spray texture

spray texture
SPRAY TEXTURE
Liquitex Acrylic Mediums can be thought of as colorless paint.
They are the binder (glue) of acrylic paint and are added to acrylic
paint to alter the paint handling characteristics, appearance
or volume, producing an infinite variety of effects. They are all
intermixable!
Spray Paint is an ideal paint to use on top of or mixed with
Liquitex Mediums. Because it uses water based technology, it is
possible to paint on top of a highly textured surface quickly and
efficiently using Spray Paint, rather than trying to paint a highly
textured area with a brush.
Liquitex Professional Spray Paint is a stunning innovation developed
for professional artists. Combining artist grade pigments with
revolutionary water-based technology, Liquitex Professional Spray
Paint offers color brilliance, lightfastness and durability in a
unique low odor formulation. The colors match the Liquitex color
spectrum and are intermixable with acrylics and even mediums!
Liquitex Professional Spray Paint is available in 100 colors, including transparent, iridescent and fluorescent colors. An endless
variety of effects can be achieved using Spray Paint and Mediums
in combination with techniques such as impasto, stenciling and
many more. All Liquitex products are uniquely intermixable and
can be used in combination with each other.
IMPASTO
A painting technique that uses a brush or knife loaded with
paint to create bold textures that stand out in relief. Well
known examples include paintings by artists such as Vincent
Van Gogh and Frank Auerbach.
• Modeling Paste and Light Modeling Paste will thicken paint
while decreasing flexibility and increasing opacity. It should
be used on firm substrate such as board or panel. Use light
Modeling Past when weight is a consideration.
• Flexible Modeling Paste dries more slowly than other
modeling pastes to a hard yet flexible surface. Designed
to be used on flexible surfaces such as canvas.
• A number of Texture Gels exist to create different effects.
Recommended Products:
• Heavy Body Artists Color is excellent for creating texture
and revealing brushwork.
• Liquithick™ Thickening Gel will increase impasto to any
viscosity without changing color or opacity. (Note: high
concentrations of this gel will cause shrinkage.)
• Gloss Gel, Gloss Heavy Gel and Gloss Super Heavy Gel
will increase transparency and flexibility while enhancing
impasto surfaces.
• Matte Gel or Matte Super Heavy Gel thicken paint and offer
a matte sheen.
STENCILING
A stencil is a thin sheet of material in which a shape or pattern
is cut, through which paint can be applied to the surface below.
Stenciling can be used to create depth, add text and fine
details easily using Spray Paint. To create textured stenciled
areas, spread the medium over the stencil with a palette
knife. Remove the stencil immediately. Spray Paint over top.
TEXTURE GELS
L iquitex Texture Gels contain particles that produce a variety
of unique textural and dimensional effects. They may be mixed
with acrylic colors, other mediums, or used on their own. A Dry
Texture Gel layer can be utilized as a textured underpainting
for acrylic paint, colored pencil or pastel. Mix any texture gels
together to achieve unique surfaces.
ALL TEXTURE GELS
• Dry flexible
• Do not yellow
• Dry water-resistant
General Attributes
• Contain specific aggregates, which produce a variety of
unique textural, dimensional and reflective effects, when
mixed with acrylic paint.
• All eight 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.
CERAMIC STUCCO
A favorite of many artists. This thick, finetextured gel can be applied with a palette knife
to give the surface finish of an Italian fresco.
It dries to a light gray matte stucco finish and
is a great absor¬bent ground for washes and
glazing. Try painting over the dry surface with
airbrush medium or drawing with pastel or
charcoal.
• A thick, low luster, fine texture gel, 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, pastels and graphite.
• Somewhat susceptible to abrasion. Coat with Liquitex®
Varnish for added protection. Apply varnish carefully to
avoid foaming and clouding.
• Works well with brush application.
WHITE OPAQUE FLAKES
A heavy, coarse gel containing irregular sized
and shaped white opaque flakes. May be
used to create foliage effects in landscapes
by mixing with opaque color or glazing over
when dry. Has a similar effect of snow flakes or
coconut flakes.
• A medium body gel that contains clear, round aggregates
that dry to a semi-gloss, reflective (“bubbly”) surface.
• For most dramatic reflective effects, mix with transparent
or translucent colors or apply straight from container over
dried paint.
• For reflective textural glazes, mix with Liquitex® Gloss
Medium & Varnish and small amounts of Liquitex® Soft
Body Professional Artist Color .
• Suitable as a ground for acrylic and oil paint. Works well
with brush application.
•A thick, stringy, fibrous gel that when dry give
the effect of flexible fibers.
• 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.
RESIN SAND
A thick, coarse gel that dries to a semi-gloss
texture similar to rough cement. Mix with
Black Lava and Ceramic Stucco to create an
absor¬bent, granite like surface that is very
receptive to Soft Body colors.
• A thick, coarse, texture gel that contains
aggregates of various sizes.
• A Heavy body, coarse gel, that contains
irregular sized and shaped opaque flakes.
• White flake texture is most apparent when mixed with
transparent or translucent colors or small amounts of
opaque color.
• If pure white is desired, add a small amount of Liquitex®
Titanium White.
GLASS BEADS
A medium body gel that contains clear round
plastic beads and dries to a semi-gloss
surface. Perfect for creating a “bubbly” but
smooth texture that can be dramatic when
mixed with color. When poured it creates a
flexible shimmering film for a wide variety of
applications. Works well as a surface to paint
over with color. Can be used under oil or acrylic. BLENDED FIBERS
Great for adding texture and body to painted
forms. This thick opaque gel, when dry, will
give the effect of flexible fibers with a matt
sheen. It holds unusual peaks and knife
strokes when mixed with color. Can tend to
have the effect of pieces of torn fabric.
• Dries to a “rough cement” look and will retain its unique
texture well when mixed with paint.
• Excellent ground for acrylic paint, when dramatic effects
are desired.
NATURAL SAND
A fine-textured gel that dries to the appearance
of glossy beach sand. Mix with other gels to
create customized surfaces. An excellent choice
to add a bit of “tooth” to an under-painting. Try
combing the natural sand with a ridged trowel
for uniform peaks and valleys
• A finely textured gel that dries to a surface
similar to glossy “beach sand”.
• Mix with Liquitex® acrylic colors to improve blending and
impart the “feel” of oil paint.
• Very effective ground for acrylics, pastel and graphite when
delicate marks and blending are necessary. Works well with
brush application.
BLACK LAVA
A clear gel speckled with small black particles
that adds an innovative dimension to paint
surfaces. Gives dramatic effects when mixed
with transparent, translucent, or interference
colors and can be used to darken values in a
picture. Try over painting dry acrylic color for
ad¬ditional effects.
• A black speckled gel that contains small, flat, hexagonal
shaped dark aggregates.
• When wet, looks speckled gray but when dry, give the effect
of ground, dry, black lava.
• Mixed with transparent and translucent colors, black
speckled quality is most apparent.
• Mix with Liquitex® Interference Paint for dramatic color effects.
GEL MEDIUMS
Gel Mediums add body to thinner paint for
impasto techniques as well as extending color
volume and adding transparency. Gel mediums
can also add “open time” as they tend to dry
slower than thinner paint films. In general,
the thicker the layer of acrylic paint, the longer
the paint film takes to dry. These mediums
also modify acrylic paints in a variety of ways
and, since they contain acrylic resins, tend to
improve adhesion and durability.
ALL GEL MEDIUMS
• Add Body
• Increase “open” time
• Dry transparent or translucent
• Extend the volume of paint
• Hold brush or knife marks
• Make an excellent archival adhesive for collage
General Attributes
• Heavy-bodied mediums, formulated to maintain three
dimensional peaks and marks, build surfaces, extend paint
MODELING PASTE
A very thick, matte, opaque preparation of
marble dust and polymer emulsion used to
build heavy textures on rigid surfaces. This
product handles like clay and dries to a very
hard stone-like surface. Can be mixed with
acrylic color or over-painted when dry. Makes an
excellent substrate for acrylic paint, watercolor,
graphite, or dry pastel. Great for sculptural
applications and may be sanded, carved, or
drilled when dry. For use on rigid supports.
Attributes • A marble “putty” made of marble dust and 100% polymer
emulsion.
• Used to build heavy textures on rigid supports and create
three-dimensional forms.
• Dries to the hardness of stone. It can be sanded or carved
when thoroughly dry.
• Can be handled like clay if the top of the container is
removed and some of the water is allowed to slowly evaporate until it reaches a clay-like consistency.
• Adheres to any non-oily, absorbent surface.
• Drying too quickly causes mud cracking that is cosmetic,
not structural.
• When mixed with acrylic colors will act as a weak tinting
white, while increasing thickness and rigidity.
• Excellent substrate for acrylic paint, oil paint, oil pastel, oil
bars, watercolor, graphite or dry pastel.
volume, extend drying time and achieve various degrees of
transparency and sheen.
• Mix into Soft Body Professional Artist Color to increase
paint thickness.
• Mix into Heavy Body Professional Artist Color, to maintain
or increase paint thickness.
• Produce films of varying thickness, sheens and visual
effects.
• In the wet state, mediums appear milky, but dry transparent to translucent (unless noted). A wet medium/paint
mixture will be lighter in color than the dried medium/
paint mixture.
• The thicker the application the more opaque the final
film will be.
• All Gels can be used as a binder for powdered pigments,
additives such as sand, sawdust, etc. Overloading mediums with texturing materials can cause brittleness.
• All Gels are excellent glues for attaching heavy objects to a
surface.
• Mix any gels into acrylic paint to increase working
(open) time.
Directions
• Apply with knife, brush, cake decorating tools, etc.
• To prevent shrinkage cracks (mud cracking), dry slowly by
covering loosely with plastic wrap. Apply less than ¼” thick.
• Mix with acrylic colors to produce a colored tinted paste.
• When dry, Modeling Paste may be painted with acrylic or
oil colors.
Application
Sculptural:
Rigid support:
pply in thin layers allowing each layer to dry
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before applying next ayer. If cracks appear,
allow to dry and fill in with an additional thin
layer of Modeling Paste.
Use straight from container.
Flexible support: M
ix Modeling Paste 50/50 with Gloss Gel
Medium, Matte Gel Medium or Gloss Heavy
Gel Medium.
Ground: pply a thin layer of Acrylic Modeling Paste
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to rigid surface (i.e. wood), using a palette
knife, trowel or roller. Let dry, then sand
smooth. Repeat if necessary.
Absorbent ground: Mix ¼ Modeling Paste with ¾ Liquitex®
Acrylic Gesso. Apply with trowel or roller. Let
dry, then sand smooth. Repeat if necessary.
Paper-Maché: ix Acrylic Modeling Paste 50/50 with
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Liquitex® Gloss Gel Medium, Matte Gel
Medium or Gloss Heavy Gel Medium. Soak
paper in this mixture.
LIGHT MODELING PASTE
A lightweight and airy preparation of
marble dust and polymer emulsion specifically
formulated to be used in applications where
weight is a fac¬tor. Can be used to add body to
paint and create pastel tints. Dries to a matte
opaque white and can be mixed with acrylic
color or over-painted. Recommended for use on
rigid supports to avoid cracking.
Attributes
• A lightweight, airy, flexible, thick, sculptural gel specifically
formulated to be used in applications where weight is
a factor.
• Will not exhibit “mud cracking”.
• Used alone, will dry to a matte opaque white that readily
accepts staining if desired.
FLEXIBLE MODELING PASTE
A matte, opaque preparation of marble dust
and polymer emulsion. Dries more slowly
than other modeling pastes to a hard, yet
flexible surface. Use to build heavy textures
and three-dimensional forms. Recommended
for use on supports with occasional flexing.
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Attributes
• Extra Heavy Body and very opaque.
• A marble paste made of marble dust and 100% polymer
emulsion.
• Dries more slowly than other modeling pastes to a hard yet
flexible surface.
• Used to build three-dimensional forms and heavy textures
on supports that may be subject to flexing or movement.
• Adheres to any non-oily, absorbent surface.
• When mixed with acrylic colors will act as a weak tinting
white, while increasing thickness and rigidity.
• Excellent substrate for acrylic paint, oil paint, oil pastel, oil
bars, watercolor, graphite or dry pastel.
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