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Tri-Art mediums have been formulated for use with Tri-Art acrylic colors to provide the artist with an endless range of textures, effects, and finishes. These mediums are compatible with each other and all Tri-Art acrylic colors. They can also be used with acrylic colors from other manufacturers.
Mix them together in any proportion to achieve the desired texture, viscosity, and finish. The only exception to the rule is Tri-Art Retarder, which is most effective only when used in the correct proportion. All Tri-Art artist mediums are of archival quality.
Create thick, level glazes without brush strokes. When used to extend colour it will impart its self-levelling properties to other Tri-Art Acrylic products. It dries to a level film which can be “etched” into when partially dry to create encaustic-like effects.
Matte Gel Medium
It maintains all of the properties of its glossy counterpart, but it produces instead a very matte and toothy finish. When mixed with Gloss Gel Medium, a full range of finishes can be achieved. Use it also as a photo transfer medium. Using a paintbrush or palette knife, apply the medium to any photocopied image, allow to dry, then wash the paper away from the dried gel film with lukewarm water. The ink will remain on the gel, which can then be bound to the painting surface.
Slow the drying time of acrylic colors. Mixed with colours and mediums at up to 15% concentration, it increases open-time and allows for greater manipulation.
Gloss and Semi-Gloss Polymers
Their low viscosities make them ideal as glazing mediums and top coats. They are extremely adhesive and can be used in collage and craft applications such as découpage. Add them to resoluble water based paints such as watercolours and gouache to increase water resistance and flexibility.
These semi-transparent mediums are used to create flexible, granular textures. They mix easily with Tri-Art Acrylic colours and mediums to create a variety of effects.
This medium radically opacifies transparent and semi-opaque colors while retaining their true hues. Milky and translucent when wet, Opacifying Medium dries to an optically opaque matte finish. It can be mixed with acrylic colors in any proportion.
Gloss and Semi-Gloss Gel Mediums
Tri-Art Gloss and Semi-Gloss Gel Mediums are, in essence, high viscosity paints without pigment. Formulated from 100% pure acrylic polymer emulsion, they are white when wet and dry to a glossy or semi-glossy, flexible film. Tri-Art's Gel Mediums have a creamy, buttery consistency and are capable of holding every texture detail from high peaks to a fingerprint. Even in very thick coats, Tri-Art Gel Mediums maintain optimal flexibility. They dry to a waterfast film which will not yellow with time. This makes them excellent as a color extender or impasto glazing medium. Their superior adhesive quality also makes them the ideal mediums for collage and mixed media.
Tri-Art's Matte Polymer boasts the same handling and performance characteristics as the Gloss and Semi-Gloss polymers, but it dries to a matte finish. Use it to decrease the gloss of acrylic colors and gloss mediums, and as a matte glazing medium. When a transparent ground is needed, it can be used in the place of gesso, and its tooth will increase adhesion.
Useful for building up surfaces, it has a very high viscosity which allows for achieving stiff peaks and crisp, rigid texture. It dries to a matte, opaque white finish. It can also be used to fill cracks and create textured surfaces. This premium quality product can be sanded and lightly carved once fully cured.
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Tri-Art mediums have been formulated to provide artists with an endless range of textures, effects, and finishes. Tri-Art Polymer Mediums have a similar consistency to Tri-Art Liquid Acrylic paint - the ideal medium for extending color and creating rich glazes. Tri-Art Modeling paste provides a high relief textured ground that can even be sanded or carved! Tri-Art Gessos are smooth, flexible, sand-able and absorbent. Tri-Art Sludge Gesso is the most economical and ecological gesso while providing an opaque and flexible ground. Tri-Art Top Coat Hard is designed as a non-removable final coat for rigid supports. It dries glass clear to a tough, scratch resistant, glossy finish.
Tri-Art mediums have been formulated to provide artists with an endless range of textures, effects, and finishes. Tri-Art Gel Mediums are viscous and can maintain dramatic and detailed texture, while Tri-Art Self-Leveling Gels are honey-like in consistency and smooth out to form thick pools or flowing strands of acrylic. Tri-Art Nepheline Gels combine gel medium with nepheline syenite and provide a gritty, granular texture. They are flexible and tint-able with acrylic color.
Tri-Art Finest Quality Liquid Acrylic Colors are a professional grade paint offering incredibly high pigment load with a lotion-like consistency. These lush colors are designed to be used full strength for high saturation, or extended with acrylic mediums for a variety of textures and applications. These aren't your standard liquid acrylic paints -- watch this video to see why.
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