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Liquitex Professional Matte Gel Medium, 8-oz
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- 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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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
All Gel Mediums:
- Add Body
- Increase 'open' time
- Dry transparent or translucent
- Extend the volume of paint
- Hold brush or knife marks
- Make an excellent archival adhesive for collage
Gel Mediums add body to thinner paint for impasto techniques as well as extending color volume and adding transparency. Gels also add 'open time' as they tend to dry slower than thinner paint films. These mediums also also modify acrylic paints in a variety of ways and, since they contain acrylic resins, tend to improve adhesion and durability.
Gel Mediums available:
- Gloss Gel
- Gloss Heavy Gel
- Gloss Super Heavy Gel
- Matte Gel
- Matte Super Heavy Gel
- Ultra Matte Gel
- Slow-Dri Blending Gel
- Modeling Paste
- Light Modeling Paste
- Flexible Modeling Paste
A thick gel that imparts a translucent matte sheen when dry. Ideal for creating collages with heavier objects. Combine with Gloss Gel to create a customized satin 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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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.
So I tried both with inkjet prints (you should definitely use laser prints for most projects; but I was experimenting). And because some people seem confused between laser and inkjet, I'll explain it. LASER printers are what places like kinkos, Office Depot, and big offices use to make lots of copies for really cheap. The prints will be a bit shiny anywhere there is color, and because the printed parts are ON the paper, they can also come off of the paper (which is what this transfer method does). INKJET printers are what most of us have at home. They use ink cartridges. The ink gets absorbed into the paper, and that's how we get a print. These are not best for transferring because you have to leave some of the paper behind; the image doesn't "come off" like it does with a laser print. YES, you can use inkjet prints, but you will have a much better result (and less of a pain in the butt) if you use laser.
I actually like the way the modpodge worked better; the image is brighter and less of the photo came off in the "rubbing" phase. It also seems to be stuck down better, even though I used the same amount of product (or at least very close to it) for each. Both remained very flexible, and I would have no problem using either one for a design on a throw pillow.
The container is pretty wide considering the size, so it's easy to just dip a sponge brush in there. The lid is also nice and grippy, so it's easy to get off, even if you are notorious for accidentally gluing lids shut -.-
I DO like the liquitex, and it did perform, so it wasn't a total waste of money. So it gets 4 stars. But I bought it and didn't ACTUALLY need it. AND it didn't perform as well as the stuff I already had on hand. I can see myself using it for lots of other things, too. But if you are getting it for image transfers and already have modpodge on hand... maybe not the best use of $8.