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Formerly Van Gogh Acrylics, these paints are value priced and easy to use. They're an excellent choice for the beginning or intermediate artist. Clean up with soap and water. Quick drying and non-toxic, perfect for the classroom!
Color Swatches created using heavy application/medium application/50% tint and were applied on acrylic primed canvas (7 oz) material.
coprecipitated zinc sulphide and barium sulphate
Zn + BaSO4
Lithopone is a low tinting strength, semi-transparent white pigment that is often used as a filler or extender in other colors, or as the base for laked pigments.
Lithopone is absolutely permanent and lightfast.
Lithopone is not toxic.
Lithopone was discovered by G.F. de Doubet in 1850. It was developed commercially in the 1870s as a substitute or supplement for lead carbonate, to overcome the many shortcomings of white lead pigment, including toxicity, poor weathering, and darkening in the presence of sulfur compounds. It is used most often in interior paints and enamels. Its use as a white pigment has been superceeded in many applications by titanium dioxide.
An off-white pigment with complex reflective effects, mica is often used with transparent pigments to create mixed pigments with interference and pearlescent effects.
Mica is permanent and lightfast.
Although it is completely non-toxic and not bioreactive, fine particles may be irritating. This is of concern primarily for those exposed occupationally to dry mica powder. Breathing mica particles may cause lung fibrosis and pneumoconiosis.
Mica has been used as a pigment since prehistoric times.
Tin Oxide is a very opaque white pigment with a subtle luster that makes it useful for creating or enhancing pearlescent effects in paints and glazes.
Tin Oxide is lightfast and permanent.
Tin Oxide is not toxic, but it is a respiratory irritant. Avoid dust.
Tin Oxide is the source of luster in marble and granite. In this natural form, it has been used since ancient times. Today it is used as a pearlescent white pigment in some paints and ceramic glazes.
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