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Liquitex Professional Heavy Body Acrylic Classic Set (12 x 59ml)

  • A fantastic introduction to the Liquitex Heavy Body range
  • Includes 12 brilliant colours
  • High pigment load offers intense colour
  • Smooth, buttery consistency
  • Ideal for impasto effects

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Video: An Overview of Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic

Featuring a high pigment load and providing intense colour, with an exceptionally smooth, buttery consistency, these Heavy Body Acrylic paints are ideal for impasto effects, retaining brush strokes easily and effectively. 

This set contains the following 12 colours in 59ml tubes: Brilliant Blue, Bronze Yellow, Cadmium Red Light Hue, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Dioxazine Purple, Emerald Green, Ivory Black, Phthalocyanine Blue (Green Shade), Phthalocyanine Green (Blue Shade), Quinacridone Magenta, and Titanium White x 2.

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 Heavy 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.

Once completed and dry, a thin layer of varnish may be applied, to protect and preserve artwork. Varnish is available in satin, matte and gloss finishes.

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.

Why choose Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic?

Available in sets or individually in 59ml tubes, the Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic range boasts a stunning spectrum of 100 colours, offering an infinite mixing palette for the artist.

Blog Post: Infinite Intermixability With Liquitex Acrylic

Which surfaces best support Acrylic paint?

Acrylic Painting Pads contain linen textured paper specifically designed for use Acrylic Colour. Incredibly versatile, Liquitex Heavy 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 primerAcrylic 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:

Acrylic Palette Knife Painting Techniques

Faux Finishes: Marbling

Blending and Scumbling

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.

Product Reviews
  • Number of Reviews : 21
  • Average Grade : 4.9 / 5

  • 17/12/2021
  • 3/5
I like the paints but find the colour options not the best.

  • 08/09/2021
  • 5/5
Good quality acrylics

  • 03/09/2021
  • 5/5
Good consistency.. good range of fresh colour.

  • 28/05/2021
  • 5/5
Great quality paint.

  • 17/04/2021
  • 5/5
Great array of colours and good size tubes. Can’t wait to start painting!

  • 23/12/2020
  • 5/5
Good set

  • 19/12/2020
  • 5/5
Lovely range of colours and 4 were used

  • 28/08/2020
  • 5/5

  • 11/02/2019
  • 5/5
Great quality product. Well packaged, no dented box corners :)

  • 05/12/2018
  • 5/5
Great set

  • 13/11/2018
  • 5/5
Brilliant paint to use, it blends well and has amazing pigmentation properties

  • 08/07/2018
  • 5/5
A good quality set of basic colours,including two tubes of white, for an extremely good price.

  • 21/03/2018
  • 5/5
So far it's everything I was expecting

  • 28/02/2018
  • 5/5

  • 17/02/2018
  • 5/5
Beautiful paint to use

  • 08/02/2018
  • 5/5
As described.

  • 25/05/2017
  • 5/5
Researched this product and chose to buy this from Cowling and Wilcox this came very quickly in the post

  • 25/05/2017
  • 5/5

  • 03/03/2017
  • 5/5
Lovely paint I nearly always use it.

  • 09/12/2016
  • 5/5
Haven't had time to try them yet but they have been recommmended by other ardists.

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