Chromacryl Students' acrylics are waterbased and non-toxic.
Colours are bright, dry quickly, are flexible and water-resistant.
Use for arts, crafts and hobbies.
Clean up brushes and other tools with soapy water.
To achieve the most vivid colours prepare your non-white surfaces with white acrylic paint or gesso (for wood, MDF, rocks, cardboard etc). The notebook cover photo shown here was prepared with a layer of gesso before painting.
Why we like Chromacrylic Medium bodied Students Acrylics:
Thick with good coverage
Easily mixed with water if a thinner consistency is required
Chromacryl dries to a brilliant, silky finish that is water-resistant when dry. Chromacryl is a versatile paint offering the consistency and technical range of artists’ colour.
They use a colour mixing system that has been carefully designed to provide an enormous range of colour possibilities and is much brighter than powder or liquid temperas and you will appreciate the vividness of the pigment.
The colour does not flake, become soapy, chalky or dusty and is unlike children’s tempera. Chromacryl is safe for students to use. It is AP non-toxic.
Chromacryl has a thick consistency that makes it ideal for use with a spatula or palette knife. It works well for textural and impasto effects. With water, it produces washes giving it the range of artists’ colour. Mixed with water, a watercolour wash effect is achieved.
Chromacryl will paint on almost any surface: paper, fabric, wood, leather, plastic, (plexiglass, perspex), glass, acetate, metal, etc.When applied to paper, it increases the paper’s strength.
It is a multi-purpose paint and can be used instead of block and screen-printing inks. Chromacryl is only limited by your imagination. Use on windows for stained glass. Just scrape off later. Paint onto transparencies to use for back projection for plays. Paint on paper to make costumes and theatre sets.The paint’s good blending qualities give a realistic effect.
Chromacryl dries and maintains the vividness of wet colour because of its acrylic binder and very low filler level
Brushability and manipulation: Use Chromacryl with bristle or soft brushes, rollers, sponges and with palette knives. Combing, scratching, scraping and impressing objects can easily create textures. Don’t forget when you change colours, that brushes need wiping on a paper towel or rag after rinsing in water. Damp, not wet, brushes work best
Brushes can be wiped on newspapers, paper towels, or rags rather than rinsing.This not only saves time but the painting improves because students are using “full strength’ paint
The viscosity of Chromacryl will allow you to use flat palettes successfully.You can use many flat surfaces as a palette. A square of “Corflute” (the twin sheet plastic used for signs), a paper palette, a flat plastic plate even greaseproof paper will all work with acrylics
Can also be used as an adhesive allowing you to stick and paint at the same time. It is a superb medium for collage, for 3D construction and papier mache. For face paint, simply use a barrier cream (cold cream) first (check by doing an allergy test first please).
As a block-printing ink, Chromacryl can be used for collagraphs, lino and wood blocks. Use a dry foam roller for block and collagraph prints. This is particularly good for multi-level blocks. For obtaining crisp screen and stencil prints, the consistency of Chromacryl is excellent.
Adding about 10% Retarder Medium prevents the paint from drying too fast whilst printing, particularly for screen-prints. As a fabric-printing ink, simply add Textile Medium to create a fine fabric printing or painting ink that, once “cured” by heat, becomes permanent. In monoprinting, Clear Gel Medium acts as a release agent. Spread gel very thinly, over any smooth, non-absorbent surface such as plastic, celluloid or laminate. Create the image on top of the gel using Chromacryl as the ink.Transfer the image to paper with simple hand pressure.
Underpainting/overpainting techniques with Chromacryl are possible with sgraffito (scratch back), washes and glazes.At last, here are affordable classroom colours that produce professional quality results.
Watercolour technique. By adding water, Chromacryl may be used as a watercolour, which will dry to a matt finish.When used without water, Chromacryl dries with a sheen.
Impasto technique. Use to make an even thicker textured paint and to increase opacity and viscosity. For this real 3D effect use Texture Paste first, then when it is dry, paint colour on top