Acrylic colours : the Q&A Artist acrylics liquid ink
Artist Acrylics Liquid: On what surfaces do you apply Artist Acrylics Liquid?
Artist Acrylics Liquid is a dispersion of pigments in acrylic medium and, thus, offers a very good adhesion on acetate or polyester films, photographic prints and of course the paper surfaces, cardboard and Bristol, even those that are very smooth. It is better to use thick papers (over 180 g) to prevent them from curling when wet.
Artist Acrylics Liquid: Are Artist Acrylics Liquid Inks indelible?
Yes, it is one of the major differences between Colorex watercolour inks and the Artist Acrylics Liquid acrylic inks. It is therefore possible to superimpose or cross layers without the soaking or fusion of colours.
Artist Acrylics Liquid: Are all of the colours translucent?
No, Payne’s Gray, Naples Yellow and the white are opaque. By mixing these colours, one can obscure the translucent shades.
Artist Acrylics Liquid: Do the Artist Acrylics Liquid have a good resistance to light?
Yes, these pigmentary colours do not fade, unlike Colorex watercolour inks that are sensitive to ultraviolet rays and require a varnish to protect them.
Artist Acrylics Liquid: What other products can be used with Artist Acrylics Liquid?
Acrylics and most acrylic auxiliaries may be used, such as gels, mortars, etc. For works in resist, use the Drawing Gum peelable rubber solution.
Artist Acrylics Liquid: How do you clean the brushes and other tools once the ink has dried?
This requires a paint thinner, as acrylics in both paste and ink are permanent once dry! To avoid this, make sure to clean your brushes and other tools (especially airbrushes) before the colour dries, using soapy water or, for greater efficiency, the Pebeo Cleaner.