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Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint Tube 48-Piece 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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Liquitex basics acrylic paint set - 22ml tubes - 48 pieces.
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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.
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.
Ideal for Screen Printing, Mono Prints and Block Prints.
Forty-eight 22 milliliter tubes.
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Having the complete set of colors has allowed her to figure out her personal color palette (in which she's purchased many larger tubes of over the years) and experiment with colors that she normally wouldn't gravitate to. Out of this set, she only has 9 tubes of color left.
One word of caution: While you can mix these paints with water, it's best if you mix them with a fluid matte medium (https://www.amazon.com/Liquitex-Professional-Matte-Medium-8-Ounce/dp/B000IYWYNE/ref=sr_1_1?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1469722722&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=fluid+matte+medium&psc=1) or flow aid (like https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KNPM46/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) because water tends to separate the colors which causes them to breakdown over time.
Also, she's discovered that some colors hold up better than others; meaning some colors you just need a little paint to get your desired result where other colors you've got to paint in layers to receive the desired depth of color you're looking for... so with those colors, it's probably best that you upgrade to a higher pigmented paint, like a professional grade. Since she usually paints in thin layers, building up a color based on her personal preference, this hasn't been an issue for her... but it can be for those who don't paint this way.
It's also a good idea to seal your finished artwork with a matte or gloss medium or a non-yellowing varnish (https://www.amazon.com/Liquitex-Professional-Satin-Varnish-8-oz/dp/B001US6NPM/ref=sr_1_7?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1469722780&sr=1-7&keywords=non-yellowing+varnish) if you don't want the colors to fade, want to product it from the elements, and want to be able to dust it.
She has found that if you keep all paintings out of direct sunlight, and in a humid-controlled environment, the colors will not fade. At least that's been her experience. Prior to this kit, she's been using Liquitex Basics paints for about 10 years, always sealing her finished pieces... and none of them have faded, none of them have even shown any signs of wear and tear.
1.) There are five different tubes of blue, from ultramarine, to cerulean, plus "light blue." I found the phthalocyanine, primary, and cerulean to be only subtly distinct, and other than the ultramarine, all of the blues seemed to have a strong greenish tint to them, So in my mind, I have but one true blue to work with, and it isn't the primary blue.
2.) the name of the color as printed on each tube is SO tiny.
which would be less of a problem if not for
3.) the color on the tube is sometimes wildly different from the color of the paint inside it,most notably on the magenta, which is in a tube that is a dark, brownish red rather than the vibrant pink of the actual paint.
It's still a fantastic value, and I'd encourage every new artist to spring for it if your budget runs to such.
Update 1/10/16. Still love these paints!