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Blick Acrylic Mediums are designed especially for use with Blick Artists' Acrylic.
Made in the USA.
Use for removing dried acrylic paint from brushes. This item is not non-toxic, and it bears the CL label of the Art & Creative Materials Institute. Note This product cannot be shipped to the State of California.
Add Acrylic Retarder to color to slow drying.
Gel is milky white in the jar, but dries completely transparent. Its consistency is very thick, for producing heavy impastos with a brush or knife. Add Gel Medium to acrylic colors.
Gloss Medium contains the same high quality polymer emulsion that is used as a binder for the acrylic colors. It dries crystal clear and glossy. Mix it with acrylic paint for a uniform glossy finish or a transparent glaze.
Adding Matte Medium to your paint will cause it to dry with a dull finish, like casein or tempera. It should not be used as a varnish.
Apply Matte Varnish for a uniform, non-glare, satin finish on acrylic paintings once they are completely dry.
May be used to create a textured ground for painting, for collage, for relief sculpture, etc. Modeling Paste dries opaque white, hard, and stiff. (Apply to rigid surfaces only, and in thin layers to avoid cracking.)
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Blick Mediums are Marvelous
By High School Art Teacher
Comments about Blick Acrylic Mediums:
The students in my classes really get into the unique changes they can make to their paintings!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Mountains of California
I bought the retarder to use whilst making monotype prints. Turns out, I don't really need to slow the paint's drying time with the prints. However, the retarder is good, and I WILL be using it in my paintings! :) It doesn't dilute the paint I mix it into, and it does a nice job of slowing the drying time without being obnoxious. Useful and effective!
great acrylic paint
from santa monica, ca
good colors and quality...and good value!
from Wilkes-Barre, PA
I love that Dick Blick has remained true over the years to the value, portion and price of modeling paste. The chain store monopolies do NOT provide the array of choices that Blick always has, and at a fraction of the price, with the quality of it remaining unchanged for the 20+ years that I have been using it for my painting. Excellence all around.
from Southeast Missouri
Produced just as advertised. I covered a acrylic wall mural. good value compared to other name brand products.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Landscape Lou
from Gatesville, TX
Because this is the first gel retarder I've used, I am unable to compare this Blick medium with others of its kind, but I was well pleased with the results of Blick's. I was looking for a retarder that got me close to done with a small sky demo before the paint closed completely, and it pretty much did. The task was about 3/4 of a 14X18 partly cloudy sky. In about 20 minutes from first stroke with a 1:2 mix of gel:paint the mix was too tacky to move much, so I was satisfied.
Gloss Medium for Prof Varnishing of Acrlylic Paintings
By Reeves Fine Arts
from Alpharetta, GA
Gloss Medium is perfect for Prof Varnishing of Acrylic paintings. Undiluted, the 16oz gets about 25 16X20 size paintings varnished. I have used this product from 2008 and there is no substitute for it. Can also be used on Giclee'.
from Orlando, FL
When the jar was about 1/4 full the medium started yellowing a bit. It was still transparent when applied to my support, and since I completely cover it with multiple coats of paint, any yellowing with time would not be visible. The price made me purchase it again.
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this product. The yellowing you describe is usually an indication that the product is being contaminated. When using acrylic products in jars, we recommend not working from the jar directly (with a brush or palette knife, for example) but decanting the amount you intend to use onto your palette or mixing area. Also, be sure that any product that has been out of the jar and exposed to the air and/or tools is not returned to the jar. As always, if you have any concerns that the product may be of less than our usual quality, do let us know. Our Customer Care agents will take good care of you!
My students really enjoyed this product. Works just as well as the more expensive brands.
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