Gloss Heavy Gel
Add extra body, brilliance and gloss
Increase gloss, extend volume and thicken, while extending open time - or use as a collaging adhesive.
8oz/237ml | 16oz/473ml | 128oz/3.78L
Acrylic paints & mediums
All acrylic-friendly surfaces
Glazing when used with transparent colors
Blending & softening edges
Collaging, decoupage & mixed media
Lightfast & archival
Flexible & non-cracking
Water-resistant when dry
Intermixable with all Liquitex materials
- Increases viscosity to create an oil paint-like consistency that holds knife and brush marks
- Increases surface gloss, color depth and transparency
- Extends your color further without affecting acrylic stability
- Slows drying time
- Maintains paint adhesion, durability and archival quality
- Do not vigorously over-brush as this can result in a foggy, hazy look when dry
- Do not use with any non-acrylic compatible media
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Tips & Techniques
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Gloss Gel FAQs
Other artists have asked us...
How can I get really really thick color?
Try mixing your paint with Gloss Heavy Gel, Gloss or Matte Super Heavy Gel or Liquithick Additive. Each will give you a different result - Liquithick is more of a structural, opaque, spongey effect. The gels will be more rich and transparent.
Why do you make so many gel mediums?
Each gives you a unique result - changing surface shine, thickness or transparency depending on what result you are after. Have a look at the individual descriptions for more detail.
Why are some acrylic mediums milky, some translucent and some clear when wet?
Some acrylic mediums are milky because of the water content within the emulsion. Others include matting agents that make them appear milky, while other mediums are formulated with a clear resin, giving them greater clarity both wet and dry.