How to Make Hot Pink With Colored Acrylics

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Making hot pink from colored acrylics is not an easy task. The easiest way to get hot pink is to go buy the color hot pink from a craft or art supplies store. But say you are in the middle of a project and you want to try to figure out how to make hot pink with what you have on hand without having to go to the store.

Things You'll Need

  • Paint brush
  • Palette
  • Red acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Yellow acrylic paint
  • Blue acrylic paint
  • Pink acrylic paint
  • Orange acrylic paint (optional)
  • Mix a small amount of red and white paint together with a paint brush on a palette.

  • Add a touch of yellow paint and blue paint.

  • Adjust the shade by adding more of each color until you get the desired color.

  • Layer the paints as an alternative. Paint a layer with a very bright shade such as yellow or orange. Let it dry a little then add a layer of pink.

Tips & Warnings

  • Experiment with a very small amount of paint so as not to be wasteful. It may take a lot of trial and error to get the right combination.
  • Making hot pink can be done, but it may not look as iridescent as the hot pink made by a paint manufacturer.
  • Photo Credit Hot Pink Hibiscus image by Mary Beth Granger from Fotolia.com
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