Liquitex Gel Mediums add body to thinner paint for impasto techniques as well as extending colour volume and adding transparency.
Gels tend to dry slower than thinner paint films, allowing for more workable time. Gel mediums can modify acrylic paints in a variety of ways and since they contain acrylic resins, tend to improve adhesion and durability.
Liquitex gel mediums can add texture enhance colour and increase transparency within your work liquitex matt gel painting medium is a transparent medium which dries to a matt finish. Viscosity and body similar to liquitex heavy body artist colour. Dries clear to translucent, depending on thickness of application. Ideal medium to mix with liquitex heavy body acrylic colour to extend paint, increase the brilliance, and transparency of colour, without changing the thickness of the paint.
Applications: As extender: Mix with liquitex heavy body artist colour to extend volume and increase transparency while maintaining paint viscosity. Mix with liquitex soft body artist colour to extend volume and increase transparency while increasing paint viscosity.
As Ground: Use as transparent ground for acrylic paint instead of gesso to allow substrate to be seen. To prevent substrate induced discolouration (SID) wash cotton or linen canvas before use. When applying liquitex matt gel medium to raw canvas, use adequate pressure to force the medium into the canvas, weave to insure proper bonding between the gel and canvas.
Pigment must be compatible with acrylic emulsion.
A bit about the brand: A great acrylic based brand, Liquitex was the first water-based acrylic paint created in 1955 and since then have partnered with artists to ensure that they continually evolve and innovate – resulting in a long history of acrylic innovation.
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