Author Archive | Todd Leinbach


MONOPRINTING WITH OPEN ACRYLICS Using GOLDEN OPEN Acrylics allows lots of time to work on this easy, fun, and successful monoprinting process using gel plates. You can also create very inexpensive plates by using packets of dry gelatin. In this lesson plan we are using stencils cut from Yupo, but they can simply be paper! […]

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PRINTMAKING COLLAGRAPHY USING GOLDEN ACRYLICS The combination of our new Color Pouring Medium Matte with various gels and pastes produces a level surface that retains textural qualities, making it an excellent option for creating a collagraph plate for monotypes ROTOSCOPING WITH OPEN ACRYLICS​ OPEN acrylics and gel printing plates are perfect companions for painterly printmaking. […]

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ROTOSCOPING WITH OPEN ACRYLICS OPEN acrylics and gel printing plates are perfect companions for painterly printmaking. The slow drying time of OPEN and the gel plate’s excellent transfer ability offer tremendous creative potential. A stop motion animation is created by playing back a series of still frames, usually physically manipulated, in a fast sequence appearing […]

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collagraphy w/Acrylics

Collagraphy using Golden acrylics Printmaking is the process of creating an image, texture, or mark through the transfer of ink or paint from a matrix (object from which the print is transferred such as a plate or block) to a material like paper, wood, or canvas. Collagraphy is a printmaking process in which materials are […]

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Collage Textiles 3D

MIXED MEDIA: COLLAGING WITH DIMENSIONAL TEXTILES GAC 400 will permeate fabric*, stiffening it as it dries.  Since acrylic bonds to acrylic, once dry, the saturated fabric should provide an excellent bond with other acrylics.  Expect some gloss on the surface and a slight darkening of the fabric.  Care should be taken not to roll, stretch […]

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Mixed Media Landing

MIXED MEDIA Mixed Media/Collage with Golden Mediums: Creating image transfers, stiffening fabrics or using as an adhesive. These are just a few of the ways mediums can be useful. With a range from thin Fluid Mediums to thicker Gel Mediums, mediums can be an important tool for any artist.  Collaging with Flat Textiles: Create 2D […]

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Pouring Tips

12 Color Pouring Tips GOLDEN Color Pouring Medium [CPM] extends acrylic paints for pouring. Either Matte or Gloss formulas may be mixed with most acrylic paints, although GOLDEN Fluid and High Flow colors are best suited for pouring. Here are some tips for successful color pours: SUPPORT PREP ■ Use a smooth, rigid surface like […]

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      MIXED MEDIA: COLLAGE ELEMENTS WITH PAINT SKINS An acrylic skin is a dried film made from paint, medium, or a combination of paint and medium that is not adhered to a surface or substrate. Once mounted, most collaged skins can be suitable for further painting in acrylic or oils. If the skins […]

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Welcome to the Grit-O-Meter! We’ve ordered our mediums and grounds from smooth to gritty in an effort to show you how they may be used as grounds for Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, and Dry Drawing Media, or as acrylic mediums for creating texture in your paintings. The Meter runs from smoothest at the top to grittiest at […]

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POURING Pendulum Pour: Pour using Matte Pouring Medium to create intricate lines and patterns or Gloss Pouring Medium for a more organic free form pattern. Applying a Leveling Gesso Ground: Discover how to create a beautiful self-leveling gesso ground free of brush strokes or tool marks. Pouring a Leveling Pastel Ground: Pour a beautiful, uniform, […]

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