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Liquitex Acrylic Effects Mediums

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Designed to achieve various techniques, applications, special effects & pouring!

Liquitex offers a variety of specialty products including Pouring Mediums, Fluid Mediums, Gel mediums, Texture Gels and Additives which have been specifically designed to achieve various techniques, applications and special effects

Fluid Effects Mediums:
  • Increase Flow
  • Dry transparent or translucent
  • Extend the volume of thin paint
  • an excellent archival adhesive for collage
Gel Effects Mediums
  • Adds body
  • Increase ‘open’(working) time
  • Dry transparent or translucent
  • Extend the volume of paint
  • Hold brush or knife marks
  • Make an excellent archival adhesive for collage
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Liquitex Acrylic Effects Mediums

Designed to achieve various techniques, applications, special effects & pouring!

Liquitex offers a variety of specialty products including Pouring Mediums, Fluid Mediums, Gel mediums, Texture Gels and Additives which have been specifically designed to achieve various techniques, applications and special effects

Fluid Effects Mediums:
  • Increase Flow
  • Dry transparent or translucent
  • Extend the volume of thin paint
  • an excellent archival adhesive for collage
Gel Effects Mediums
  • Adds body
  • Increase ‘open’(working) time
  • Dry transparent or translucent
  • Extend the volume of paint
  • Hold brush or knife marks
  • Make an excellent archival adhesive for collage

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Liquitex offers a variety of specialty products which have been specifically designed to achieve various techniques, applications and special effects.

Airbrush Medium - A liquid medium incorporating an acrylic polymer. Specifically formulated to thin acrylic colors for airbrush application. Can also be used when working a regular brush.

Fabric Medium - A fluid medium incorporating an acrylic polymer with ultimate flexibility and adhesion. Enhances the workability of acrylic paint on fabric. Controls bleeding of colors thinned with water.

Flow Aid - A binder-free aqueous solution with surfactants. Use in conjunction with any acrylic medium or acrylic color when increased flow and absorption and decreased film tension and friction are required.

Iridescent Medium - A fluid medium incorporating an acrylic polymer with ultra-fine pearlescent mica pigment. Produces a range of iridescent or metallic colors when mixed into acrylic colors.

LiquiThick Thickening Gel - A binder-free heavy body gel with high levels of gelling agents. Used in small amounts, produces handling characteristics very close to that of oil or encaustic paint. At higher concentrations, can thicken paint or acrylic mediums to "cake" or sculptural consistency.

Pouring Medium - A fluid medium incorporating an acrylic polymer with high resin solids. Creates even puddles, poured sheets, and flowing applications of color.

Slow-Dri Fluid Retarder - A binder-free fluid with slow drying agents. Increases 'open' (working) time of acrylic paint. Reduces paint skinning-over on palette. Increases blending time, making blending of colors and detail brushwork easier.

Slow-Dri Gel Retarde - A binder-free gel with slow drying agents. Designed to be used with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color and Heavy Body mediums. Increases 'open' (working) time of acrylic paint.

String Gel - A medium viscosity medium incorporating an acrylic polymer with a resinous, stringy consistency. Enhances depth of color and increases transparency and flow.

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Liquitex Airbrush Medium 8 oz Bottle
Name:Airbrush Medium
Size: 8 Oz
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  • Effects Painting Medium

    Texture: Fluid
    Sheen: Satin
    Relative Opacity: Transparent

     

    Liquitex Airbrush Medium is specifically formulated to thin acrylic colors for airbrush application. Mixing colors with Airbrush Medium will ensure that the colors do not lose their flexibility, durability, and adhesion.

    Attributes

    • Low viscosity 
    • Ready to use pre-filtered and pre-reduced to the required consistency for airbrush techniques, add as much or as little as desired. 
    • Formulated for thinning acrylic colors for airbrush application. 
    • Ensures colors do not lose flexibility, durability, and adhesion. 
    • Easily thins acrylic color or any water-soluble paints to a sprayable consistency. 
    • Allows thinned acrylic paint to be sprayed efficiently and retain paint film integrity. 
    • Liquitex Airbrush Medium mixes easily with all Liquitex Soft Body Artist Colors to produce airbrush paint with the proper viscosity for airbrushing. 
    • Can also be mixed with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Colors. 
    • Can be mixed with all Liquitex paint, mediums, and gesso. 
Liquitex Black Lava Gel 8 oz Jar
Name:Black Lava Gel
Size: 8 Oz
Item #:
75315
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  • Liquitex Black Lava Gel 8 oz Jar

    Texture: Thick Lava Flakes

    Sheen: Satin

    Relative Opacity: Opaque

    A black speckled gel that contains small, flat, hexagonal shaped dark aggregates. Appear grey when wet but dry to give the effect of ground, dry, black lava. When mixed with transparent and translucent colors, black speckled quality is most apparent. Mix with Liquitex Interference Paint for dramatic color effects.

    Application

    Apply with different tools i.e. palette knife, trowel, paint brush or cake decorating tips to produce different effects.

    Mix Liquitex acrylic paint into Liquitex Texture Gel or let gel dry and paint on top.

    Mix with Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish to produce textured glazes.

    As most Liquitex Texture Gels are translucent very small amounts of paint are needed

    Add Liquitex Gel Medium or Heavy Gel Medium when using additional aggregates (such as sand) to avoid brittleness.

    Liquitex Texture Gels can be thinned with small amounts of water if necessary.

    Varnish with care to avoid foaming or clouding, spray apply if possible.

    General Information

    Contains specific aggregates, which produce a variety of unique textural, dimensional and reflective effects, when mixed with acrylic paint.

    All Liquitex Texture Gels may be intermixed to increase the variety of possible textures.

    Formulated for maximum flexibility and adhesion, will not chip or crack on canvas.

    Can be applied to any material or surface that will accept traditional acrylic media, such as canvas, paper, wood, etc.

    Texture Gels are lightweight, non-toxic and dry to a water resistant, non-yellowing surface.

Liquitex Blended Fibers Gel 8 oz Jar
Name:Blended Fibers Gel
Size: 8 Oz
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41960
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  • Liquitex Blended Fibers Gel 8 oz Jar

    Texture: Thick Pulpy Fiber

    Sheen: Satin

    Relative Opacity: Opaque

    A thick, fibrous gel that gives the effect of flexible fibers when dry. Add Liquitex® Gloss Gel Medium or Gloss Heavy Gel Medium for easier application and to increase adhesion while wet. Works best when applied with palette knife or trowel.

    Application

    Apply with different tools i.e. palette knife, trowel, paint brush or cake decorating tips to produce different effects. Mix acrylic paint into Liquitex Texture Gel or let gel dry and paint on top. Mix with Gloss Medium & Varnish to produce textured glazes. Add Liquitex Gel Medium or Heavy Gel Medium when using additional aggregates (such as sand) to avoid brittleness. Liquitex Texture Gels can be thinned with small amounts of water if necessary. Varnish with care to avoid foaming or clouding, spray apply where possible.

    General Information

    Contains specific aggregates, which produce a variety of unique textural, dimensional and reflective effects, when mixed with acrylic paint. All Liquitex Texture Gels may be intermixed to increase the variety of possible textures. Formulated for maximum flexibility and adhesion, will not chip or crack on canvas. Can be applied to any material or surface that will accept traditional acrylic media, such as canvas, paper, wood, etc. Liquitex Texture Gels are lightweight, non-toxic and dry to a water resistant, non-yellowing surface.

Liquitex Ceramic Stucco Gel 8 oz Jar
Name:Ceramic Stucco Gel
Size: 8 Oz
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41954
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  • Liquitex Ceramic Stucco Gel 8 oz Jar

    Texture: Thick Gritty

    Sheen: Matte

    Relative Opacity: Opaque

    A thick, low luster, gel with a fine texture, that dries to a light gray matte stucco finish. Excellent for producing thick 3-D effects, as well as thinly coating surface. Excellent ground for acrylic and oil paint, oil pastel, oil bars, pastels and graphite. To prevent abrasion, coat with a Liquitex Varnish. Apply carefully to prevent foaming and clouding. Works well with brush application.

    Application

    Apply with different tools i.e. palette knife, trowel, paint brush or cake decorating tips to produce different effects. Mix acrylic paint into Liquitex Texture Gel or let gel dry and paint on top. Mix with Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish to produce textured glazes. Add Liquitex Gel Medium or Heavy Gel Medium when using additional aggregates (such as sand) to avoid brittleness. Texture Gels can be thinned with small amounts of water if necessary. Varnish with care to avoid foaming or clouding, spray apply where possible.

    General Information

    Contains specific aggregates, which produce a variety of unique textural, dimensional and reflective effects, when mixed with acrylic paint. All Texture Gels may be intermixed to increase the variety of possible textures. Formulated for maximum flexibility and adhesion. Will not chip or crack on canvas. Can be applied to any material or surface that will accept traditional acrylic media, such as canvas, paper, wood, etc. Texture Gels are lightweight, non-toxic and dry to a water resistant, non-yellowing surface.

Liquitex Fabric Medium 4 oz Bottle
Name:Fabric Medium
Size: 4 Oz
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75310
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  • Effects Painting Medium

    Texture: Fluid
    Sheen: Satin
    Relative Opacity: Transparent
    • Enhances the workability of acrylic paint on fabric. 
    • Controls bleeding of colors thinned with water. 
    • Provides a smooth, consistent flow when added to Liquitex Soft Body Artist Color. 
    • Prevents uneven application of paint to rough textured fabrics. 
    • Reduces stiffness of dried acrylic paint on fabric. 
    • Eliminates the need to scrub or abrade rough textured fabrics to enable paint to adhere or penetrate surface. 
    • Does not require heat setting. 

    Painting on Fabric:

    • Begin by adding medium 1:1 with Liquitex® Soft Body Artist Color. Test on fabric to see if you are getting good coverage without bleeding. 

    Color Blending on Fabric:

    • Mix into acrylic colors to improve wet-on-wet blending techniques. 
    • The medium can be added directly onto fabric to blend color. 

    Watercolor on Fabric:

    • Use Fabric Medium 5:1 with Liquitex Soft Body Artist Color to control color bleeding.
Liquitex Flow Aid 4 oz Bottle
Name:Flow Aid
Size: 4 Oz
Item #:
75309
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  • Effects Painting Additive

    Texture: Fluid
    Sheen: Satin
    Relative Opacity: Transparent

     

    • Use in conjunction with any acrylic medium or acrylic color when increased flow and absorption and decreased film tension and friction are important. 
    • A flow enhancer that improves the flow, absorption, and blending of any water-soluble paint (i.e. acrylic paint), medium, ink or dye. 
    • Minimizes brush marks by reducing friction of paint application. 
    • Does not contain a binder. Over thinning of acrylic paint with Liquitex Flow-AidTM and applying to a non-absorbent surface (i.e. gessoed canvas) may result in poor adhesion. Always make a test piece for your particular application and surface. 
    • On non-absorbent surfaces, will increase the fluidity and open (drying) time of the paint. 
    • On absorbent surfaces, will act as a stain, dye or watercolor. 

    Application

    • Liquitex® Paint Additives are similar to acrylic mediums in that they are mixed into acrylic paint and acrylic mediums to change consistency, thickness, transparency, sheen, drying time and absorption rate. However, they are different in that they do not contain acrylic polymer emulsion and therefore have no binding qualities inherent in them.
Liquitex Glass Beads Gel 8 oz Jar
Name:Glass Beads Gel
Size: 8 Oz
Item #:
75314
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  • Liquitex Glass Beads Gel 8 oz Jar

    Embrace your creativity and explore your artistic spirit by adding textured gels to your acrylic painting projects. A medium body gel that contains clear, round aggregates, this acrylic medium dries to a semi-gloss with a reflective, bubbly surface. Use this medium to add texture and body to your favorite colors, and experiment with assorted tools and other paints and mediums to produce dramatic effects.

    Flexible

    Non-yellowing

    Water resistant when dry

Liquitex Iridescent Medium 8 oz Bottle
Name:Iridescent Medium
Size: 8 Oz
Item #:
75311
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  • Effects Painting Medium
    Texture: Fluid
    Sheen: Iridescent
    Relative Opacity: Transparent
    • Produces a range of iridescent or metallic colors when mixed into acrylic colors. 
    • Opaque when wet, transparent to translucent when dry. 
    • Will not oxidize. 

    Application:

    • Mix with small amounts of color, gradually adding more color until desired iridescent quality and transparency is achieved. 
    • Transparent and translucent colors work best however opaque colors can also be used. 
    • Color will become more transparent as a percentage of medium increases. 
    • Colors increase in their iridescent quality and become much more reflective upon drying. 
    • For the mother of pearl color, use directly from the container. 
    • For use on fabric, thin 50% with water 
Liquitex LiquiThick Thickening Gel 8 oz Jar
Name:LiquiThick Thickening Gel
Size: 8 Oz
Item #:
73780
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  • Effects Painting Additive
    Texture: Thick
    Sheen: Matte
    Relative Opacity: Transparent
    • A thickening gel for water soluble acrylic paint and acrylic mediums. 
    • Used in small amounts, produces handling characteristics very close to that of oil or encaustic paint. 
    • At higher concentrations, can thicken paint or acrylic mediums to "cake" or sculptural consistency. 
    • Drying time will be between 24 hours to 7 days depending upon the amount of Liquitex Liquithick added to acrylic paint or acrylic medium. 
    • Liquitex Liquithick does not increase transparency. 
    • Liquitex Liquithick produces a matte surface sheen when dry. 
    • Paint and medium shrinkage will occur in proportion to the amount of Liquitex Liquithick added. 
    • Archival 
    • Contains a unique polymer 

    Application

    • Liquitex Paint Additives are similar to acrylic mediums in that they are mixed into acrylic paint and acrylic mediums to change consistency, thickness, transparency, sheen, drying time and absorption rate. However, they are different in that they do not contain acrylic polymer emulsion and therefore have no binding qualities inherent in them.
Liquitex Natural Sand Gel 8 oz Jar
Name:Natural Sand Gel
Size: 8 Oz
Item #:
41956
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  • Liquitex Natural Sand Gel 8 oz Jar

    This effects painting medium, designed for use with acrylic paints, is a finely textured gel that dries to a surface similar to glossy "beach sand". Very effective ground for acrylic and oil paints, oil pastel, pastel and graphite when delicate marks and blending are necessary, this texture medium works well with brush application It is lightweight, non-toxic and water-resistant when dry.

    Nontoxic

    Water resistant and non-yellowing when dry

    For use with Liquitex Professional Acrylic Paint colors and mediums

Liquitex Resin Sand Gel 8 oz Jar
Name:Resin Sand Gel
Size: 8 Oz
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41958
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  • Liquitex Resin Sand Gel 8 oz Jar

    This effects painting medium, designed for use with acrylic paints, is a thick, coarse, texture gel that contains aggregates of various sizes. Excellent ground for acrylic and oil paint when dramatic effects are desired, it dries to a "rough cement" look and will retain its unique texture well when mixed with paint. It is lightweight, non-toxic and water-resistant when dry.

Liquitex Slow-Dri Fluid Retarder 4 oz Bottle
Name:SlowDri Fluid Retarder
Size: 4 Oz
Item #:
75308
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  • Effects Painting Additive
    Texture: Fluid
    Sheen: Satin
    Relative Opacity: Transparent
    • Fluid consistency that thins all acrylic paint and mediums. 
    • Increases ‘open‘ (working) time of acrylic paint. Reduces paint skinning-over on a palette. 
    • Increases blending time, making blending of colors and detail brushwork easier. 
    • Mix with Liquitex acrylic paints and mediums to retard drying time up to 50%. 
    • Fluid consistency, made to be used with Liquitex Soft Body Artist Color and Soft Body mediums. 
    • May also be used with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color and Heavy Body gel mediums, however, thickness of paints and mediums will be reduced to a more fluid consistency. 
    • Archival 

    Directions

    • Do not mix more than 25% per volume into acrylic paint and acrylic mediums or paint may not fully dry. 

    Application

    • Liquitex Paint Additives are similar to acrylic mediums in that they are mixed into acrylic paint and acrylic mediums to change consistency, thickness, transparency, sheen, drying time and absorption rate. However, they are different in that they do not contain acrylic polymer emulsion and therefore have no binding qualities inherent in them. Only limited quantities (usually up to 25%) of any additive can be added into the color before harming the paint film.
Liquitex Slow-Dri Gel Retarder 8 oz Jar
Name:SlowDri Gel Retarder
Size: 8 Oz
Item #:
73790
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  • Effects Painting Additive

    Texture: Thick
    Sheen: Satin
    Relative Opacity: Transparent
    • For all acrylic paints and acrylic mediums 
    • Similar to Liquitex Slow-Dri Fluid Retarder, except in gel (Heavy Body) thick consistency. 
    • Designed to be used with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color and Heavy Body mediums. 
    • May also be used with Liquitex Soft Body Artist Color and Soft Body mediums, however, thickness of acrylic paints or mediums will be increased. 
    • Archival 
    • Increases blending time 

    Directions

    • Do not mix more than 25% per volume into paint and mediums or paint may not fully dry, have poor adhesion and excessive shrinking. 

    Application

    • Liquitex Paint Additives are similar to acrylic mediums in that they are mixed into acrylic paint and mediums to change consistency, thickness, transparency, sheen, drying time and absorption rate. However, they are different in that they do not contain acrylic polymer emulsion and therefore have no binding qualities inherent in them. Only limited quantities (usually up to 25%) of any additive can be added into the color before harming the paint film. 
Liquitex String Gel 16 oz Jar
Name:String Gel
Size: 16 Oz
Item #:
73794
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  • Effects Painting Medium
    Texture: Thick
    Sheen: Glossy
    Relative Opacity: Transparent
    • A self-leveling gel with a syrupy, honey-like consistency 
    • Enhances depth of color and increases transparency and flow 
    • Dries glossy and transparent 
    • Permanent, non-yellowing, flexible and water resistant when dry 

    Application

    • Pouring or dripping the gel from above produces a long, string-like application. 
    • Mix with acrylic color and brush to create long streaking effects, as well as to enhance the depth of color.
Liquitex String Gel 8 oz Jar
Name:String Gel
Size: 8 Oz
Item #:
73793
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  • Effects Painting Medium
    Texture: Thick
    Sheen: Glossy
    Relative Opacity: Transparent
    • A self-leveling gel with a syrupy, honey-like consistency 
    • Enhances depth of color and increases transparency and flow 
    • Dries glossy and transparent 
    • Permanent, non-yellowing, flexible and water resistant when dry 

    Application

    • Pouring or dripping the gel from above produces a long, string-like application. 
    • Mix with acrylic color and brush to create long streaking effects, as well as to enhance the depth of color.
Liquitex White Opaque Flakes Gel 8 oz Jar
Name:White Opaque Flakes Gel
Size: 8 Oz
Item #:
75313
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  • Liquitex White Opaque Flakes Gel 8 oz Jar

    This effects painting medium, designed for use with acrylic paints, is a heavy body coarse gel that contains irregular sized and shaped opaque flakes. The white flake texture is most apparent when mixed with transparent or translucent colors or small amounts of opaque color. It is lightweight and nontoxic, and it dries to a water-resistant, non-yellowing surface.

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