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Liquitex Acrylic Mediums are made from 100% acrylic polymer emulsion, and form durable films when dry. They have excellent flexibility and resistance to chemicals, water, abrasion and ultraviolet radiation. When added to acrylic paint, they alter the paint handling characteristics, appearance or volume to produce an infinite variety of effects. Gel mediums are ideal for extending a heavy body paint, to create impasto, relief, or sculptural effects.
Gel Medium, Gloss
A high viscosity medium, it dries to a crystal clear gloss finish for sparkling, transparent impastos and textured glazes. Translucent when wet, it is transparent to translucent when dry depending on the thickness of the application. An ideal paint extender, it increases the brilliance and transparency of color without changing paint thickness, resulting in paint similar in color depth to oil paint. Use it as an extender, a ground, or as the binder for powdered pigments to make an inexpensive "student grade" high viscosity thick gloss paint.
Gel Medium, Gloss Heavy
A heavy-bodied medium of great density and extra high viscosity, Heavy Gel dries to a translucent gloss finish. It increases body, density, and viscosity, attaining the consistency of oil paint with brush or palette knife marks. Extending paint while increasing brilliance and transparency, it keeps paint workable longer than other gel mediums. Use it as an extender, a ground, or a binder for powdered pigments to make an inexpensive "student grade" extra-heavy viscosity thick gloss paint.
Gel Medium, Gloss Heavy
A heavy-bodied medium of great density, and extra high viscosity, Heavy Gel dries to a translucent gloss finish. It increases body, density and viscosity, attaining the consistency of oil paint with brush or palette knife marks. Extending paint while increasing brilliance and transparency, it keeps paint workable longer than other gel mediums. Use it as an extender, a ground, or a binder for powdered pigments to make an inexpensive "student grade" extra-heavy viscosity thick gloss paint.
Gel Medium, Matte
A high viscosity medium, Matte Gel displays the same qualities as the Gel Medium, except that it dries to a satin, matte finish, and has greater adhesive abilities. Use it as an extender, as a ground, for impasto effects, or as a binder for powered pigments to make an inexpensive "student grade" high viscosity thick matte paint.
Gel Medium, Super Heavy Gloss
A superior adhesive for collage and mixed media projects, or create sculptural effects and high-peak consistency. Dries clear to translucent depending upon thickness, with very low shrinkage. Flexible, non-yellowing, and water-resistant when dry.
Gel Medium, Super Heavy Matte
Extra heavy body for thickening and blending acrylic color. It extends the volume and increases transparency, while slowing drying time. Translucent finish retains high peaks and crisp brush and knife strokes.
This archival gel additive boasts a unique polymer formula that thickens acrylic paints and mediums without adding transparency. Used in small amounts, it produces handling characteristics very close to that of oil or encaustic paint. At higher concentrations, it can thicken paint or mediums to a "cake-like," sculptural consistency. It dries to a matte sheen in anywhere from 24 hours to 7 days, depending on the amount used.
Enhances depth of color, while increasing transparency and flow. Dries glossy and transparent with a honey-like consistency. It is also permanent, non-yellowing, flexible, and water-resistant.
Ultra Matte Gel
Use ultra Matte Gel to extend paint up to double amounts without changing color position. Dries to a matte finish, maintaining color opacity.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Liquitex products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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First time using this product. Am happy with the results.
from Yulee Florida
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First time using this product. Was satisfied with the results.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I use this for photo transfers
from Kauai, Hawaii
I apply a light coat with a paintbrush onto sanded hardwood and press a laser print onto it. After it dries (8 hours) I wet the paper and rub/peel it off. This stuff softens when wet, so carefully remove the paper and stop doing so once the gel goes milky and softens. Let it dry then give it another go.I've gone through several gallons of this stuff!
Couldn't get it open
from Boulder, CO
Aside from the fact that I had to break into this gallon of gel with a pair of plyers, the gel itself is fine. I haven't noticed a difference in gels to date, and have bought from multiple sources. I am hesitant to buy Dick Blicks as their acrylics dry really quickly and I want a long shelf life for this. But be forwarned: the nifty little opener tabs break off, and the strip that's supposed to peel away doesn't, not even when pulling on it with plyers. You will have to destroy the lid and transfer the stuff to a different container after a few days or it'll dry out.
Thick and slow drying
from Indianapolis, IN
I used this product for layering over paintings so I can paint ahove the image without disturbing it and then painting on top of it and it's amazing. It coats evenly, even when using a brush for application, and I love the sheen it produces. It also takes the Liquitex acrylic ink on top of it well.I also mix it in with my acrylic ink and heavy body Liquitex paints, which increases the longevity of my colors since it doesn't tint it at all. It's a great investment if you love thick, layered painting. It also slows the drying time (not like oils though), but it's great if you want to try blending with your acrylics.
By Artist Terrance Osborne
from New Orleans La
Use Liquitex gloss gel medium as a protective texted, UV layer on my paintings and giclée'sIt's the best one that I found.
from Colorful Colorado
So versatile, it lends itself to so many applications, I'm still discovering new ways to use this product.
I use it to transfer text to wood. It does a great job! it dries clear and leaves no residue. I would recommend it to any crafties out there like me.:)
All purpose product
Gel medium is great for gluing, thinning paint to glazes, and as a protective coating to protect layers in multi media pieces. Great stuff.
Love this matte medium
from Murrieta, CA
One of my favorite matte mediums. I use it almost daily. I can count on it to be smooth and spreadable with both palette knives and brushes. Quality product at a reasonable price.
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