Golden acrylic Gel Mediums offer artists many ways to build texture. Gels can be thought of as colorless paints, as they are composed of similar polymers as are the acrylic paints. They may be considered the "glue" or binder that dry to form continuous, durable films. They are made of 100% acrylic polymers, which have proven to have excellent flexibility and chemical, water and ultraviolet radiation resistance.
- Soft Gels--Thinner than Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colors, Soft Gels are moderately pourable. Hold only slight peaks. The recommended acrylic to function as a glue for collaging. Soft Gel Gloss is ideal for glazing and other techniques where transparency is desired. Useful as a non-removable isolation coat, applied over the painting and before the varnish
- Regular Gels--Same creamy consistency as Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colors. Ideal for extending acrylics and regulating translucency without changing the consistency of the paint. Hold moderate peaks and texture. The Regular Gel Gloss is ideal for glazing and other techniques where transparency is desired.
- Heavy Gels--Thicker consistency than Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colors. Blend with colors to increase body. Good for holding peaks. Dries translucent.
- Extra Heavy Gels--Thicker consistency than Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colors. The thickest of Golden gels. Blend with colors to increase body. Excellent for holding peaks and impasto techniques. Dries translucent.
- High Solid Gel-- Thicker consistency than Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colors, while being similar to Extra-Heavy Gels. Offers lower shrinkage and dries to the touch quicker than most Gels. High Solid Gels are good for holding peaks. Blends with colors to make them feel more oil-like and increases retention of brushstrokes.
- Clear Granular Gel - Used to create textured surfaces. Dries to a hard film. To increase its flexibility, mix in other Golden Gels or mediums. Blends with Golden Acrylic colors.
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