• Interference Colors

  • Specialty Paints
    Spectrum: 6 Colors
    Properties: Reflective & Metallic
    Consistency: Fluid
    Finish: Opalescent Satin

    Liquitex Interference Paints are colorless, transparent paints made from titanium coated mica flakes rather than traditional pigments.
     

    • Professional quality colors with a creamy smooth consistency 
    • They are also known as "Opalescent Colors"  
    • Liquitex Interference Paints change their color (exhibiting a metallic look and color shift) depending upon the viewing angle 
    • As the light hits the mica flakes, it either bounces off directly, reflecting the labeled color, or passes through to another layer and bounces out at a different refractive index displaying the complimentary color  
    • The effect is visually similar to a thin coat of oil floating on water 

    USES AND TECHNIQUES

    • Use in any technique or surface suitable for any acrylic paint or acrylic medium.  
    • Apply straight from container, thinned with water or mixed with any Liquitex Acrylic Color, Iridescent Color, Fluid or Gel Acrylic Medium to produce an endless variety of colors and effects. 
    • Apply thin layers rather than one thick one.  
    • Thin applications in a wash or glaze increase the visual interference effects.  
    • To achieve a visually opaque coat, apply a base color that matches the "flip" or complement of the interference color, before applying the interference color. (i.e. Naphthol Crimson underneath Interference Green).  
    • To increase interference color effect, add 1% Mars Black to interference color.  
    • To create iridescent grays, add 2-5% Mars Black to interference color.  
    • Applied over white surfaces or light colors, they are translucent.  
    • Applied over black or dark surfaces, they are seen as brilliant pastel colors.  
    • Applied on transparent and translucent surfaces, they create unusual visual effects.  
    • Mix with Liquitex Mediums to create luminescent fluid glazes