Liquitex

Gloss Medium

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Liquitex

Gloss Medium

All purpose glossy medium designed to enhance the intensity and depth of acrylic colours; increase transparency and gloss; ease flow of paint and add flexibility and adhesion of paint film.
-All purpose Liquitex medium, formulated to be mixed into all Liquitex acrylic paints and mediums
-Translucent when wet, transparent when dry
-Dries to a non-tacky, hard, flexible surface that is resistant to dirt retention
-Will not crack as surface expands and contracts during temperature and humidity changes
-Applicable for any surface (flexible and inflexible), including canvas, paper, wood, Plexiglas, and more.
-Not for use over oil paint.
 
Application ideas:
 
As an Extender:
-Mix with Liquitex Soft Body Artist Colours to extend volume and increase transparency, while maintaining paint viscosity.
-Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Colours to extend volume and increase transparency, while decreasing paint viscosity.
 
As a Fixative:
-Use as a fixative over artwork (acrylic paint, pastel, graphite, chalk, etc.) to increase gloss or shine. Mix 1 part Gloss Medium & Varnish to 1 part distilled water. Apply with an atomizer or airbush.
 
As a Binder / Adhesive:
-Powdered pigments or aggregates may be mixed into Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish, however they must be compatible with acrylics. This can be a cost effective way to make student grade soft body gloss paint.
-The archival properties of Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish make it ideal as a glue for collage materiels.
 
As a Ground:
-Use as a transparent ground for acrylic paint instead of gesso to allow substrate to be seen. To prevent substrate induced discoloration, wash cotton or linen canvas before use.
 

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