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After my review in the last post, today I’d like to share a video with you as part of the online workshop series Adventures In Acrylics. In the film I’ll show you around the interference colour palette and some of the amazing results that you can achieve with it.

You Will Need

  • Daler Rowney; Shimmering Colours. Interference colour of your choice
  • Jar of water
  • Cotton Rag
  • Dark and Light card stock

Here’s a few examples of items that feature Daler Rowney Interference Colours

Interference Colours; So many possibilites

Interference Colours; So many possibilities

Links

Quote: Daler Rowney Site: EFFECTS

Shimmering Colours (Interference Mediums) Available in six colours: Shimmering Gold, Copper, Violet, Red, Blue and Green. Used straight from the tube and applied to a black surface they produce a magical shimmering, metallic, transparent lustre. The most dramatic effects are on black, where colour shows with electric intensity. – Gold  Code 128 075 709 – Violet  Code 128 075 710 – Blue  Code 128 075 711 – Copper  Code 128 075 712 – Red  Code 128 075 713 – Green  Code 128 075 714

Shimmering Colours Set  Gives a shimmering pearlescent metallic lustre when mixed with pure acrylic colour. – Code 128 900 125

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Hope you will give these Shimmering Colours a try, they are stunning on dark surfaces. In the coming weeks I’ll share some techniques using them, and I’ve got plans for a Christmas project with them later in the year. As I mentioned in the film, if you can only get one colour, I’d go for the Shimmering Gold, its the one I use the most and I find the most versatile.

If you already have these paints, I’d love to hear how you use them and see your projects with them too.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I will be reviewing; Daler Rowney Shimmering Colours set. Shimmering colours are Daler Rowney’s interference colour acrylic paints.

Daler Rowney; Simmering Colours. INterferenc colour acrylic paint

Daler Rowney; Simmering Colours. Interference colour acrylic paint

Product Details

  • Manufacturer/Brand; Daler Rowney: Cryla
  • Item number: 128 900 125
  • RRP at time of writing: Individual Colours £6.95 for 75 ml tube. Shimmering colour set

Reason For Buying

I have interference colours from another brand, but they aren’t easy to source, the Daler Rowney ones however are much more widely available. I have enjoyed using interference colours so much, I was interested in trying more colours.

Pros/Cons

Pros

Super smooth although the packaging lists them as being heavy bodied they are more fluid than Cryla, had I know this, I’d have bought them AGES ago.

Easy to mix with other acrylic paint for interesting results

Subtle ‘mother of pearl’ like effect when used over light colours or on white card

On dark card the interference colour REALLY pops.

Translucent so you can see some of the earlier layers through it.

No granulation from the mica

Cons

I haven’t got any. There is some smell, but nothing too fierce (and I’m REALLY sensitive to smells). If you have used Daler Rowney Cryla, they smell similar to that.

Build Quality

Fantastic. Really impressive colour flip on dark surfaces, no granular particles visible. As I mentioned before the packaging lists this as heavy bodied acrylic paint, but it is more fluid than Cryla. The texture is more like that of room temperature butter, super smooth and velvety.

Value for Money

Good. Not the cheapes-but well worth it for the quality and versatility of the product.

Would I buy it Again?

YES! I bought a couple of individual tubes to try (careful not to pick the ones that were in the pack) and loved them so much I immediately bought this Shimmering Colours set. I wanted something more fluid than they Cryla paint and these were just that.

Summing up

Interference Colours; So many possibilites

Interference Colours; So many possibilites

Buy them, they are better than chocolate! Simple as that :) If you see the colours on the card and went WOW, then this paint is for you. If you are still on the fence (why?) but check out friday’s video tutorial where I’ll show you all the colours on camera. If you are unsure buy a single colour to see if it works for you. My advice would be to buy a colour that isn’t in the set though, as once you try one, you are bound to love them and want them all.

You will see a selection of videos using these paints in the next few weeks.

Links

Quote: Daler Rowney Site: EFFECTS

Shimmering Colours (Interference Mediums) Available in six colours: Shimmering Gold, Copper, Violet, Red, Blue and Green. Used straight from the tube and applied to a black surface they produce a magical shimmering, metallic, transparent lustre. The most dramatic effects are on black, where colour shows with electric intensity. – Gold  Code 128 075 709 – Violet  Code 128 075 710 – Blue  Code 128 075 711 – Copper  Code 128 075 712 – Red  Code 128 075 713 – Green  Code 128 075 714

Shimmering Colours Set  Gives a shimmering pearlescent metallic lustre when mixed with pure acrylic colour. – Code 128 900 125

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Earlier this week I set The Virtual Crafting Challenge as ‘Make a Wish come true’. For my contribution to the challenge I’m going to take a leaf of faith, here’s what I’m going to do.

Adventures with Acrylic Paint

A couple of years ago I bought a set of Golden Fluid Acrylic paints and a bunch of mediums and took a class with Julie Pritchard. Both the materials and the class blew my mind, they were so good. Trouble is, after the end of the class, my artistic angst kicked in and although I’ve done a few things with them, I was stuck in the ‘I want to use them but they cost a lot to replace, ‘I’ll SAVE them for a special project’. DOOMED! Once I’d said that, no project was special enough. There my beautiful paint sat, revered in their Really Useful box and doomed to dry out in the bottles. Loved and very much wanted but too precious to use :(

My Golden stash...isn't it lovely!!

I needed a Plan B! I love my Ranger Acrylic Dabbers but they are a swine for clogging up on me, but the Golden’s are expensive so I needed to try something else. I tried Daler Rowney System 3 as it was more fluid, but PHEW did it smell of fumes {splutter, cough}! So although the consistancy was great, I didn’t like using it.

Last year for my birthday, thanks to my wonderful MIL and Ebay bargains, I was able to get trial sets of Daler Rowney Cryla and also Winsor and Newton’s new acrylics Galeria. I loved the Cryla but for what I want to do with them, the heavy body consistency was too thick.

Daler Rowney Paint set

Daler Rowney Paint set

The Winsor and Newton Galeria on the other hand are great, they flow beautifully and are affordable.

W&N Galeria Acrylic Paint

W&N Galeria Acrylic Paint

So my leap of faith was to increase my palette of Galeria colours, to include the colours I used most with my Ranger inks. This way I can try out my inking techniques with the paints and have a water-resistant finish, which is more suitable for decorating book covers. I also added the Daler Rowney Shimmering colours to the stash box. Shimmering colours are Daler Rowney interference colours, I’d have bought these AGES ago, if I’d realised they were more fluid than the Cryla.

Daler Rowney: Shimmering Colours set

Daler Rowney: Shimmering Colours set

To stop myself getting so precious about the paints, I have ‘gathered’ the paint together in one box, this way I’ll be more tempted to try different kinds of paint on lots of surfaces to discover the results. I’m going to group the mediums together in another box too, so instead of just using my favorites I try them all.

In the end I had to put the Cryla in a separate box, firstly their consistency is quite different to the Galleria and secondly, I’m feeble and couldn’t lift the box with them ALL in together! Putting too many tubes on top of each other also risked the whole lot crushing itself too.

Winsor & Newton: Galleria Acrylic Paint

Winsor & Newton: Galleria Acrylic Paint

One of the ‘joys’ of dyslexia is that I’m always loosing things, or can’t remember where I put things, my plan is that by putting stash together in related boxes like this, I will be less likely to lose things. It’s much harder to lose a big box of something than it is to forget where you put a tube of paint :)

LOVE Really Useful boxes, they are just the right sizes and they stack too! The 3 litre one, made for DVDs, is the perfect height for 75 ml Cryla tubes :) The 9 litre Really Useful box was just the right height for the mediums too :) They are really sturdy and stack too.

'Really Useful box' full of acrylic mediums

'Really Useful box' full of acrylic mediums

Remember how much fun it was in primary school, when there was a box of ‘stuff’ on the table and you could create with anything in the box?

That is what I’m going for, all the options in one place together, mix ‘em up and see what happens.

So this month I’ll be turning mad professor and having a jolly good play with the paints and mediums and when I discover anything exciting along the way, you’ll be the first to know. I may be some time ;) :) :) :)

Links

If I’ve tempted you with these pictures and you want to know more about how I got on with the paints. Here are links to my reviews about the paint, that I published when I first got them.

How about you, will you be joining in with The Virtual Crafting Challenge this month? I’d love to hear about your adventures and what you’ll be doing with this month’s theme.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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