Acrylic paints

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Acrylic paints

Post by MayberryBabies_DeAnna » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:16 am

I still have quite a bit of my babyfx paints, but now that they have been discontinued... When I need more paints, what is the go to for acrylics? What do you recommend and why (pros vs cons)?

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Post by LynnW » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:52 am

I don't know if there's one "go to" paint, but I've been using Che'Air paints: http://cheairdrypaint.webs.com. Cher is teaching the air dry painting class at ROSE this year and I'm a new artist and wanted to go the air dry route but knew Baby FX was discontinued, so I decided to go with the brand she would use in the class. They're great and I think very reasonably priced.

There's also a new one Reborn FX which I've heard good things about and a lot of ladies also use Liquitex (the professional kind - soft or heavy body) also.
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Post by MayberryBabies_DeAnna » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:35 am

I will look into those, thank you :)
LynnW wrote:I don't know if there's one "go to" paint, but I've been using Che'Air paints: http://cheairdrypaint.webs.com. Cher is teaching the air dry painting class at ROSE this year and I'm a new artist and wanted to go the air dry route but knew Baby FX was discontinued, so I decided to go with the brand she would use in the class. They're great and I think very reasonably priced.

There's also a new one Reborn FX which I've heard good things about and a lot of ladies also use Liquitex (the professional kind - soft or heavy body) also.

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Post by MayberryBabies_DeAnna » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:39 am

How do you order the Che'air paints?

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Post by LynnW » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:29 pm

MayberryBabies_DeAnna wrote:How do you order the Che'air paints?
Go to the link I provided and there should be a way to contact Cher to order them. I think she's still working out the e-commerce part of the website.
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Post by MayberryBabies_DeAnna » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:52 pm

Oh, OK. Thank you! Still researching the different brands out there before I pick a brand to order.

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Post by LynnW » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:42 pm

MayberryBabies_DeAnna wrote:Oh, OK. Thank you! Still researching the different brands out there before I pick a brand to order.
I reached out to Cher Simnett directly and she said you are welcome to email her at whoopiecat@sbcglobal.net if you are interested in ordering the paints. Good luck with your decision! :)
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Post by MichellesReborns » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:30 am

I'm looking for new paints, too, going to check out Cher's stuff now!

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Post by CatW » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:11 am

MichellesReborns wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:30 am
I'm looking for new paints, too, going to check out Cher's stuff now!
Michelle,

I have never used these but Reborn FX are highly recommended. I have tried Liquidtex Hard Body Acrylics since Baby FX has been discontinued. I wish I had tried Liquidtex years ago. :heart: :heart:
hugs xo, Cat

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Post by MichellesReborns » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:22 am

blui wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:11 am
MichellesReborns wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:30 am
I'm looking for new paints, too, going to check out Cher's stuff now!
Michelle,

I have never used these but Reborn FX are highly recommended. I have tried Liquidtex Hard Body Acrylics since Baby FX has been discontinued. I wish I had tried Liquidtex years ago. :heart: :heart:
Thanks! I used Baby FX for the alien in my signature, but because they're discontinued I'm looking for a new option. I have Miracle Blend Paints now but I'm not in love with them.

Do you by chance mean "heavy body acrylics" ? They look pretty shiny in the video. What do you use to matte?
http://www.liquitex.com/heavybody/

Thanks in advance :)

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Post by CatW » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:57 am

MichellesReborns wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:22 am
blui wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:11 am
MichellesReborns wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:30 am
I'm looking for new paints, too, going to check out Cher's stuff now!
Michelle,

I have never used these but Reborn FX are highly recommended. I have tried Liquitex Hard Body Acrylics since Baby FX has been discontinued. I wish I had tried Liquitex years ago. :heart: :heart:
Thanks! I used Baby FX for the alien in my signature, but because they're discontinued I'm looking for a new option. I have Miracle Blend Paints now but I'm not in love with them.

Do you by chance mean "heavy body acrylics" ? They look pretty shiny in the video. What do you use to matte?
http://www.liquitex.com/heavybody/

Thanks in advance :)
Yes, those are the heavy body acrylics I have tried and plan to use alongside my Baby FX. Oops sorry for the misspelling... for matting, I use two products with equal parts mixed together of Americana Decor Soft-touch Varnish(light purple label)Image and DecoArt Media Soft-Touch Varnish. Image (Both of these I found on Amazon, but should also be at Hobby Lobby or Michaels)
Your Green Baby Alien is so smooth looking, I thought it was Genesis. :heart:
I too tried Miracle Blend, sadly they just don't match up. I have tried others too, none compare to the vibrant and beautiful colors of Baby FX.
I love using Air Dry Paints. :foryou:
hugs xo, Cat

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