BASICS® Acrylic Color is developed for students and artists that need dependable quality at an economical price.
A heavy body acrylic that retains peaks and brush strokes
Contain permanent artist pigments
All colors dry to a satin finish
Intermixable with all Liquitex Professional Acrylic Colors and Mediums
Ideal for learning color theory and color mixing
All colors hold the AP Seal from ACMI and are safe for educational use
48 Color Spectrum
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH BASICS®
Impasto: Thick applications with brush stroke and knife marks
Traditional Painting on canvas or panel, easy blending
Collage and Mixed Media
Printmaking: Screen Printing, Mono Prints, Block Prints
Color Theory & Mixing
AVAILABLE BASICS ® SIZES:
4 oz. Tubes, 8 oz. Jars, 8.5 oz. Tubes, 16 oz. Jars, 32 oz. Jars
ESSENTIAL THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ACRYLIC COLORS
Water soluble when wet, but are permanent, water resistant, and flexible when dry.
Have little odor, release no fumes, are nonflammable.
Built-up surfaces will remain free of cracks and chips.
Surfaces are less flexible in cold weather and softer in warm weather.
Can be used on almost any surface, from paper, to canvas, to brick, to wood – The exceptions are oily or shiny surfaces. Plastic surfaces should be sanded before painting; leather surfaces should be degreased with rubbing alcohol.
Air-dry by evaporation. Thin paint films: 10 - 20 minutes. Thick paint films: 1 hour - 3 days.
The surface of a dry acrylic painting can be cleaned by gently washing with soap and water.
Little odor, no fumes, nonflammable. Uses non-toxic thinners and mediums.
Do not mix with turpentine or oils. Mix only with other acrylic emulsion paints or mediums.
Cleanup of Acrylic Paints
From hands: Wet or dried acrylic paint cleans with soap and water.
From brushes: Clean wet brushes with soap & water. Clean dried acrylic brushes with acetone, denatured alcohol or equivalent product. These cleaning solutions are toxic. Care should be taken during use.
From clothing: While paint is wet, clean with water and/or window cleaner. Dried acrylic paint is permanent on fabric.
From painting surface: While paint is wet, wipe with damp rag, clean with water. When paint is dry, simply paint over surface with desired colors and motif.