Let's talk acrylic paints. Specifically, acrylic paint by Golden!
Golden fluid acrylic paints are high pigment paints that artists use for fine art, line paintings, dirty pours, and geode paintings. Golden fluid paints have a medium flow which allows for clean lines. These acrylic paints keep their bold colors due to their high pigment load even when mixed with water and other mediums.
We have been using Golden Fluid Acrylics for a few years now and absolutely love them. These paints are highly intense permanent colors for indoor use. The flow is like a thick cream so these paints will give you a perfect line every single time without any fuss. There is no loss of pigment when mixed with another medium which is another reason why we enjoy using them so much.
We can't say enough about the pigment load. The colors are bold and a little goes such a long way! A 1 oz bottle of Golden fluid paint seems to last and last but if you are using this type of paint for a large project or using them for dirty pours, they also come in larger sizes too. So if you are a professional artist or a home crafter, there are several sizes and price points to choose from depending on your project.
When shopping for your acrylic paints, be sure to read the back labels for any instructions or warnings. Labels tell you how paints will blend and how they will cover. Some paints are opaque and others are for light washes. This is important! You don't want to accidentally buy the wrong coverage. In the example below, you can see how each color has a different level of coverage.
When you are using any kind of craft supplies be sure you are practicing good craft room and studio habits: No eating while painting, have good ventilation, use gloves etc. Always read the back labels of any product and protect yourself accordingly.
We found that some paints need shaking before use, especially the iridescent colors if they have been sitting for a while. We can't say enough about the iridescent pigments! The colors are simply stunning. Below is a sample of some galaxy jewelry we hand painted using the Golden fluid acrylic gold and bronze iridescent colors.
Golden Fluid Acrylic paints are produced using lightfast pigments and contain no fillers or extenders. Lightfastness describes how resistant to fading a product is when exposed to light so if you are a professional artist there is no need to worry about losing paint integrity over time. These paints allow for smooth flowing applications while retaining color intensity, tinting strength, film integrity, and adhesion.
Golden Fluid Acrylic paints come in many colors but if you are just starting out you might want to try a few primary colors to experiment with first. You can mix a wide range of shades and hues with just the basics. Below we have mixed a variety of beautiful colors with just 3 Golden fluid acrylic paints using Pyrrole Red, Ultramarine Blue, and Cadmium Yellow.
If you are a rock painter then these paints are for you! Here we used Cadmium Red and Carbon Black to paint these ladybug rocks. The coverage and easy way to paint small lines is so simple! The paint goes right into those little crevasses with ease.
We also have some really great rock painting tutorials and ideas in our craft room! Be sure to check them out! We have also tested out the Golden Fluid acrylics on our Archer & Olive planner after someone on our Instagram asked us about testing products on the thick planner pages, so you can see how these paints did in our video on the planner review article we did!
Something else I really love doing, is listening to a good audiobook while I am painting. I find that it is a great way to get the creative juices flowing and it is a good way to escape into your own word for a while to de-stress and leave the busy world behind for a bit. I am going to leave a link below to try two audiobooks for free if this is something you would like to try too!
If you use Golden Fluid Acrylics please let us know in the comments and tag our Instagram if you have a finished project to share with us! We would love to see them!!
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