New Liquitex Acrylic Mediums
Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso
Relative Opacity: Opaque
An innovative, impasto acrylic gesso used to prepare painting surfaces for acrylic and oil paint.
-Create thick sculptural applications
-Excellent ground for acrylic and oil paint
-Mix with acrylic color to have a tinted ground
-Flexible, non-cracking and non-yellowing when dry
-Provides the perfect “tooth” and adhesion to a wide variety of surfaces including canvas, paper and wood
-Excellent base coat primer for many applications for example, murals
-One coat is usually all that is required
-For canvas, paper, wood, or any clean, porous, non-oily surface
-Tint color with Liquitex Soft or Heavy Body Artist Colors
-Use with knife or brush
Liquitex Super Heavy Gel
Gel Painting Medium
Sheen: Gloss or matte
Relative Opacity: Transparent
-Extremely thick, extra heavy body. The thickest “clear” gel.
-Very dense, with high surface drag for a stiff “oil-like” feel.
-Dries clear to translucent depending on thickness of the application.
-Very little shrinkage during drying time.
-Excellent adhesion for collage and mixed media.
-Extends paint, increases brilliance and transparency.
-Keeps paint working longer than other gel mediums.
-Flexible, non-yellowing and water resistant when dry.
Application as a Heavy Bodied Extender:
Mix with Liquitex Soft Body Artist Color or Liquitex Heavy Body Professional Artist Color to increase color viscosity, body, extend volume, increase transparency and color brilliance.
Application as a Ground:
When creating a sculptural ground, be sure to use adequate pressure to force the gel into the raw canvas to ensure proper bonding. Apply paint over the gel after the gel is dry.
Application as a Collage:
Excellent adhesion for collage and decoupage.
Application with Powdered Pigments and other Aggregates:
Be careful not to include too many foreign materials as to jeopardize the strength of the acrylic paint film. Be sure they are compatible with acrylic emulsion.
Use as the binder for powdered pigments to make an inexpensive “student grade” extra-heavy viscosity (thick) gloss acrylic paint. Pigments must be compatible with acrylic emulsion.
Gel additive that thickens paint without adding transparency
Effects Painting Additive
Relative Opacity: Transparent
-A thickening gel for water soluble acrylic paint and acrylic mediums.
-Used in small amounts, produces handling characteristics very close to that of oil or encaustic paint.
-At higher concentrations, can thicken paint or acrylic mediums to “cake” or sculptural consistency.
-Drying time will be between 24 hours to 7 days depending upon amount of Liquitex Liquithick added to acrylic paint or acrylic medium.
-Liquitex Liquithick does not increase transparency.
-Liquitex Liquithick produces a matte surface sheen when dry.
-Paint and medium shrinkage will occur in proportion to the amount of Liquitex Liquithick added.
-Contains a unique polymer
Start by adding a very small amount of Liquitex Liquithick to acrylic paint or acrylic medium and mix well with a palette knife. The proper proportion will vary with color and desired effect.
Proportions of 20 or 25 parts color to 1 part Liquitex Liquithick will change the handling characteristics.
Continue adding Liquitex Liquithick slowly until the desired viscosity is achieved.
Add only enough for desired effect and do not exceed 1 to 4 ratio as excessive shrinkage and cracking may occur.
Liquitex Paint Additives are similar to acrylic mediums in that they are mixed into acrylic paint and acrylic mediums to change consistency, thickness, transparency, sheen, drying time and absorption rate. However, they are different in that they do not contain acrylic polymer emulsion and therefore have no binding qualities inherent in them.