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Using the artSparx color selector

These color tones have all been created using glazes. They are hand mixed using Universal tinters, artist acrylic paint or artist oil paint blended with Glazing liquid and applied over a specific base color. Each recipe includes exact base-color specs, color mixing ratios and guides on glazing techniques. Simply choose the color you want, or learn the basic color combinations and create your own custom colors.

Note: due to the hand mixed - custom nature of each glaze recipe, your results may differ slightly.

Color Palette

color palette

From selecting Historic or Period colors to mixing original colors for glazing and decorative effects, the artSparx Color Palette is here to help. You'll find color mixing recipes, ideas and basic color principles to help get you started.

ColorSelect System

The artSparx colorSelect System provides detailed instructions and step-by-step tutorials for creating custom color effects in your home or office. For artSparxPro members. You'll learn how to: Use the correct base colors: Creating a glaze: The Colorant: The Mixing Ratio: Mixing the glaze The basic glazing process Getting Ready Testing your glaze mixture Quick Chart: Proper use of colorants

ColorScheme System

Understanding the 12 step color wheel Creating a 12 step color wheel. Basic principles of color Primary, secondary and tertiary colors Tints and shades, value and hue, neutral grays Creating harmonious color schemes Using complementary and contrasting colors Using triadic colors to create balanced color schemes Using tetrads to create balanced color schemes

Color Theory

About Color How we see color Learning to use color Advanced color principles For those interested in in-depth color learning. Ideal for designers, artists, illustrators and graphic designers.


Blending Traditional and Contemporary Design
Venetian Plaster

Inspired by the ornate plaster-work of Renaissance Italy, decorative plaster has a millennial history, with origins dating back to the Rome of the Caesars and in the art of Ancient Greece.

It was Andrea Palladio, a famous Italian architect, who in the XVI century re-discovered it through his studies and re-proposed it in the splendid Venetian villas that are still to this day the distinguishing mark of his career. Stucco Veneziano is an aesthetic solution that step by step, conquered Venice and Lombardy, then Italy, and finally entire Europe in the XVII century. Today, venetian plaster Stucco Veneziano restores the splendor of a classic and prestigious finish.

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Glazed deorative and faux effects on walls, ceilings furniture and objects.

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Create classic effects such as colorwashing, dragging, striee, antiquing effects, or furniture effects.

Our interior and exterior glazes offer a high-end decorative paint solution that provides soft, delicate, subtle shades with either pearl, satin, or glossy tones for maximum depth and decoration.

Flouart is an acrylic based glaze for interior finishes that creates soft shades or spectacular decorative effects. Available in a pearl base, satin base, or clear, Flouart is a washable decorative paint applicable to walls, wood, metal, and plaster. Its inherent versatility allows for thousands of different aesthetic solutions depending on the tools or techniques used to apply it.

Contrast Pearl is a hard-wearing pearlescent paste specifically formulated to create numerous faux effects with one simple application.Pearl dries to a lustrous, satin finish.

Velur Interior or exterior glaze, Velur is an ideal glazing medium for mineral based plaster and stucco effects. Applicable by brush or other faux tools, Velur glaze creates delicate tones and transitions in a wide variety of saturation and opacity.

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Color Essentials

Fundimentals of color. It will set you free!

Using color at home or in the office - for paintings, furniture or any artistic challenge - takes a good eye, a little know how, and a creative imagination. Create custom color schemes and color effects in your home or office. Learn how to use the best base color, create a glaze, mixing colors, and more.

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