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Color Shift-Shrinkage

Acrylic color shift and shrinkage GOLDEN Heavy Body Color and acrylic mediums provide a range of options to artists wanting to paint thickly. This video demonstrates two factors that should be considered when working with these products – color shift and shrinkage that occur as acrylic paints and mediums dry. Color Shift: The binder used in […]

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Watercolor Resist

Watercolor Resist with Acrylic Gel Acrylics can be used as resists in mixed media works with watercolor.  Gels and mediums come in a range of viscosity that can be brushed or knifed onto the surface. PRODUCTS:QoR Ultramarine BlueQoR Benzimidazolone YellowQoR Quinacridone MagentaQoR Payne’s GrayQoR Transparent Pyrrole OrangeGolden Heavy Gel Gloss (or gloss medium or gel of […]

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Tools for Texture

TOOLS FOR TEXTURE Textures from left to right: Golden Heavy Body using a cake decorating tool, Heavy Body with Molding Paste using a handmade burlap wand, Williamsburg with Wax Medium using a flat scraper, and Williamsburg using a wire brush. (NOTE: Once used as painting tools, kitchen utensils should not be returned to the kitchen […]

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MonoprintOPEN

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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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 collage […]

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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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Collage_Skins

      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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Collage Textiles

MIXED MEDIA: COLLAGING WITH FLAT 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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GritOMeter

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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