This acrylic gesso has a lustrous metallic sheen from the mica and iron oxides it is made with. It gives oil and acrylic artists a gorgeous, luminous surface to paint on. Radiant, golden sheen peeks out between gaps in brushstrokes or in reserved areas when it is painted upon. Oil and acrylic paints that are transparent will allow the golden glow to show through their transparent color. This metallic gesso gives artists a vibrant, lightfast and archival choice for their substrate color, providing their paintings with an enhancing, luminous glow.