The rainbow roll was born in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles in the 1960s. Some 60 years later the paint was created a few blocks away in the Arts District. As an homage to the original, Rainbow Roll features a smorgasbord of complex colors — red, green, blue, orange, and yellow. Be careful, though, or you might find yourself staring down into the abyss.
Turboshift paints are made with tiny glass-like flakes that work like millions of small prisms within the paint. Depending on how the flakes are made, different colors are refracted or reflected in the light. In layman's terms this means that the paint changes color depending on what light you are viewing it under, and what angle you are holding it to that light.
Formulated for airbrush use, but may also be hand brushed.