GOLDEN Mediums offer a range of possibilities for the artist. Golden Gels and Mediums can also be used as an adhesive for collage projects. Check out this video for more information on using Golden Gels and Mediums as adhesives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCPO-VJQB1s
A - Soft Gel (Gloss), Regular Gel (Gloss), Heavy Gel (Gloss), Extra Heavy Gel/ Molding Paste, Fiber
Paste, Extra Coarse Pumice Gel, Coarse Pumice Gel, Polymer Medium, Silkscreen Gel, Color Pouring Mediums (Matte and Gloss)
B - Soft Gel (Matte), Soft Gel (Semi Gloss), Regular Gel (Matte), Regular Gel (Semi Gloss), Heavy Gel (Matte), Heavy Gel (Semi Gloss), Self Leveling Clear
Gel, Extra Heavy Gel (Gloss), Crackle Paste
C - Extra Heavy Gel (Semi Gloss), Fine Pumice Gel, Clear Tar Gel, Glass Bead
D - High Solid Gel ( Matte), Clear Granular Gel, Extra Heavy Gel (Matte)
E - Super Loaded Matte Medium
F - Black Gesso, Sandable Hard Gesso, Acrylic Ground for Pastels, Absorbant
G - Molding Paste, Light Molding Paste, Hard Molding Paste, Coarse Molding Paste, Matte Medium, Airbrush Medium
H - High Solid Gel (Gloss)
I - Acrylic Glazing Liquid (Satin and Gloss ), Silkscreen Medium *Glazing Liquid No Longer Available in 128oz.
J - Gesso
K - Fluid Matte Medium
Gel Mediums offer a range in consistency from pourable to moldable. They may
be used to create glazes, extend paints, build texture, change finishes and work
as a gluing agent for collages.
Soft Gels are thinner than Heavy Body Acrylic Colours and
can be poured. When mixed with a small amount of colour they produce a brilliant
glaze. Soft gels can be used as a base for the wet blending of colour or as a
glue for collage work.
Regular Gels are creamy like Heavy Body Acrylic colours. Ideal
for extending paint and regulating transparency without changing the consistency.
Use for impasto glazing effects.
Heavy Gels are thicker than Heavy Body Acrylic colours and
may be blended with colours to increase body. Excellent for holding peaks.
Extra Heavy Gels, along with High Solid Gels,
are Golden's thickest gels. Extra Heavy Gel / Molding Paste,
a blend of Extra Heavy Gel and Molding Paste, dries to a satin, semi-opaque finish
and blends well with colours.
Clear Tar Gel yields a sticky, tar-like feel in a colourless
gel. Clear Tar Gel is useful for generating fine detailed lines by "dripping"
it over surfaces, as it continuously flows from palette knives or other tools.
Self Leveling Clear Gel produces an even film with excellent
clarity. The gel has a unique resinous, stringy consistency resulting form the
leveling property. It dries to a flexible, high gloss film.
Pumice Gel offers various grades of gritty textures which
dry to hard films. To increase flexibility, mix in other GOLDEN Gels or Mediums.
Pumice gels mix well with Golden Acrylic colours. Fine Pumice Gel
creates fine, textured surfaces. Coarse Pumice Gel and Extra
Coarse Pumice Gel create more coarse granular textures to yield concrete-like
Clear Granular Gel offers excellent clarity and durability.
It has the consistency of our Extra Coarse Pumice Gel without distorting the colour.
Glass Bead Gel is coarse, textured and has the same viscosity
as a Heavy Body acrylic. Made with genuine glass beads, its unique visual effect
is best seen in thin films. It can appear very similar to Coarse Pumice Gel or
Clear Granular Gel when mixed with enough paint to hide the appearance of the
Molding Paste provides a hard opaque, matte finish. Although
still flexible, it is more rigid than the Gels, and holds stiff peaks. Light
Molding Paste offers dramatic weight reduction when building thick layers
of acrylics. It dries to an opaque, matte finish, is much softer than Molding
Paste and is extremely flexible. Hard Molding Paste dries to
an extremely hard opaque film. It can be carved into after drying. Coarse
Molding Paste dries to a hard surface that is stiff but flexible with
a tooth like fine sandpaper. It is transluscent when applied thinly and accepts
wet and dry media.
Fiber Paste offers a dry film that has the appearance of rough
hand-made paper. Its absorbent properties make it ideal for acrylic washes. Crackle
Paste is a thick, opaque cracking material designed to develop deep fissure-like
cracks as it cures. The size and extent of the crackle pattern is dependent on
many factors and it should only be used on firm supports.
Polymer Medium (Gloss) is useful for creating glazes, extending
colours, enhancing gloss and translucency. Matte Medium is a
general purpose medium for extending colour, decreasing gloss and increasing film
integrity. May be used as a ground instead of gesso.
Super-Loaded Matte Medium is a pourable medium useful for
reducing gloss while using only very small amounts. It therefore effects other
paint attributes the least. Super-Loaded Matte Medium should alway be blended
with other acrylic products.
Fluid Matte Medium is a liquid medium useful for extending
colours, decreasing gloss and increasing film integrity. This product is particularly
useful with GOLDEN Fluid acrylics to decrease gloss without altering viscosity.
It is also useful as a transluscent ground on canvas.
Airbrush Medium is for modifying Heavy Body, Iridescent, Interference
and Fluid Acrylics for spray application. Using the Airbrush Medium will effectively
decrease clogging and tip build up. Recommended when spraying artwork on clothing.
Acrylic Glazing Liquid is very useful for creating slow drying
glazes for interior applications such as walls, objects and furniture. It is an
excellent painting medium as well, particularly for outdoor landscapes.
GAC-100 Universal Acrylic Polymer is useful for diluting and
extending colours as well as increasing flexibility and film integrity. Wets out
solids more readily than other polymers. Ideal as a primer/sealer.
Color Pouring Mediums help artists to achieve quality results with paint pours. Pouring Mediums are low viscosity, pourable, self-levelling mediums with low-crazing extenders to reduce the chances of cracks and fissures in the finished surface. Mix Heavy Body, Fluid, or High Flow Acrylics into Color Pouring Medium Gloss for an almost opaque, glossy and level appearance. Color Pouring Medium Matte provides a low luster finish on color pours. Colors hold their edges when poured wet into wet. Gently mix 10 parts Color Pouring Medium with 1 part acrylic color, allow mixture to sit covered (ideally overnight) to eliminate air bubbles. Pour close to the surface to reduce air bubbles. Paintings may need to dry for a few days before moving and tenting is recommended. Do not pour thicker than 1/8” (3mm) or attempt to accelerate drying. For detailed instructions on pouring paints, see GOLDEN's detailed article called Understanding the Techniques of Pouring Acrylicsin JustPaint.org.
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