Reported by Jenny Chesnick
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Line is part of an artist quality paint collection by Ranger. They are semi-gloss, highly pigmented and come in 15 different shades to choose from. They are acid free & archival safe. You can use a color chart provide by Ranger to mix the 15 standard colors into 51 custom colors using the PDF file provided HERE.
I was introduced to Claudine paints from an artist/scrapbooker friend this past summer. I have always been a big fan of the Adirondack Dabbers from Ranger. I will admit I was a little put off by the “artist quality” label. I was not so sure I would even use them if I had purchased them. Well was I wrong! While the average MSRP is a bit higher for the Studio Line over the Adirondack the easy of use and difference in quality on my projects had me sold after my first bottle. The finish of the Studio paints is much different then your average craft store paint. I tried to use a comparable paint color to show the variance in finish and color of the two paints.
On the left piece of chipboard is the Studio Line and on the right is the Adirondack line. You can see the Studio line is nice and smooth as opposed to the matte finish of the Adirondack paint.
While I have not ventured into an artistic use for these paints, I do use them regularly on chipboard. The paint gives my projects such a nice sheen and does not soak into the chipboard like craft paint. I have used Glimmer Mist & Colorbox chalks over the paint as well with no issue. On the banners below I used the Traditional Tan and Blank Canvas (white). The colors are very true, and the white is nice and bright!
- Semi-Gloss finish
- Easy of use and care
- Does not dry out, nice creamy texture in the bottle
- Needs no gesso or primer on chipboard
- Small color choice
- Cost, Average MSRP is $5.50
- 2 oz size
Do you own any of these fabulous paints? I would love to see your projects you have used them on. I had a chance to speak with Claudine at CHA and she showed me how to use her new Extra Time Studio Medium with her Studio Line paints to extend the drying time. She was demonstrating how to use that with stamping. So tell me, what do you think?
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