Dries translucent with a satin/matte finish.
Viscosity and body similar to Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color.
Liquitex Matte Gel Medium has greater adhesion than Liquitex Gloss Gel Medium and Liquitex Gloss Heavy Gel Medium.
Translucent when wet, transparent when dry. Thicker applications result in less transparent dry medium films.
Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color to obtain paint similar in color depth to oil paint.
Color mix will dry to a satin sheen.
Application as an Extender:
Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color to extend volume and increase translucency, while maintaining paint viscosity.
Mix with Liquitex Soft Body Artist Color to extend volume and increase translucency, while increasing paint viscosity.
Application as a Ground:
Recommended as a translucent ground (size), for acrylic paint with excellent tooth and adhesion, as an alternative to gesso. Will allow some color and texture of the support to show through. Use as a substitute size for the hide glue size traditionally used for oil paintings.
To prevent Substrate Induced Discoloration (SID), wash cotton or linen canvas before use.
Exterior Murals: If the support or wall is very rough, a coat of Liquitex Matte Gel Medium should be brushed or toweled onto the surface prior to gesso application.
Application for Impasto Effects:
Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Color for impasto effects that dry to a matte sheen.
Applications in Collage:
Makes and excellent glue for collage and decoupage.
Applications with Powdered Pigments:
Use as the binder for powdered pigments to make an inexpensive "student grade" Heavy Body (thick) matte acrylic paint. Pigment must be compatible with acrylic emulsion.
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