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Decades ago, Utrecht developed and introduced New Temp Acrylics, one of the first artists' acrylic lines in the world. Since that time, the Brooklyn-based company has gone on to develop a broad array of innovative mediums that give the acrylic painter near limitless options for altering the luminosity, texture, workability, and sheen of their colors. Utrecht Acrylic Mediums are fully intermixable with all brands of acrylic paint and are also an excellent value.
Gloss Gel Medium
Ideal for glazing, heavy-bodied Utrecht Acrylic Gloss Gel Medium adds body and heightens the transparency of acrylic colors. When used as a topcoat over dry paintings, it creates a "wet-looking" or glass-like finish. Also try it as a transfer medium and collage adhesive — it works wonderfully for mounting fabric to panels, for example.
Medium-bodied Utrecht Acrylic Gloss Medium heightens the shine, clarity, and transparency of acrylic colors. It can also be used as an adhesive, transfer medium, and protective topcoat, drying to a smooth, high-gloss finish. Try mixing Utrecht Matte and Gloss Mediums to achieve your own custom level of sheen.
Utrecht Illuminating Medium is a light-bodied acrylic medium that increases the chromatic intensity of acrylic colors of all opacities. Use it to enhance focal points or to produce a greater effect of light overall. This unique medium can be added in incremental ratios to achieve the level of heightened illumination you are seeking. Generally, refractive magnification can be increased by up to 40% (in most cases, depending on pigment type or mixture) without compromising color saturation.
Iridescent Tinting Medium
Utrecht Iridescent Tinting Medium creates a smooth, pearlescent, metallic effect when mixed with acrylic colors. It works best with transparent and semi-transparent colors and can be applied in multiple layers to build up shimmering textures.
Matte Gel Medium
Utrecht Acrylic Matte Gel Medium is a heavy-bodied emulsion that adds body and texture to acrylics while imparting a flat finish. When applied straight from the jar, it dries to a slightly "frosted" appearance. It can be used to increase paint volume for economical, broad coverage and also makes an excellent transfer medium and collage adhesive.
Utrecht Acrylic Matte Medium is a medium-bodied acrylic emulsion used to tamp down the surface sheen of acrylic paints. Mixing liberal amounts with your colors will also have the effect of decreasing their transparency. Beyond painting, this medium makes an excellent collage adhesive and transfer medium.
Modeling Paste and Extender
A dense, heavy-bodied acrylic paste, Utrecht Modeling Paste Extender can be mixed with acrylic colors for impasto techniques or applied straight from the jar to create textured grounds. For budget-minded artists, it also makes an economical extender that makes acrylic colors go further. It can also be used as a collage adhesive where transparency is not essential (not suitable for use as a transfer medium). Straight from the jar, it dries to a white, opaque finish.
Opaque Gel Medium
Utrecht Opaque Gel Medium is a thick, heavy-bodied acrylic emulsion used to heighten opacity and increase body when mixed with acrylic colors. Opaque Gel Medium will retain brushstrokes and can be used to create thick textures and impasto effects. Drying to glossy, opaque finish, it can be used as a adhesive where transparency is not essential (not suitable as a transfer medium).
Retarder Gel Medium
Utrecht Retarder Gel Medium slows the drying time of acrylics, enabling you to execute techniques normally limited to oil painting, such as working wet-on-wet. Add it directly to paint in small amounts or blend it with other mediums. Great for plein air! (Not a Brooklyn Made product).
16 oz (Pint)
32 oz (Quart)
128 oz (Gallon)
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Founded more than 65 years ago in the Utrecht neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, Utrecht is known worldwide as a leading manufacturer of top-quality, handcrafted paints and other art supplies. A groundbreaking company, Utrecht is officially recognized by the Brooklyn Made program sponsored by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. This seal denotes Utrecht’s Gold Certification status and its position as a leading, locally based manufacturer and employer.
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from New York, NY
Comments about Utrecht Art Utrecht Modeling Paste Extender:
This products is very flexible in it's use with acrylic paint. It allows for a variety of ways and techniques to use this product. For this reason, I always use Utrecht Acrylic Mediums. I have used this product for over 10 years and although I have tried other products, this brand has been the most successful to use!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Sacramento CA
Comments about Utrecht Modeling Paste Extender:
Does what is says. I use it to extend the volume of my paint. Only downside is it slightly lightens mixtures. #sweepstakes
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I'm very satisfied
from Baldwin, ME
Comments about Utrecht Gloss and Matte Acrylic Mediums:
It's my first time buying acrylic medium, so I have nothing to compare it to - however it is exactly what I need. Great product.
from mid atlantic
Comments about Utrecht Opaque Gel Medium:
This imparts a very nice drag and buttery texture to paint and makes an excellent extender that doesn't alter the color very much. It dries clean and glossy, not chalky or dull like similar extenders or modeling pastes. It also can be used as a mild, tinting white that gives a clean tone. Really great stuff and seems to be unique to Utrecht - thanks for still making it available, Blick!
the best matte medium just the right consistency... workable
it's not to liquid but liquid enough to spread it around and get an even grounddoes not bleed color when glueing
By Middle School Art Teacher
Comments about Utrecht Retarder Gel Medium:
Works great, and does well with a lot of acrylic paint.
Comments about Utrecht Illuminating Medium:
This is an alluring medium. Very nice to work with. #sweepstakes
Keeps the thickness and adds transparency
By Studio D
from Philadelphia, PA
I use the matte medium and it allows you to keep the viscosity while varying the transparency. No idea how it compares to other products. I like it so I've just used this one.
Great for mixed media
from Daytona Beach FL
works both for collaging as a glue and to thin acrylic for painting
A great product
This works great in my mixed media works. It has a nice consistency.
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