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Liquitex Professional Matte Gel Medium, 8-oz

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Matte Gel
8 oz
  • Dries translucent with a satin/matte finish; Viscosity and body similar to Liquitex Heavy Body Paint
  • Lightweight, non-toxic; Translucent when wet, transparent when dry
  • Includes 8-oz / 237ml jar of medium
  • Intermixable with Liquitex Professional Acrylic Paint Colors and Mediums.
  • Conforms to ASTM D4236; Safe for educational use
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Product Information

Style Name:Matte Gel  |  Size:8 oz
Product Dimensions 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.7 inches
Shipping Weight 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Item model number 5321
ASIN B000KNJFKI
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Style Name: Matte Gel | Size: 8 oz

Liquitex offers the broadest range of acrylic mediums to inspire creativity at every stage of the painting process. Liquitex Gel Mediums add body to thinner paint for impasto techniques as well as extending color volume and adding transparency. Gels tend to dry slower than thinner paint films, allowing for more workable time. Gel mediums can modify acrylic paints in a variety of ways and since they contain acrylic resins, tend to improve adhesion and durability. Liquitex gel mediums can add texture enhance color and increase transparency within your work Liquitex Matte Gel Painting Medium dries translucent with a satin/matte finish.  Viscosity and body similar to Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color.  Translucent when wet, transparent when dry. Thicker applications result in less transparent, dry medium films.  Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color to obtain paint similar in color depth to oil paint.  Color mix will dry to a satin sheen. APPLICATION: AS EXTENDER: Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color to extend volume and increase translucency while maintaining paint viscosity.   Mix with Liquitex Soft Body Artist Color to extend volume and increase translucency while increasing paint viscosity.   AS GROUND: Recommended as a translucent ground (size) for acrylic paint with excellent tooth and adhesion as an alternative to gesso. Will allow some color and texture of the support to show through. Use as a substitute size for the hide glue size traditionally used for oil paintings.   To prevent Substrate Induced Discoloration (SID) wash cotton or linen canvas before use.   EXTERIOR MURALS: If the support or wall is very rough, a coat of Liquitex Matte Gel Medium should be brushed, or toweled, onto the surface prior to gesso application.  FOR IMPASTO EFFECT: Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Color for impasto effects that dry to a matte sheen. Visit our Liquitex Amazon Storefront for full product assortment.

From the Manufacturer

Liquitex Acrylic Mediums

In addition to the widest array of Professional and Student colors, Liquitex offers the broadest possible range of acrylic mediums to inspire creativity at every stage of the painting process. We understand that mediums are often a difficult concept to grasp until you actually dive into them, so we’ve tried to simplify usage by classifying products in three distinct categories: Prep, Paint, and Finish.

Liquitex Acrylic Mediums

Prep

Paint

Finish

Gloss Gel Gloss Heavy Gel Gloss Super Heavy Gel Matte Super Heavy Gel Ultra Matte Gel
Also available: Excellent for retaining brush marks while slowing the drying time and adding body to the paint A very thick gel medium that extends working time and increases brilliance and transparency A super thick gel with high surface drag used to create a stiff “oil-like” feel A super thick gel which retains high-peaks and crisp brush and knife strokes with very little shrinkage A gel with high resin solids that dries to a matte finish
Mix with transparent colors for impasto glazes of great depth and brilliance Mix with acrylic paint to increase body and attain oil paint like consistency that holds brush or palette knife marks Ideal for creating high peaks and sculptural applications that hold shape when dry, with minimal shrinkage This medium keeps paint workable longer than most other gel mediums and dries to a translucent matte finish Maintains color opacity and extends paint to double amounts without changing color position
Slow-Dri Blending Gel Modeling Paste Light Modeling Paste Flexible Modeling Paste
A heavy body gel used to extend the “open” time of acrylics by more than 40% for easier blending A very thick, matte, opaque preparation of marble dust and polymer emulsion used to build heavy textures on rigid surfaces A lightweight and airy preparation of marble dust and polymer emulsion specifically formulated to be used in applications where weight is a factor A matte, opaque preparation of marble dust and polymer emulsion
Add up to 50% without jeopardizing the strength of the paint film to achieve excellent impasto techniques Makes an excellent substrate for acrylic paint, oil paint, oil pastel, oil bars, watercolor, graphite, or dry pastel Can be used to add body to paint and create pastel tints Use to build heavy textures and three-dimensional forms

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Style Name: Matte GelSize: 16 oz Verified Purchase
Bought product to utilize in the transfer of photo onto wood. Works very well, photo image can be transfered intact in full color or black & white. 16 oz container will be enough to allow many a photo transfer onto wood media.
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Style Name: Matte GelSize: 32 oz Verified Purchase
This product has been foolproof when it comes to transferring images onto wood. 99%+ of the image will usually come through and the colors will transfer without much or any apparent loss in quality. I have not tried this on other materials besides wood.

Naturally, I try to not get any on my hands, but it's worth noting that there are no warning labels on the jar. There's also no expiration date on the jar.
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Style Name: Gloss GelSize: 8 oz Verified Purchase
I am a mixed media artist and had been looking for a medium that would give the flat, thick acrylic paints that I love so much an opaque, glossy sheen. I also wanted something that would show my brush strokes after it dried, and this product worked perfectly. I absolutely love it. I use it as a medium for water based paints as well as a glossy sealer for all types of paintings and mixed media pieces.

If you are a beginner artist and are looking to try some different mediums, I suggest you start with one of the Liquitex products. They are easy to mix with water based paints, and you don't need to use much at all, so you play around with different combinations and techniques until you find a method that works for you.

Great product and comes in several different sizes, as well as light, medium, and heavy, and matte or glossy.
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Style Name: Gloss Heavy GelSize: 8 oz Verified Purchase
I have always used Liquitex products the past 15 yrs especially this and the high viscosity texture medium for artwork. I love the heavy gel medium for a gesso type look on canvas and to glaze over painted projects such as papers and glass much like a decoupage finish. ( This will NOT yellow any papers or canvases over time due to it's ph neutral which is why its a professional art grade product ) It's expensive but is a high professional quality artist product. I can't complete a decent project without Liquitex. 5 stars on this as it conforms to the art standards for safety and is NOT fumey nor sticky on hands. I am over joyed Amazon carrys this since local art stoes are usually out of stock.
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Style Name: Gloss GelSize: 16 oz Verified Purchase
This gel medium work great. I use it mainly to transfer pictures onto wood, and it is so simple to use. Slap some gel on the wood, lay picture (printed on normal paper), face down, spread a little more on top and wipe off with a wet paper towel a few hours later and the gels has transferred the image into the wood. One of the better gel mediums I have bought, and won't bother buying other brands after buying this one.
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By Leirda on July 15, 2014
Style Name: Matte GelSize: 8 oz Verified Purchase
The difference between Matte Gel and Mod Podge is that Matte Gel is softer. It's more like paint than glue. Mod Podge is great for a glossy, harder finish. It works better for covers. Matte Gel works better for the inside of pages, especially if you are still going to be working within the page. It's workable and leaves a feeling or texture like non-glossy paint.
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Style Name: Flexible Modeling PasteSize: 32 oz Verified Purchase
Perfect texture and easy to spread with plenty of open time. Can also be used in mixed media to embed items.
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Style Name: Matte GelSize: 16 oz Verified Purchase
I purchased this product just before the holiday season to use in crafting some presents. I had heard about using Gel medium to transfer LASER printed images to wood and other materials. At first it was hard to determine if this was indeed what I needed, but after a little digging I was assured that this would do the trick. It was shipped quickly, and arrived just in time for me to start my projects, which came out great thanks to the help of this product. Not to mention, I still have a TON of it left for next year!

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