I can see how much time you have spent replying to queries, there are so many and I may well have missed this information, so apologies if you have already answered this above. Ideal For Creating Collages With Heavier Objects. Instead of diluting it with water you use it neat, straight from the tub. Thanks Judy, Hi Judy, I would go for a satin finish, that would give you a nice sheen, but also give a uniformity to the piece. Or is there a better alternative? But you say the soft gel (gloss) applied as an isolation coat pulls the painting together to the same degree of glossiness. How to paint on top of the collage without it affecting the collaged images. I was wondering if I can apply gel medium to an acrylic painting after is has dried to further embellish the brush strokes, making them more pronounced, the way they are often added to a digital photo? Learn how your comment data is processed. I’ve been reading a variety of answers to my question and I would like to hear the right one… I was just at Michael’s searching for clear gel/glosses to use as a finish over oil paintings. Or should I use something else… thanks! What would you recommend, Fine pumice gel? The local art supply store (where I purchased the board) applied an Isolation coat (gloss polymer gel medium). Liquitex Super Heavy Gel - Matte 32 oz Jar. Cheers, Will. This will create a thinner, lighter, more transparent color. If you wanted the semi-gloss sheen without the raised texture you could paint over just the lines with a semi-gloss gel. Prepare the paint. Sometimes there will be small pocks or slight pooling or overlaps….I’m hoping there is a way to apply it that is not so stressful and produces an soft even thick gloss. Before painting on canvas, is there anything we have to apply in the canvas board? Thank you. I am new to using acrylics, it has been a long time but I do plan on practicing before going for the portrait. I’m using acrylic paints. When sanding or spraying, use a NIOSH P100 dust and mist respirator. Hi Brenda, I can’t see why it wouldn’t work it, it would be a case of trying with the gesso and seeing how the paint adheres to the surface, should work well though. It sorta makes sense. or add a little retarder gel into your water to give you slightly more time. Not if you’re using acrylics as most boards come pre-primed, you might find this article interesting. This will give a good strong bond to the surface. I would try it out on a couple of test pieces first, (it’s rrp in the u.k is around £10 for 400ml). You could call me a nap time painter because when my youngest is napping is when I have the time and energy. Which mediums, paints, sealants would be best?? I would like to thank you for offering these videos I so desperately needed. Quinzcrridone Red Orange 12LIQ1045110 Liquitex Acrylic 59 ml. I tried mod podge matte which did not dry matte at all. Cheers, Will. Translucent when wet, transparent when dry. Hi Will…I’m new to this acrylic painting gig but I’m very intrigued. Other gels have been specifically designed to level out and will never be able to stay in a fixed shape. Hi Cheryl, I have worked with Gouache in the past but tend to prefer a more textured, painterly approach of acrylics and oils. If not is there something better to try? I have been using the “Liquitex- gloss heavy gel” for collage. The acrylic medium that can also be used to great effect for collage techniques is “Golden – Soft Gel Gloss”. Cheers, Will. :) I need to work with Fluid acrylic, but In India we cannot find one. So if you are using a heavy body acrylic and want to make it go further but don’t want to change its consistency, then you can add ‘Regular Gel’ (either in matte, semi-gloss or gloss), This will increase the volume of your paint without having to use loads of pure pigment. Hope this helps. Do you have a video of this type of use of the heavy gel so I could learn more about the technique ? Hi, what is the difference between gloss and matte finish in final result? I added a little bit to my paint for a project that I was working on and like the results I got. If you think of them in cooking terms mediums are like pouring cream, gels can range from double cream to clotted cream! Pro tip: Archivally the acrylic mediums are very safe, with no discolouration as opposed to oil paint where the more oil added, the slower the drying time and higher the likelihood of the painting to discolour over time – due to the extra quantity of oil in the paint film. Thank you so much :-) Can’t wait to try it. The paint was easier to work with and had a raised feel to it. You could also experiment with a ‘Hard Molding Paste’, this will dry to a hard surface but can also be carved into after it has dried. It takes a very long time for this to dry clear. Cheers, Will. Hi Chris, it’s a personal choice regarding varnishing, you might find this article of interest: Why some artists varnish their work and other artists don’t Cheers, Will. I would use soft gel gloss (from golden paints) as both your medium and glue. All looks nice and moist and beautiful. Some other artist on the web says that not using it is the biggest mistake acrylic painters make. Transparency: Glazing liquid can create thin, translucent paint films – ideal for classical painting techniques such as glazing. If the spray was applied lightly you might be able to do it but the paint handling will be very slippy. I am trying to do a portrait using acrylic paint. Can be thinned by diluting with up to 25% water - distilled water will give best results. I’m just getting into acrylics and really enjoying your site. My first attempts using Matte Medium mixed in 4:1 (Paint:Medium) look OK but not “Flat”. If you add too much retarder it can give the paint a strange texture and feel. Painting over a painting, the pros and cons, http://www.ebsqart.com/Artist/Louise-Mead/49002/Art-Portfolio/Gallery/Whimsical-Birds-Trees/Love-Birds/724897/, This video shows a demonstration of the different qualities of the Molding Pastes, another method you might find of interest, video with the pastel ground being applied, difference between Golden Gels and Pastes, Why some artists varnish their work and other artists don’t, this video helpful about creating wooden picture transfer images, 3 reasons why artists varnish their work (and why some artists don’t), I respect your privacy and take protecting it very seriously -. Sorry this all foreign to me , so would appreciate any advice. Cheers, Will. Does it extend working time with regular acrylics and if so, how much? Some people are using PVA glue, but I worry about the longevity of that. And something to seal off the painting as well. I LOVE THE BRIGHT COLORS, AND READ THAT IT IS SO VERSATILE, THAT U CAN DRY BRUSH? Either paint both sides of the image you want to collage with the medium and attach to the surface you’re working on or cover the surface with a coat of medium, stick your image on, wait for it to dry and then cover with another layer of medium to seal it. Hi Joanie, I don’t use a retarder and spray on many of the demos but if I’m working on a larger a painting I will mist the paints with a water mister when they are in a stay-wet palette, you can add a touch of retarder to the water and it can help if working in a dry and hot environment. Watering down my paint doesn’t seem to be a good approach – it becomes too transparent. Hi Erin, the gel mediums aren’t usually meant as a final layer so this would be why you have a sticky finish to the surface, depending on what medium you have used the surface will become less sticky with time. Is there good technique for that? I’m thinking of using something like a flat rock, coated with a thick layer of gel that will give me the right shape and the ice effect. My dad bought me a jar of Windsor & Newton’s Artists’ Acrylic Gloss Medium. )… If you have any advice, I’d appreciate it! FUNNY U ASK, I JUST USED GOLDEN SOFTGEL (GLOSS) TO GLUE SOME STONES, AND WAS AMAZED AT HOW FAST IT HELD THEM DOWN. “…but it wouldn’t be used in replace of a retarder.” Does it just not extend it as long? Liquitex Matte Gel Medium, 32-Ounce 4.7 out of 5 stars 338. A lady at Hobby Lobby told me to use gloss gel medium to get the perfect reflection but I have no idea how to use this with the paint. RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: None required under normal use. Gels are usually used thickly, to keep shapes and add texture. Basically, an image is printed and cut out. Thus far I’ve had good results cutting out the image and applying a thin coat of Omnigel medium texture transfer gel to wood, stone and textures plastic. Would Gloss medium work? Do you know if I could use Golden Soft Gel Gloss as a final varnish? all over the place. Cheers, Will. Cheers, Will. Hi Will, I’m finally making the jump into mixed media. Hi Natasha, if you’re working with acrylics you don’t need to use gesso, you can apply the paint straight to the canvas, it will just give you a different effect. if so would you apply after stretching the paper or would you use some other medium? Different gels have different chemical makeups which affect the way they mix with your paint. I would like to make the same painting in all black and then a third with alternating rows of gloss and matte peaks (still all black), but of course the white medium turns the black, grey. The subject matter is a whimsical/folk art style landscape, that might add some visual interest with texture even if I completely paint over any designs the paper itself might have. You can see it in this video around the 50 second mark. I, too, wish I could find the right medium for long, splash-like splatters. could I sand and gesso before? I am curious if transparent airbrush medium can be used in place of pouring medium to do fluid art? Here’s a video demo, the video also shows ‘acrylic fluid paints’ which can also be dripped. It’s also hard to get good art supplies where I live so I like to research my purchases well beforehand. Greetings! Just hate to waste real gold trying it out because of the cost. I can’t figure out, though, what the purpose of that would be? 2.) Hi Sharon, yes you can combine the two paints, you don’t need the OPEN mediums, although they will keep them OPEN for longer. I figured I will have the problem of bleed and am researching ways to seal the material whilst giving a smooth but natural surface for the linework without gumming up my pens. CAN YOU USE A HEAT GUN, OR IS THAT A NO-NO ALSO?? Should I be using a varnish / Matte Medium coat at the end or should I try and source the Super Loaded Matter Medium (or equivalent?). THANK U WILL!!! However, if my oil is fully dry, is there any harm (furthermore, will it “enhance”) if I sparingly use the gel over top? I want to bring out the the colors, transparency, and sink the cutout Mylar pieces to the back for more uniform top? 1) you can use the gel in any ratio, its just getting a balance between the opacity (more paint) or the coverage (more gel). Yes, the gloss would give you more richness and saturation to the paint. Thanks so much! My first question is… would Golden Matte Medium do the trick? It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. I’ve been reading that I can use gel medium to glue glass/mirror to canvas. It has self levelling properties so should find its own level. Hi Will Thank you for generously sharing your knowledge. Stumbled upon your site the other day and I love it! How can I create the effect I am going for? I’ll give it a go. If it can be done, to reduce the stickiness afterward of the gel medium, should I seal/varnish it, or just let it be? Can I mix heavy gel medium to my normal acrylics so that it holds the shape ? Hi Will, I’m looking for a clear or transparent substitute for gesso. Shop for more Paint & Paper available online at Walmart.ca I have painted a three-canvas painting of the ship harbor in Duluth, MN. Which would you suggest? Do you have any idea if gels can be made into hard molds in the shape of a ball?? Kris. I normally use glossy glazing liquid by Golden to scumble/glaze thin layers of paint. They did have Liquitex Glazing Medium but I was unsure if this would be equivalent. GOLDEN Fluid Matte Medium, Matte Medium or GAC 100 (for acrylics) will all work well as clear “gessoes” to allow the look and texture of the canvas or other support to show through. A Thick Gel That Imparts A Translucent Matte Sheen When Dry. I have tried soft gel matte medium, and most recently heavy gloss gel medium. Wow you are a wealth of information, thank you for that! Will. My second question would be… Is there something I can use over the mod podge to tone it down without sacrificing the pieces look over time. Cheers, Will. Mix as much as you like into acrylic color to create the consistency and transparency you want - the more you add, the more transparent your color will become. Hi Ed, you would need to use something like the ‘acrylic tar gel’ this will give that stringy effect you’re after. Liquitex Professional Soft Body Acrylic Paint 2-oz bottle, Yellow Light Hansa. Sorry if it is a silly question. I have also used a polyurethane varnish as well as the gel for a final coat to see if that would provide a more robust finish. Tip: Use matte gel if you glue on the matte surface like paper/canvas. I read that using too much water destabilises the paint. Thank you. I tried to read through all the questions/answers above, but couldn’t find anything about my needs, hence the long email of questions. Using 1 part white paint 1 part Talc 1/2 part PVA Glue. When applying directly to the canvas befoe painting however, the gel itself becomes gummy in most areas, leaving behind noticeable “spots” or lack of a better word “boogers” (sorry!) is this true? You would be better using a heavy gel which can hold peaks and shapes. I am working on a journal and my pages are getting stuck together! It is surprisingly sticky and is also available as a Matte medium. Cheers, Will. I like to see richness of colours in my paintings – so does this mean that the gloss (rather than semi-gloss) would be better for me to try? 23 results for liquitex matte gel. I love the way it works with get instead of water. A regular gel medium will work well for image transfers. :), Hi Ria, I wouldn’t personally use a water soluble medium under an oil painting as the thinners used with the oil painting will disturb the underlying layer. Or is the isolation coat not necessary? I bought some and have been experimenting with it. Did I make the right purchases? One I love but still have some difficulty with is self-levelling gel. When mixed with quality acrylics, this versatile matte medium extends paint volume, increases open time, and adds body to your favorite paints. I’ve recently embarked on a project to paint in acrylics a series of seascapes – crashing waves on the beach, stormy skies, that sort of thing. I am late finishing a custom piece of art. 2) You can also use any ratio with either of the heavy gels, but they won’t pour or flow onto the surface. Clear Tar Gel, as the name suggests, has a very stringy, gloopy texture much like treacle. Instead of diluting it with water you use it neat, straight from the tub. sorry if this is a repeat. Others suggest using an airbrush medium on the gel “top coat” instead of a acrylic medium in order to get the translucent effect. Hi Will, if you have some very liquidy acrylics and want them to be more solid, like the heavy body ones you use would you choose a regular gel, a high solid or a heavy gel? I have no idea which product to use. Hello Will!! Hi Darlene, try a heavy , or extra heavy gel, this will give you the most texture and peaks. Here is a video demonstrating the acrylic flow release on a raw canvas. I prefer to slightly dilute my paints when I’m blocking in local colours to a painting, so I would use Soft gel gloss for this. To dilute the paint consistency yet still keep visible brush marks. Do you agree? HA! Is there any way to reconstitute it or should I just toss it out? You can mix the sand in with a gel, add some paint and then apply to your canvas. Cheers, Will. I tried mixing the powder with varnish and it was too runny and the “paint” was not uniformly pigmented. Nice to hear from you, yes, you can apply a glaze over an area of the painting and then work over the top with thicker paint. It would be nice if you could suggest some mediums or other workaround to solve the matter. Fantastic article! It might take a couple of coats, but the Matte Varnish will always give you a more consistent finish across your painting. Hi Will, I am so glad to have come across your site. I wanted to know if I could write on the painting while it is still wet and have the words blend into an image but still be readable . ANYWAYS, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP ON PAINTING. A couple of questions, please. You can also use a standard spray gloss varnish to build up 20 – 30 layers to give a glass-like finish, although this method can be quite delicate due to the brittleness of the varnish layer. Thank you Chris. Wood this work on a gourd if I use gesso for grip? Dries translucent with a satin/matte finish. Embrace your creativity and explore your artistic spirit with the addition of gel mediums to your acrylic painting projects. These cookies do not store any personal information. I guess I will try fluid medium since I’m out of other ideas at this point. Just paint it straight on, swirl with a pallet knife and you’ll be away! Gel medium alters the consistency of paint, adding sheen and volume, and making texture from brush and knife marks more visible. My question is, if it doesn’t work can I paint just with the acrylic paint over a glazing area? Is that correct? Thank you very much for sharing this information, it’s very useful. I am using it as an adhesive and also as a top coat sealer. Acrylic mediums can change the consistency of acrylic paint and allow you more flexibility and creative freedom than any other type of paint. when I finish and dry can I spray with acrylic varnish??? Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Colour to obtain paint similar in colour depth to oil paint. which one is better to use by itself? Is this what the final product should look like or did I not wait long enough between applications? Another suggests lightly sanding that “top coat” to get a tooth back for the final image on top. Hi Toby, Yes, if you use a heavy gel or even a Molding paste gel you will be able to add texture and then paint ontop with the same colours. Feb 12, 2017 - Explore Debbie Amato's board "Liquitex !!!! thank you very much, Will, for the prompt and specific answer. I really want the snow and rocks to have a really rough texture with distinct peaks. Thanks. 2. I paint with acrylic paints. I AM LEARNING SO MUCH FROM YOUR DEMOS ON GOLDEN MEDIUMS. Cheers, Will. Liquitex Basic Acrylic Tube Set of 6 118 ml. Add body, with. No matter how I’ve applied it (how much/how little, back supports, quick troweling/spreading, etc) it seems to never settle to an even level. ... Liquitex 5420 8oz. (I tried resins but found them too “hard” and toxic.) I’d start with 1:1 and see how it feels for the effect you’re after. Cheers, Will, Hello I had a question regarding using mediums . Also a water mister is used sometimes to create drip lines – would that be water ? Hi Shishu, using water won’t ruin the quality, it will just dilute the intensity of the pigment. But now I would like to draw on and apply thin washes of colour to the primed yet rough canvas and then use some kind of clear medium or gell to build up a very smooth surface, maybe you have an idea of what I could use? I have bought a primed canvas. Hi, I just finished a painting, and used a really coarse salt to add texture, but a lot of the salt is loosely sitting on the canvas. They have excellent flexibility and resistance to chemicals, water, abrasion and ultraviolet radiation. Cheers, Will. You’ve probably brought a couple and had a play around, but are you using the right ones? Hope it helps, Cheers, Will. You might find working on a very smooth primed board might suit your style. A gel contains: binder (acrylic polymer) so is essentially a colourless paint. I am a self taught artist. Hi Gloria, Yes, you can mix retarder and water to spray onto your paints. I want to add more texture and I have been told I can use liquitex moulding paste over pictures with painting brush. The only draw back is the paint might slide around a bit as you have lost the ‘tooth’ of the canvas. Cheers, Will, thanks for all the great info…i am trying to work with the extra coarse pumice gel and wondered what brush works best..i am making santa beards on corks out of the gel (no comment!) Winsor & Newton, along with other manufacturers, make an ‘Artist all purpose Spray Varnish’ that can be applied to all sorts of craft work including paper and acrylics, it is non-removable but the benefits are, it be applied in fine layers (so it doesn’t get too wet) and it’s more controllable. I’ve been trying to even out the surface with the gel. Does the Acrylic glazing liquid gloss slow the drying time at all? Cheers, Will. The acrylic medium that can also be used to great effect for collage techniques is “Golden – Soft Gel Gloss”. Any tips would be really appreciated. Is there a way to accelerate the curing time? Ex – soft gel gloss plus glaze satin? If not what would work? Bits of the skin come up, but not much. Thanks in advance for your advice! Here’s a video that goes through the acrylic image transfer process. A minimum of two coats is recommended. Pastes dry Opaque. So if you want to create a palette knife textural feel to a piece, using an ‘Extra Heavy Body Gel’ would create stiff peaks that hold in a shape. I just finished a textured painting using the crackle paste . This time I used Mod Podge, just to try it, but now I’m concerned about how to do the final topcoat. Imported. And after glazing can I use a spray varnish? is there a formula for how much water i mix. Good one Annette, enjoy exploring the site. Hi Cheryl, the best way to improve the drying time of oils is to mix in a ‘Alykd medium’ such as Liquin from Winsor & Newton. Please check your inbox for a confirmation message. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Hi Will, I live in rural Australia and can only buy art products via the web. I would seal it after using the marker or paint, but the best thing to do is try a few small test pieces, sampling different layers of paper, paint and medium in different orders, to be 100% sure it’s the look you want – before making your journal. I’ve looked high and low on the internet to see if I can use Golden Top Coat. An ace site you have here by the way, much love and light Tammy, That’s the best way to go Tammy, it’s a really useful gel, both for applying an isolation coat and for extending the paints, pleased you’ve been finding the site helpful. I created a skin of 3 layers of soft gel gloss on a printout of text (flipped, of course), let it dry and applied it to my collage. Hi Susan, You can use a gel coating to bring all the elements together in a unified film, so it is just for aesthetic reasons than anything else. Thanks! Recommended for use on supports with occasional flexing. Would you go for Varnish above the Medium as a top coat? From what I can tell from the photo I have of the painting, I think the top color was poured on somehow and then an implement was dragged through to create the mixing of the light and dark paints, however, I am not sure how to execute this plan with acrylics, as they do dry quickly, much quicker than oils and so I don’t know if you can add a retarder to the paints or if I should just go for it. I’m using Golden products, and these particular Gels were amongst the oil materials so I assumed they could be used as an oil “finish,” not necessarily a medium (which was not my intention anyways). YOU ARE VERY WELCOME WILL. How can I adhere it? CDN$47.66. Liquitex Gel Mediums extends colour and adds body to acrylic paint. Yes, I’ve read oil and acrylic gels do NOT mix. Cheers, Will, Hi will, Thank you for the info. Rather than spending a bit on mediums to thicken a medium body acrylic, would mixing Tacky Glue or wood glue be appropriate, for the budding artists? For techniques requiring continual hand exposure, gloves are recommended. Add body to thinner paint for impasto techniques as well as extending color volume and adding transparency. Would a self leveling gel be the best method to adhere the salt to the canvas? Hi Patricia, to get a smoother surface you can paint thin layers of acrylic gesso on top and then lightly sand with a fine grit sandpaper. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Gel mediums can modify acrylic paints in a variety of ways and since they contain acrylic resins, tend to improve adhesion and durability. You can see more details here. Acrylic colours mixed with Pouring Medium won’t go muddy or mix with each other. I don’t want to add any color to whatever I use. Can I paint over the sealer? Made with genuine glass beads roughly the size of poppy seeds or clear acrylic granules with a consistency similar to coarse sea salt. Thank you very much, this is an excellent site! Try it with a test piece first. I READ THAT ON THE WINSOR & NEWTON WEBSITE. The Liquitex is a heavy body type acrylic, it’s slightly softer than Golden but can be a really nice texture to paint with. 0 Reviews. To be completely sure you can contact Louise direct here. The grit size lies somewhere between GOLDEN Fine and Coarse Pumice Gels. your knowledge is a tremendous help in wading through the plethora of gels, mediums and other additives. Hi Carol, the soft gel usually sets on quite hard, I haven’t personally tried removing from a collage as it’s often used as a glue for collaging papers together. Thanks for this interesting article. Thanks Will for the quick reply and the link to Golden. A matte, opaque preparation of marble dust and polymer emulsion. Hope this helps, Hi Will! Set your canvas aside and go back to your photo. (sorry about another baking analogy) this is called a long rheology. What con recipe would you recommend. Cheers, Will, Had a quick question with regards to applying a gel medium directly to my pre-primed canvas as an underlay before painting with acrylic. Since yesterday,I have been trying to find out ihow to do palette knife painting. I am confused on whether to go for the semi-gloss or gloss finish. If I am framing an acrylic painting – do I apply the isolation coat (without varnish) and then frame? I hard a painter say that if you mix a little liquitex gel medium and some water in a spray bottle it’ll help keep the paint fresh while working. This way you can combine painted surface with printed text. http://www.ebsqart.com/Artist/Louise-Mead/49002/Art-Portfolio/Gallery/Whimsical-Birds-Trees/Love-Birds/724897/ She has numerous others with the same technique It would almost seem she had to do it after she was had completed the painting as the birds and trees don’t ripple around the ridges. 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