Tip File: How to Create a Phosphorescent Yellow

Thomas Bacher advises that since yellow cadmium crystals that glow pure yellow are no longer available, it’s possible to create a phosphorescent yellow by mixing phosphorescent green and phosphorescent orange pigments. “And if you want the mixture to look yellow in the light,” he explains, “then mix the pigment powder with a transparent daylight color like Hansa yellow.”

This tip is an excerpt from an article titled “Night Visions,” by Lisa Wurster. To read the full article on how Thomas Bacher uses acrylics fused with phosphorescent crystals, click here and order The Artist’s Magazine’s 2008 Annual CD.

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