Plaka 50ml Clear Gloss Varnish
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Super Opaque, Velvet Matt, Waterbased Paint.
Pelikan Plaka is a Super Opaque, Lightfast Paint made from a casein emulsion base. Casein is a milk-based paint which may be thinned with water, but becomes waterproof when dry. This high performance paint quickly dries to become smudge-proof and is fully dry in 12-24 hours. Plaka is similar to a smooth, fine gouache paint, but even more opaque and with a velvet like matt finish and a flat, smooth appearance. The slow spreading of the colour makes the paint very even. Large surfaces will be covered without unwanted brushmarks. The super-opacity provides brilliant colour results even on dark backgrounds. The versatility of casein means it can be applied as a thick impasto or in thin watercolor washes. If a gloss finish is desired Plaka paintings can be varnished with Plaka Varnish. It is fade-proof and waterproof. Stir well to mix properly and add a little water before use, if desired. Keep jars well capped. Plaka works well on nearly all surfaces (i.e. cardboard, card, paper, ceramic, wood, metal, glass and stone), especially for non-absorbent surfaces (i.e. plastic, glass, metal) and is ideal for crafting, painting, designing, decorating, commercial art, window displays, transparencies, posters, interior and exterior decorations, crafts and model-making. It also works fine with airbrushes when thinned. Plaka is also very popular for use as a coloured base under gilding work. Often used when a 'distressed' gilded affect is required with some of the base colour showing through. The Gold Plaka also makes an excellent gilding paint for picture frames etc. Colour thumbs are a guide only.