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Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint Tube 48-Piece Set

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48-Tube Paint Set
  • Assortment of popular Liquitex colors; see below for color names
  • Thick, creamy with satin finish; Good pigment load
  • Contents: 48 x 22ml tubes
  • Intermixable with Liquitex Professional Acrylic Paint Colors and Mediums.
  • Conforms to ASTM D4236; Safe for educational use
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Size: 48-Tube Paint Set
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 14.1 x 4.6 inches ; 3.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00251I66C
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  • Item model number: 101048
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (357 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #402 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing)
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Size: 48-Tube Paint Set

Value Series Acrylic Paints like Liquitex BASICS are formulated to offer dependable standards of performance at a more affordable cost.  Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint is developed for students and artists that need quality at outstanding value. Each color is uniquely formulated to bring out the maximum brilliance and clarity of the individual pigment. 48-Color Spectrum; A heavy body acrylic paint that retains peaks and brush strokes.  Contains permanent artist pigments.  All colors dry to a satin finish.  Intermixable with all Liquitex Professional Acrylic Colors and Mediums.  Ideal for learning color theory and color mixing.   All colors hold the AP Seal from ACMI and are safe for educational use. Contents: 48 x 22ml tubes. Set colors include Alizarin Crimson Hue, Brilliant Yellow Green, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Orange Hue, Dioxazine Purple, Ivory Black, Light Green Permanent, Phthalocyanine Green, Primary Blue, Primary Red, Primary Yellow, Titanium White, Cadmium Red Light Hue, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Cerulean Blue Hue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Hooker's Green Hue Permanent, Phthalocyanine Blue, Quinacridone Magenta, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Red Oxide, Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Oxide, Bright Aqua Green, Cadmium Red Deep Hue, Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, Cadmium Yellow Light Hue, Deep Green Permanent, Deep Violet, Gold, Neutral Grey Value 5, Silver, Naphthol Crimson, Mars Black, Light Blue Permanent, Light Portrait Pink, Bronze, Light Blue Violet, Naples Yellow Hue, Unbleached Titanium, Brilliant Purple, Bronze Yellow, Medium Magenta, Copper, Prism Violet. Visit our Liquitex Amazon Storefront for full product assortment.

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About Liquitex

Liquitex was the one of the first water-based acrylic paint created in 1955 and since then we have partnered with artists to ensure that we continually evolve and innovate –resulting in a long history of acrylic innovation. Liquitex offers the one of the largest array of vibrant acrylic paints, mediums and tools to enable acrylic artists to continually explore their art and take it to new and unprecedented boundaries. With our innovative drive, our creative passion and our intense desire to share the joys of artistic expression through unparalleled education and community outreach programs, Liquitex is and will continue to be a strong partner to help artists explore their art for decades to come.

Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint

Dependable quality at a great price

Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint is developed for students and artists that need quality at outstanding value. Each color is uniquely formulated to bring out the maximum brilliance and clarity of the individual pigment. Basics Acrylic Paint is a heavy body acrylic with a “buttery” consistency for easy blending. It contains permanent artist pigments and it retains peaks and brush strokes. It is ideal for learning color theory and color mixing and is intermixable with all Liquitex Professional Acrylic Colors and Mediums. All colors hold the AP Seal from ACMI and are safe for educational use.

  • Good pigment load
  • Thick consistency
  • Satin finish

Traditional Acrylic Painting

For use on canvas or panel and allows for easy blending. Ideal for color theory and mixing.

Impasto

Thick applications with brush strokes and knife marks.

Collage and Mixed Media

Incorporate into a variety of collage and mixed media applications along with experimental painting.

Printmaking

Ideal for Screen Printing, Mono Prints and Block Prints.

Includes:

Forty-eight 22 milliliter tubes.


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264 of 268 people found the following review helpful By cricket on September 25, 2010
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I searched high and low for this large set of 48 colors. The tube size is generous and the colors are true quality! Delivery was quick! (3 days!) The only problem I had was when puncturing the seal for the first time on the tubes the paint tended to spurt out as if under pressure. This may, however, be due to the fact that I live at high altitude (6000 ft.) This tip may help for those of you who have the same problem: Use a safety pin to puncture the seal instead of the point on the lid. Leave the safety pin in for a few seconds to allow the pressure to release slowly. When you remove the pin you shouldn't lose any paint.
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful By D. Dunbar on February 23, 2009
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This has to be one of the best purchases I've made. The colors are great and it gives you a wonderful samples to work with. The paint covers nicely and works well even with the modeling paste on canvas.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By bwiertalla on January 4, 2011
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i love this paint. it lasts for a long time, because you really dont need that much and it spreads wonderfully. the only thing is some colors (not very many) are a little different from the tube color, which is to be expected i guess. but overall i love it
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful By CS in Alabama on January 10, 2010
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This is a great acrylic paint set for someone starting art class or the new hobbyist. Gives you all you need and there is a lot of paint in each tube.
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63 of 71 people found the following review helpful By AJ Ellingson on January 30, 2010
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Although they were expensive, these acrylic paints worked amazing. I am a 13-year-old girl who loves to paint, and these were the highest quality of paint I have ever purchased! I would recommend these to anyone with 45 bucks! A+++
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Vel Belle on December 22, 2011
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I started painting two years ago. I started off with the liquitex variety pack. Yes, it is true that some of the bottles could be a little less full than others but for the most part, you get a good quality/variety of paint for a VERY decent price. I work with a number of brands of acrylics. I use Golden as well, but they are super expensive and I only buy the primary colors in order to make the colors I want. Sometimes this is a pain in the you know what. When it is, I can always count on my liquitex to find just the right color I need at that time. I varnish all of my paintings so the matte color isn't a problem. As another reviewer stated, be very careful with opening. Some people (depending on the seller) receive bottles already opened and they spill out, or you receive the full closed bottles which should be punctured with a safety pin or thin sewing needle so you don't lose paint! Overall, great product. I am very satisfied.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Ed M. on June 24, 2010
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Purchased as a gift for my artist wife. She absolutely loved it. Great assortment of colors not easily found together. Definitely recommended.
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49 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Mhenry on July 19, 2011
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I am using these paints for wargame miniature painting and am happy with the results. They mix well, but you need to use a flow enhancer when painting minis. I use my own mix, but Liquitex makes a product called "Flow-Aid" that is designed for that purpose. I like the vibrancy of the colors, and this box comes with several colors that are just slightly different, allowing for quick wash/drybrush combos. Also comes with 4 metallic colors and 2 blacks (mars and ivory).
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