Thick, richly pigmented,
This is thick, high viscosity, pigment-rich professional acrylic color, ideal for impasto and texture.
With a high concentration of lightfast artist-quality pigment and a satin finish, Heavy Body Acrylic gives you rich, permanent color, with crisp brush strokes and knife marks.
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Collage & mixed media
All painting techniques
Mark making with brush or knife
Holds knife marks & brush strokes
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: HEAVY BODY
Our professional sets bring new colors to your palette, in a choice of sizes
Tips & Techniques
Useful guides for working with Heavy Body Acrylic
Heavy Body FAQs
Other artists have asked us...
What are the best tools to use with Heavy Body?
You can achieve so many effects with Heavy Body. As well as brushes, you should definitely try applying with a knife - different shaped blades will give you different finishes. Combs and shaped scrapers will also give some interesting relief textures and patterns.
I like working in oils – what’s the acrylic that’s the nearest thickness to oil paint?
Heavy Body Acrylic is our nearest paint in terms of viscosity and behaviour, but has many other characteristics that are different to oil paint. Try it out and see how you go.
How does Heavy Body differ from your Soft Body paint?
One word: viscosity. They have the same pigmentation and color vibrancy but Heavy Body is a much thicker, high viscosity formula.