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Inspiration Station-Golden Fluid Acrylics (Oct 3-8)

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This week’s Inspiration Station will let you try out GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics.

Equal the intensity of GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics but with an even, flowing characteristic useful for dry brush application, fine details, pouring, spraying (particularly when mixed with GOLDEN Airbrush Medium), staining techniques and many others.

Fluids are created by loading an acrylic polymer binder with concentrated levels of quality pigments for a wide selection of permanent and lightfast colors. No fillers or extenders are added to achieve the desired consistency, nor is the fluid quality achieved with additional water. GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics have the same pigment load as the Heavy Body Acrylics, but in a viscosity similar to heavy cream. Fluids allow for smooth flowing applications while retaining color intensity, tinting strength, film integrity, and adhesion.

Fluids blend easily with all acrylic colors, and readily tint gels, mediums, gessoes and grounds. Fluid Acrylics are extremely versatile, and ideal for fine brushwork, glazing, staining, water media techniques and many more. Mix Fluid Acrylics with Airbrush Medium for airbrush application of artwork including textiles

(From Golden’s website)

GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics load a brush more evenly than Heavy Body thicker paints with a more consistent flow, allowing for longer more uniform strokes. Because of the thinner consistency and potency of the Fluid Acrylics, they are the easiest of all the GOLDEN paints to mix with GOLDEN mediums.

Because GOLDEN does not add flattening agents to their Fluid Acrylics, colors vary in sheen. To create a more even sheen, mediums can be added to the paints or varnish may be applied to the finished art work. GOLDEN also offers Matte Acrylics. These are essentially the same as the regular Fluid Acrylics, except that a matting agent has been added to the glossier pigments.

Every color in the Fluid Acrylics line is approved for professional artist use according to ASTM Standards for Artist Materials. Of the 51colors in the Fluid Acrylics are rated Excellent in lightfastness. The remaining 6 colors are rated very good for lightfastness. GOLDEN does not use any colors in the Fluid Acrylics line rated lower than very good.

For more information on GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics ask Central Art staff or visit GOLDEN’s website (goldenpaints.com)

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