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Golden Acrylic Mediums offer a range of consistency from pourable to moldable, with various levels of transparency and finish. Experimentation is recommended. Mediums may be used to create glazes, extend paints, build texture, change finishes, or as a gluing agent for collage projects.
Acrylic Flow Release
Breaks the surface tension of water, increasing its ability to soak into porous surfaces. This allows the acrylic painter to achieve rich stains on surfaces such as watercolor paper and unprimed canvas. 4 oz (118 ml) jar.
Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Glazing Liquids are great for creating glazes or faux finishes on interior walls and furniture, or for glazing in fine art painting. Liquids dry slowly, allowing the artist extended periods of working time.
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.
Coarse Molding Paste
For building surfaces or as a ground for drawing media. Crystalline appearance.
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.
Create rough, flexible, paper-like surfaces on canvas or board. Use as a ground or a texture.
Fluid Matte Medium
a liquid medium for extending colors, decreasing gloss, and increasing film integrity. Works well with Golden Fluid Acrylics.
Glass Bead Gel
Clear gel with densely packed glass beads. Adds texture and luminous effects.
Hard Molding Paste
Provides the hardest, opaque, matte finish. Useful for creating tough, durable finishes for smooth or textured surfaces. Can be carved with hand or powered tools when dry.
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.
Light Molding Paste
Dramatically reduces the weight traditional molding paste would add, while increasing flexibility. Holds peaks, and dries to an opaque, matte finish, making it a wonderful additive to acrylic paint. Makes an excellent ground for watercolor-like techniques.
This is a general purpose, pourable medium, for extending color, decreasing gloss, and increasing film integrity. It can also be used to create a clear ground, instead of gesso.
Dries to a hard and durable, yet flexible, semi-gloss opaque film. Its consistency is similar to that of Golden Gels, but is slightly more rigid because of its higher density. Golden's Molding Paste holds stiff peaks to create highly textured surfaces.
Polymer (Gloss) Medium
A general purpose liquid for glazes, extending colors, enhancing gloss, and increasing film integrity. It's oil-like and resinous, promoting flow and leveling.
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.
Self-Leveling Clear Gel
The thinnest of the gels. Designed to produce an even film with excellent clarity.
A waterborne system designed to blend with Golden Acrylic colors for silkscreen application. It increases the working time and retards paint from drying in the screen.
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.
Super Loaded Matte Medium
This medium contains an extremely high level of matting agent, so by adding just a little you can effectively reduce gloss and shine without compromising color strength or viscosity. Not intended for use on its own, it should always be blended with acrylic paint.
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Golden's Light Moulding paste is one of my favourite mediums and since using it I can't do without it.It's perfect for removing the texture of the canvas for a really smooth, velvety, matte surface when applied with a squeegee or palette knife which is then great for washes of paint.It is also very light which is important because I like to use it very thickly. It can be layered over and over.Being in Australia it's a difficult product to find in our stores so it's great to be able to rely on Blick whenever I need to buy it. When you say quick shipping to Australia you mean in too. It was here in a week! It is quite expensive when buying with Australian dollars but it's well worth the money.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love Bick's customer service
I had an issue with a Golden introductory acrylic grounds set item arriving dried out, and Blick's customer service staff was on it right away with a replacement. The golden products always work beautifully, too. Great service!!
I love this product.
from Miami, Florida
Excellent Product for me
By Gwen Meharg
from Fort Worth, TX
I use gloss medium throughout my process. Whether I am working on paper or canvas, it is right by my side. I work in layers and use medium throughout the process. I usually switch to matte medium for the final layer. By using medium with the acrylic paintings on paper there is no need for glass or plexi in the framing. The art is so much more accessible and the saving costs are striking!
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Transition by Gwen Meharg 4x5' acrylic on canvas
Tags: Made with Product, Abstract Painting
Works as advertised
By J Kat
from Camino, ca
It requires some practice to get the right amount on the paper, however, it works as advertised.
Perfect in every way
from Bainbridge, NY
Used to extend acrylics' drying time. Works wonderfully without changing the value of the acrylics. I also you it as a glaze mixed with acrylics as an end finish.
Golden Glazing Medium Satin
from Tulsa, OK
My students are painting with acrylics. We have learned to blend colors better because the glazing medium slows down the drying time. A little goes along way which is important in large art classrooms.
Not the least expensive, but great performance
from San Francisco
I use Golden mediums for a variety of mixed-media-related projects. I've tried many different brands and I like Golden the best for their consistency between products, their excellent adhesion, and durability.
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