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1. A glaze (left) and a wash (right) made with Fluid Phthalo Blue (GS) in similar ratios. The glaze is made with Soft Gel Gloss and the substrate is the paper surface of foam board.

Acrylic Washes and Glazes: What, When and How?

As acrylic painters we thin our paints with water to lower viscosity and make thin washes. Many of us also use mediums to alter consistency and viscosity and make translucent glazes. But, it is not always obvious how and when to use these mixtures, or how versatile they can be.  Acrylics’ natural versatility allows for […]

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Backing Boards for Canvas Paintings

Backing boards are simple and wonderfully effective at protecting the condition of paintings. They are standard in painting conservation and have proven to significantly reduce visible aging. Installing backing boards can easily be done by artists themselves. Their benefits are many: Protection to impact damage from behind (tear, puncture, deformation). This is not just for […]

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Unique GOLDEN Products You May Have Overlooked

Golden Artist Colors has created hundreds – if not thousands – of products since the initial startup in 1980. We tend to think of our acrylic-based materials as tools. Like most garages, sometimes a few tools go missing. Many times during our search for a specific tool we actually re-discover a long forgotten apparatus along […]

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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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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 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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