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Createx Illustration Colors

by Dru Blair 

Createx Illustration ColorsCreatex Illustration Colors are a highly pigmented, transparent airbrush paint.  Illustration was initially designed with the illustrator and fine artist in mind, however it has proven to be very popular with automotive; mural and a wide range of other airbrush artists due to it's ease of use, spray-ability and light-fast automotive grade pigments. This water-based airbrush paint gives the artist a broad range of special effects opportunities, with it's delayed cross-linking.  It cures more slowly than other water-based airbrush paints, taking 30 minutes to reach maximum strength. Artists can take advantage of this characteristic by manipulating the paint during its most fragile period. For example, the effects of erasing the paint when it’s two minutes old will yield different results than when the paint is 5, 10, or 30 minutes old. This results in a wider range of creative effects than with other types of paint. The flat matte finish, makes this paint ideal for critical color matching.  

The most revolutionary aspect of the new illustration paint is its texture effects which can be achieved by the simple application of an amine, such as a glass cleaner.  Applying the amine with a spray bottle can create a tremendous range of effects, especially when applied between layers of paint.

The illustration paint was created for artists looking for an airbrush paint that is easily erased, performs well when buffered with opaque white, and can be sprayed without the need for additional reducer.  The result is a paint with superior spray capabilities, reduced tip dry,  and easy clean-up.