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Art Spectrum Artists' Soft Pastels are professional-quality soft pastels that provide the artist with colors that are pure, brilliant and intense - and remain that way. The very best pigments are selected and triple-milled at maximum concentration.
Color Swatches created using heavy to light application and were applied on 100 lb (163 gsm) drawing paper material.
Permanent Bordeaux has excellent tinting strength.
Permanent Bordeaux is reported to have good lightfastness.
Permanent Bordeaux (PR12) was discovered by H. Wagner in 1921. It has been used in many printing inks, plastics colorants, textile paints, and industrial paints. It is widely manufactured.
Aquarine Bordeaux, Irgalite Bordeaux, Solintor Rubine
FeO or Fe2O3
Mars Black is an opaque black with a strong and cool masstone, a slightly warm tint, and a warm brown undertone. It is not as black as Ivory Black, but it dries more quickly and has three times the tinting strength. Mars Black is normally the only black available in acrylic form and that is safe to over paint. It can be used in all media without reservation and is widely used as an alternative to Lamp Black and Ivory Black.
Mars Black is very lightfast with excellent permanence.
Mars Black has no significant hazards and is the only major black pigment considered non-toxic.
The word Mars refers to the Roman god of iron and war. Mars Black was developed in the early 20th century from inorganic, synthetic iron oxide.
Black Iron Oxide, Iron Black, Magnetic Oxide, Mapico Black, Mineral Black. Sometimes labeled as Vine Black.
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