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By January 16, 2013

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I've been having fun again using iridescent titanium white and iridescent medium, painting over dried texture paste (all acrylic at this stage). What's particularly interesting is how the texture paste influences the shininess. Viewed from the side, you can see how where there's paste, it's matte. Ultimately using a satin (semi-gloss) varnish will help retain this different.

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January 17, 2013 at 3:53 pm
(1) David Cerulli says:

Interesting effects you are getting with the iridescent color and medium. I have to give this a try with some of the abstracts I have been working on. Thanks!

January 17, 2013 at 5:52 pm
(2) Rich Mason says:

I’ve also used iridescent white to add some highlights to some paintings with waves that I’ve done. It doe’s add some zip.

December 1, 2013 at 6:15 am
(3) Leda says:

I like the idea of iridescence on paint, but is titanium a suitable medium healthwise?
I left URL blank because I don’t know what it is nor where to find it.
I hope to get this all the same.
Thank you

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