Liquitex Iridescent Acrylic paints are also known as metallic paints that mimic the effect of bronzing powders. Liquitex Iridescent paints do not tarnish unlike bronzing powders which cannot be used with acrylic emulsions due to the alkalinity of the binder.
Liquitex Iridescent Colors produce a variety of non-tarnishing iridescent or metallic effects
Made from titanium coated mica flakes with an outer layer of a transparent light absorbing colorant, rather than traditional pigments
Light absorbing colored layers determine the observed color
Iridescent pigments are "optically opaque" and they rely on reflected light only for their effect. No Interference "flip" color is observed
USES AND TECHNIQUES
They can be used alone or mixed with other Liquitex Colors and Liquitex Mediums for a variety of iridescent, metallic effects
Transparent and translucent colors provide the best results for mixing
Mix with small amounts of Liquitex Acrylic Colors for variety of "metallic" colors, i.e. copper with green = antique copper
Mix with Liquitex Soft Body Mediums for "metallic" glazes
Mix with Liquitex Texture Gel Mediums for "metallic" textures
Liquitex Iridescent White is added to other color to attain pearlescent qualities
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