One painting I want is of a glass bottle with an object inside. This is my first try at painting with Acrylics (Golden) on a Board (Ampersand Gesso board), and it is large (3’x4′) and it’s not going well. I am trying to figure out what “technique” to use to make the painting look like it has smoke billowing and thin stringy lines throughout. If so, would I be able to do any glazing on top of the gel afterwards? Thank you, Lori, Hi Lori, have you managed to create the effect you’re after with a self levelling gel on a small scale? How can I create the effect I am going for? Granite can soak up a stain, so if something spills you have to wipe to up right away. Any advice? I would like to use something that will give my paintings a glass-like coating I know if I use crystal clear resin it will turn yellow in time… so what can I use to get the same effect yet keep that glass like look on my acrylic paints and or different mediums I use. I really like Louise Mead’s style of painting., they remind me of star trails and I’m wondering how she created the texture in the painting? Hey Will, Hope you’re doing well. My question is, if I mix this into my paint when painting on glass do I need to seal it somehow? Thicker consistency than Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colours. Wow you are a wealth of information, thank you for that! I would like to be able to glue paper/magazine type paper to 180 lb hot press paper and seal it. You might also look at the pumice gels which will add a texture that could create some nice effects for the ground. and is the thickest of GOLDEN gels. Mink Oil for Leather creates a protective barrier that inhibits leather from drying out and cracking. Hope this helps, Hi Will! Before painting on canvas, is there anything we have to apply in the canvas board? Frequently bought together + Total price: $115.51. I’m now following you page and have bookmarked it for references for future projects! Extra Heavy Gel Goldens thickest gel along with the High Solid Gels. Saves so much frustration, time and also money. Hi I am searching for some advice and can’t seem to find it anywhere. The subject matter is a whimsical/folk art style landscape, that might add some visual interest with texture even if I completely paint over any designs the paper itself might have. Thanks so much. I “completed” an acrylic on canvas about 6 months ago and sealed it with satin spray varnish. Pastes dry Opaque. I know I can do this somewhat with colors, but I was wondering if I used a clear coat of semi-gloss between the layer of stars and the layer of clouds, if there would be an effect (and if it would be a good one! I’m currently out of supplies to try and experiment, so I was wondering what techniques you would suggest before I went out and bought supplies (since I’m embodying the starving artist and all, haha, I need to be very careful what I splurge on). Will a thickening gel help? I start with applying graphite on the canvas and want to coat with a gel medium. What does it do, when would you use it? Now you can get a professional grade clean by using Gel-Gloss’s Hardwood Floor Cleaner and let it do the job for you, because you have a party to throw, a life to live, and bigger things to worry about. Some other artist on the web says that not using it is the biggest mistake acrylic painters make. Hi Shawn, yes you can add texture with gels ontop of a dried painting and then finish with a varnish. Hi Carol, the soft gel usually sets on quite hard, I haven’t personally tried removing from a collage as it’s often used as a glue for collaging papers together. YIKES! DON’T REMEMBER THE NAME, IT WAS A MAN’S FACE AND LOOKED SO REAL LIKE IT COULD STEP OUT OF THE PICTURE FRAME. I know I’m very late to the threat here, but I tried string gel/tar gel and it’s great for dribbling but horrible for splatter since it’s too thick. I want to glue a few small metal items to an acrylic painting. I AM SURE WILL WILL LET ME KNOW. I read that mixing real gold into paint essentially paints the real gold flecks so I have been reluctant to try that. Hi Erin, the gel mediums aren’t usually meant as a final layer so this would be why you have a sticky finish to the surface, depending on what medium you have used the surface will become less sticky with time. Pro tip: Archivally the acrylic mediums are very safe, with no discolouration as opposed to oil paint where the more oil added, the slower the drying time and higher the likelihood of the painting to discolour over time – due to the extra quantity of oil in the paint film. I am using the Gelli Arts gelli plate. Cheers, Will. I want to paint the bottle green, translucent and with a slight shine/gloss so that you can still see the contents of the bottle. I want to mix my paints with the gel to add some texture, I’m just not sure if it would be alright in the oven and I don’t want to mess up. Do you think this process can work with an automotive base (Acrylic Enamel) and Urethane based clear coat? Would I apply a soft gel mixed with the diamond dust? I plan to paint a glass shot glass then put it in the oven to set. I used Liquitex Gloss Super Heavy Gel on a 12 x 24 canvas. It’s amazing. Hey Will, I was wondering what sort of medium or techniques I should use to create a fog effect on a window or mirror, I am primarily working in acrylics. The matte medium will create a resist so the further layers of paint won’t adhere or ‘grab’ to the surface as well. Thank you for your help Semira. I want it glossy but not ridiculously glossy. I have been trying to create a mixture of the two but no luck. ~ Be prepared to pick out loose brush hairs from your painting before the gel has a chance to dry. Unlike other products that will focus on just one aspect of a clean floor, Gel-Gloss has created the perfect formula for removing tough dirt, brightening dulled areas, and restoring your floors without leaving behind a streak or foggy residue. Hi Ziv, you can use a soft gel gloss, of regular gel, you might find this video of interest using golden gels as an adhesive. It just means it has a softer consistency, i.e: thinner consistency, it is a bit misleading. When applying directly to the canvas befoe painting however, the gel itself becomes gummy in most areas, leaving behind noticeable “spots” or lack of a better word “boogers” (sorry!) If the paper is very thin you might get slight buckling. LIKE AN ACRYLIC. Pastes will act more like a white when colours are mixed into them. If the paper is very thin you might get slight buckling. Consistency: Gels range from soft to extra heavy depending on the finish you are after. Are mediums made in non-white colors? Hi Will Love your site, your courses….ready to dive into Portraits in Acrylic in the coming days. I would like to thank you for offering these videos I so desperately needed. I have a question: I have been painting with a palette knife textured flowers using heavy gel gloss mixed with modeling paste. The Soft-gel gloss will form a barrier if you apply a couple of coats onto the collaged images, but you will still be able to paint ontop. I would like to install him on a base that will look like ice: shiny, translucent with a greenish glow. Your suggestions would be incredibly welcome. Can I paint over the sealer? It didn’t cover the metal uniformly either. Some say it won’t work if I try to paint over the collage’s gel “top coat” as it will act like watercolor on plastic. Hi Crystal, yes, you can use airbrush medium as an extender, or even work with fluid or high flow colours that come premixed into a fluid form. Extra Heavy Gel Gloss - The thickest of Golden's gels, thicker than Golden Heavy Body Acrylics. For adding texture with acrylics the ‘Coarse Pumice’ has a salt like texture, but will hold in shape and mix with acrylics. Cheers, Will, thanks for all the great info…i am trying to work with the extra coarse pumice gel and wondered what brush works best..i am making santa beards on corks out of the gel (no comment!) Does it extend working time with regular acrylics and if so, how much? Hello! Hi Tania, you can use gel medium to stick paper and card and if the mirrored surface is light enough it would also stick, but usually with the gel you paint it over the paper surface so it really holds it well. (!) Suggestion on how to experiment and with what? Any suggestions of what medium to use and how? Would delta ceramcoat’s gel stain medium work for transparent effects? Thank you for the useful information you provide on your website. South Gate, CA 90280 Hi Estella, any of the clear mediums, like Golden self levelling clear gel will give you a good effect. It’s just, I’d imagined mixing with the Open Mediums, possibly the thicker gel one instead of the liquid one you used, would be like mixing the Regular acrylics with unpigmented Open paints, giving you something in between the regular drying time and Open’s depending on the ratio. Thank you so much for your help and for this site :) Diane. Personally I wouldn’t sand it, it would ruin the finish and take off the gloss, but it depends why you want to sand it? The Silk-Screen Medium is not designed to impart opacity, hence the … Can I or better ask is there any moulding paste with no color? Hi Simon, yes you would be able to mix glass in with the solid gel, you can also get Gels that contain glass beads, here’s the description from the Golden website: Glass Bead (L-R) and Clear Granular Gel are coarse textured mediums with a viscosity similar to Heavy Body that holds peaks. Hey Manu, nice to hear from you, yes you can mix heavy body acrylics with a heavy gel to hold its shape, it can work brilliantly with palette knife painting. Anyway, I picked up some basic colors of artist quality Windsor & Newton, and so far they are okay. If not what would work? PHONE: (800) 243-3272 (I can’t add an attachment to this comment, so I would need to know where to email you with the attachment. I do not want to use water to thin my heavy body paint and ruin the quality. Golden Extra Heavy Gel is a Thicker consistency than GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylic colors. You can use a self-levelling gel such as ‘Self Leveling Clear Gel‘ from Golden paints which you can pour over the surface. Hi, pretty please with cherries on top can you help! if I mix soft gel gloss with my paint (heavy body acrylic) and paint the under coat, what is the ratio of soft gel gloss to paint? I have tried SO MANY and they either buckle or peel away. I don’t mind paying for quality paints, just not DOUBLE the normal cost! Consistency. Using mediums as a clear gesso – Golden Paints, Hi Will! When you sign up, youll get this FREE article as well as cleaning tips and valuable updates delivered right to your inbox! VERY EASY TO WORK WITH. Would a self leveling gel be the best method to adhere the salt to the canvas? Now I see some improvement I’d like to make. its not a pouring medium but has a tar-like quality to it. From what the video shows, it seems like the best option so far. I have been experimenting with Liquitex gel medium. Thank you. It’s a personal choice, if you want to have a removable varnish layer then you would need an isolation coat. In a one-step cleaning process, the Gel-Gloss brand by TR Industries offers a complete line of the highest quality of cleaners and polishes for the majority of surfaces found within the home. obviously an expensive exercise to loose so many. How to Keep Your Hardwood Floors and Laminates Looking Brand New! Hi Natasha, if you’re working with acrylics you don’t need to use gesso, you can apply the paint straight to the canvas, it will just give you a different effect. Firstly, thank you so much for your helping so many of us and for this amazing website. I recently started painting again (after – ehm – about 10+ years) and used to use Golden. I really want the snow and rocks to have a really rough texture with distinct peaks. OTHER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING OR EQUIPMENT: None required under normal use. JUST REMEMBERED THE OTHER PAINTINGS THAT I AM IN AWE OF ARE ALL THE IMPRESSIONISTS PAINTERS. I have been using the “Liquitex- gloss heavy gel” for collage. My second question would be… Is there something I can use over the mod podge to tone it down without sacrificing the pieces look over time. How to Keep Your Leather in Top Condition, How to Keep Granite and Natural Stone Counter Tops Looking New. If you think of them in cooking terms mediums are like pouring cream, gels can range from double cream to clotted cream! Adding Texture: Instead of using thick paint, you can create texture with a gel and paint on top. A job that has to be done multiple times a day shouldn’t be so difficult. Hi,i have question about the soft gel gloss.Is it ok if i wet sand it?Thanks in advance! 11022 Vulcan St. The trick is to use the right ones for the right situation. Any suggestions? Is there a specific reason this may be or something you could suggest? Hi Lucia, I would use paints specific for glass painting for anything going into the oven, but you can contact the Golden technical department to double check. Thank you so much in advance. I would test on a couple of different surfaces just to see if there is a residue on the canvas that is being disturbed, let me know what you find out. Thanks a lot. I have a couple of pre-primed box canvasses. Would Gloss medium work? Can I use acrylic gels from Golden as sealers in MDF, prior to my oil ground!..I have leftovers from when I was an acrylics painter, but paint in oil now…thanks! When the isolation coat has dried – I simply apply the glossy glazing liquid which is then the protective coat which can be removed if needed? You would be better using a heavy gel which can hold peaks and shapes. The colour of the paste will dependent on the brand you use, but most are white. So the protective layer/isolation coat is made by deluting ‘Soft gel gloss’ with water (I did watch your YouTube video :-) ). Hi I’m making bookends and was going to paint them first with regular paint and put a picture of each of the kids on end can I put liquitex over paint then put the picture on. any suggestions? Thanks Judy, Hi Judy, I would go for a satin finish, that would give you a nice sheen, but also give a uniformity to the piece. But I’m still not sure what to use in order to achieve what I want; which is basically a dripping effect, but the mixture has to be consistent enough so it doesn’t run out of the canvas, like a 3d dripping. After watching your videos on mediums I think I may give the glazing liquid a shot .! What product do you recommend I use to achieve perfect lines/shapes? Should I be using a varnish / Matte Medium coat at the end or should I try and source the Super Loaded Matter Medium (or equivalent?). Hope my question was clear and precise ! Many thanks! Should I use Flow Enhancer for this? Excellent for holding peaks and impasto techniques. My question is about Acrylic Flow Enhancer. Hoping you can help me. I enjoy using different mediums to obtain the desired look for a piece I create. What’s the best way to achieve the semi-gloss beveled lead look for the lines? I paint with acrylic paints. What type of medium would you suggest? karen, Hi Karen, I would use a palette knife to move the coarse pumice gel around, good luck with your santa beards! GOLDEN Fluid Matte Medium, Matte Medium or GAC 100 (for acrylics) will all work well as clear “gessoes” to allow the look and texture of the canvas or other support to show through. And after glazing can I use a spray varnish? Stumbled upon your site the other day and I love it! Hi! Thanks Will for the quick reply and the link to Golden. I created a skin of 3 layers of soft gel gloss on a printout of text (flipped, of course), let it dry and applied it to my collage. The soft gel gloss won’t be as hard a finished surface as a varnish layer. I AM USED TO ACRYLICS WHICH DRY PRACTICALLY INSTANTLY. Leather is also easier to vacuum or wipe clean if something should spill in your car or on your couch. Gel mediums can still keep a little bit soft in comparison to a harder varnish, so a polyurethane will always be more hardwearing. I READ THAT ON THE WINSOR & NEWTON WEBSITE. Cheers, Will, Hi will, Thank you for the info. Finding your site very helpful so thank you! You could try Golden Technical Support who would have more specifics for this particular case. Hi Will, I am so glad to have come across your site. I also bought Regular Gel. It’s an investment we make in ourselves, our homes, and in our transportation. Hi! And just like every other investment in our lives, it must be cared for. ANY TIPS OUT THERE HOW TO GET OIL TO DRY FASTER? it started out as a gold and black painting but ended up as a shine black with very little gold . Many Thanks . Diluting the medium too much stops it from drying at all! I want to use moulding paste gel , not adding any color! Hi Sheryl, if you paint with a translucent white such as zinc white it will give you that smokey effect. Thank you so much :-) Can’t wait to try it. (It will, of course, dilute the coverage quality of the paint). Thanks. Or can I just use mod podge for the fabric & paper and tacky gkue or fabri tac for the buttons & beads? Cheers, Will. Cheers, Will. Blend with colours to increase body. SO MANY DIFFERENT KINDS! Hi Lin, not really , I would just mix us a few ‘tester mixes’ onto a palette, varying and making note of the different amounts of water added and then test these on some paper/canvas. For pouring medium have a look at Liquitex pouring medium, I want the water in my lake scene to be shiny, Hi Sandi, you can add a gloss gel or a gloss varnish to the surface to bring up the sheen. Hi Alison, to answer your questions: (1) a water colour type wash for a background. I’ve looked high and low on the internet to see if I can use Golden Top Coat. Your advice has given me more of an idea of the properties of this Gel, and so for that I thank you. I also want people to be able to get them wet and not have the design wash off. I am preparing to paint flowers with acrylic paint and would like to use gel to achieve bright colours with different shades of yellow. However, I did end up purchasing Golden’s soft gel gloss, and regular gel gloss (though I would have preferred regular gel semi-gloss), but when I went to find the Acrylic Glazing Liquid the store didn’t carry it. The best part is you don’t have to deal with harsh chemicals or multiple steps to keep your counter tops looking brand new. Someone gave me a jar of Golden Regular Gel medium, but it is dried out. Cheers, Ramsey, Pleased you’ve been enjoying the site, in terms of Image transfer, I haven’t personally used the process onto metal, tends to be more porous surfaces such as canvas or paper, here are a couple of different method using Golden Acrylic gels. Any comments? Thanks for this great post, Will. Hi Nada, I would usually restore the sheen and saturation to a painting in the final varnish layer. This time I used Mod Podge, just to try it, but now I’m concerned about how to do the final topcoat. Do you just use a transparent gel after you are done and then scrape with a multiple ridged tool? Is it ok if I use soft gel instead of glazing liquid? If not is there something better to try? Gel Medium comes in different sheens (matte & gloss) and viscosities (soft gel, regular & heavy gel). My golden gel mediums is dried and evaporated. Hi Veronica, I would use a smooth surface and a soft brush such as a sable, you could dilute just with water, or use a pre-thinned paint such as ‘fluid acrylic’ or ‘high flow acrylics’ for more ink like effects. 2. I am a beginner and just started using soft gel matte, it says it is cancer causing, should I be using a mask and cover my hands? If using just retarder and paints it’s not usually recommended to exceed 15% (1:6) but if you’re just misting over the top it should be fine. is this possible to do with a tar gel? (I don’t wish to embed them in a uniform strata of gel, but almost a coating that will preserve them into a canvas but let me paint on and around them. The only draw back is the paint might slide around a bit as you have lost the ‘tooth’ of the canvas. I do not want to add color to change my picture color Thank you so much in advance for your help Semira, Hi Semira, yes you can add a moudling paste to add texture to the paint surface. your knowledge is a tremendous help in wading through the plethora of gels, mediums and other additives. Do you use retarder in your water spray at all? What would you reccomend for a more intricate portrait? Jan. 1) you can use the gel in any ratio, its just getting a balance between the opacity (more paint) or the coverage (more gel). )… If you have any advice, I’d appreciate it! A few drops in your paint can aid with a more flowing line if you’re painting in more of a watercolour style. Cheers, Will. I was looking for a soft hue that comes from the sun going down ‘behind’ me. Pastes are essentially the same as gels, just with ingredients added to make them opaque. Is the answer just to use gel, rather than ‘medium’? Gel-Gloss Its a professional grade product that will clean, brighten, and restore hardwood and laminate floors. Thank you for your precious advices. If you wanted the semi-gloss sheen without the raised texture you could paint over just the lines with a semi-gloss gel. What do I do? 2 days later my paintings look too dry and faded. I also sent Louise an email. The acrylic medium that can also be used to great effect for collage techniques is “Golden – Soft Gel Gloss”. Wood this work on a gourd if I use gesso for grip? Oh, I forgot to add that the drops range from thin to robust. I’m just getting into acrylics and really enjoying your site. Golden Gel Mediums: Golden Gel Mediums offer infinite flexibility and textural possibilities. Hi Guili, there should be directions on the GAC800 for dilution rates. Hi Tressa, you could use an artist quality PVA and mix with plaster (that you’d use at home for wall repairs), then you can change the ratio of PVA to make it more flexible, but too much PVA can give a shiny surface for the subsequent paint layers to adhere to. Can u add any detail once this pouring over the painting has begun like using Saran wrap to give a look of ice over the leaves. What do you suggest for this? I’m extremely grateful to you for taking the time to give me your advice. Hope this helps, Will. Hi Will Thanks for that although i did try to add some water but the paint started to mix. I have bought a primed canvas. Thanks in advance! I had already noticed this in my work through using different brands of acrylic paint (i have Golden, Liquitex and W&N). So even though 2 gels could have the same thickness and consistency (often referred to as viscosity) they would behave very differently depending on if a ‘rheology thickener’ had been added. Hi Will, I am very happy to have discovered your site. ALSO, I GLUED MY STONES DOWN TO CARDSTOCK, I ASSUME CANVAS WOULD WORK TOO. Sorry this all foreign to me , so would appreciate any advice. To be completely sure you can contact Louise direct here. HA! It ended up being a little cool looking. I’m guessing I can clear coat the collage with a gel/medium to protect that image and then go about painting on top of that. Hi everyone: Just one question. if so would you apply after stretching the paper or would you use some other medium? Cheers, Will. There is so much advice on surfaces that I am really confused. Which mediums, paints, sealants would be best?? Thank you very much, this is an excellent site! You can mix in paint to the molding paste to give the green effect, but the surface texture would be satin. However, when I rub off with the damp cloth all of the paper comes off. Thanks for your time. I do collage paintings and have always used a liquid medium for my glue. I’m very keen on trying to keep your painting as simple as possible when you first start because the less you have to worry about technically, the more time you can actually get painting. I can see how much time you have spent replying to queries, there are so many and I may well have missed this information, so apologies if you have already answered this above. Thanks for this interesting article. yes, GAC800 is a good choice to reduce crazing. How can I adhere it? It is glossy too–was that a wrong choice? Thank you in advance for your help, and any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. MSDS for #00686 - GOLDEN HEAVY BODY ACRYLIC 1 MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET . Kiran, Hi Kiran, pleased you’ve been finding the videos helpful, yes you can intermix gels and mediums to try and create the perfect flow. You might find this palette knife tutorial of interest to get you started. Sorry I have so many questions, but I haven’t found many people who’ve worked with such a range of products. Would they allow the second or third layers to cast shadows? My artwork is geometrical, detailed and lines have to be very precise with no bleed. I would go for a satin giclee varnish, you can get specialist varnishes for giclee prints that hold onto the print really well and will give a nice lustre. For starters, if you have allergies, leather furniture is great because it won’t harbor dust mites, pet dander, or other allergens like fabric will. Cheers, Will. Hi, I work on gourds. Hi will I am currently working on a portrait underpainting using system 3acrylic raw umber using thin glazes of water .what I have noticed is that the pigment has separated in the water making the paint look very grainy . Hi Lyn, you can get an acrylic ground for pastels which will give you a good surface. It might be a bit tricky with the tar gel because it has been specifically designed to level out and will never be able to stay in a fixed, hard shape. I do a lot of wine glasses. Hi Ed, you would need to use something like the ‘acrylic tar gel’ this will give that stringy effect you’re after. Is there any way to reconstitute it or should I just toss it out? To answer your questions: I would like to create a collage (on canvas) of magazine and newsprint and then paint a semi-transparent image over it. Thanks. I would try it out on a couple of test pieces first, (it’s rrp in the u.k is around £10 for 400ml). For techniques requiring continual hand exposure, gloves are recommended. Excellent product - Golden Extra Heavy Gel Semi-Gloss 236ml I'm really enjoying using this product to create more texture in my work. So if you are using a heavy body acrylic and want to make it go further but don’t want to change its consistency, then you can add ‘Regular Gel’ (either in matte, semi-gloss or gloss), This will increase the volume of your paint without having to use loads of pure pigment. This will be perfect to seal the pictures as well, it really is a magic medium! Instead of diluting it with water you use it neat, straight from the tub. I have been working on my first acrylic for a year. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. HA! You can apply the layers with the soft gel gloss and then add a final finishing layer of satin varnish to unify the look. Made with genuine glass beads roughly the size of poppy seeds or clear acrylic granules with a consistency similar to coarse sea salt. Want to learn more about how to use gels in your acrylic paintings? Is it my canvas that is the problem? Cheers, Will. Buy the selected items together. In all cases I brushed a thin layer of the gel to the area outside the image so the whole thing had a consistent finish. Gels are usually used thickly, to keep shapes and add texture. Thank you. I put it on a plastic sheet and spread it very thick and make thick rows to simulate falling water. Hope this helps. Do you suggest using any gel medium to paint on canvas though? The only thing to be careful of is buckling. I actually do watercolors and I am looking for something easy to use as protection, to do 6 spray layers, then an isolation coat, and then 4-6 varnish coats just won’t happen… but am thinking that there surely must be an easier alternative. I am overwhelmed with all the products out there… Thanks for your help. You can read more about varnishing an oil painting here. I also wondering if Liquitex Basics Acrylic is already heavy body type . Golden Extra Heavy Gel Gloss; Golden Extra Heavy Gel Gloss Manufacturer: Golden Artist Colours. The best thing to do would be to try a test sample, the matte gel will slightly lighten the dark on the pen due to the matting agent used in the gel being white, but I wouldn’t want to give you a definite yes about them bleeding due to not personally testing them. VENTILATION: General dilution ventilation is recommended at a level sufficient to keep individuals asymptomatic to inhalation exposure. Golden Extra Heavy Molding Paste - A blend of Extra Heavy Gel Gloss and Molding Paste. Excellent for holding peaks and tool marks. Hi Ashley, all mediums are usually of a white base, and the inclusion into black can cause a slight greying of the colour, but not too much. Gel-Gloss is a "one of a kind" product which actually cleans, seals, and polishes the surface in one application. :) I need to work with Fluid acrylic, but In India we cannot find one. I got Glass Bead Gel (which I think would look cool over a large abstract oil painting I did – basically a gradient from blue to yellow. 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