If you’ve ever sanded Gesso or other acrylic products and ended up with rubbery bits and had to throw out sheets and sheets of sandpaper and less than excellent results, then you should try WET SANDING! Wet sanding is the most effective way to sand acrylics. Adding water to the process takes advantage of the … Read more
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Numerous artists have asked about using acrylic mediums and gels to preserve dried organic materials, such as grasses and flowers. After one such phone conversation, we began our first test, which involved layering dry peony petals over and under thick layers of Soft Gel Gloss. The petals were from a blossom that dried in a … Read more
Current testing conducted by our Lab, led by Junior Formulator Trevor Ambrose, with the support of our Senior Formulator, Ulysses Jackson, has revealed the need to update the over 40-year-old ASTM Standards for Lightfastness of Artist Materials. While a good deal of anecdotal evidence has suggested that these standards have needed revision, to date no … Read more
Introduction Our Lab, in conjunction with the Materials and Applications Specialists Department, recently updated the lightfastness testing for the entire QoR Watercolor line. Our testing methods employed a significantly expanded range of dilutions with water as well as incorporating, for the first time, tints with titanium white to more accurately simulate how artists use watercolor. The … Read more
The loss of key quinacridone paint colors result in Golden Artist Colors creating recipes to recreate them for artists.
All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; the dosage alone makes it so a thing is not a poison. —Paracelsus, 1538 If just joining the community of Golden Artist Colors product line users, one might not know we avoid the term “nontoxic”. It implies an absolute guarantee, and its promise seems in opposition … Read more