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Art Spectrum Pastel and Multimedia Primer colors are permanent and non-toxic. They're the same primers used on Colourfix Papers, also available from Blick.
Art Spectrum Pastel and Multimedia Primer provides a fine, positive tooth to hold extra color on your work (and less on the floor). Apply the primer with a dampened brush, sponge, or roller, straight from the pot. Brushes wash out in water.
These quick drying acrylic primers bond solidly to almost any clean paper, canvas, card, plastic, glass, ceramic, or even metal. All colors can be intermixed to create new shades. White can be tinted with acrylics, Liquid Spectrum Inks, or Art Spectrum Gouache.
Available in 16 colors, in 250 ml (8 oz) plastic pots. Clear is also available in a 1 L (34 oz) size.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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Learning so much
from Katy, Texas
Comments about Art Spectrum Pastel and Multimedia Primer:
I'm going to a workshop with Rita K. and this product is on the supply list. In advance of the workshop I researched the process of applying this product I decided to keep it in my stash for pastel underpainting prep. And since then I've discovered many artist like and recommend it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great texture for pastel painting.
from Festus, Mo.
I apply the primer with a brush to gator board being creative with swirling brushstrokes to create added textural quality that creates a more painterly quality to my soft pastel paintings.
Excellent primer for pastels
from Austin TX
I love this primer. It can be applied to form surfaces with varying degrees of roughness and once dried can hold virtually unlimited numbers of pastel layers. Colors can be mixed before use. I have tried the pre-primed pastel boards - also excellent - but they are not as durable as the surfaces I prime myself.
My newfound love
from State College, PA
I love this product esp the way it dries clear and the non-toxic, no acid aspect! I have compared brands and in summary this is the best!
Love this product easy to use and work with
from Naples FL
The product cleans up easily and can be applied with brush or pallet knife. Drys clear.
Indispensible for practical pastel artists
By pastel pro
from Eastern Shore of Maryland
I use this to create custom pastel surfaces, including non standard colors and sizes. It has just the right amount of tooth for my pastel work. My only complaint is that it has increased considerably in price since I started using it almost 10 years ago.
Can't be without it!
By Patricia Lintner
from Staples MN
I searched all around for a pastel ground and I am so happy I bought this one. I absolutely love how it gives an excellent tooth for my pastel work. The price on Dick Blick was the best too. I ended up ordering the larger size second time around as I can't be without it!
from Sandy, UT
This is the first time I have used the Art Spectrum Pastel and Multimedia Primer and am very pleased with the product. The primer goes on the paper smoothly, holds the pastel/colored pencil well, and I like how you can mix the primer with acrylic paint to customize the color. I have used the Art Spectrum papers for years and they are wonderful, too!
Wonderful Ground for Pastels!
I really love how this product gives the right amount of "tooth" for my pastels. Easy to work with. I will purchasing a larger size!
It gives a good texture to the canvas and is easy to apply
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