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Golden Gel Mediums offer artists many ways to build texture. They range in consistency from pourable to moldable with varying degrees of sheen and transparency. They can be used to create glazes, extend paints, and change finishes. Some gels incorporate pumice, glass, or acrylic granules that impart unique reflective, rough, or absorbent surface qualities.
Gels can be thought of as colorless paint, as they are composed of 100% acrylic polymers similar to acrylic paint. They can also act as adhesives in collage and mixed media that dry to form continuous films, offering excellent flexibility and resistance to chemicals, water, and ultraviolet light.
Clear Granular Gel
Made from clear acrylic granular solids, this gel is designed to add texture without altering color.
Clear Tar Gel
Designed to produce a stringy, tar-like feel in a colorless gel. The gel is excellent for "dripping" over surfaces. The more it is mixed, the stringier it becomes. Letting the mixture sit before use allows foam bubbles to rise.
Extra Heavy Gel
These gels have the same characteristics as the Heavy Gel above, but they can hold better peaks and are ideal for impasto techniques.
Along with the High Solid Gels, they are the thickest of the Golden Gels. Available in Gloss, Matte, and Semi-Gloss.
Extra Heavy Gel / Molding Paste
A blend of heavy gel and molding paste, dries to a satin, semi-opaque finish. Blends well with colors. Excellent for increasing viscosity and building surfaces.
Glass Bead Gel
Clear gel with densely packed glass beads. Adds texture and luminous effects.
Thicker in consistency than Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colors, these gels hold peaks and dry translucent. Blend them with colors to increase body. Available in Gloss, Matte, and Semi-Gloss.
High Solid Gel
The thickest of the gels. Holds high peaks, useful for simulating oil paint behavior. Contains less water and more acrylic solids, so it shrinks less than other gels.
These gels have the same thickness and creamy consistency as Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colors.
They extend paint and regulate translucency without affecting consistency, hold moderate peaks and textures, and are ideal for glazing. Available in Gloss, Matte, and Semi-Gloss.
Included in this convenient introductory set is one 2 oz (60 ml) jar of Soft Gel (Gloss), Regular Gel (Semi-Gloss), Extra-Heavy Gel (Matte), Light Molding Paste, Coarse Pumice Gel, and Clear Tar Gel.
Self-Leveling Clear Gel
The thinnest of the gels. Designed to produce an even film with excellent clarity.
Thinner than Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colors, these gels are moderately pourable, hold only slight peaks, and are ideal for glazing and other techniques that require transparency.
Soft Gels can also be used to create a non-removable isolation coat over any painting. To do so, gels must be thinned with water at a two-to-one ratio and applied prior to any coats of varnish. Available in Gloss, Matte, and Semi-Gloss.
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Great product. Would buy again.
from Boone, NC
Comments about Golden Acrylic Gel Mediums:
I love to use lots of texture in my painting, and Golden high solid gel is perfect for that. It allows you to paint with heavy impasto and build up rich, textural surfaces.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Golden Self-Levelling Gel ... eh.
This product came up in a few videos I watched, and because I've been experimenting with Liquitex Pouring Medium, I thought I'd give this a try, too. It was my intention to use it primarily as it was made to be used, as a top layer with some depth, but I also wanted to compare it to the PM, too, since logically it fulfills a similar purpose - to dry as a clear layer with no crazing and retain some depth. I will not be buying this again, unless I find a new way to use it. I had terrible trouble with bubbles, even after I did everything I could to alleviate them (pouring and slow spreading, misting with alcohol, even torching), and I also had two incidences where it also shrank significantly and left large cracks. The one thing I didn't try was thinning it down -- this stuff is quite a bit thicker than PM, though it does flow slowly on its own, a bit heavier than honey -- but if I wanted thinner, why wouldn't I just use PM? Also this has a distinct odor to it. It wasn't overpowering, but I definitely could smell it.Overall, not terribly impressed. It also wasn't level like I'd hoped. I guess I'll have to go to resin for a truly smooth surface.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Best acrylic gel medium for me.
Golden mediums never disappoint
By TJ Mixed media
from Vancouver, WA
As a mixed media artist I use a lot of gels and mediums. I always stick to a proven product and Golden is tops for me.
Wonderful fun and wonderful product. After 30 years of painting with just tube acrylics, I am on a visual expedition with the Golden Acrylic Gel Mediums. The product is totally dependable and allows for much creativity.
If You Want Clear this is the best
from Daphne, Al
This product not only protects your art work, but also adds a distinctive depth of field.. It is totally crystal clear.
high solid gel gloss
Great product that dries clear and thick which also thicken acrylic paint excellent.
great! just wish i had been told about the special week afte
have not used it yet
Perfect For My Needs
from Pensacola, FL
I Order the large pail of the thick medium. It is always consistent and great quality.
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Texture for acrylic pieces
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Golden Acrylic Gel Mediums
from saint louis, MO
I love the bead gel. Ads just the right touch. Easy to apply on top of your work.
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