First Impressions: Mont Marte Metallic Acrylic Colour

Basically all of my recent paintings feature at least one metallic element. I’m in love with these little pops of brightness in my work and I was curious to see how colours other than gold, silver, and copper would look.

But I didn’t want to buy a full-sized tube of each colour before I know I can actually use a full-sized tube.

That’s why this little set is the perfect tester!

I received the 12-piece Mont Marte Metallic Acrylic Colour set as a gift while hanging out in South Africa last August. Here in Canada, you can purchase this set for around $30.

The set includes twelve 36ml tubes:

  • Gold
  • Antique Bronze
  • White
  • Silver
  • Black Grey
  • Purple
  • Cerise Pink
  • Magenta
  • Tangerine
  • Yellow
  • Lime Green
  • Bright Blue

I’d really have loved a red instead of magenta, but that’s about the only complaint I have about this set.

The colour payoff is pretty impressive and the colours truly do have that metallic shine. For the most part, I’ve been able to reach a good opacity with two layers of paint. That said, some of the lighter shades (I’m looking at you, yellow and white) do require multiple coats to reach the same coverage.

Honestly, though, all I wanted from this set was metallic shine and a good assortment of colours, and I’m satisfied with both. As a bonus, this paint works really well when I’m making polymer clay earrings.

If I had to compare it to my Liquitex Basics Acrylic in Copper (my favourite colour ever) I’d have to side with the quality and overall smoothness of the Liquitex. But Liquitex paint is quite a bit more expensive than Mont Marte. You can purchase a set of 6 metallic colours from Liquitex for about $20 (and then the tubes are only 22ml).

So, the bottom line is if you don’t mind layering, this Mont Marte set is decent value for money. 😊

I just want to throw it out there that this is not a sponsored post. If I ever do receive compensation for posts, I’ll definitely let you know about it.

That’s all I have for you today! Have a good one.



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