I found promotional info about the new FolkArt Color Shift Paints a couple of months ago and their online demos had me really excited. Duo-chrome acrylics are exactly what my craft collection needed! I can’t think of a more beautiful, unique way to customize home decor, furniture, and art projects! The metallic, glossy, color-shifting paints were due in stores in mid-late February (I was waiting.) I found them this week when we made a trip to the city and I found five of the ten Color Shift shades at Michaels, retailing at $3.99 for 2 oz. The Color Shift Paints were displayed with the new Brushed Metal Collection across the store from the acrylic paint section. They were not easy to find, nestled in a tiny section near the holiday clearance aisles.
Color Shift Projects
I immediately tested out the colors on the back of a Home Depot tile and I fell in love. FolkArt Color Shift Paints are rich, pigmented gorgeous shades that have a beautiful color shift. All of the colors I picked up are exceptional. The glossy paint applies best to surfaces that can absorb it. On the front of a glazed tile, the paint slips around. The paint needs a couple of coats but has an opaque, gorgeous finish on ceramic projects.
Shifts from a bright metallic lemon-yellow to an iridescent gold tone.
Shifts from a warm metallic tangerine-orange to an iridescent magenta tone.
Shifts from a metallic magenta to an iridescent cool purple tone.
Shifts from a metallic teal to an iridescent blue tone.
Shifts from a metallic violet-purple to an iridescent blue tone.
I use a lot of acrylic paint and many times I water them down with gloss medium & add a little color shifting mica powder. The Color Shift Paints make life much easier! Beautiful alone, the paints become pastel when mixed into pearl white acrylic paint for a great interference effect. FolkArt Color Shift Paints have a medium opacity when used on porous surfaces and a more sheer application when applied to a non-porous surface.