I’ve been playing with reviewing Pebeo Liquid Oil Paints for about a year now. I’m truly embarrassed that it’s taken me so long to publish my findings- but the Mixed Media line is so…BIG. And kind of complex. So I’m getting right with my God and sharing what I know with you.
Disclaimer: these paints were provided for review purposes; they are generally a fine-art medium, which I’m not- so please excuse any errors. I attempt to explain them AS a crafter, FOR crafters.
Let’s begin with basic info on Vitrail (pronounced vi-TRAY.)
INTENSELY LUMINOUS COLORS WITH A DURABLE HIGH-GLOSS OPALE OR TRANSPARENT FINISH.
> Alkyd oil-based colours
> Ready-to-use and mixable with each other
> Transparent : Intense and glossy colours
> Opale : Luminous opaque colours
> Good lightfastness
> Compatible with all other products included in the Mixed Media by Pébéo program
Use Vitrail to create high gloss transparent effects, combine it with Fantasy colours for breathtaking effects or use it to colour Crystal
resin; the possibilities are endless!
> Thoroughly stir the paint with a wooden stick prior to application to obtain a homogeneous and fluid colour. Do not shake.
> Vitrail colours, when combined with Fantasy Moon, Fantasy Prisme and Ceramic colours, create magnificent contrasting effects merging various degrees of texture, intensity, transparency, opacity and opalescence.
> Use brushes and droppers to apply the colours or simply drip, spatter and pour them directly from the bottle. For more accurate results an applicator bottle with or without a Minerva tip can be used.
> Vitrail can be used over colours and mediums from the Studio Acrylics line as well as with Gédéo Resins and Mirror Effect Metal Leaf.
> Wait a minimum of 7 days before adding a coat of resin over completely dry colours.
> Add Vitrail colours to clear Gédéo Crystal Resin to create an unlimited range of brightly coloured casting resins.
> Crystal Resin may be tinted with up to 10% Vitrail. The use of Opale colours creates light pastel resins while the addition of transparent colours creates vivid and transparent resins.
> Add Vitrail over applications of various Studio Acrylics mediums and Gedeo Resins to add texture and dimensional effects to your creations.
> Clean brushes and droppers thoroughly with odourless mineral spirits or white spirit and rinse with soapy water.
> The Pébéo Cerne Relief may be used to create outlines to contain and delineate the Vitrail colours.
Pébéo Vitrail Transparent and Opale colours can be applied on Pébéo Liquid Art Panels, glass, canvas, metal, mirror, Plexiglas, acetate, plastics, paper, ceramics and more!
I made a video to give you a pretty comprehensive review and demo.
And let’s take another look at the samples!
Really, there aren’t videos or photos to do this paint justice. It’s so rich and has such a depth, it’s really more like enamels or even glass!
The most challenging part about this paint is trying to predict results. Since the paints have different densities, some SINK, some FLOAT, and with the Fantasy formulas (Moon and Prisme- coming soon in part TWO) some TAKE OVER.
I tried to swatch them all out to see if I could come up with rhymes or reasons. Most stay put until you mix them- but the opale and cermaic are on the whole more dense. All of them can be thinned/diluted with Lightning Medium for less intense colors.
I also found that MORE is MORE- that really, you need enough product to create the glass-like finish. And a 36 hour cure time is safe– sometimes 24 hours is just not enough. And don’t forget- these are oil-based, so you need some ventilation and proper clean-up with a mineral spirits or terpenoid.
So stay tuned. In our next installment we’ll cover the Fantasy formulas and you’ll see how the reactive paints play with the others. Spoiler- it’s amazing.
Get started with a great sampler pack here: (aff link: http://amzn.to/2q3D8EY)
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