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ART SPECTRUM PASTEL PRIMER - NEW COLORS!
Origin: Australia
Colors: 20
Volume: 250ml(5fl oz) - Jar Size: 2½” x 2½” x 3½”

Colors: 2
Volume: 1litre (5fl oz) - Jar Size: 4½”dia. x 5½”

Pastel Primer is an acrylic primer with a fine tooth that can be applied to almost any non-oily surface. The primer is light fast, permanent, non-toxic and available in 19 colors (that match their Colourfix papers) and clear. The colors can be mixed with each other or tinted with acrylic paint (or the new Liquid Spectrum) and applied with a brush, roller or sponge. The primer is quite fluid, but can be thinned with a small amount of water for a finer finish. If the surface is too rough, it may be sanded after thoroughly dried.

 

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GOLDEN FINE PUMICE GEL

Golden Fine Gel has a very small grit size to produce a velvety surface that is less coarse than the Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastels. A 100% acrylic gel, it can be thinned with water, tinted with acrylic paint for a colored ground and applied to any non-oily surface. The prepared surface will accept thinned acrylic or oil under painting. The viscosity is thinner and the surface finer than the Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastels. When brushed on it will impart a ‘painterly stroke’ to the surface.
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GOLDEN ACRYLIC GROUND FOR PASTELS

Golden makes this ground specifically for pastel artists. The fine grit, 100% acrylic ground can be applied to any non-oily surface. The viscosity is quite thick and can be thinned with water. It can be tinted with acrylic paint for a colored ground or painted over with thinned acrylics or oils when under painting. When brushed on it will impart a ‘painterly stroke’ to the surface.

 

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NEW! LIQUID SPECTRUM FROM ART SPECTRUM
Origin: Australia
Colors: 20
Volume: 50ml(1¾ fl oz)Liquid

Spectrum is super-concentrated acrylic ink with extremely heavy pigmentation, compatible with and great for tinting the Art Spectrum primer. An ink rather than paint, it is well suited for use on sanded pastel papers: covers exceptionally well, dries quick, waterproof when dry and does not fill in the sanded surface! All colors are non-toxic, intermixable and fully lightfast. Liquid Spectrum inks are very thin and can be applied with brush, roller, airbrush or pen. Bottles have a non-spill stopper for easy dispensing and measuring for mixing the ink. An extender is available to make a mixture more transparent without weakening the ink film. The cleaner is used to remove dried ink from tools and also works to remove ink from the artwork, even after the color has dried – like having an eraser for paint! Each bottle has a unique piece of cool artwork.

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GATORFOAM 3/16" PAINTING & MOUNTING BOARDS

Gatorfoam is an ideal surface to prime for pastels – great for making plein air boards! It accepts the pastel grounds wonderfully without buckling.
It is also perfect as a framing component – lightweight, archival and non-warping make it ideal as the backing board, particularly for large work.

Gatorfoam is a rugged, durable, warp resistant board with an exceptionally hard, smooth surface that resists dents and blemishes. The core is polystyrene foam bonded on both sides with Luxcell (wood fiber veneers impregnated with resin) facings. Gatorfoam can be painted with acrylic or oil, although it is recommended that the core material (if exposed at the edges) be sealed with an acrylic primer before using a solvent base paint or primer. Gatorfoam is completely archival.

 

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GATORFOAM 1/2" DRAWING BOARDS

The hard smooth surface, durability and weight of the 1/2" Gatorfoam make it an excellent drawing board. The rigid surface will not warp, is resistant to dents and handles repeated application and removal of tape.

 

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PUMICE

Pumice is a light colored volcanic rock used as an abrasive. It can be used to make your own pastel ground by mixing with gesso or other priming material. We carry the 4F (very fine) grade and package it in a 2 lb. bag. Wearing a dust mask is recommended when working with pumice powder.

 

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Susan Ogilvie Pastel Primer Recipe:
Prime the surface (paper, hardboard or Gatorfoam) with acrylic gesso. Dilute Golden Fine Pumice Gel with water (up to 20%) making the pumice gel more fluid and to get the pumice particles to float to the surface and provide texture when applied. Add some powdered pumice to the mix when the gel is diluted, it should be the consistency of thick house paint. Fluid acrylic paint can be added to the mixture to add color. Brush or roll on to the panel.

Susan’s favorite technique is to squirt fluid acrylic on the gesso surface and move it around with a brush until the surface is covered. When this is dry she brushes on the Gel Mixture that will dry semi-transparent. Another coat can be added to increase the texture.
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