Practice: Opaque Paint
Practice: Opaque Paint (part 2)

The 2nd part of our series is about the functions of the opaque paintbox K12, the original.

Practice: Opaque Paint

The many colors of the opaque paintbox K12: part 2

The 2nd part of our series is about the functions of the opaque paintbox K12, the original.

Mixing neatly

The mixing bowls in the opaque paint box

The mixing bowls are useful for mixing the colors in the opaque paintbox. Basically, you should try to avoid mixing directly in the color pots and only mix in the lid of the paintbox. This will extend the life span of your paints and it will help you to keep your paintbox clean.

The Pelikan mixing facilities are placed into the lid of the opaque paintbox.

First, print out the Pelikan mixing support, cut it out and place it into the lid of the paintbox.

Mixing facilities for the Pelikan opaque paintbox (December 2003)

Complementary Colors


Komplementärfarben werden beim Farbkreisel durch den roten Pfeil angezeigt.

The strongest contrast that we know is the one between black and white. But contrasts also exist between other colors. These so‑called complementary contrasts are the strongest between the colors standing opposite to each other in the color wheel, e. g. green is the complementary color of magenta. The complementary colors of the color wheel are marked by an arrow. Here you can find out more about the complementary contrast:

Information on complementary colors and complementary contrast

Brightening up and Toning down


Deckweiß und Schwarz sind wichtig zum Aufhellen und Abdunkeln

The Pelikan opaque paintbox contains the colors black and a tube of opaque white. All colors can be brightened up and toned down with them. You will find a clear display in our download.