An ideal introduction to Acrylic Colour, the Schmincke Akademie Acrylic Colour Set contains everything needed to paint acrylic artwork. This set includes 6 x 60ml acrylic colours, 2 x 60ml mediums, a stretched canvas, 3 x special effects tools and a size 12 Da Vinci brush.
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What does the Schmincke Akademie Acrylic Colour Set contain?
Containing six 60ml tubes of Schmincke Akademie Acrylic Colour colour: Titanium White (111), Cadmium Yellow Hue (223), Carmine Red (340), Ultramarine Blue (442), Yellow Ochre (661) and Lamp Black (771).
This set also includes Structuring Paste and Black Flakes Gel (60ml tubes), size 12 Da Vinci flat brush, primed stretched canvas (40 x 30cm), and three tools to create special effects: silicon wedge, silicon blade and spatula.
Use the mediums and tools to create a wide variety of effects with the highly pigmented and lightfast Akademie Acrylic Colours.
This video shows How To Use Schmincke Structuring Paste.
Why choose the Schmincke Akademie Acrylic Colour Set?
Blending easily, Akademie Colour can be mixed with Acrylic Mediums, such as Black Flakes Gel, to create various effects, or thinned with water. Highly viscous, Schmincke Akademie Acrylic Colour is ideal for retains brush strokes easily and effectively. Mix Akademie Acrylic with Schmincke Structuring Paste or paint over dried paste to create stunning impasto effects.
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.
Schmincke Akademie Acrylic Colour colours are fully intermixable and suitable for interior and exterior use, making them the perfect medium for all art and craft projects. Once completed and dry, a thin layer of varnish may be applied, to protect and preserve artwork. Varnish is available in satin, matt 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.
Which surfaces best support Acrylic paint?
Which brushes are best for Acrylic paint?
Specially developed for painting with acrylic colours, acrylic 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 Schmincke?
Founded in 1881 by Hermann Schmincke and Josef Horadam, the Schmincke Company originated in Düsseldorf. Renowned for “tradition, passion and quality”, Schmincke continue to manufacture all their products in the German town of Erkrath.
Combining the latest technology with handmade processes, Schmincke produce the finest calibre artists’ colours, which are predominantly single pigmented. Schmincke offer an array of paints to suit all abilities and budgets, including Horadam Aquarell, a high quality range of watercolour paints.
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