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Colors in KIT:

African JadePale green-blue in a -green pearl
Apple BlossomPale pink in a lilac-red pearl
Autumn LeafBurnt Orange-brown in a Red-Gold pearl
Black EmeraldAntique green-black in a green pearl
Blue BayouBrilliant Water Blue in a blue pearl.
Blue FlameRich blue with in a violet-blue pearl
Blue IceCool blue in a “sugar-white” pearl
Bolivian BlueDeep Teal blue in a green-blue pearl
Burnt UmberSmokey brown in a copper-bronze pearl
CeladonLight melon green in a green pearl
Cinnamon BrownSheer red-brown skin to in a oyster-copper pearl
Cool WaterLight ocean blue in a blue pearl
Coral BerryLuscious coral-pink in a lilac pearl
CranberryRed-violet merlot in a violet-red pearl
Dragonfly WingHoney-brown in a green-bronze-gold pearl
EmeraldEmerald-green in a green pearl
Evening PrimroseBlue-violet in a blue-violet pearl
FernMedium fern green in a green pearl
Fuzzy PeachMedium peach in a red-violet pearl
Ginger FlowerHot-red-violet in a lilac pearl
Ginger PeachBurnt yellow-orange in a gold-copper pearl
Guatemalan GreenLuminous green-teal in a green-blue pearl
Hopeful HoneysucklePeachy-pink in a red-lilac crystal
Hot CinnamonFire engine red in a red-pearl
JasmineHot pink in a violet-red pearl
Key LimeBrilliant lime in a green-gold pearl
KiwiBright green-yellow in a green pearl
Lemon DropVibrant yellow in a green pearl
Love StruckDeep Blood Red in red pearl
Majestic BlueVibrant blue in a blue-pearl
Mango FreezeCanary yellow-orange in a red pearl
Mediterranean BlueLight blue in a green-blue pearl
Moss GreenEarthy green-yellow in green pearl
Mystic BlueDeep blue-green in blue pearl with glints of lilac
NutmegSpicy brown-red in a merlot-copper-gold pearl
Ocean WaveMedium cyan blue in blue pearl
Olive VineEarthy green-brown in a gold-red-bronze pearl
Orange PeelBright orange in a gold-red pearl
PeriwinklePale blue-violet in a  blue-violet pearl
PersimmonBright orange-red in antique gold pearl
Pink AnthuriumWarm pink-violet in a violet pearl
Pink AzaleaMedium pink in a violet – red-pearl
PlumeriaBrilliant pink-violet in violet-pearl
Poppy RedWarm red in golden red -pearl
Pretty PeridotChartreuse green in a green-gold pearl
Rich CobaltDeep blue in blue-violet pearl
Rose GoldAntique pink-gold in red-pearl
Royal OrchidWarm lilac in red-violet pearl
Sky BlueBright blue-green in blue pearl
SnapdragonRegal violet in a lilac pearl
Spanish MossMoss green with green pearl-crystals
Spiced PumpkinAntique red-orange in a gold pearl
StargazerLustrous blue-violet in a green pearl
SunburstBrilliant high yellow in a gold pearl
SunflowerGolden-yellow in antique gold pearl
Teal ZirconBright blue-green in blue-green pearl
Wine & RosesDeep red-lilac wine in a violet-red pearl
Winter-mist GraySemi-opaque gray in oyster-pearl
WisteriaLight lavender in green-pearl
Yellow RoseMedium yellow-orange in a red-gold pearl

Product description:

Primary Elements Arte-Pigments (PE) are Translucent hand milled Arte-Pigments mixed with mica and other minerals. Primary Elements are sold as a dry paint pigment.

They Clean up with soap and water and dissolve in any WATER soluble mediums, Acrylic mediums, Gel Medium, water soluble varnish, Polyurethane OR gum binders.

In the Video the Primary Elements Arte-pigments were mixed in the Vivid Clear Acrylic Enamel- available at www.colourarte.com  All ColourArte products are hand mixed and poured in USA

SUBJECT: Mixing your paint

Extra Step: When using Primary Elements Arte-Pigments you have a special step- 1/2 tsp dry Pigments mix with 1 oz.  (2 tablespoons) acrylic medium -mix WELL in 4 oz. salsa cup, I use the Vivid Clear acrylic Enamel I like how it looks and dries to a gloss magnifying the brilliance of the pigments.  Mix pigments in well till they totally dissolve.

 

Pouring medium:  There are many who eyeball and others who measure and weigh their ingredients:

20-25% pouring medium,  5-20% Floetrol , 10-25% PVA Glue combos. NO MATTER your choice your additives need to be mixed in BEFORE the water. YOU goal is to BOND your additive and acrylic base together into one smooth base. MIX well until they are smooth.

 

Water: What is not a specific science is a precise measurement of water.

Each acrylic base has a unique threshold (varying form manufacture to manufacture) of how much water it can accept before the  acrylic adhesion is compromised and “ crazing” occurs – ( WHICH IS WHY many artist use pouring  medium as insurance.)

Each Pigment also has a unique threshold and speed in which the color accepts water.

It is ALWAYS best to add your water slowly (add a tsp or less of water at a time). WHY? The pigments build, swell and accept the water at their own pace, there is NO rushing this process.  Even if you know precisely how much water should go into a color you’ve mixed a dozen times, THERE is NO CUTTING corners of this part of the paint mixing. DO NOT make the mistake of dumping in all the water at once, you will have to mix and mix, and risk it still will not come out right.

 

Yes the mixing is the tedious part but It can be relaxing and you eventually will learn the feel of the paint and know when it is right consistency.

Which is the KEY to your success.

  • Too thick-Paint will drop of stick in clumps OR paint flow “breaks” and then starts again.
  • TOO thin- its runs off stick like water
  • Perfect Flows evenly like a heavy cream off the popsicle stick

 

Silicone:WD 40 Specialist Water Resistance silicone

Once you have the perfect consistency you can add a couple shots Silicone or Dimethicone.

Silicone Mixed in all colors BUT Black