Schmincke Aqua Bronze is a range of five colours of dry metallic powders with a watersoluble binder. There are three shades of gold, plus silver and copper. Mix it with watercolours and gouache to add a bit of sparkle or use it by itself to add areas of metallic shine to your painting.
I enjoyed discovering what the Aqua Bronzes will do. The moment when the water touches the powder and it changes to liquid metal is fascinating, it’s a bit like painting with molten gold! The binder is dextrin glue, a starch-based glue, that is re-wettable like watercolour.
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Some Illustrations Using the Schmincke Aqua Bronzes
The Colours of Metals
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• Using Schmincke Horadam Watercolour, Masking Fluid and Aqua Bronze
Click on the underlined link to go to the current offers on Schmincke Aqua Bronze Powders on the Jackson’s Art Supplies website.
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