This iridescent gold acrylic gesso has a lustrous metallic sheen from the mica and iron oxides it is made with. This gives oil and acrylic artists a gorgeous, luminous surface to paint on, quite different from regular white gesso. You will love how the radiant, golden sheen peeks out between gaps in your brushstrokes or in reserved golden areas when you paint. Oil and acrylic paints that are transparent will allow the golden glow to show through their transparent color. This gesso gives artists a vibrant, lightfast and archival choice for their substrate color, giving their paintings an enhancing, luminous glow.