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Solucryl is the definitive educational paint. Priced to fit neatly into any budget, this economical palette of 20 colors is designed for use by anyone from school-aged children to seniors in a huge variety of applications. Solucryl colors are vibrant, virtually odorless, non-toxic, and best of all, resoluble.
Solucryl behaves like a poster paint, gouache, and watercolor, but with the color punch and versatility of an acrylic.
You can use it right out of the jar, mix it on palettes, or pour it into plastic cups and allow it to dry for use as a tempera block. Solucryl used as a block will instantly moisten with water over and over again.
You can add Solucryl Resoluble Medium to extend colors and aid in mixing, or you can use Solucryl Permanent Medium to make the color permanent.
Solucryl dries matte and semi-opaque, and it remains flexible without dusting or flaking.
For additional information about using Solucryl, please refer to the Resources tab of this page.
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.
Solucryl in the Classroom
From kindergarten through university, from splash painting to airbrush art, Solucryl has a place in countless facets of art education.
Solucryl colors are brilliant and strong. Ideal for color theory, the primary color group mixes beautifully to create clean secondary and tertiary colors.
The paint is pourable and mixes easily with a brush. For younger students (and less mess) Solucryl can be pre-poured into deep-well palettes, one quarter inch at a time, allowed to dry overnight and then used like tempera dry blocks. The paint can be re-activated by using a wet brush or spraying it with water.
The pigments used in Solucryl will stain clothing, so children should wear smocks while painting. The paint will wash off skin with soap and water.
Solucryl has an excellent shelf life and colors will not separate or hard-cake in the jar, provided they remain well sealed. Bacterial growth inhibitors help to prevent the formation of mildew over long storage periods.
Solucryl can be painted or sprayed onto a multitude of surfaces. It is most at home on paper or canvas but can also be applied to other porous surfaces such as wood, cardboard, and bisque-fired clay.
As with all waterbased paints, it will not adhere well to oily or greasy surfaces. Non-porous surfaces such as glass or metal should be lightly sanded to provide better adhesion.
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
unique, versatile, simple
By part-time pro painter
Comments about Tri-Art Solucryl Acrylics:
This stuff is similar to Chroma's atelier interactive, but simpler. It is RE-soluble, meaning; you can LIFT color after it has dried... even several days after it dries.Have you ever stepped back from a large painting and suddenly noticed that you forgot to lose an edge? Have you ever changed your mind about a section of a painting and wished you could rewet the paint to alter color, blend smoothly or completely change a section?This stuff lets you do that simply and quickly. Water is the only agent you need. Now, to be fair, (and to prove I am not a shill) I must say that the Chroma Interactive has multiple advantages for professional artists. Most notably, they can be "fixed" with their special mediums, or specific areas can be "un-locked" with unlocking medium. As far as pigmentation goes, these are nearly as good as professional paints and much better than most student paints. The labeling is clear, understandable and useful WARM & COOL primaries, powerful opaque white and a luscious black all MIX predictably. One intriguing possibility with this paint is SUBTRACTIVE painting. You can make an interesting underpainting in regular waterproof acrylics, let it dry completely, then cover it with Solucryl. Once the Solucryl is dry, you can rewet areas to lift away the Solucryl and reveal the underpainting.So please do not get me wrong, the Chroma Atelier Interactive paint is somewhat more versatile and has slightly better pigment, but there is definitely a place for Solucryl in my studio since it costs much less and works just as well for most applications. That makes it less expensive for LARGE works (like murals) and goofing around... ahem.. I mean, "artistic experimentation!"
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Imagine an acrylic paint that once dry can be rewet eliminating the waste we sometimes get with acrylic paint products. Tri-Art Solucryl is a liquid acrylic paint that can be used straight from the bottle, or dried and reconstituted like a tempera or watercolor pan. We'll show you just how unique this product is and how many different ways it can be used.
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