Sunday, December 20, 2015


Hi Everyone!
Last week I was having a problem with blogger so to finish up with the types of paints that Liquitex carries. This is basic information just to show you what options you have for your art. Here is last weeks link.

With all of the types of paints available there are also 
Fluorescent colors. These acrylic colors are intense, brilliant colors, produced from dyes surrounded by a polymer coating. The Dyes absorb invisible ultraviolet light and emit visible light of a longer wavelength, reflecting more light than they receive. As a result, they fluoresce or glow and will visibly overpower paints made from traditional pigments.  One of the characteristic faults of the Fluorescent paints is that they fade rather rapidly because the dyes are not stable. These are known as Lightfastness lll and should not be used for work that is meant to be permanent. Fluorescent colors are translucent and greater intensity can be achieved by working over a bright white surface. If a greater permanency is desired, a topcoat of Liquitex Soluvar Gloss Varnish or Soluvar Matte Varnish which contain Ultraviolet Light Stabilizer is recommended.

Next is Liquigemstm acrylic glitter paint. This is a heavy body 100% acrylic polymer emulsion paint that contains a  heavy concentration of mica flakes. Glitter colors dry to a thick, three dimensional consistency and will appear milky when wet.

GlossiesTM acrylic enamel paint are a water based acrylic enamels that are specially formulated to adhere to slick, non porous materials such as, glass, tiles, glazed ceramics, stoneware, china, enamelware, primed metal, wood and other non oily surfaces. Air-dried colors dry to a durable, high gloss finish. Heat set colors dry to a scratch resistant high gloss finish. All colors are lightfast. Suitable for indoor and out door applications ( when heat set) All GlossiesTM colors are inter-mixable and can be easily blended to achieve any color.

In addition there are spray paints, marker and inks just to name a few.

Be sure to read the instructions with any of these paints and test them to make sure they are what you want or need.

Now for a brief introduction to next weeks post.
Acrylic Mediums
As you know in addition to the widest array of Professional and Student colors Liquitex offers a the broadest possible range of acrylic mediums. Sometimes the mediums can be difficult to grasp until you actually try them. So Liquitex has tried to simplify usage by classifying products in three distinct categories. Prep, Paint, and Finish
Surface preparations set the foundation for stable and permanent color and applications by sealing and adding tooth to almost any painting surface. Liquitex offers five different types of acrylic gessoes to accommodate all types of work. 
With the painting category, there are several different types of products you would use in addition to the color itself. They are Fluid Mediums, Gel Mediums, Additives and Texture Gel. These painting mediums allow an artist to adjust the work and optical properties of the paint film to accomplish an astonishing variety of techniques and application
Finish. Varnishes are applied over a completed piece of work to change or unify the surface sheen and protect the painted surface from the environment and ultraviolet light. 

Honor and integrity in art, in life.


  1. They all look good, love the sound of the ones with mica flakes in them Hugs, Valerie

  2. I've never seen that brand of paint before


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