Cryla Artists Heavy Body Acrylic artists quality colours are characterised by their thick buttery consistency, their uniform eggshell finish across all the colours in the range and their minimal colour shift from wet to dry in the development of Cryla.
Daler-Rowney took the industry standards ASTM D5098 set by the American Society for Testing and Materials as their yardstick - and improved on them at every stage of manufacture. The colours are made by dispersing the finest high loading pigments in a 100% acrylic co-polymer emulsion and will not yellow with age and offer a high degree of permanence and lightfastness. These colours can be thinned with water, but when dry the resin particles coalesce to form a tough flexible film which is impervious to water.
Because the colours are water based they can safely be used by those sensitive to the powerful solvents used in oil painting.
Acrylics are the fist colours since oils that are sufficiently flexible to be used on canvas.
Cryla Artists Heavy Body colours are designed to retain the intended stroke when applied with a knife or brush, so they are ideal for highly textured impasto painting techniques and readily mix with many mediums to create various effects.
Painting with oils over acrylics is not recommended , but oil over acrylic is considered good and safe practice.
Acrylics can be painted on many surfaces which should be oil and grease free and preferably treated with specially formulated acrylic primers or gel mediums. Drying time is approximately 5 minutes for a simple brush stroke at room temperature which enables over painting and is a great advantage to those who work quickly. Click Here for colour range