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Turquoise - 60ml Bottle | Iridescent Acrylic Paint

Turquoise - 60ml Bottle | Iridescent Acrylic Paint

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These beautiful micaceous-based colours are for artists who wish to add a touch of glamour or glitter to a piece, such as the translucent glow of an angel's wings, a butterfly, a fish, or the brilliant iridescent shimmer on a mallard drake's neck. Simply mix the iridescent colours directly into your paints or apply after decorating to highlight specific areas. The choice is yours.

Translucent colours for highlighting, overall iridescent effects, and faux finishes.

  • Iridescent Colours reflect off the background. Over dark backgrounds, the colours are quite vivid. Over a light background, the colour appears soft and subtle.

Directions:

  • Iridescent Colours appear milky white until dried. Label the palette to avoid confusion.
  • Apply full strength or thinned with medium, depending on the desired effect.
  • Use techniques like sponging, stroking, dry brushing, splattering, or overglazing. Colour is more intense if undiluted. Apply undiluted to accent details using a dry brush technique.
  • Thin with a small amount of Retarder Medium or apply to a surface moistened with Retarder for a soft effect. Use thinned colour for a glaze over a painted surface. Brush a medium coat of thinned colour over the prepared surface and create effects by removing the overglaze with a sponge, plastic wrap, or cloth for a ‘ragging off’ technique.
  • Use Magic Mix to thin colours for stroke work, floated colour, or small amounts of iridescent colour. Add to the final highlight colour for a unique effect. Layering deepens the colour.
  • For spattering, thin as needed with Flow Medium or water. The more Flow Medium used, the more transparent the colour. Spatter by pulling the thumb over the end of a firm bristle brush filled with thinned colour. May be applied over a barrier coat of Clear Glaze Medium so that excess spattering can be easily removed.

Approximate coverage: 1 ml = 125 sq cm 1 oz = 4 sq ft

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About Jo Sonjas Paints

The Paint: Jo Sonja's Artists Colours

Discover the vibrant potential of Jo Sonja’s Artists Colours, specially formulated flow formula acrylics that emulate traditional gouache. Crafted from the finest quality, pure pigments, these colours provide artists with exceptional coverage and a velvety matte finish. Ideal for intricate layering, the quick-drying nature allows for overpainting without damaging earlier layers, facilitating seamless corrections and enhancements to your artwork.

Unlike typical craft paints, Jo Sonja's offers a professional range designed for the discerning artist. Each colour is two to three times more concentrated, ensuring that your creations will pop with permanent, brilliant hues. Simplified use comes standard, as these paints are designed for immediate application without the need for complex instructions. Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional, Jo Sonja’s Artists Colours are engineered to elevate your artistic vision to new heights.

 

Jo Sonja acrlic paints, About the paints

 

Jo Sonja's® Artist Colours & Mediums

Founded in 1985 by Jim Cobb, Director of Chroma, and celebrated folk artist Jo Sonja Jansen, Jo Sonja's Decorative Painting System is a testament to innovation and artistic tradition. The collaboration aimed to fulfil the sophisticated demands of serious artists, combining Chroma's cutting-edge technology with versatile, long-lasting products. The system offers unparalleled flexibility, enabling artists to master historical techniques and pioneer new ones, thus securing a robust foothold in the decorative painting market.

Artists around the globe have come to recognize and value the brand's exceptional quality. Jo Sonja’s continues to influence the decorative arts significantly, with Chroma's commitment to innovation and excellence ensuring its ongoing leadership and presence in the market.

 

The Decorative Painting System

With the range of paints, also comes a range of mediums to allow unlimited techniques.  Acrylic mediums are invaluable if you wish to change the paint consistency or alter drying times.  Chroma has discovered ways of allowing the same set of colours to be applied on a variety of surfaces such as wood, metal, glass and textiles.  The same colours (with the use of the mediums) can be stencilled, stamped, crackled or used in a host of elaborate faux finishes.  By experimenting with the mediums, there are endless possibilities that can be achieved.  Technique information sheets, designed to inspire your imagination, can be found on this website.   Chroma continues its research and development of new products. 

 The range of jo sonjas products

ASTM Standards and Jo Sonja's Artist Colours

Jo Sonja's Artist Colours are crafted using the highest quality pure pigments, adhering to rigorous ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) standards. This independent body ensures reliable classification for pigment lightfastness and health labelling standards. Each colour in our range boasts an ASTM rating, affirming its resistance to fading and guaranteeing that the hues will remain vibrant and true for generations.

Our ongoing commitment to quality is reflected in continual testing and stringent quality controls, allowing artists to trust implicitly in the enduring brilliance and performance of our paints.

 

Jo Sonja's Paint Quality and Standards

ASTM Ratings: Ensuring Colour Longevity

ASTM 1 – Excellent Lightfastness: Highest rating, indicating superior resistance to fading.
ASTM 2 – Very Good Lightfastness: Very reliable in maintaining colour integrity over time.

    Note: All Jo Sonja’s paints are rigorously tested and carry either an ASTM 1 or 2 rating, ensuring top-tier durability and fade-resistance for your artwork.

    Archival Quality:

    Archival Standards: Jo Sonja’s paints and mediums are not only lightfast but also archival and lignin-free, making them an ideal choice for artworks intended for long-term preservation.

      By using Jo Sonja’s paints, artists ensure their creations remain as vivid and impactful as the day they were painted, backed by our commitment to quality and enduring performance.