GOLDEN Fluorescent Colors are produced from dyes surrounded by
a polymer coating. The photo-luminescence of these colors is caused
by the absorption of ultraviolet radiation and shorter visible
wavelengths which are then emitted as longer wavelengths within
the visible spectrum. These emissions appear as intense, brilliant
- Choosing Underlying Colors
GOLDEN Fluorescent Acrylics have been formulated
for maximum intensity of color. Like other GOLDEN products,
GOLDEN Fluorescents have a high pigment load. However, because
the fluorescent pigments are extremely transparent, they should
be applied over light colors of similar hue to achieve opacity.
The greatest intensity of color can be achieved by working over
a bright white surface, such as GOLDEN White Gesso or Heavy
Body Titanium White.
- Blending with Other Fluorescent
Colors should be used by themselves to achieve the maximum vibrancy.
Even blending Fluorescent colors together will begin to diminish
the brightness. Always test blends before use in artwork.
- Blending with Other Acrylic
acrylic colors may be blended with these fluorescents, but doing
so will tend to decrease the fluorescent color intensity dramatically.
Even very small additions of a Heavy Body or Fluid Acrylic can
substantially dull the color.
- Blending With Gels & Mediums
Blending with gels
and mediums should not negatively effect the brightness of the
Fluorescent Colors. GOLDEN Gels and Mediums are available in
a large assortment of viscosities and offer many unique attributes
(refer to the GOLDEN Product Review on Gels & Mediums for
the most current information). Reducing the Fluorescents with
GOLDEN Airbrush Medium will yield excellent sprayability.
Blends with GOLDEN Matte
Products, such as Matte Medium or Regular Gel (Matte) may diminish
the brightness of the pigment by interfering with the absorption
Because the Fluorescent colors are pigmented dyes, they
are not lightfast. If greater permanency is desired, GOLDEN
MSA Varnish with Ultraviolet Light Stabilizers (UVLS) is recommended.
Should the work be made to be viewed under ultraviolet light
(black light), no MSA Varnish w/UVLS or Polymer Varnish w/UVLS
should be used, as it will diminish the "glow" quality
and may cause the surface to look uneven.
The above information is based on research and testing done by
Golden Artist Colors, Inc., and is provided as a basis for understanding
the potential uses of the products mentioned. Due to the numerous
variables in methods, materials and conditions of producing art,
Golden Artist Colors, Inc. cannot be sure the product will be
right for you. Therefore, we urge product users to test each application
to ensure all individual project requirements are met. While we
believe the above information is accurate, WE MAKE NO EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, and we shall in no event be liable for any damages
(indirect, consequential, or otherwise) that may occur as a result
of a product application.
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