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Blick Artists' 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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By far the best...tried others....I always go back to BLICK.
By All kinds of art........
from Lagrange, KY
Comments about Blick Acrylic Mediums:
Your mediums do EXACTLY what I need them to do. They are dependable from start to finish. With the varieties you offer, I use them in every medium I work in.....and that's everything but welding and watercolors.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Little Rock, AR
My students love this product. Works great and a great value.
Love this product
from St. Clair Shores
Use this so often..I decided to purchase the gallon.
Best Gel Medium for the Price
I am so glad I tried the Blick gel medium. I am not a painter so I use it for gluing collages and in mixed media and it works just as well as the expensive stuff.
from Lancaster, CA
I have used Dick Blick for Art supplies for decades, as an art teacher and an artist. They are excellent for their variety--if it exists they sell it. Plus they are reliable. I know when I get the products they are as advertised--no bait and switch.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the medium you ordered was not of the viscosity you were looking for, and we're happy to help with a return or exchange. Just call 1-800-723-2787 to speak to a Customer Care Agent.
Greta value, but could use more options
By Alex Gold
Wanted to review mainly to comment that the standard Gel Medium ("consistency is very thick, for producing heavy impastos with a brush or knife") has a gloss finish. It didn't say that anywhere in the description. It's not a bad thing, just wanted to get that information out there for future buyers. The quality itself is amazing, I did a swatch test with different Brands' mediums, and its consistency, transparency, and glossy finish are comparable to Golden's Heavy Gloss Gel Medium (maybe a *tiny* bit less able to hold peaks and sharp textures than Golden).However, I don't tend to love a super shiny gloss finish, so it would be great to have more finish options for heavy/thick consistency gels. I've been adding Golden's Ultra Matte gel to tone down the gloss, but I use so much medium since my paintings are very textured, and it's a pain to keep having to mix new batches of medium. Also, expensive when using Golden's matte.5 stars for great quality for an incredible price, but 3 stars for lack of detailed information on website and lack of variety of products.
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Good service, good prices,good product. Just what I expected
By Jelloshot Deb
Does just what I need it for. I use the medium to extend my paint to get more out of it.
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I painted this using product.
use it all the time
By The Collage Miniaturist
from Kentucky, USA
The instructions say not to use as a final varnish, and I am not sure why. I use it as an effective coating on collage artwork before the final varnish. The Blick Matte Varnish is not flat enough for me, so I add some of this Matte Medium to dull it. I also like this product as an additive to basic wheat paste, for strength, durability, and longevity. Very satisfied.
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detail from a collage artwork by J A Dixon
Tags: Mixed Media, Collage, Made with Product, Additive, Adhesive
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. The Matte Medium does have a higher loading of matting agent, which makes it more matte, but also not as clear, when compared to the varnish. Additionally, the medium dries to a softer film, offering less protection, and a higher tack, which has the potential to attract and hold dust. If you ever have questions on using materials you purchase from Blick, please know that our Product Information Team is here to help. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and they're happy to answer any questions you may have.
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