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Paint fast or paint slow with Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylics!
Formulated using a patented technology, Atelier Interactive Acrylics offer artists a versatile set of working properties unlike those of any other paint. In application, they perform like conventional acrylics, allowing for traditional painting and glazing techniques. Yet they also give you unique control over the drying process — plus the ability to reactivate the paint, even when dry.
Professional-quality Atelier Interactive Acrylics are lightfast and archival, with exceptional consistency, brushability, and color load. They dry to a velvety satin finish. When purchased in 80 ml tubes, they offer one-third more paint than standard 60 ml tubes — and often costs less.
Visit the Resources tab of this page for additional information and technique instruction sheets.
Acrylics and Mediums Set
This set includes a full palette of primary and secondary colors, plus a complement of fine acrylic mediums designed especially to work with Atelier Interactive Acrylics:
Plein Air Painting Set
A great way to discover the unique qualities of Atelier Interactive! The set includes 12, 20 ml tubes of paint, including one each of Crimson, Transparent Perinone Orange, Arylamide Yellow Light, Arylamide Yellow Deep, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, French Ultramarine Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Pthalo Green, Permanent Green Light, Carbon Black, and Titanium White, 2 oz bottles of Thick Slow Medium, Slow Medium, and Unlocking Formula, and a fine-mist water sprayer for rehydrating colors.
Set of 7 Tubes
This set includes seven, 80 ml tubes, including one each of Burnt Umber, Titanium White, Arylamide Yellow Light, Pthalo Green, Cobalt Blue Hue, Crimson, and Napthol Red Light. A color chart is also included.
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.
Atelier Interactive Artists' Acrylics can be used with a variety of techniques. Additional information and instructions are available. Click on a link below to download the PDF. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.
Basics of Interactive: Blending
Choosing Your Working Method: Techniques
Creating Texture with Interactive
Exploring Slow Mediums with Interactive
Glazing and Layering Techniques with Interactive
Matching Wet Paint to Dry Paint & Surface Blending
Monotypes with Interactive
Reveal Techniques with Interactive
Varnishing Techniques with Interactive
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Comments about Chroma Atelier Interactive Artists' Acrylics:
In my opinion Chroma Interactive acrylics are the best on the market - it is the only acrylic paint I use 99% of the time - nice thick juicy paint the goes on evenly and easily - great stuff!!!!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Chroma Interactive are a creamy - buttery professional acrylic paint IMHO the best on the market
The best acrylics on the market!!!
Been using Chroma Interactive acrylics for many years now - tried all the others and Chroma has them beat by a long shot!!!
I took these paints out to paint Plein air.It was a real test because it was warm and windy.To keep the paints wet on my palette I had to spritz with water a lot. The unique part of these paints is the blending factor. When you put them on your canvas and spritz with water they blend like oils. I placed a few colors for the sky and applied water and the colors melted together like oils. It worked great. The only problem I had was having to wet the paints so often on my palette, but they do have a product that will keep your paints from drying out and I will try that next time.
Trying new Chroma Atelier Interactive Artists' Acrylics!
By Uncle Charley
from Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Just started trying these "adjustable drying time" acrylics. So far I am impressed. Good color saturation, creamy smooth consistency and by using the various mediums they produce you can alter the drying time, viscosity and opacity. Much more experimenting planned.
Still learning to use the product
from Coto de Caza, Calif
Have just started using this product. I like the ease of reopening the paint when it dries using either a water mister or the unlocking formula. This gives you planting of time to work with the paint and to blend or create soft edges as necessary. However, I have not mastered the color shift that occurs as the paints dry. It is easily a full value step. Other than color shift, the smell of the unlocking formula is not pleasant. It has a very strong rubbing alcohol smell. I will continue to use the product to try to figure out the best way to use them.
Very nice paint
I use these acrylic paints currently because of their ease in blending and vivid colors. Because they can be mixed with mediums extending their drying time, they are the most versatile of acrylic paints that I have found.
thin or thick a great paint with good color saturation
from wilmington de
multi uses from impasto to fluid color. excellent color mixing for various color combinations. Nice colors for limited palette
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from New Jersey
I bought the set of 12 paints and mediums last Fall and I'm definitely not a fan. The Crimson color is separated - an oily looking substance and then the red color comes out of the tube separately so it's totally unusable. The Pthalo Green came out in one large uncontrollable blob when I first opened it, causing a lot of loss of the paint. Same thing with the white. I was excited to experiment with this brand but I've lost interest. I should have returned them for a refund.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We apologize for the condition of the paint set you received. Please remember, Blick's 100% Satisfaction Guarantee policy dates back to 1911, and we've had no reason to change it. If you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the merchandise you receive, you are entitled to a full replacement or refund. One of our Customer Care Agents has emailed you, and we'll gladly work with you to rectify any issues.
Atelier Interactive Acrylics
By Gayle J
These acrylics are a revelation. I started looking for them after going to a Hockney show in London where his comments on his recent portraits of friends--mentioned that he had found a new generation of acrylics that allow for portraiture. The reason being--these acrylics do not dry as fast and they feel like painting with oil. The colors are better than I normally get with acrylic paints. I am just amazed at these Atelier Interactive paints.
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Acrylics will never be the same again. Chroma Atelier Interactive Professional Artists Acrylic paint is both "traditional" and "revolutionary". Interactive, when used in conjunction with a simple water sprayer, can be kept wet and workable for as long as needed to complete and unify a painting — then dries rapidly as desired. It can even be "reopened" weeks and months later with the use of Unlocking Formula.
See Atelier Interactive acrylic paint in action. Internationally renowned artist Mitch Waite shows how Atelier Interactive acrylics can be used in traditional acrylic techniques or "re-opened" even days after the paint is dry for blending colors, removing paint and other special techniques.
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