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Colors in KIT:
|African Jade||Pale green-blue in a -green pearl|
|Apple Blossom||Pale pink in a lilac-red pearl|
|Autumn Leaf||Burnt Orange-brown in a Red-Gold pearl|
|Black Emerald||Antique green-black in a green pearl|
|Blue Bayou||Brilliant Water Blue in a blue pearl.|
|Blue Flame||Rich blue with in a violet-blue pearl|
|Blue Ice||Cool blue in a “sugar-white” pearl|
|Bolivian Blue||Deep Teal blue in a green-blue pearl|
|Burnt Umber||Smokey brown in a copper-bronze pearl|
|Celadon||Light melon green in a green pearl|
|Cinnamon Brown||Sheer red-brown skin to in a oyster-copper pearl|
|Cool Water||Light ocean blue in a blue pearl|
|Coral Berry||Luscious coral-pink in a lilac pearl|
|Cranberry||Red-violet merlot in a violet-red pearl|
|Dragonfly Wing||Honey-brown in a green-bronze-gold pearl|
|Emerald||Emerald-green in a green pearl|
|Evening Primrose||Blue-violet in a blue-violet pearl|
|Fern||Medium fern green in a green pearl|
|Fuzzy Peach||Medium peach in a red-violet pearl|
|Ginger Flower||Hot-red-violet in a lilac pearl|
|Ginger Peach||Burnt yellow-orange in a gold-copper pearl|
|Guatemalan Green||Luminous green-teal in a green-blue pearl|
|Hopeful Honeysuckle||Peachy-pink in a red-lilac crystal|
|Hot Cinnamon||Fire engine red in a red-pearl|
|Jasmine||Hot pink in a violet-red pearl|
|Key Lime||Brilliant lime in a green-gold pearl|
|Kiwi||Bright green-yellow in a green pearl|
|Lemon Drop||Vibrant yellow in a green pearl|
|Love Struck||Deep Blood Red in red pearl|
|Majestic Blue||Vibrant blue in a blue-pearl|
|Mango Freeze||Canary yellow-orange in a red pearl|
|Mediterranean Blue||Light blue in a green-blue pearl|
|Moss Green||Earthy green-yellow in green pearl|
|Mystic Blue||Deep blue-green in blue pearl with glints of lilac|
|Nutmeg||Spicy brown-red in a merlot-copper-gold pearl|
|Ocean Wave||Medium cyan blue in blue pearl|
|Olive Vine||Earthy green-brown in a gold-red-bronze pearl|
|Orange Peel||Bright orange in a gold-red pearl|
|Periwinkle||Pale blue-violet in a blue-violet pearl|
|Persimmon||Bright orange-red in antique gold pearl|
|Pink Anthurium||Warm pink-violet in a violet pearl|
|Pink Azalea||Medium pink in a violet – red-pearl|
|Plumeria||Brilliant pink-violet in violet-pearl|
|Poppy Red||Warm red in golden red -pearl|
|Pretty Peridot||Chartreuse green in a green-gold pearl|
|Rich Cobalt||Deep blue in blue-violet pearl|
|Rose Gold||Antique pink-gold in red-pearl|
|Royal Orchid||Warm lilac in red-violet pearl|
|Sky Blue||Bright blue-green in blue pearl|
|Snapdragon||Regal violet in a lilac pearl|
|Spanish Moss||Moss green with green pearl-crystals|
|Spiced Pumpkin||Antique red-orange in a gold pearl|
|Stargazer||Lustrous blue-violet in a green pearl|
|Sunburst||Brilliant high yellow in a gold pearl|
|Sunflower||Golden-yellow in antique gold pearl|
|Teal Zircon||Bright blue-green in blue-green pearl|
|Wine & Roses||Deep red-lilac wine in a violet-red pearl|
|Winter-mist Gray||Semi-opaque gray in oyster-pearl|
|Wisteria||Light lavender in green-pearl|
|Yellow Rose||Medium yellow-orange in a red-gold pearl|
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