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Black 3.0 - the world's blackest black acrylic paint
The 1 litre bottle of Black 3.0 shown with its container
Black 3.0 - the world's blackest black acrylic paint
Black 3.0 - the world's blackest black acrylic paint
Black 3.0 - the world's blackest black acrylic paint
Black 3.0 - the world's blackest black acrylic paint

Black 3.0 - the world's blackest black acrylic paint

Regular price $32.00
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*Note: By adding this product to your cart you confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this material will not make it's way into the hands of Anish Kapoor.


Black 3.0 is the latest version of Stuart Semple’s super matte, ultra black acrylic paint.

It was created with the help of over 1000 different artists who beta-tested the paint. Thanks to the amazing support of the artistic community via Kickstarter we managed to fund the manufacture of this incredible paint (it was just too much for our little studio).

Black 3.0 is the blackest and mattest acrylic paint on the planet. Unlike other super-black coatings it can be safely applied with nothing more than a brush, and we’ve worked super hard to make it affordable. 


We created a new acrylic resin that holds more pigment than other acrylics which means 3.0 is capable of trapping much more light.

We developed a pigment (Black Magick) that is totally matte (normally black pigments are slightly shiny)

We have added a variety of brand new transparent mattifiers to flatten out stray light.

  • Absorbs up to 99% of visible light
  • Apply with a brush or a spray
  • Works with most surfaces (wood, paper, canvas, plastic, metal, plaster etc…)
  • Thins with water
  • Lightfast and archival
  • No need for cooking, vacuum chambers, or weapons-grade scientists
  • Smells like fresh coffee
  • Not available to Kapoor

Looking for a bigger bottle? Got a BIG idea? Black 3.0 has been supersized… get your BIG Black (1 litre) here

It’s simply a paint, so it’s super easy. You literally just brush it on. It will handle a bit different than your other paints, but you’ll get used to it :)

Key things to remember:

  • Use a nice soft brush (not a rubbish scratchy comblike one)
  • Apply at room temperature 10 - 25 c ( 50 - 77 F)
  • Use as little paint as possible and spread it out nicely
  • Allow to dry between coats (at least two hours, overnight is better)
  • Use a hairdryer to get max blackness
  • Seal absorbent (porous) things with 25% PVA and 75% Water
  • Prime shiny (non - absorbent) things with primer or Black 2.0

Q. The finish has white patches! Help?

A. You didn't let it dry fully between coats or you painted it on an absorbent surface without sealing it first. Moisture can react with the paint while it's setting. See if you can sand it back and do another thin coat

Q. Can I mix it into Resin?

A. Technically yes, but it will not stay matte! If you're looking for a glossy and super black finish then this is for you! We recommend using Epoxy Resin.

Thank you so much for your support!

Have fun with it and share your work on instagram with #sharetheblack

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RAVEN - carbon black, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
RAVEN - carbon black, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
RAVEN - carbon black, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
RAVEN - carbon black, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml

RAVEN - carbon black, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml

Regular price $17.00
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RAVEN (carbon black)

Soft body acrylic colour
Blackjack candy scented
Very Opaque
Ultra lightfast
100ml

POTION is a range of top quality professional acrylic paints by Stuart Semple. You can see the full range by clicking HERE.

After 15 years of making his own paints, Stuart Semple has been able to formulate and release a new breed of acrylic paint. For the first time his FULL RAINBOW palette is available to all artists* can share in these incredible colours.

 

 

POTION is made in small batches in a paint factory attached to Stuart's studio in England, These are extremely special paints that only use the very best pure acrylic resins, they're mega-saturated with the finest quality pigments in the world. Stuart has also added a distinctive scent to each of his colour creations. Unlike other commercial paint brands (mentioning no names) there's absolutely no scrimping on quantity or quality of ingredients here.

Stuart has designed these paints to withstand the demands and challenges of today's contemporary painters.These are not student quality or craft quality paints, These super potent mixes are made to pack a punch on a variety of surfaces and stand the test of time. Meaning your work will stay brilliant and vibrant for centuries.

In the usual open-source spirit, these paints have been designed to play perfectly with almost any other acrylic paint or medium that you might already be using.

POTION can be used on canvas, paper, wood, plaster, fabric, masonry and almost any non-slick, non-oily surface.

  • Air dry in approx 30 mins at 21 degrees centigrade, re-coat after 3 hours.
  • Water resistant when dry
  • Water soluble when wet
  • Brush - straight from bottle
  • Roller - dilute with 10% water
  • Airbrush / spray - dilute with 20 - 25% water
  • Outdoors - yes!
  • Lightfastness - as good as it gets!
  • Archival quality - of course
  • Coverage - one bottle approx 2.4 x 2.4 meters (varies depending on absorbency tested on gesso'd canvas)
  • Fabric - yes it sticks well to most fabrics. It will make it stiff, if you add water it might reduce the colour. When dry, it's permanent so no heat setting needed. Hand wash clothes and dry on the line. Leave for 5 days before first wash.
  • Compatibility with other acrylics & mediums - plays nicely with most mediums and acrylic paint brands.
  • Scents - what twisted mind makes bubblegum and parma-violet scented pro acrylic paint?
  • Clean up - wash with warm soapy water, don't let it dry on your brush.

note: all screens reproduce colour differently, so the images you are seeing may vary from the actual product, we've done our best to accurately portray them with our photography. 

*YES all artists! It's time the miserable ones had a bit more colour in their life - Stuart wants to share the rainbow with them, he thinks they need it.

Caution - Contains the essential oil of Aniseed / Liquorice if you have this known allergy which may cause a reaction 

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MONSTER - medium green, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
MONSTER - medium green, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
MONSTER - medium green, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
MONSTER - medium green, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml

MONSTER - medium green, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml

Regular price $17.00
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MONSTER (medium green)
Soft body acrylic colour
Apple scented
Very Opaque
Ultra lightfast
100ml

POTION is a range of top quality professional acrylic paints by Stuart Semple. You can see the full range by clicking HERE.

After 15 years of making his own paints, Stuart Semple has been able to formulate and release a new breed of acrylic paint. For the first time his FULL RAINBOW palette is available to all artists* can share in these incredible colours.

 

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POTION is made in small batches in a paint factory attached to Stuart's studio in England, These are extremely special paints that only use the very best pure acrylic resins, they're mega-saturated with the finest quality pigments in the world. Stuart has also added a distinctive scent to each of his colour creations. Unlike other commercial paint brands (mentioning no names) there's absolutely no scrimping on quantity or quality of ingredients here.

Stuart has designed these paints to withstand the demands and challenges of today's contemporary painters.These are not student quality or craft quality paints, These super potent mixes are made to pack a punch on a variety of surfaces and stand the test of time. Meaning your work will stay brilliant and vibrant for centuries.

In the usual open-source spirit, these paints have been designed to play perfectly with almost any other acrylic paint or medium that you might already be using.

POTION can be used on canvas, paper, wood, plaster, fabric, masonry and almost any non-slick, non-oily surface.

  • Air dry in approx 30 mins at 21 degrees centigrade, re-coat after 3 hours.
  • Water resistant when dry
  • Water soluble when wet
  • Brush - straight from bottle
  • Roller - dilute with 10% water
  • Airbrush / spray - dilute with 20 - 25% water
  • Outdoors - yes!
  • Lightfastness - as good as it gets!
  • Archival quality - of course
  • Coverage - one bottle approx 2.4 x 2.4 meters (varies depending on absorbency tested on gesso'd canvas)
  • Fabric - yes it sticks well to most fabrics. It will make it stiff, if you add water it might reduce the colour. When dry, it's permanent so no heat setting needed. Hand wash clothes and dry on the line. Leave for 5 days before first wash.
  • Compatibility with other acrylics & mediums - plays nicely with most mediums and acrylic paint brands.
  • Scents - what twisted mind makes bubblegum and parma-violet scented pro acrylic paint?
  • Clean up - wash with warm soapy water, don't let it dry on your brush.

*YES all artists! It's time the miserable ones had a bit more colour in their life - Stuart wants to share the rainbow with them, he thinks they need it.

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HAZE - medium violet, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
HAZE - medium violet, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
HAZE - medium violet, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
HAZE - medium violet, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml

HAZE - medium violet, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml

Regular price $17.00
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HAZE (medium violet)
Soft body acrylic colour
Parma Violet Candy scented
Very Opaque
Ultra lightfast
100ml

 

POTION is a range of top quality professional acrylic paints by Stuart Semple. You can see the full range by clicking HERE.

After 15 years of making his own paints, Stuart Semple has been able to formulate and release a new breed of acrylic paint. For the first time his FULL RAINBOW palette is available to all artists* can share in these incredible colours.


POTION is made in small batches in a paint factory attached to Stuart's studio in England. These are extremely special paints that only use the very best pure acrylic resins, they're mega-saturated with the finest quality pigments in the world. Stuart has also added a distinctive scent to each of his colour creations. Unlike other commercial paint brands (mentioning no names) there's absolutely no scrimping on quantity or quality of ingredients here.

Stuart has designed these paints to withstand the demands and challenges of today's contemporary painters. These are not student quality or craft quality paints, These super potent mixes are made to pack a punch on a variety of surfaces and stand the test of time. Meaning your work will stay brilliant and vibrant for centuries.

In the usual open-source spirit, these paints have been designed to play perfectly with almost any other acrylic paint or medium that you might already be using.

POTION can be used on canvas, paper, wood, plaster, fabric, masonry and almost any non-slick, non-oily surface.

  • Air dry in approx 30 mins at 21 degrees centigrade, re-coat after 3 hours.
  • Water resistant when dry
  • Water soluble when wet
  • Brush - straight from bottle
  • Roller - dilute with 10% water
  • Airbrush / spray - dilute with 20 - 25% water
  • Outdoors - yes!
  • Lightfastness - as good as it gets!
  • Archival quality - of course
  • Coverage - one bottle approx 2.4 x 2.4 meters (varies depending on absorbency tested on gesso'd canvas)
  • Fabric - yes it sticks well to most fabrics. It will make it stiff, if you add water it might reduce the colour. When dry, it's permanent so no heat setting needed. Hand wash clothes and dry on the line. Leave for 5 days before first wash.
  • Compatibility with other acrylics & mediums - plays nicely with most mediums and acrylic paint brands.
  • Scents - what twisted mind makes bubblegum and parma-violet scented pro acrylic paint?
  • Clean up - wash with warm soapy water, don't let it dry on your brush.

*YES all artists! It's time the miserable ones had a bit more colour in their life - Stuart wants to share the rainbow with them, he thinks they need it.

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PINK LIT - the world's glowiest glow pigment, 100% pure LIT powder in pink by Stuart Semple
PINK LIT - the world's glowiest glow pigment, 100% pure LIT powder in pink by Stuart Semple
PINK LIT - the world's glowiest glow pigment, 100% pure LIT powder in pink by Stuart Semple
PINK LIT - the world's glowiest glow pigment, 100% pure LIT powder in pink by Stuart Semple

PINK LIT - the world's glowiest glow pigment, 100% pure LIT powder in pink by Stuart Semple

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PINK LIT
light emitting pigment 
50g
In daylight this stuff is the pinkest pink - in the dark you get a super bright hot neon peach!

 

Since we released the original LIT you've all been asking if we could make it work with other colours. As it relied on naturally occurring earth elements to work, we weren't sure if we could pull it off BUT we've finally cracked it! 

PINK LIT IS HERE and it is a gorgeous pink toned version of the most powerful light emitting pigment on the planet!

This creation by Stuart Semple blends some of the planet's finest light emitting pigments and rare earth activators to provide all artists* with the ultimate light emitting paint. 

What does it do? 

  • Unlike other glowing things, Lit can be recharged an unlimited number of times
  • It's super high luminescence will often glow brighter than the ambient light around it
  • After super-bright initial glow, will afterglow for up to a few hours (depending on your mix)
  • Has been specially formulated to mix with superbase to create a super pigmented, mega glow paint that will stick to almost anything. 
  • Mixes straight into resin 
  • if you want to powdercoat things with it use STICK

Non toxic - contains no hazardous or radioactive substances. 

How do you use it?

Important - you can't just mix this with water like Stuart's other powder paints. It needs a binder and we've designed it to work with superbase to create a highly pigmented acrylic paint that will stick to almost anything. However you can also stir it into linseed oil to create an oil paint. NOTE: if you are putting it over a dark surface it's a good idea to put down a layer of white first (our saint potion is an amazing white acrylic that works well.) 

LIT MIXES STRAIGHT INTO RESIN

      • Mix 1 part lit powder to 1.5 parts superbase
      • if you’re having trouble try adding a tiny amount of water to lit first 
      • Add more powder to achieve desired consistency
      • (Feel free to experiment with ratios depending on your application)
      • Optional - feel free to add a clearcoat or varnish to protect your final work
      • Charge up with a light source.
      • Watch it glow and share your work with hashtag #shareTheLight
  • VITAL: only mix as much as you need, you can't keep LIT once it is mixed. Even in an airtight jar the chemical reaction with superbase will make it go hard.

FOR MORE INFO ON LIT PLEASE DOWNLOAD OUR LIT FACT SHEET HERE

Safety bit:

Don't eat it, rub it in your eyes, get it too near your mouth. Probably best not to let kids play with it without an adult helping.

*Especially Anish Kapoor. If you are Anish Kapoor, can prove you are associated with Anish Kapoor or to the best of your knowledge information and belief this substance is going to make it's way into the hands of Anish Kapoor, your order will be free! We want you to know how lovely it feels to #shareTheLight

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LIT - the world's glowiest glow pigment, 100% pure LIT powder by Stuart Semple
LIT - the world's glowiest glow pigment, 100% pure LIT powder by Stuart Semple
LIT - the world's glowiest glow pigment, 100% pure LIT powder by Stuart Semple
LIT - the world's glowiest glow pigment, 100% pure LIT powder by Stuart Semple
LIT - the world's glowiest glow pigment, 100% pure LIT powder by Stuart Semple
LIT - the world's glowiest glow pigment, 100% pure LIT powder by Stuart Semple
LIT - the world's glowiest glow pigment, 100% pure LIT powder by Stuart Semple
LIT - the world's glowiest glow pigment, 100% pure LIT powder by Stuart Semple

LIT - the world's glowiest glow pigment, 100% pure LIT powder by Stuart Semple

Regular price $17.00
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Tax included.

This is Lit! The most powerful light emitting pigment on the planet!

This creation by Stuart Semple blends some of the planet's finest light emitting pigments and rare earth activators to provide all artists* with the ultimate light emitting paint. 

Did you know? We also do a big bulk bag of LIT if you need to go big for a project! You can check that out here :) 

What does it do? 

  • Unlike other glowing things, Lit can be recharged an unlimited number of times
  • It's super high luminescence will often glow brighter than the ambient light around it 
  • Can be charged with light 
  • After super-bright initial glow, will afterglow for up to a few hours (depending on your mix)
  • Has been specially formulated to mix with superbase to create a super pigmented, mega glow paint that will stick to almost anything. 
  • Mixes straight into resin! 

Non toxic - contains no hazardous or radioactive substances. 

You can download our LIT fact sheet here :)

How do you use it?

Important - you can't just mix this with water like Stuart's other powder paints. It needs a binder and we've designed it to work with superbase to create a highly pigmented acrylic paint that will stick to almost anything. However you can also stir it into linseed oil to create an oil paint. NOTE: if you are putting it over a dark surface it's a good idea to put down a layer of white first (our saint potion is an amazing white acrylic that works well) 

      • Mix 1 part lit powder to 1.5 parts superbase
      • If you’re having trouble try adding a tiny amount of water to lit first
      • Add more powder to achieve desired consistency
      • (Feel free to experiment with ratios depending on your application)
      • Optional - feel free to add a clearcoat or varnish to protect your final work
      • Charge up with a light source, sun or heat.
      • Watch it glow and share your work with hashtag #shareTheLight
  • VITAL: only mix as much as you need, you can't keep LIT once it is mixed. Even in an airtight jar the chemical reaction with superbase will make it go hard.

Safety bit:

Don't eat it, rub it in your eyes, get it too near your mouth. Probably best not to let kids play with it without an adult helping.

*Especially Anish Kapoor. If you are Anish Kapoor, can prove you are associated with Anish Kapoor or to the best of your knowledge information and belief this substance is going to make it's way into the hands of Anish Kapoor, your order will be free! We want you to know how lovely it feels to #shareTheLight 

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SHIFT - Colour changing rainbow paint - Black 2.0 x Rainbow Liquid
SHIFT - Colour changing rainbow paint - Black 2.0 x Rainbow Liquid
SHIFT - Colour changing rainbow paint - Black 2.0 x Rainbow Liquid
SHIFT - Colour changing rainbow paint - Black 2.0 x Rainbow Liquid
SHIFT - Colour changing rainbow paint - Black 2.0 x Rainbow Liquid
SHIFT - Colour changing rainbow paint - Black 2.0 x Rainbow Liquid

SHIFT - Colour changing rainbow paint - Black 2.0 x Rainbow Liquid

Regular price $32.00
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SHIFT is a colour changing paint set by Stuart Semple.

SHIFT makes it easy to create a variety of colour-shifting artworks and objects. 

 

 

Finally it’s possible for all artists* from anywhere in the world to paint with the rainbow!

SHIFT changes from BLACK through the spectrum at temperatures between 24 and 29 degrees centigrade. When you touch things coated with it your body heat will enable them to change colour, or they will change in different environments. 

SHIFT makes use of BLACK 2.0 (the mattest, flattest black acrylic) as a base coat and Stuart’s RAINBOW LIQUID, which is a very special coating that uses the best quality Chiral Liquid (one of the world's most expensive colour changing substances) in a unique varnish that is perfectly compatible with BLACK 2.0, and designed to shift colour on almost any surface (even unicorns!)

 Each colour changing paint pack contains:

  • 50ml Black 2.0 acrylic paint
  • 2ml Rainbow Liquid coating 

Estimated coverage 20cm square (depending on how porous surface is and how many coats are required).

HOW TO USE IT:

BASE LAYER 

  • paint your object or artwork with BLACK 2.0 (use a soft brush and a LITTLE paint) you might need a couple of coats. If you are coating a porous surface (cardboard, wood etc) it’s a good idea to seal it first with watered down PVA glue

RAINBOW LIQUID (can be applied by brush OR spray airbrush) 

  • Pour out a small amount of Rainbow Liquid, give it a good mix with the end of a paintbrush
  • Paint a nice, even thin layer over the BLACK 2.0
  • Let it dry and repeat if you want (probably not necessary)
  • To airbrush: add a small amount of distilled water to rainbow liquid, stir well and coat with a few thin even layers. 

IMPORTANT INFO

  • RAINBOW LIQUID is ALIVE so you need to store it in the fridge until you use it. 
  • Give it a little shake every couple of days to keep it activated

 DO NOT

  • Eat, drink, ingest, tattoo or swallow these potions
  • Don’t get these in your eyes or mouth

 *Note: By adding this product to your cart you confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this material will not make it's way into the hands of Anish Kapoor. 

Nb - if you've got 5 mins please sign the petition to stop Kapoor from stealing the light and colour from his neighbors. 

 

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PHAZE - colour changing paint -  Purple Haze to Pinkest Pink
PHAZE - colour changing paint -  Purple Haze to Pinkest Pink
PHAZE - colour changing paint -  Purple Haze to Pinkest Pink
PHAZE - colour changing paint -  Purple Haze to Pinkest Pink
PHAZE - colour changing paint -  Purple Haze to Pinkest Pink
PHAZE - colour changing paint -  Purple Haze to Pinkest Pink
PHAZE - colour changing paint -  Purple Haze to Pinkest Pink

PHAZE - colour changing paint - Purple Haze to Pinkest Pink

Regular price $26.00
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PHAZE is a colour changing acrylic paint set by Stuart Semple.

 

 

This coating enables almost any object to be coated in a durable, ultra matte finish that changes from HAZE (Stuart's mega potent purple) to PINK (the world's pinkest pink).
Now all artists* can make work that will fade between these two awesome colours. 
Whatever you paint with PHAZE will fade between the two colours at temperatures above 28 degrees centigrade.
So, if you touch it, breathe on it or move it from cold to hot you'll see this incredible effect. Stuart has had a lot of fun in his studio coating things with it - here's a unicorn:
Each Purple Haze to Pink colour changing paint pack contains:
  • 100ml SuperBase
  • 10g Phaze
  • Instruction card
  • Mixing spoon

Estimated coverage: 1.2 meters square (depending on how porous your surface is and how many coats are required)

How does it work?
PHAZE uses Stuart's special 'Superbase' acrylic medium and the new PHAZE pigment (a special mix of purple haze, and pinkest pink).
How do you use it?
  • You mix a bit of the pigment powder with water
  • Then stir in some SuperBase (1 part powder to 9 parts base)
  • Then you paint with it!
Important Storage Info:
Keep your PHAZE powder in a cool dark place. A cupboard is a good idea. Don't leave the powder in the sun it'll die. And don't put it in the fridge either - that's too cold! 
What can you coat?
- Almost anything, superbase it pretty durable so it's okay to handle stuff. Think about colour changing game controller, drum sticks, paintings, tennis racket, boots. Obviously paintings and sculptures.
Quick tip - if you're coating something porous or dark in colour it's a good idea to use a white primer to get the most out of it. 
Health & Safety bit:
- Don't be silly, don't eat it, drink it, tattoo with it, ingest it, get it in your eyes or in your mouth. 
- Please don't let kids play with it. There's no point painting your body with it - it'll just stay pink as you're hot! 
*Note: By adding this product to your cart you confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this material will not make it's way into the hands of Anish Kapoor. 
Nb - if you've got 5 mins please sign the petition to stop Kapoor from stealing the light and colour from his neighbors. 
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BLACK 2.0 - The world’s mattest, flattest, black art material by Stuart Semple
BLACK 2.0 - The world’s mattest, flattest, black art material by Stuart Semple
BLACK 2.0 - The world’s mattest, flattest, black art material by Stuart Semple
BLACK 2.0 - The world’s mattest, flattest, black art material by Stuart Semple
BLACK 2.0 - The world’s mattest, flattest, black art material by Stuart Semple

BLACK 2.0 - The world’s mattest, flattest, black art material by Stuart Semple

Regular price $26.00
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Tax included.
*Note: By adding this product to your cart you confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this material will not make it's way into the hands of Anish Kapoor. 

BLACK 2.0 LEGACY VERSION 

This was the most pigmented, flattest, mattest, black acrylic paint in the world until we made 3.0 

Even though we've produced Black 3.0 now, we continue to offer 2.0 and support it. It's still an amazing paint if you need a one coat application on almost any surface, it's fantastic as a basecoat for 3.0, and for artists who need continuity in their work - we will keep it available! 

This paint has been developed in close collaboration with thousands of artists from all over the world. Their amazing insight, support and inspiration has formed this unique super-black paint for the benefit of all artists*

The first version of BLACK was created by artist Stuart Semple in close collaboration with color chemists, specialists from the cosmetics industry and architectural coatings experts. Its foundation is Stuart’s ‘Super-Base’ which enables this paint to hold more pigment than any other whilst drying to an anti-reflective, super flat finish. 

Thanks to the amazing artistic community, BLACK has been totally reformulated. 

BLACK 2.0

  • Simply the best flat, matt, black paint on the planet. 
  • Unique acrylic co-polymer binder enables more pigment load than any other acrylic paint
  • Developed for artists by artists
  • State of the art mattifyers reduce light reflection 
  • Top class lightfastness 
  • Exceptional coverage and adhesion - even on shiny surfaces (some may require a second coat)
  • Coverage 2m x 2m (approx.) per bottle. (some surfaces require 2nd coat, porous surfaces should be primed first)
  • Non Toxic
  • Cold to touch
  • Black cherry scented
  • Priced at what it costs to make
  • Shippable worldwide
  • Not available to Anish Kapoor

VERSION 2.0 updates & fixes (an even better black) 

  1. New pigment mix - significantly blacker when dry
  2. Mattifiers updated - less color tinting
  3. Pre-mixed - just one bottle, ready to use acrylic paint with the perfect base to pigment ratio
  4. More affordable - we’ve sourced more affordable ingredients 
  5. Some users reported base solidifying in transit - this has been fixed
  6. Can be thinned with water to achieve ink-like flows with little color loss
  7. Can be thinned with water to create dyes

With just one coat almost any object (even really shiny ones) become super-black and reflect next to no light, giving a Vantastic black hole type effect.

Can I mix it into Resin?

Technically yes, but it will not stay matte! If you're looking for a glossy black finish then this is for you! We recommend using Epoxy Resin.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE: this is not the blackest black in the world. It is however a better black than the blackest black in the world as it is actually usable by artists. 

*Except Anish Kapoor  

HOW TO USE:

 Nothing complicated, just use it like a paint. Brush, roller or thin with water to spray. 

Share what you did on instagram with hashtag: #ShareTheBlack

Health & Safety - Don’t get it in your eyes! Don’t eat or drink it even though it smells yummy. Have fun but treat it with respect.

 DOWNLOAD - TDS / USERGUIDE .PDF 

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ENJOY!

#ShareTheBlack

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Lit Pack - 4 x 50g pure 100% lit pigment
Lit Pack - 4 x 50g pure 100% lit pigment
Lit Pack - 4 x 50g pure 100% lit pigment
Lit Pack - 4 x 50g pure 100% lit pigment
Lit Pack - 4 x 50g pure 100% lit pigment
Lit Pack - 4 x 50g pure 100% lit pigment
Lit Pack - 4 x 50g pure 100% lit pigment
Lit Pack - 4 x 50g pure 100% lit pigment
Lit Pack - 4 x 50g pure 100% lit pigment

Lit Pack - 4 x 50g pure 100% lit pigment

Regular price $44.00
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50g Original LIT
50g Blue LIT
50g Pink LIT
50g Yellow LIT

 

Appearance:

  • original lit- daytime creamy white, glow phosphorescent green 
  • blue lit - daytime light blue, glow blue
  • pink lit - daytime pinkest pink, glow hot neon peach
  • yellow lit - daytime yellowest yellow, glow neon yellow

Here it is... finally Stuart has shared a full set of 4 intermixable LIT's. This means that the world's most potent light emitting pigments can be combined to create an almost unlimited spectrum of your own glow-in-the-dark colours!

LIT is pretty incredible stuff! It's a unique combination of colourants and naturally occurring earth elements that once charged, chuck out light like nothing else! They can glow for up to a few hours and if charged well can glow brighter than the ambient light around them. It's like light in a jar! It can be re-charged an unlimited number of times! 

It's important to know that all the LIT's (apart from the classic original lit) will need UV light to charge fully, so sunlight is your best bet! Classic LIT can be charged with almost any light source - i.e your phone light, house lights etc.. 

How do you use it?

Well, you need to mix it into a paint, you have a few options

  • Oil paint - just mix it straight into linseed oil 
  • Acrylic - mix it into an acrylic base or our superbase
  • Toys / miniatures / plastic stuff and fingernails - mix it directly into a clear nail varnish
  • Resin - it mixes straight in 
  • Exterior projects - mix into a good exterior grade polyurethane varnish from your local hardware store. 

TOP TIP: It's best painted over a light colour so put down a layer of white first - we recommend our saint potion (as it's really really good white paint)

Non toxic - contains no hazardous or radioactive substances. but DO NOT eat it or leave it on skin please! 

Safety bit:

Don't eat it, rub it in your eyes, get it too near your mouth. Probably best not to let kids play with it without an adult helping. Don't leave it on your skin please. Have fun! 

 

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PINKEST PINK POTION - high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
PINKEST PINK POTION - high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
PINKEST PINK POTION - high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
PINKEST PINK POTION - high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
PINKEST PINK POTION - high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml

PINKEST PINK POTION - high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml

Regular price $20.00
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PINKEST PINK POTION
Soft body acrylic colour
Berry scented 
100ml

note: goes absolutely bonkers under a UV / blacklight
does NOT glow in the dark!

The original pinkest pink powder was amazing for artists that wanted to create their own paints but Stuart always wanted to share a ready to use potion! He's now turned all his iconic colouriest colours into acrylic paints. 

Potions are made in small batches in a paint factory attached to Stuart's studio in England, These are extremely special paints that only use the very best pure acrylic resins, they're mega-saturated with the finest quality pigments in the world. Stuart has also added a distinctive scent to each of his colour creations. Unlike other commercial paint brands (mentioning no names) there's absolutely no scrimping on quantity or quality of ingredients here.

Stuart has designed these paints to withstand the demands and challenges of today's contemporary painters.These are not student quality or craft quality paints, These super potent mixes are made to pack a punch on a variety of surfaces..

In the usual open-source spirit, these paints have been designed to play perfectly with almost any other acrylic paint or medium that you might already be using.

POTION can be used on canvas, paper, wood, plaster, fabric, masonry and almost any non-slick, non-oily surface.

  • Air dry in approx 30 mins at 21 degrees centigrade, re-coat after 3 hours.
  • Water resistant when dry
  • Water soluble when wet
  • Brush - straight from bottle
  • Roller - dilute with 10% water
  • Airbrush / spray - dilute with 20 - 25% water
  • Lightfastness - no fluorescent paint is lightfast so you if you want longevity you will need an anti-uv varnish or picture frame
  • Archival quality - of course
  • Coverage - one bottle approx 2.4 x 2.4 meters (varies depending on absorbency tested on gesso'd canvas)
  • Fabric - yes it sticks well to most fabrics. It will make it stiff, if you add water it might reduce the colour. When dry, it's permanent so no heat setting needed. Hand wash clothes and dry on the line. Leave for 5 days before first wash.
  • Compatibility with other acrylics & mediums - plays nicely with most mediums and acrylic paint brands.
  • Scents - fade after about an hour of drying ;P 
  • Clean up - wash with warm soapy water, don't let it dry on your brush.

IMPORTANT: these neon potions are NOT as opaque as Stuart's other potions so be prepared to build up a few thin layers (allowing to dry between coats) we recommend a good basecoat of a light colour OR in an ideal situation a complimentary colour in this case we would recommend our gossip potion as the perfect base colour. 

*Note: By adding this product to your cart you confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this paint will not make its way into the hands of Anish Kapoor. 

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*disclaimer: we're not actually sure if this is the worlds pinkest pink ever, it could well be! It's the pinkest we could come up with, and we've not seen anything pinker. 

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YELLOWEST YELLOW POTION - high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
YELLOWEST YELLOW POTION - high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
YELLOWEST YELLOW POTION - high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
YELLOWEST YELLOW POTION - high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml

YELLOWEST YELLOW POTION - high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml

Regular price $20.00
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Tax included.
YELLOWEST YELLOW POTION
Soft body acrylic colour
lemon sherbet scented 
100ml

The original yellowest yellow powder was amazing for artists that wanted to create their own paints but Stuart always wanted to share a ready to use potion! He's now turned all his iconic colouriest colours into acrylic paints.

Potions are made in small batches in a paint factory attached to Stuart's studio in England, These are extremely special paints that only use the very best pure acrylic resins, they're mega-saturated with the finest quality pigments in the world. Stuart has also added a distinctive scent to each of his colour creations. Unlike other commercial paint brands (mentioning no names) there's absolutely no scrimping on quantity or quality of ingredients here.

Stuart has designed these paints to withstand the demands and challenges of today's contemporary painters.These are not student quality or craft quality paints, These super potent mixes are made to pack a punch on a variety of surfaces..

In the usual open-source spirit, these paints have been designed to play perfectly with almost any other acrylic paint or medium that you might already be using.

POTION can be used on canvas, paper, wood, plaster, fabric, masonry and almost any non-slick, non-oily surface.

  • Air dry in approx 30 mins at 21 degrees centigrade, re-coat after 3 hours.
  • Water resistant when dry
  • Water soluble when wet
  • Brush - straight from bottle
  • Roller - dilute with 10% water
  • Airbrush / spray - dilute with 20 - 25% water
  • Lightfastness - no fluorescent paint is lightfast so you if you want longevity you will need an anti-uv varnish or picture frame
  • Archival quality - of course
  • Coverage - one bottle approx 2.4 x 2.4 meters (varies depending on absorbency tested on gesso'd canvas)
  • Fabric - yes it sticks well to most fabrics. It will make it stiff, if you add water it might reduce the colour. When dry, it's permanent so no heat setting needed. Hand wash clothes and dry on the line. Leave for 5 days before first wash.
  • Compatibility with other acrylics & mediums - plays nicely with most mediums and acrylic paint brands.
  • Scents - fade after about an hour of drying ;P 
  • Clean up - wash with warm soapy water, don't let it dry on your brush.

IMPORTANT: these neon potions are NOT as opaque as Stuart's other potions so be prepared to build up a few thin layers (allowing to dry between coats) we recommend a good basecoat of a light colour OR in an ideal situation a complimentary colour in this case we would recommend our happy potion as the perfect base colour. 

*Note: By adding this product to your cart you confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this paint will not make its way into the hands of Anish Kapoor. 

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*disclaimer: we're not actually sure if this is the worlds yellowest yellow ever, it could well be! It's the yellowest we could come up with, and we've not seen anything yellower. 

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GREENEST GREEN POTION - high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
GREENEST GREEN POTION - high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
GREENEST GREEN POTION - high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
GREENEST GREEN POTION - high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml

GREENEST GREEN POTION - high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml

Regular price $20.00
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Tax included.
GREENEST GREEN POTION
Soft body acrylic colour
lime & mango scented 
100ml

note: goes absolutely bonkers under a UV / blacklight
does NOT glow in the dark!

The original greenest green powder was amazing for artists that wanted to create their own paints but Stuart always wanted to share a ready to use potion! He's now turned all his iconic colouriest colours into acrylic paints.

Potions are made in small batches in a paint factory attached to Stuart's studio in England. These are extremely special paints that only use the very best pure acrylic resins, they're mega-saturated with the finest quality pigments in the world. Stuart has also added a distinctive scent to each of his colour creations. Unlike other commercial paint brands (mentioning no names) there's absolutely no scrimping on quantity or quality of ingredients here.

Stuart has designed these paints to withstand the demands and challenges of today's contemporary painters. These are not student quality or craft quality paints, These super potent mixes are made to pack a punch on a variety of surfaces.

In the usual open-source spirit, these paints have been designed to play perfectly with almost any other acrylic paint or medium that you might already be using.

POTION can be used on canvas, paper, wood, plaster, fabric, masonry and almost any non-slick, non-oily surface.

  • Air dry in approx 30 mins at 21 degrees centigrade, re-coat after 3 hours.
  • Water resistant when dry
  • Water soluble when wet
  • Brush - straight from bottle
  • Roller - dilute with 10% water
  • Airbrush / spray - dilute with 20 - 25% water
  • Lightfastness - no fluorescent paint is lightfast so you if you want longevity you will need an anti-uv varnish or picture frame
  • Archival quality - of course
  • Coverage - one bottle approx 2.4 x 2.4 meters (varies depending on absorbency tested on gesso'd canvas)
  • Fabric - yes it sticks well to most fabrics. It will make it stiff, if you add water it might reduce the colour. When dry, it's permanent so no heat setting needed. Hand wash clothes and dry on the line. Leave for 5 days before first wash.
  • Compatibility with other acrylics & mediums - plays nicely with most mediums and acrylic paint brands.
  • Scents - fade after about an hour of drying ;P 
  • Clean up - wash with warm soapy water, don't let it dry on your brush.

IMPORTANT: these neon potions are NOT as opaque as Stuart's other potions so be prepared to build up a few thin layers (allowing to dry between coats) we recommend a good basecoat of a light colour OR in an ideal situation a complimentary colour in this case we would recommend our monster potion as the perfect base colour. 

*Note: By adding this product to your cart you confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this paint will not make its way into the hands of Anish Kapoor. 

#ShareTheBlack

*disclaimer: we're not actually sure if this is the worlds greenest ever, it could well be! It's the greenest we could come up with, and we've not seen anything greener. 

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Unicorn Milk - The world's most pearlescent topcoat
Unicorn Milk - The world's most pearlescent topcoat
Unicorn Milk - The world's most pearlescent topcoat
Unicorn Milk - The world's most pearlescent topcoat
Unicorn Milk - The world's most pearlescent topcoat

Unicorn Milk - The world's most pearlescent topcoat

Regular price $26.00
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Unicorn Milk

Acrylic pearlescent topcoat

125ml

We've got big news, you guys have been asking us to create you a pearlescent paint for eons! We didn't do that - we made a topcoat that can turn any existing paint into a pearlescent magick moment!

But we can't take the credit - this incredible potion is gifted to us by our beautiful rescue unicorns at our Unicorn Sanctuary and we need your help to ensure we can look after them!

 

Unicorn Milk is a shimmering, protective acrylic topcoat that creates magic when you put it over other colours. It gives your artwork a slight shimmer in low light, and a whole lot of sparkle under a spotlight or direct sunlight. To top it off it smells so good you could eat it (but please don’t!)

You can use Stuart’s potions as base colours, we think Unicorn Milk looks different over every colour you try, from a shimmer over Saint, to silvery over Raven, to a sparkling sea effect over Dive. Click here for our potions range.

OUR UNICORN SANCTUARY NEEDS YOU!

Support our work at the Sanctuary today

Use Unicorn Milk and ensure a vulnerable unicorn in need has a future.

Unicorns have always been closely affiliated with Stuart Semple and the Culture Hustle team. They have often worked hand in hand to explore the sheens in colours. As a species, the unicorns are a generous lot and share Culture Hustle’s ethos of creativity.

They haven’t always been treated this way. The Unicorn sanctuary was founded in 1997 after we took in 2 sets of breeding pairs, terribly mistreated and in need of human compassion. Following years of neglect, they now enjoy as a space designed for Unicorns to thrive in open fields and fresh watering holes. Now that they have recovered from their trauma they have begun to produce their own exquisite Unicorn Milk which they wanted to share with the world. We are excited to be able to share this with our artist friends around the world. You can now paint their lustrous milk over any colour to bring that potent unicorn magic to your own creations.

OUR UNICORNS NEED YOU!

By buying unicorn milk you are supporting a unicorn in need. This helps with the daily living of Simon, Betty, Hans, Maggy & the rest of the Unicorn community. We will send you monthly update emails from the sanctuary so you can keep an eye on the progress of the unicorns and see exactly where your valuable support is going.

Please Note - No unicorns are harmed in the making of Unicorn Milk

The Word:

Unicorn Milk is best used as a topcoat over existing and painted colours and works on canvas paper, wood, plaster, fabric, masonry and almost any non-slick, non-oily surface.

  • After a quick stir to mix the pigment use direct from the bottle
  • Dries in 30 mins (dependent on layers)
  • Thin layer applied (less is more) which is buildable
  • Second coat will make it super shiny
  • Smells like pink sugar
  • Coverage - one bottle approx 2.4 x 2. Meters (varies depending on surface and layers)
  • Clean up - wash with warm soapy water
  • Splash resistant
  • Lightfast
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MEGALIT - set of 4 x 300g of the Colouriest Lit Powders
MEGALIT - set of 4 x 300g of the Colouriest Lit Powders

MEGALIT - set of 4 x 300g of the Colouriest Lit Powders

Regular price $188.00
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300g Original LIT
300g Blue LIT
300g Pink LIT
300g Yellow LIT

 

Appearance:

  • original lit- daytime creamy white, glow phosphorescent green 
  • blue lit - daytime light blue, glow blue
  • pink lit - daytime pinkest pink, glow hot neon peach
  • yellow lit - daytime yellowest yellow, glow neon yellow

Here it is... finally Stuart has shared a full set of 4 intermixable BIG LIT's. This means that the world's most potent light emitting pigments can be combined to create an almost unlimited spectrum of your own glow-in-the-dark colours!

LIT is pretty incredible stuff! It's a unique combination of colourants and naturally occurring earth elements that once charged, chuck out light like nothing else! They can glow for up to a few hours and if charged well can glow brighter than the ambient light around them. It's like light in a jar! It can be re-charged an unlimited number of times! 

It's important to know that all the LIT's (apart from the classic original lit) will need UV light to charge fully, so sunlight is your best bet! Classic LIT can be charged with almost any light source - i.e your phone light, house lights etc.. 

How do you use it?

Well, you need to mix it into a paint, you have a few options

  • Oil paint - just mix it straight into linseed oil 
  • Acrylic - mix it into an acrylic base or our superbase - we recommend 1 part lit powder, 1.5 parts Superbase
  • Toys / miniatures / plastic stuff and fingernails - mix it directly into a clear nail varnish
  • Resin - it mixes straight in 
  • Exterior projects - mix into a good exterior grade polyurethane varnish from your local hardware store.

TOP TIP: It's best painted over a light colour so put down a layer of white first - we recommend our saint potion (as it's really really good white paint)

We recommend 3 x 150ml bottles of our Superbase per 1 x 300g bag

Non toxic - contains no hazardous or radioactive substances. but DO NOT eat it or leave it on skin please! 

Safety bit:

Don't eat it, rub it in your eyes, get it too near your mouth. Probably best not to let kids play with it without an adult helping. Don't leave it on your skin please. Have fun! 

 

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