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Here is the same sample board with a different light angle showing the full interference and iridescent effects.

Layering and Mixing with Iridescent and Interference Acrylic Paints

We’ve all seen Iridescent and Interference effects when viewing soap bubbles, oil slicks, flower petals, bird feathers, and more. They are fairly common in the natural world. If they are somewhat less common in artwork, it might simply be that they still represent new and unexplored possibilities for most people, even after being part of […]

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Making “Skins” with Fluid Acrylics

Overview: An acrylic “skin” is a dry acrylic film that can be made of paint, medium or a combination of paint and medium, that is not attached to any substrate. While acrylic skins can be made with just about any GOLDEN Acrylic Medium, Gel, Paste or Paint, our Fluid Acrylics work particularly well since the […]

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Painting on Dibond

Dibond is a trade name for a type of painted aluminum composite panel made by Alcan Composites. There are other brands and types of Aluminum Composite Panels that may have a bare aluminum side or different types of coatings, which may require different surface preparation. Dibond panels are made with two lightweight sheets of .012″ […]

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Four Chromatic Blacks showing undertones via thin film, washes and glazes from bottom to the top.

Four New Experimental Products

All painters soon discover that black is not black. Black is, like any color, a general term used to describe a large range of colors. We have three blacks in our Heavy Body, Fluid and OPEN Acrylics: Carbon Black, Mars Black and Bone Black. While all three of these are nominally black, they are formed […]

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5 New Heavy Body Colors

By: Scott Bennett The following new colors will be available in stores in the early part of 2010. It may be possible some time in the future that they will also be available in the Fluid Acrylics line. All are rated I for lightfastness, Excellent for permanency, and are single pigment colors except for Permanent […]

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Five Innovative New Experimental Products

By Scott Bennett Introduction What is an “Experimental Product”? GOLDEN Experimental Products are a series of limited-production, custom materials made available to the professional artist wishing to engage in experimentation and push the technical boundaries of their work with developmental materials. Although availability is limited, all GOLDEN Experimental Products have passed the basic requirements for freeze/thaw […]

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Custom Lab Launches New Experimental Products

By Scott Bennett Color Travel Interference COLORS No, this is not a misprint. The product category is actually called Color Travel Interference Colors. This means that as the viewing angle changes, the colors shift dramatically. Similar to the Interference Oxides, they use oxide-coated micas. The unifying color effect among the Interference Oxides and these new […]

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