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Professional Mediums

Professional Glass Beads

Build flexible, high gloss, bubbly effects with this thick acrylic texture gel.

Size: 237ml
$29.00 CAD In stock, ready to ship
Key Features
  • Glass microspheres add shimmering structure and texture to this 100% acrylic polymer gel
  • Dries to a reflective, undulating finish, for a bubble-like effect. Highly flexible and adhesive - will not chip or crack on canvas.
  • Can be used on its own, mixed with color or overpainted with acrylics or oils once dry
  • Apply thickly to create dramatic 3D effects, or finely to give surface texture
  • Provides an undulating ground for acrylics and oils
How to Use
  • Apply with knife or brush - can be thinned with small amount of distilled water if required
  • Mix with different consistencies and ratios of acrylic color/medium to create custom texture. Mix with Gloss Medium to create a textured glaze
  • Start by adding very small amounts of color and build up as needed
  • For dramatic reflective effects, mix with transparent/semi-opaque colors or apply 'neat' over dried paint
  • For reflective textured glazes, mix with Gloss Medium and small amounts of Soft Body
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Item #094376924466
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All our paints are intermixable and water-based, with archival results. Tested and certified at Duke University by the ACMI.

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What do you want to create? With Professional Effects Mediums, if you can imagine it, you can make it real. These professional, lab-tested formulas help you alter the behavior of your paint, add texture, and prepare it for specific techniques, all while keeping its acrylic strength intact. From adding iridescence to increasing viscosity, airbrushing and pouring to painting on fabric, all 15 effects mediums and colors can be mixed exactly how you want, no matter the style or technique. So, what will you create?


Other creatives have asked us...

Are Liquitex Glass Beads made of glass or plastic?

Liquitex Glass Beads are made of actual glass in an acrylic gel medium.

How do Liquitex Glass Beads affect the environment when they are washed down the sink?

As Liquitex Glass Beads are glass, not plastic, they do not pose the same environmental problem as micro beads and micro plastics. The glass is silica based - the same composition as sand. This is a natural material so does not absorb liquid toxins the same as plastic-based components and does not pose the same risks as marine micro plastics. In most cases, small amounts of Glass Beads are not hazardous to the environment when washed down the sink. Having said that, disposal in large quantities may have hazardous effects on the environment. Therefore, it is recommended that items that have been in contact with Glass Beads be wiped with a disposable cloth before the product is dry then washed.