Blended Fibers

Polymer strand gel gives a medium, pulpy texture



Build flexible, medium-grade fibrous texture with this thick acrylic effects gel.

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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