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How to Use SHIFTUpdated 12 days ago

How to Use SHIFT: Your Guide to Amazing Color-Changing Creations!

Ready to create some magic with SHIFT, our new color-changing paint? This guide will walk you through how to use it, with tips and tricks to make your projects spectacular. Let's get started!

What is SHIFT?

SHIFT is a special paint set that includes a bottle of our ultra-black paint, Black 2, and a small bottle of Rainbow Liquid. This liquid contains pure Liquid Crystal, which changes color when it gets warm. It’s super cool and perfect for adding a dynamic touch to your art.

What’s in the Box?

  • Black 2: The flattest black paint you'll ever see.
  • Rainbow Liquid: A special, temperature-sensitive liquid crystal that shifts through the color spectrum between 28°C and 30°C.

Important Tips:

  • Storage: Keep Rainbow Liquid in the fridge. It’s alive and likes to stay cool.
  • Handling: Shake it every couple of days to keep it active.
  • Safety: Don’t drink it, use it as makeup, or put it near your eyes.

Getting Started

  1. Prepare Your Surface: Black 2 works on metal, plastic, paper, canvas, and more. For porous surfaces like wood or cardboard, seal them first with watered-down PVA glue or art primer.
  2. Apply Black 2:
    • Use a soft brush and apply a thin, even coat. A little goes a long way.
    • Let it dry. You might need a second coat for full coverage.

Mixing and Applying Rainbow Liquid

  1. Shake Well: Shake the Rainbow Liquid bottle well before use.
  2. Pour a Small Amount: Pour a tiny bit out. Remember, it’s precious and a little goes a long way.
  3. Mix: Use the back end of your brush to mix the liquid well.
  4. Apply with a Soft Brush:
    • Dip your brush into the liquid and apply a thin, even coat over the Black 2 surface.
    • Let it dry completely. One coat is usually enough, but you can add a second coat if needed.

Pro Tips:

  • Thin Coats: Apply thin coats to avoid streaks.
  • Dry Time: Let each coat dry fully before applying another.

Watch the Magic Happen

Once your project is dry, watch it come to life! The Rainbow Liquid will shift colors as it warms up. Here’s a quick way to see the effect:

  1. Hair Dryer: Use a hair dryer to gently warm your project and watch the colors change.
  2. Touch: For items you handle often, like a game controller or a guitar, your touch will naturally reveal the color shift.

Project Ideas

  • Ping Pong Balls: Perfect for a quick, colorful transformation.
  • Game Controllers: Add a dynamic touch to your gaming gear.
  • Guitars: Create an instrument that changes color with the heat of your hands.
  • Art Pieces: Paintings that shift colors based on room temperature.

Share Your Creations

We can’t wait to see what you make with SHIFT! Share your masterpieces on Instagram using the hashtag #CultureHustle. Have fun experimenting and creating stunning, color-changing art.

Happy painting!

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