Polymer strand gel gives
a medium, pulpy texture
Build flexible, medium-grade fibrous texture with this thick acrylic effects gel.
Acrylic paints & mediums
All acrylic-friendly surfaces
Lightfast & archival
Flexible & non-cracking
Water-resistant when dry
Intermixable with all Liquitex materials
What it does
- Irregular size acrylic polymer fibers add structure and texture to this 100% acrylic polymer gel
- Dries to a opaque, matte, pulpy finish
- Highly flexible and adhesive
- Will not chip or crack on canvas
- Holds unusual peaks and knife strokes, a little like textile or organic fibers
- Can be used on its own, mixed with color or overpainted once dry
- Apply thickly to create bold 3D effects, or finely to give surface texture
- Maintains color adhesion, durability and archival quality
How to use it
- Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products
- Apply with a knife
- 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
- Start by adding very small amounts of color and build up as needed
- Overpaint when dry with acrylic color
- Apply thickly for sculptural texture
- Mix with Gloss Gel or Gloss Heavy Gel to increase surface adhesion and application
- Mix with Gloss Medium to create a textured glaze
- For abstract effects, apply different colors with a knife, building layers dry or wet in wet
- Can be mixed with acrylic-compatible powdered pigments
How not to use it
- If varnishing, don't be too vigorous as this can cause clouding or foaming - spray varnish will give best results
- Do not use with any non-acrylic compatible media
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Blended Fibers FAQs
Other artists have asked us...
Can I overpaint Blended Fibers?
Yes, you can mix acrylic color into Blended Fibers, use straight from the pot or paint over it when dry. You can create unusual peaks and trough forms, which work well painted.
What can I do with your Blended Fibers medium?
Many artists use it to create organic pulpy/vegetation effects or the texture of ripped cloth - the fibers can look like woven threads. Have a try and let us know!
I want to experiment with texture – any suggestions?
You can start by creating texture literally from the ground up by using our Super Heavy Gesso. It will give you an archival base with high peaks and marks, ready to apply color to. Or try one of our effects mediums with color or neat.