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Makes all acrylic colors iridescent, while allowing the artist to control the iridescent intensity.
Iridescent Tinting Medium
Producing a range of iridescent or metallic colors when mixed with acrylics, this medium viscosity medium allows the artist to control iridescent intensity. It is opaque when wet, transparent to translucent when dry, and will not oxidize.
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Beautiful results - but test it first.
from Madison, WI
Comments about Liquitex Iridescent Tinting Medium:
The medium is designed to create iridescence - and it does, provided that it is used in a way to maximize it's effectiveness. I tested it on some foam core, mixing it with various Liquitex colors in different amounts. I found that it seems to work best when:*Shaken well. *Used at least 50/50 with paint. *More may be required if the paint is more opaque (like titanium white) - but that will make the color less opaque. If you need more opacity, I recommend using the medium over a dried layer of paint, not mixed in.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great product but only made in 8oz size.
from New York, NY
I find that the iridescent medium is best visible when mixed with medium to light paint colors. It adds a wonderful "glow" when paired against dark and/or metallic colors in the painting. I tend to use a good amount of the bottle per application. That being said, 8oz does not extend far for my uses. I wish it came in a larger size. Other than that, I love this product. This iridescent medium DOES NOT add metallic sheen for those trying to achieve it. (In the attached photo, Liquitex Iridescent Medium is in use solely added to the light blue color.)
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from Germantown, WI
Puts a ZAP into anything (except black, which mainly becomes weird...
All the pretties
from Philadelphia, PA
I was worried that it had a greenish cast (the store had a swatch - must have used green paint) but it's a lovely white shimmer that mixes beautifully with other paints. (Another reviewer said they used half the bottle without any iridescence coming through - maybe they were working with a very opaque pigment? I tend to buy translucent pigments whenever possible.) I like to mix a little paint with a drop of iridescent medium and a blob of gel medium or glazing medium and use a brush or painting knife for sheer layers of intense, sparkling color. I wouldn't say it makes them metallic, exactly, but I'm quite happy with sparkly.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Beware: This Is Glittery
from Los Angeles, CA
This is a medium of pearlescent glitter - it will NOT make paint metallic. The description is wholly inaccurate. I have a hard time trusting Liquitex because they don't swatch their containers like Golden, and this is one of those times that I completely regret making the purchase.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Handy In So Many Ways
By Daisy Jones
from Hector, NY
This medium can be used im so many ways:If I want to "soften up" a color (especially whites, beiges & grays) I add a bit of iridescent tinting medium. The color is then a bit less intense and just a bit transluscent. In other words it gives a "softer" impression on my eyes.This medium is "tough". It will stick to almost anything and it's a chore to remove once it dries completely. I have used it to "frost" a window's glass, and it holds fast even when I clean the window with spray cleaner. I have used it to wet sculpt bas relief pieces. The consistency is just right to use a hatpin to move the medium around, building up some areas and not others. It accepts overpainting very nicely.Because of the medium's tenacity and color "softening" properties, I have added it to wall paint to achieve a really nice look. I wish the iridescent tinting medium came in larger containers and I, of course. wish it were less expensive. But it's a really handy thing to have around!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Thats the stuff
By Sojourn Truth
from Austin, TX
It works great, and for the amount you get, (8 oz) there are so many times you can apply it before you buy a another bottle. All I had to do was apply just a little bit of acrylic to this medium, and I was good to go.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
By Artist and Gallery owner
from South Dakota
Bought this to give that nice iridescence to some of my colors that aren't metalic. Waste of money. Used half of the bottle on one color and still no "iridenscent" came through. Just buy a pre-mixed color. saves you frustration.
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