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What are FolkArt Mixed Media Paints?
FolkArt Mixed Media Paints are high quality, Soft Gel Acrylic paints that are water-based, non-toxic and made in USA.
These soft gel acrylics are specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altering art with layers because of their superior brush-ability.
How many formulas of FolkArt Mixed Media Paints are there?
FolkArt Mixed Media Paints are manufactured in three uniquely different formulas: Opaque Acrylic Soft Gel, Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel and Color Spray.
How are FolkArt Mixed Media Paints packaged?
FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque and Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paints are available in a 2 oz. tube with a flip top lid. FolkArt Mixed Media Spray Color is available in a 2 oz. spray tube with a spray nozzle lid.
What makes the FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gel formula different from the original FolkArt Acrylic Colors in a 2 oz. bottle?
FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gel Paints are formulated as a gel-based acrylic paint that can be easily spread or brushed out very smoothly on most mixed media-type surfaces such as paper, cardstock, canvas, etc. The FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque color palette mimics traditional artist oil colors offering good hide or coverage.
When stenciling with FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gel Paints, the paint will stay in place preventing unwanted bleed. They are versatile and can be manipulated to create special effects when mixed with other mediums such as gesso or texture pastes or thinned with water. FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gel Paints dry to a velvety smooth, satin finish.
How would I use FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paints?
FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paints have little hide or coverage making them the perfect paint for mixed media artists creating a wash or tint of color over a previous layer of work, a stamped design or an inked pattern.
These same paints can be mixed with matte medium or Opaque White to create subtle effects. When dry, FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paints have a velvety smooth, satin finish.
What is different about FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays?
FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays are a unique formula of paint—not a dye, not an ink—packaged in a convenient pump spray. They provide mixed media artists with a fun burst of color.
FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays can be used alone or with several spray colors creating interesting blended effects; they also can be used wet on wet over water achieving effective color drip patterns. When dry, FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays are both permanent and waterproof; they will not bleed when wet with the next creative layer.
Can I mix two FolkArt Mixed Media Paints to achieve a new color or different value of the same color?
Yes, FolkArt Mixed Media paints can be intermixed with one another to create a new color or different value of the same color.
To mix small amounts of color at a time, simply squeeze a small amount of the paints to be mixed onto a palette. Using a palette knife, blend a small amount of the darker color into the lighter color. Continue adding small amounts of the dark color until the desired value is achieved.
What types of surfaces can FolkArt Mixed Media Paints be used on?
FolkArt Mixed Media Paints are developed as soft gel acrylic paints and color sprays perfect for use on mixed media-type surfaces such as paper mache, canvas, art journals, and a variety of papers.
Mixed media projects can also be created on most crafting surfaces such as wood, tin/metal, plaster, terra cotta and even decorative glass or ceramics.
How should I prepare my surfaces before painting with FolkArt Milk Paint?
Preparation depends on the surface. Read more to learn how to prepare unfinished (raw) wood, finished wood, walls, metal, concrete, and masonry.
  • Unfinished Wood – FolkArt Milk Paint is best applied directly to unfinished, raw wood. T Sand any rough areas using a medium-to-fine grit sandpaper. Wipe with a tack cloth to remove sanding dust.
  • Finished Wood – Finished wood surfaces would include previously painted or varnished surfaces. These surfaces are best cleaned with a household glass cleaner to remove dirt and grease and then brushed with a coat of FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer. Allow the primer to thoroughly dry (approximately four hours); then apply FolkArt Milk Paint.
  • Walls – Prepare your walls first by cleaning them to remove dust or grease. Clean areas of chipped or peeling paint. Slightly sand the walls to allow for better paint adhesion if walls were previously painted with semi-gloss or gloss finishes.
  • Metal – Wash all new metal surfaces in warm soapy water; allow to thoroughly dry. Moisten a paper towel or soft cloth with distilled white vinegar and wipe over surface; allow to dry. Brush on an application of FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer. Allow primer to thoroughly dry.
  • Concrete and Masonry – Apply a coat of white vinegar (to neutralize lime), allow to dry, rinse, and then allow to dry thoroughly. NOTE: FolkArt Milk Paint is not recommended for concrete areas subject to foot traffic such as a patio. FolkArt Milk Paint decorated concrete and masonry surfaces should be kept as indoor only decorative surfaces.
Are there any FolkArt Mixed Media Tools available?
Yes, to complement the line of FolkArt Mixed Media Paints, there are two packaged tool sets. One tool is a set of FolkArt Mixed Media Brushes and the second tool is a handled foam applicator.
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