I love using Posh Chalk Pigments, ok granted, I may be a little biased but I really think they’re perfect for pretty much any creative project you’ve got on the go. They’re easy to use, versatile and the colours are seriously vivid. Here are three reasons why I think you need some Posh Chalk Pigments in your life.
A Colour Like No Other
Not all pigments are created equal, this is certainly the case with Posh Chalk Pigments, the finish and colour you get is outstanding. Even to this day I still love mixing it up, there’s something mercurial, about it – just like liquid metal. However, when we start working with them, then they really begin to come into a world of their own.
The metallic pigments have such a high metal content that, in effect, you really are painting with liquid metal. The lustre, the radiance is seriously something else, I’ve often completely enhanced the look of a project I’ve been working on with just a little bit of dry brushing – and that’s just the metallic colours!
The Posh Chalk Pigments also come in a range of what I like to call semi-lustrous, almost bohemian colours. These violets, blues, greens and reds are a relatively new addition to the pigments range but are fantastic for them designs where you’re looking for some vivid colours.
I’ve seen some great examples of projects where people have used the pigments (and the pastes, but let’s not muddy the waters too much) to create an aged copper, verdigris look; just like this fantastic piece by Tracy Trombetta of The Painting Lady.
So, if you’re looking for real, vivid, head-turning colours then the Posh Chalk Pigments is really where you want to be looking! Yes, there are plenty of pigments out there but I really do think the finish you get from these little pots is magnificent.
The Pigments are Economical
If there’s one thing that’s universal it’s that we all like to get value for our money, now more so than ever. People often tell me that they are surprised by how long the pigment last. On the face of it, the pots are small at only 80g but the beauty is that a little really does go a long way. I mean a little too – you don’t need to be using heaps of this stuff.
The coverage you get is seriously good so don’t be surprised if you’ve made too much and have some leftover.
This brings me to my next point, mixing the pigments. I always say that you should add whatever mixer you’re using second, it just helps you control it a little more. What you don’t want is to put a load of your mixer in and then have to balance it out with loads of pigment to get the consistency you are looking for.
A quick tip…pipettes are so handy when putting your mixer in, there’s so much control with them.
Speaking of making too much, once mixed up the pigments will keep for a while, just store them in an airtight container and when you’re ready to use them again, give them a quick mix and hey presto you can bling your projects up!
I can’t stress this enough, though, when using them don’t be heavy-handed with the pigments, just make a little bit up at a time and remember…a little goes a long way!
They work for you
Because you’re mixing up the pigments yourself, you have a unique opportunity to easily make the pigments adaptable to suit your needs. Do you need a wash? Less pigments and more mixer. A paste? Go the other way, less mixer and more pigments, simple. It really is quite a flexible product and is great for a whole host of different projects, from intricate crafts right through to large scale interior design ventures.
Speaking of flexibility, they are designed to work with WoodUbend mouldings. So, if you want to pre-paint your mouldings, as long as you’re using a flexible mixer, you can go right ahead. This has saved me from some headaches in the past, if you don’t have the steadiest of hands then painting your mouldings before bending and adhering them is right up your street.
The mixer plays a big part too, the go-to is a topcoat sealer like our Posh Chalk Infusor but you’re not limited to this, I’ve seen people use the pigments in resin pours, I’ve even seen people mix them with paint (though this does generally tone down the shininess of them, you’ve been warned). The point is that you’ve got a lot of avenues opened up to you when using these, think outside the box!
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