ColourArte’s unique industry technology makes Dynamic Art Elements possible
Why Dynamic Art Elements?
After becoming frustrated with not being able to easily access the paints I wanted in Canada and knew they were the holy grail of the paint pouring world, I had to do something about it! Dynamic Art Elements is determined to ensure all other Canadians won’t have this problem, which is why we partnered with ColourArte to bring these bright, beautiful paints here. Located in Ontario, we can easily ship all of your paint pouring paints, resins and enamels all across the country! Reach out to us today with any questions you may have.
A burst of Colour
Primary Elements Mica Technology
Translucent vs. Opaque paints
Thanks to our friends at ColourArte, we have a great explanation for our Canadian artists interested in learning more about translucent and opaque paints. Translucent paint allows more light to pass through them as they are transparent, refracting the colour.
Opaque paints are more reflective (not to be confused with “shiny”). They sit on a surface, preventing light from passing through them. The opacity of a paint colour is determined by how it interacts with a light source.
Whether a colour is opaque or transparent, it is of greatest importance to painters who work with glazes to build up colour, rather than mixing on a palette. Some acrylic paint manufacturers such as Golden, make it easy to judge how opaque or transparent a colour is by having a swatch of the colour painted on their label.
What acrylic colours are typically translucent (transparent)?
Alizaron Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Dioxazine Blue, Permanent Crimson, Permanent Rose, Prussian Blue, Phthalo Blue, Raw Sienna, Sap Green, Terre Verte, Ultramarine Blue, and Viridian Green.
Translucent Versus Opaque Mica Pigments: A brief explanation of mica colour coating technology.
Mica is one of the most important mineral ingredients used in cosmetics and is now widely used by artists to add shimmer and sparkle to paints and other artworks.
Iron Oxide Coated Mica, (ColourArte Bling IT Satin and Metal Blends)
Bronze, Copper, Gold, and White coated micas are opaque and more reflective. Iron Oxide will sit on a surface and reflect like a mirror. Light cannot pass through.
Titanium Coated MICA (ColourArte Bling IT Satin and Sparkle)
Also known as Interference paint, it is coated with Titanium Dioxide and is translucent by nature. It allows 90% of light to pass through it, creating brilliant light refraction and a strong shift in colour. The term interference means that the dominant paint colour changes with the light when viewed from different angles. For example, if you rub a little Interference Blue on the back of your hand the mica shifts the light to blue before you see the colour of your skin beneath it.
Colour coated Mica AKA Cosmetic Grade Mica
Commonly known as soap-making mica or cosmetic grade mica, the colour coating is adhered to the flake with a wax derivative and does not dissolve; it’ most common use is making bath bombs and hand-made soap. This does not mean this type of mica can be used as eye-shadow unless the manufacturer specifically states you can. Many artists add acrylic ink as a substitute for the lack of actual colour. The “colour coating” is not enough on its own to achieve the true colour balance required to make paints. Eye Candy, Arteza, Black Diamond, Pearl EX, & Woodes Goodies are just a few who offer colour-coated micas in their lineup, along with Interference and Iron Oxide micas.
Primary Elements Arte Pigments (What is this stuff?)
ColourArte created this dry-paint art pigment system by milling and binding dry translucent aqueous colour, micas, and other minerals. Our signature blends of brilliant translucent colour bases, intensified by sparkling mica light refraction, is what separates Primary Element Arte Pigments from other simple Titanium mica powders.