Mix your own paints!
ColourArte mills high-quality pigments with our proprietary blend of micas and other minerals to create Primary Elements Arte-Pigments signature colors. Primary Elements Arte-Pigments are available in 210 in handcrafted signature colors by Leslie Ohnstad.
Acrylic Paints, Shimmering sprays, custom glazes, dimensional paint by combining our stunning Arte-Pigments with BINDER such as gum binder, acrylic medium, glazing medium or heavy gel medium.
210 Intense colors split up into sixteen color categories
Antique-Blackened-Shade Colors: A Shade is simply any color with black added. We have carefully antiqued colors for you. To deepen add a “drop” more black. Careful not to use too much and block out color and light.
Semi Opaque-Whitened-Tint Colors: A Tint is sometimes called a Pastel. Basically it’s simply color with white added, which will cause a semi-opaque effect as mica light refraction is slightly diffused.
Skin-Tone Colors-Warm-Cool-Rose colored skin tones mixed in our signature “oyster “color.
Create translucent skin tones ranging from deep caramel to pale porcelain by mixing washes with water
To lighten skin tones shade: mix with color “oyster” available in interference iridescent- neutral group.
Frost Colors: Delicate color mixed in sparkling white mica. White mica sits on surface like a mirror reflecting light. Colors are diffused due to impeded light refraction, very useful for focusing light to one area, great for sparkly baby announcements etc. Frosts are not recommended for lightening other non-frosted colors. IT is recommended to use iridescent neutrals to mix custom shades.
Interference-Iridescent Neutrals: Transparent-translucent colors recommended for mixing lighter shade of other colors, Example Rich cobalt dark blue mixed with iridescent blue=light shade of same blue. Definition of Interference: Interferes with light casting a color accent to your color mix.
Metals-Metallic Colors: Metallic Mica or Ground metal-when specified. Colors are perfect for accents. Mix small amounts in regular color to enhance or create new colors.
Yellow Color Family: Yellow is dominant color in ranging from “warm” Yellow-Orange thru “cool” Yellow-Green
Red Color Family Red: is dominant color ranging from “warm” Red-Yellow thru “cool” Red-Blue
Blue Color Family: Blue is dominant color ranging from “warm” Blue-Green thru “cool” Blue Violet
Orange Color Family: Orange dominant color ranging from “warm” Orange-Yellow thru “cool” Orange-Red
Green Color Family: Green dominant color ranging from “warm” Green-Yellow thru “cool” Green-Blu
Violet Color Family: Violet is dominant color ranging from “warm” Violet-Red thru “cool” Violet-Blue
Teal Color Family: Teal AKA Turquoise ranging from “warm” Blue Green thru “cool” Green Blue
Pink Color Family: Pink shades ranging front Hot Rhodamine Violet-Pink-thru warmer Yellow-Pinks
Peach Color Family: Peach AKA Coral ranging from “warm” more orange peach thru “cool” Pink Peach
Browns-Grays Color Family: Warm browns-Golden Oak colors, Cool-brown- Taupe, Reddish brown-cedar wood, Beige-browns with iridescent red or green pearl. Cool and warm grays
Quick Guide: Primary Elements Arte-Pigments
Shake Arte-Pigments directly on canvas or paper for watercolor effects
Mix with your favorite Binders: Acrylic Glazing medium, Acrylic Heavy gel Medium, Vivid Multi Surface Clear Acrylic Enamel or Gum Binder ( Bind and Resist)
Mix- your own shimmer sprays – 1 TSP The Solution, 1/4 tsp Arte Pigments 1.5 – 2oz Empty spray Bottle
Sprinkle colors directly through stencil Spray with water – set with 50/50 The Solution and water
Clean up Soap and Water
Pour a small amount of High Polymer Acrylic Medium onto waxed paper or a palette and sprinkle Arte-Pigments color of your choice and mix to make a paint.
Wet a paintbrush in THE Solutions medium, dip wet brush into Arte- Pigments to pick up a small bead of color. Mix pigments and medium together on palette. Begin painting!
In mixing cup Add 1 part Arte-Pigments with 2 parts any water soluble medium. Increase transparency by adding medium a few drops at a time OR enrich color by sprinkling a more Arte-pigments until you achieve desired color and consistency. Cleanup with Soap and water.