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Basics Mediums

Basics Iridescent Medium

Mix with paint to give it an iridescent finish, or use on its own to add surface highlights.

Additive Size: 250ml
$11.39 USD In stock, ready to ship
Key Features
  • Gives a smooth iridescent appearance
  • Increases paint transparency
  • Extends your color without affecting acrylic stability
  • Slows drying time so you can create more subtle color blends
  • Thins heavier body paints
How to Use
  • Can be thinned by diluting with up to 30% water - distilled water will give best results
  • Mix as much as you like into acrylic color to create the iridescence and consistency you want
  • Stir gently to avoid creating foam - if bubbles appear, leave it to sit while the bubble rise and disappear
  • Do not shake or vigorously over-brush as this can result in a foggy, hazy look when dry
  • May temporarily lighten colors until dry
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All our paints are intermixable and water-based, with archival results. Tested and certified at Duke University by the ACMI.

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Whether you’re prepping your surface, altering viscosity, or even sealing your finished work, Basics Mediums are essential for experimenting and enhancing your paint practice.

You can change color opacity, drying time and texture, and protect your finished work.


Other creatives have asked us...

Does Basics Iridescent Medium have pigment in it?

Iridescent Medium is made with tiny mica particles coated with reflective materials - so we wouldn't strictly classify them as pigments.

Can I use your Basics Iridescent Medium as a paint?

You can use it neat direct from the tube, but we recommend using it for highlights rather than a big painting - our Basics metallic colors will give you a better result for large areas.