prep s GESSO CLEAR GESSO SUPER HEAVY GESSO COLORED GESSO The classic white sealer and ground for absorbent surfaces, such as canvas, paper, or wood. Provides the proper surface sizing, tooth and absorbency for acrylic and oil paints. One coat is usually enough. Traditional gesso is meant to be opaque titanium white for good coverage. Two coats are recommended under oil color. A very clear size and ground that keeps the working surface visible. Clear Gesso provides an ideal degree of tooth for pastel, oil pastel, graphite, and charcoal as well as an excellent ground for acrylic and oil paints. This gesso is ideal for painting over colored or patterned surfaces or over an under drawing. Mix with acrylic color to establish a tinted transparent/translucent ground. Dries clear to translucent depending on thickness. One coat is usually enough. An innovative, impasto, titanium white gesso having the ability to hold sculptural shape. Provides all the attributes of traditional acrylic gesso. Ideal for thick and sculptural application with a knife or brush. Establishes a color ground while providing all the attributes of traditional acrylic gesso. Some artists like to start their work on a colored ground to reflect the painting process in a different way. One coat is usually enough. As with traditional gesso, colored gessoes also give opaque surface coverage. PALETTE WETTING SPRAY GLOSS MEDIUM & VARNISH GLAZING MEDIUM An innovative fluid acrylic resin designed to slow the drying of colors. Spray onto your palette or directly onto the surface of a painting. This medium improves color blending and can be used to thin color while maintaining film integrity. Use repeatedly to prevent paint from “skinning over.” The workhorse of the Liquitex mediums range. Gloss Medium & Varnish is an all-purpose medium that performs two functions. It can be used as a varnish and/or a fluid gloss medium. It improves adhesion of paint film and increases color depth, intensity, and gloss. It can also be used as a non-removable varnish to protect the surface and establish an even gloss sheen. Use when maximum transparency is required to add luminosity and depth to your paintings. This fluid medium can be used to create brilliant glazes when mixed with transparent color. Glazing Medium dries quickly for rapid layering and tends to minimize or eliminate brush strokes. Mix with Slow-Dri® Blending Medium or Slow-Dri® Fluid Retarder to extend the working time. MATTE MEDIUM ULTRA MATTE MEDIUM SLOW-DRI ® BLENDING MEDIUM A classic medium used to give fluidity to delicate brushwork or to act as a low sheen adhesive for collage. This medium has a creamy consistency and is great with opaque colors. Mix with Gloss Medium & Varnish to create a customized satin effect. A fluid with high resin solids that dries to a matte finish. Ultra Matte Medium is used to maintain opacity and extend opaque colors to double amounts, without changing the color. Ideal for large projects where transparency is not desired. Dries to a dead matte finish with absolutely no level of sheen. An essential medium for creating softer edges and modeled forms. This medium is used to extend the “open” time of acrylics by more than 40%, giving you an opportunity to really work the paint to enhance color blending. You can add up to 50% of this medium, as it contains binder to retain the integrity of the paint film, unlike the additives version. GLOSS GEL GLOSS HEAVY GEL GLOSS SUPER HEAVY GEL SURFACE PREP f FLUID MEDIUMS Excellent for retaining brush marks while slowing the drying time and adding body to the paint. Mix with transparent colors for impasto glazes of great depth and brilliance. Excellent for transferring printed images. paint g MATTE GEL A very thick gel medium that extends working time and increases brilliance and transparency. Mix with acrylic paint to increase body and attain oil paint like consistency that holds brush or palette knife marks. A thick gel that imparts a translucent matte sheen when dry. Ideal for creating collages with heavier objects. Combine with Gloss Gel to create a customized satin finish. BLACK NEUTRAL GRAY A super thick gel with high surface drag used to create a stiff “oil-like” feel. Ideal for creating high peaks and sculptural applications that hold shape when dry, with minimal shrinkage. This medium keeps paint workable longer than most other gel mediums. MATTE SUPER HEAVY GEL SLOW-DRI ® BLENDING GEL ULTRA MATTE GEL A super thick gel which retains high-peaks and crisp brush and knife strokes with very little shrinkage. This medium keeps paint workable longer than most other gel mediums and dries to a translucent matte finish. A gel with high resin solids that dries to a matte finish. Maintains color opacity and extends paint to double amounts without changing color position. This product is meant to be used with opaque colors where transparency is not desired. Dries to a dead matte finish with absolutely no level of sheen. A heavy body gel used to extend the “open” time of acrylics by more than 40% for easier blending. Add up to 50% without jeopardizing the strength of the paint film to achieve excellent impasto techniques. GEL MEDIUMS MODELING PASTE LIGHT 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, oil paint, oil pastel, oil bars, watercolor, graphite, or dry pastel. Great for sculptural applications and may be sanded, carved, or drilled when dry. For use on rigid supports. SLOW-DRI® FLUID RETARDER e EFFECTS FLUID ADDITIVE v VARNISH FLEXIBLE MODELING PASTE A lightweight and airy preparation of marble dust and polymer emulsion specifically formulated to be used in applications where weight is a factor. 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. FLOW AID 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. SLOW-DRI® GEL RETARDER FLUID ADDITIVE LIQUITHICK™ THICKENING GEL GEL ADDITIVE GEL ADDITIVE A fluid that slows the drying time of acrylic paints and mediums by up to 40%. An absolutely essential additive if working in drier climates. Mix into the paint when on the palette to slow the skinning-over of paint and increase blending time. Should not add more than 25% as there is no binder and it can weaken the stability of the paint film when too much is added. Breaks water tension to improve flow, absorbency and blending of any water based paint, ink or dye and minimizes brush strokes. Use with Liquitex Soft Body color to create very fluid washes without hard edges. Great for staining effects on raw canvas. Should not add more than 25% as there is no binder and it can weaken the stability of the paint film when too much is added. An excellent choice when working in low humidity, or whenever increased workability and blending time of acrylic paints and mediums is desired. Will retain brushstrokes and add body to lower viscosity colors. Should not add more than 25% as there is no binder and it can weaken the stability of the paint film when too much is added. Excellent for sculptural effects when a matt finish is desired. Gives the handling characteristics of oil or encaustic paint when added to water-based acrylic paints and mediums. Works great with opaque colors as it does not increase transparency or change the position of colors. Should not add more than 25% as there is no binder and it can weaken the stability of the paint film when too much is added. FABRIC MEDIUM IRIDESCENT MEDIUM AIRBRUSH MEDIUM POURING MEDIUM FLUID MEDIUM FLUID MEDIUM FLUID MEDIUM FLUID MEDIUM Enhances blending, workability, and adhesion of acrylic colors for painting directly on fabric or unprimed canvas. Reduces dry paint stiffness. No heat setting required. Adds richness to acrylic colors by creating a metallic/pearlescent effect. Dries translucent and will not oxidize. Can add shimmer or sparkle to a picture even in the smallest amount. Achieve the most dramatic effects when mixing with transparent colors. Try painting on top of any dry color for unique effects. A pre-filtered, ready-to-use medium that easily thins any acrylic, watercolor, or gouache to the right consistency for spray application. An excellent choice for color washes and watercolor techniques when used with acrylic colors. Mixes well with other mediums to adjust the body and handling properties. Maintains integrity of acrylics even at high dilutions, and decreases airbrush clogging and paint buildup. Use with Liquitex Soft Body Color for best results. Designed to not craze in poured applications, which creates even poured puddles and acrylic sheets. Mix with Soft Body Acrylic Color to promote drying with a smooth even colored film. STRING GEL CERAMIC STUCCO WHITE OPAQUE FLAKES GLASS BEADS GEL MEDIUM TEXTURE GEL TEXTURE GEL TEXTURE GEL A self leveling gel with honey-like consistency. Gently pouring yields a long, constant-flowing string of gel. Mix with acrylic color for interesting application affects, to enhance depth of color, and to increase transparency and flow. Mixed with acrylic color and brushed, color “follows” the brush creating long streaking effects. A favorite medium of many artists. This thick, fine-textured 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 absorbent ground for washes and glazing. Try painting over the dry surface with airbrush medium or drawing with pastel or charcoal. 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 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 RESIN SAND NATURAL SAND BLACK LAVA TEXTURE GEL 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. finish colors ARCHIVAL PERMANENT (non-removable) HIGH GLOSS VARNISH ARCHIVAL REMOVABLE • For interior and exterior use • Excellent leveling properties • For interior and exterior use • Excellent leveling properties • Non-yellowing • Non-yellowing • Clear in the wet state TEXTURE GEL 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 additional effects. • Translucent when wet – dries clear SATIN VARNISH SOLUVAR GLOSS VARNISH AEROSOL ® TEXTURE GEL 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 GLOSS VARNISH SOLUVAR GLOSS VARNISH ® TEXTURE GEL 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 absorbent, granite like surface that is very receptive to Soft Body colors. • Can be used on oil & acrylic paintings SOLUVAR MATTE VARNISH ® MATTE VARNISH • Remove with mineral spirits or turpentine • Contains UV light stabilizers SOLUVAR ® MATTE VARNISH AEROSOL Images of product applications are used only as a guide. Some products are shown with medium only and then mixed with color.