• Matte Gel

    Thick Acrylic Gel Medium

  • Gel Painting Medium
    Texture: Thick
    Sheen: Matte
    Relative Opacity: Translucent

    • 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 an 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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