Regular gel medium would be the closest to the binder used in heavy body acrylics. Hi Will Not sure if you can help me, I am new to painting and not very good so have turned my hand to pouring the paint i use acrylic and have also purchased pouring medium but the mix is to thick and will no run on the canvas what can i use to get it to run?? How to use it. Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist colour to obtain paint similar in colour depth to oil paint. I do collages on canvas painted with acrylic (as background). Anyway, I picked up some basic colors of artist quality Windsor & Newton, and so far they are okay. CAN YOU USE A HEAT GUN, OR IS THAT A NO-NO ALSO?? I’m starting a painting of fall leaves,I d love to use resin or an epoxy finish to cover the painting like glass finish. Hi Ashley, all mediums are usually of a white base, and the inclusion into black can cause a slight greying of the colour, but not too much. Sign up now to get the latest posts, news about products & art inspiration, straight to your inbox, How to Loosen up your Acrylic Paintings – Impressionistic Apples Tutorial, Acrylic Painting Tutorial – Fishing Boats in St Ives Harbour, New! HA! Also, if it can be done, is it possible to sand or wet sand the whole or outside area to diminish the “lift” of the edge? Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products. Made with genuine glass beads roughly the size of poppy seeds or clear acrylic granules with a consistency similar to coarse sea salt. AND IDEAS AND EXAMPLES ON BEST WAY TO USE. Hello and thank you very much for this website and for taking time to answer questions. You might find this article on OPEN acrylics of interest. I am wanting to add texture to my canvas and then paint over it. https://www.michaels.com/liquitex-matte-medium/MD002513S.html 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? Your suggestions would be incredibly welcome. Thanks for this interesting article. How can I adhere it? I have a couple of questions, I baught a print on canvas online and it looks nice but as you know it will always look more like a photograph so i wanna make it in a way looks hand made and alive , They told me i should use Acrylic GEL MEDIUM and after reading a lot about it i’v found a good brand available here in spain called “Liquitex” … now to the questions. I am using acrylic pouring technic and I ve been trying different brand (pebeo, liquitex, golden) but once the paint dries, it looses its volume and consistancy, the relief of the lower layer appear. Hi Cheryl, you wouldn’t mix the resin with the acrylics, its just handy for embedding objects in clear spheres. Hi Meryl, What a shame! Yes, I’ve read oil and acrylic gels do NOT mix. 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. Would you ever mix a medium and a gel? 2. Hi Crystal, yes, you can use airbrush medium as an extender, or even work with fluid or high flow colours that come premixed into a fluid form. What type of medium would you suggest? Can you explain why retarders are used and before painting in canvas is there anything we have to apply in the canvas board. Ultra Matte Gel - Medium. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. I HAVE THE SOFT GEL AND JUST STARTED TO TRY IT. My first question is… would Golden Matte Medium do the trick? Shop for more Paint & Paper available online at Walmart.ca I am late finishing a custom piece of art. Hi Cheryl, I have worked with Gouache in the past but tend to prefer a more textured, painterly approach of acrylics and oils.