I’m back again today, this time with a review of the NUVO Embellishment Mousse from Tonic Studios. (The other day I looked at the Crystal Drops and Jewel Drops– you might want to check that out as well.)
But let’s move on with the review of the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse….!
Disclosure: product provided for review purposes. Opinions are honest and my own and based on my first-hand experience with the product. I am not financially compensated by the brand. Some links below are affiliate links that support CTD while adding no cost to you.
Interestingly, there is no descriptive information about Embellishment Mousse on the Tonic USA website.
So let me try and describe it for you.
NUVO Embellishement Mousse is a thick, whipped, creamy water-based paint that acts like a textural acrylic medium. It goes on with a finger, brush, or palette knife, and can be use as a paint (when thinned with water,) a buffing paste, or a stencil. It dries dimensionally without cracking and cleans up with soap and water. The metallic shine is opaque and suitable for both dark and light surfaces.
You can see in this photo that the texture of the product is a lot like whipped butter or whipped cream cheese. And for those of you who might be odor-averse, you can rest easy. This product as very little odor, and it’s a little like housepaint.
As you look at the color swatches on light paper (this is one-sheet wonder cardstock) you can see that colors are very true to what you see in the jars. I applied the paint with a finger using a light buffing motion. All of the colors are true, and have a marvelous metallic luster.
On the black paper, the pastel colors fade a bit. However I’m very impressed with the black, brown, copper, gold and platinum- they all look amazing on the dark surface!
Now is a good time to direct you to the video- you’ll see how the texture REALLY behaves, see more samples, and get some ideas for how to use the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse!
So…. as you can see, NUVO Embellishment Mousse is a lot of fun!
A few takeaways:
- MSRP is somewhere in the $8 USD category for 2.2 ounces. If you use this as a watercolor paint, or as a “buff,” it will last a LONG time. Less so if you use a spatula to apply.
- The basic metallic colors look great on black paper when buffed on- for the pastels, apply them thickly through a stencil to get the colors to pop.
- Easy to use- a great beginner product.
- Awesome for art/bible journalling, tags, cards, canvases… and the effect is “wow!”
- Spritz a bit of water in the container to keep it from drying out.
- Consider making a swatch for the lid if you keep it in a drawer!
I’m going to have a lot of fun with these… I really feel motivated to get back into my art journal!
What are your thoughts? (Ps- comparison with Whipped Spackle Texture Gel, Texture Lux, and Viva Decor Inka Gold forthcoming! )
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Georgia Browne says
This is what I’m going to ask for for Christmas.
Love the copper best of all.
Yojalma Moleterno says
I’m so sad I never got to use mine. By the time I got to it, it was dried up. Any tips?
Have you tried adding some water or glycerine? Perhaps contact Tonic and see what fixes they recommend.