrepancies, similar effect
Inspired by 1996 Magie Duvivier 101
Pablo Domenèch Rojas, Negras... Y Cuatro Ases one phase Oil and Queens routine
1996 La Magia de Pablo Domènech 60
Steven Hamilton Mixing With Royalty one packet changes into Queens
Inspired byAlso published here 1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 63
Alex Elmsley Colour Filter four red cards are interlaced with four black cards, then wrapped in handkerchief, cards of one color penetrate silk
1998 Come A Little Closer 48
Alexander de Cova, Aldo Colombini Die Doppelüberraschung 4&4, all cards change to red
  • V. Die erste Separation
  • VI. Der Farbwechsel
1998 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 2) 57
Wesley James Olive Oil On The Side 4&4, with false (empty) deals and full-deck finale
Inspired by Oct. 1998 Onyx (Issue 5) 5
Mark Mason Oils Well That Ends Well cards become blank at the end
Inspired by 2000 Up Close & Personal 10
Justin Higham Collected Oil and Water - Streamlined two methods
Inspired by 2001 The Simulation of Miracles 26
Wolfgang Moser Öl & Wasser 3&3, deck separation kicker
Inspired by 2001 Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 3-5) 131
Aldo Colombini The Aces Are Gone four black cards, four red cards, four Aces, Aces put between other two packets and they vanish, then Oil & Queens with remaining 4&4 cards with Aces as kicker
Inspired by
  • "Off-Counted" (Erhard Liebenow, Linking Ring, Mar. 1995)
Sep. 2001 Ego (Vol. 1 No. 4) 4
Darwin Ortiz Ultimate Oil & Water 3&3, deck seperation and remix climax
Inspired by 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 158
Aldo Colombini Blushing Cards 4&4, mixed cards are put in case, case shaken and the four black cards fall out
2002 Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan./Feb.) 56
Dave Campbell Dave's Oil and Water "(Oil and Water Classic)"
4&4, using cards with oil and water pictures printed on them, they change into pictures of other drinks and whiskeys as finale
Also published here 2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 197
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flip-Over Anti-Oil-and-Water 4&4, magical mixing
2004 Diamonds from Coal 37
Ray Kosby, Dai Vernon, Larry Jennings K.J.V. Oil and Water 4&4, four phases, with mixing phase
Also published here 2005 Up In Smoke 21
Larry Jennings Oil And Water 4&4, all black finale
Also published here 2005 Up In Smoke 28
Jack Avis Jack Avis Notes on All Red 2&2, handling variation
Inspired by 2006 Rara Avis 20
Paul Gordon Oil & Water Startler 4&4, transformation kicker
Inspired by 2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 358
Denis Behr Oil & Water 3&3, deck separation as climax
2007 Handcrafted Card Magic 66
Denis Behr Oil & Water Finale cards separate even though they are pinned together with brass fastener, gaffed
Inspired by 2007 Handcrafted Card Magic 76
Christian Engblom, Kim Wist Oil Over Troubled Water 3x3, one phase in spectator's hands, with full deck kicker
2007 Lecture Notes 17
Nick Trost Another "Oil and Queens"
Inspired by 2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 10
Sveroni Der Frauenschwarm oil and queens variation
Inspired by 2008 Heureka! 13
Nick Trost The Jacks Come Back Again 2&2, oil water with four Jacks, transformation into Aces
Inspired by 2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 467
Román García Agua y Aceite ideas the faro fan for Oil and Water
  • Evaporación y condensación (à la Carroll, one color vanishes and reappears)
  • Agitación
Inspired by 2010 Nanomagias 138
Alexander de Cova, Richard Vollmer Murmeltier 4&4
2011 Seminar-Leviten 3
Wolfgang Moser Öl & Wasser 3&3 with hole deck kicker
2011 Kreationen 21
Jon Racherbaumer Bile and Blood 4&4, all black finale, five phases
Inspired by Mar. 2011 Antinomy (Vol. 4 No. 3) 17
Steven Hamilton Mixing with Royalty one packet changes into Queens
Also published here 2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 93
Eric Stevens Aqua Pura Oil and Water routine, end with all the cards becoming red, and producing shot glass of liquid from a fan of cards
2015 Skybound 61
Bébel The Black and The Red 4&4, instant mixing
Variations Oct. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 10) 69
John Guastaferro, Bébel Flash Flood 4&4, instant mixing
Inspired by Jan. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 1) 56
José Carroll Oil and Water in a Wine Glass vertical, 4&4, one color disappears as climax
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 155
Roberto Giobbi Oil and Water... and More Water 4&4, all change to red as climax, credit information for one-color climax
2021 Sharing Secrets 51