blackAURA (thermo-reactive watercolor)
THIS PRODUCT TAKES A BIT MORE TIME TO PRODUCE. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THERE IS AN EXTENDED 3 WEEK LEAD TIME ON THIS PRODUCT. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU PLACE AN ORDER FOR THIS AND ANY OTHER ITEM, YOUR ENTIRE ORDER WILL BE SHIPPED TOGETHER WHEN blackAURA IS READY.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS FOR A QUARTER PAN OF PRODUCT AND NOT A HALF PAN. THE PRODUCT YOU WILL RECEIVE IS WHAT IS PHOTOGRAPHED ABOVE.
blackAURA is not your everyday thermochromatic paint. What makes blackAURA different? Not only is it a matte to satin black base, but it also transitions the entire ROYGBIV spectrum with heat.
blackAURA can be manually activated with a heat source, however it will become self-reactive between 75.2°F and 84.2°F. What this means is the color spectrum initiates at or around 75.2°F and reaches it’s peak at 84.2°F. So, if you live in a warmer climate, this color may initiate the color cycle on it’s own AND maintain that "oil slick" appearance. The color change can be maintained after manual activation for approximately 15-20 seconds. However, the longer the heat source is applied, the longer the color cycle will stay activated.
Please keep the following in mind while using blackAURA:
1. Do let the paint AIR DRY. Do not apply heat during the drying proess as it can harm the materials inside the paint and make it not work as designed
2 DO NOT apply a direct heat source to ANY substrate you apply blackAURA to. This IS NOT a flame retardant paint and as such, when too much heat is applied to things paper, fire is a real risk. Please be AWARE and SAFE when using this product.
3. A low-setting heating pad, your hand, a warmed towel, or a heat gun used at at least 12-24inches away will allow for prolonged thermochromatic activation. Even setting your finished piece next to something that radiates heat will activate the reaction.
4. Photographing this paint is possible and extremely easy to do if you adhere to the above tips. If for any reason, you encounter an issue, please do not hesitate to reach out.
The AVERAGE life of this kind of paint is 6-8 months. What does that mean? It means once the paint has reached on or around this life cycle, the effects begin to diminish. FOR THIS REASON, blackAURA WILL ONLY BE MADE IN QUARTER PANS. NO CUSTOM ORDERS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS PRODUCT.