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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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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 Textured Monotype Plate 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 […]

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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

Textured Monotype plate 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 […]

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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

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.  Related Content Collaging with Flat Textiles: […]

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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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