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Video: Liquitex Professional vs. Basics Acrylic
Combining quality with affordability, the Liquitex Basics Acrylic Set is ideal for both beginners and professional artists. Equally suitable for providing good, flat coverage and fine line detail, this soft body acrylic colour set includes 36 colours.
The colours included in this set are as follows: Alizarin Crimson Hue, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Orange Hue, Dioxazine Purple, Ivory Black, Light Green Permanent, Phthalo Green, Primary Blue, Primary Red, Primary Yellow, Titanium White, Cadmium Red Light Hue, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Cerulean Blue Hue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Hooker's Green Hue Permanent, Phthalo Blue, Quinacridone Magenta, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Red Oxide, Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Oxide, Bright Aqua Green, Cadmium Red Deep Hue, Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, Cadmium Yellow Light Hue, Deep Green Permanent, Deep Violet, Gold, Neutral Gray Value 5, Silver, Naphthol Crimson, and Mars Black.
What is Acrylic paint?
Fast-drying and water based, Acrylic paint is comprised of a pigment suspended in an acrylic co-polymer binder. This is then applied to a support such as a canvas. The pigment fixes to the support upon evaporation of the water, producing a slight colour change in the process. Acrylic paint dries to a water-resistant, flexible finish, making it the ideal medium for a number of craft purposes including screen printing and model making.
All colours can be thinned with water to pale washes, or used directly from the pot or tube. The quick drying properties of the range enable the artist to work speedily, and a hairdryer may be used to further accelerate the drying process.
All Liquitex Soft Body colours are fully intermixable and suitable for interior and exterior use, ideal for all art and craft projects. Different textures and effects can be created with these acrylic paints by adding a medium such as Super Heavy Gel or Glass Beads.
Acrylic paints are water-based, so brushes used to apply the paint need only mild soap and water to clean them after use. This video illustrates how simple it is to clean and care for acrylic paint brushes.
Which surfaces best support Acrylic paint?
Acrylic Painting Pads contain linen textured paper specifically designed for use Acrylic Colour. Incredibly versatile, Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic can be used on almost any semi-absorbent surface, including canvas, wood, fabric, ceramic bisque and cardboard. In some cases, the surface may need to be first treated with a primer.
Acrylic can even be painted onto a sheet of glass, and peeled off once dry. This object can then be mounted as a free standing or hanging sculpture, or cut into pieces to make a mosaic.
Which brushes are best for Acrylic paint?
Specially developed for painting with acrylic colours, Acrylix brushes have synthetic soft filaments, good snap and perfect spring, making them ideal for acrylic painting. Acrylic paint may also be mixed and applied using palette knives.
Which techniques work best with Acrylic paint?
The following links show some techniques on how Acrylics can be used:
Can you explain some of the terms used when painting with Acrylics?
Click here for a glossary of Acrylic painting terms.
Who are Liquitex?
Founded in 1933 by Henry Levison, Permanent Pigments, an oil colour producing company from Cincinnati, Ohio developed the first water-based artist acrylic paints. Their new formulation was launched in 1955, under the new company name Liquitex, an abbreviation of “Liquid texture”, which Levison believed better captured the product’s essence.
Today, Liquitex offers a vast array of intermixable vibrant acrylic paints and mediums, enabling artists to continually explore new and innovative ways of working with Acrylic Colour.