Periwinkle Heavy Texture Acrylic Paint
Gaffrey Heavy Texture Acrylics are the first of its kind, blurring the boundaries of painting and sculpture. This professional-grade artist paint is super thick, buttery smooth, and saturated with pure pigments. Carve into this pigment-rich texture with knives and brushes to create lifelike multi-dimensional artwork.
Formulated with 100% acrylic emulsion and pure pigments, our signature acrylic paint is the real deal with no fillers or toxic additives. No additional thickening mediums are required. Heavy Texture acrylics work in unison with the full range of gaffrey acrylic mediums to evoke a sense of liveliness and depth only our products can accomplish.
Periwinkle Heavy Texture Acrylic Paint
Hold the bag horizontally and simply snip off the end. We recommend cutting at least half an inch from end for general purpose.
At a slight angle, twist the backend and apply some pressure. The bag will be taught and plump.
Use your hand to guide the flow of paint at the opening and use your dominant hand to squeeze with ample pressure.
Cover the bottom of the palette knife with one of our Mid-Viscosity acrylic colors. Lightly glaze the knife over the Heavy Texture for a variegated effect or mix thoroughly for an opaque color
Pinch the opening of the piping bag to remove a little bit of paint. Secure the bag with one of our gaffrey bag clips to store for later use.
How long does it take to dry?
Thin films of the paint, under an inch, will dry to the touch in 45 to 60 minutes. Thicker films of the paint exceeding several inches will dry to the touch in under 24 hours. Once film formation occurs, the water slowly evaporates from the texture and takes several days to a week to be fully dry. Environmental conditions will effect workability and dry time. Constant airflow from a fan will significantly speed up the drying process when your finished.
Can I blend other acrylic colors with Heavy Texture?
Absolutely! Mix thoroughly with a knife using any gaffrey paint to have a solid color or glaze other colors over the texture for variegated color patterns.
How long will it take for a color to be back in stock?
We are a small family company making all of our acrylics in small batches and packaging the paints in our warehouse. Making paints from scratch is not an easy task and requires extreme attention to detail. Our best sellers take priority in the production queue. It can take anywhere from several days to a month to restock a color. Certain factors such as supply chain issues for raw materials can cause delays we are not in control of.
Do I need a varnish?
Varnish is optional. Our acrylics are archival quality and adding a varnish is up to the artist preference. We currently do not offer varnishes so exercise caution when using from other bands. We are not responsible for the effects a varnish may have on your artwork if you mess it up.
Shipping & Returns
Free shipping on orders over $50 for the contiguous U.S On average it takes 3-5 days for your order to be received once your order is fulfilled. International shipping only for Canada at this time.
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Paint and artist tool all in one
You won’t believe what you’re capable of
Our piping bag was intuitively designed to control the flow of paint as an instrument. This bag allows you to assemble color and texture to make your work more dynamic.
Say goodbye to thickening mediums
Pigment Rich Texture
Heavy Texture acrylics eliminate the need for mixing mediums saving you time and money. No more molding pastes, gels, gesso, or guess work for adding texture to your art. We did all the hard work for you getting the ratios of acrylic to pigment just right so you'll have consistent pigment-rich texture every time.
No barriers for entry
Art isn't for everyone but is for anyone
The founder, Justin Gaffrey, is a self taught texture artist with a prolific art career spanning several decades. After years of using conventional acrylics from other paint companies, Justin was unable to find the right art materials to paint the way he wanted. So he invited his family to take matters into their own hands creating the first of its kind sculptural acrylic paint. This paint goes against conventional methods of painting freeing artists to have fun in the process by utilizing simple palette knife and piping bag techniques. Once you get your hands in the paint, it's hard turning back.
For years I have been obsessed with finding an acrylic medium that would enable oil paint like impasto techniques, and I never found the perfect one. Then I discovered Justin's Instagram, and, like the determined little artist that I am, I set about trying to find out what he was using to create his rich impasto paintings. I looked at each and every one of his studio shots, looking for a brand name. That is how I discovered Nova Color out of California. They have a product called Super Gel which enables thick impasto and is economical enough that you aren't spending hundreds of dollars to cover a small area. I started making my own mixes using piping bags and spatulas, etc. I was pretty happy with what I came up with and it truly changed my painting results. Then I saw that Justin was marketing his own paint materials, which (according to his Instagram videos) he creates using industrial mixers, and I was curious to see if they if they were any different than the thick paint I was getting using Nova color products on my own. I was also curious if he was mixing anything else into the paint besides SuperGel, and I still don’t know the answer to that question. So far I’ve tried Titanium White, Periwinkle Blue and Quina violet, and the answer is yes, they are a bit thicker. I also like his heavy duty piping bags, which I think he makes as well, as I’ve never found bags that heavy online. I will be trying his other colors. The cost is definitely more than buying direct from Nova Color and mixing myself, but the convenience of having the medium and paint already mixed, combined with the heavy duty piping bags makes it worth it I believe.
The paint itself is WONDERFUL! However, my first shipment had a busted bag, which customer service quickly replaced (Thank you!)...the new bag came busted as well though. They should consider better packaging for the paints.
Love it !! hope you keep making it
Great color and texture, hope it becomes permanent
Working with this paint is a dream! It's so beautiful, thick and glossy and dries pretty fast too. It makes me never wanna leave my art studio! 10/10 recommend.