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Liquitex Professional Mediums, Black Lava

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Professional acrylic gessoes, mediums, additives and varnishes - to prep your surfaces all the way through to protecting your finished work. Each medium is uniquely formulated to deliver a different result. From gloss gels to experimental texture effects and finishes, each lets you adjust your paint to suit your practice. Effects alter the behaviour of your color, add texture and prepare it for specific techniques while maintaining the strength of the acrylic formula.

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Build flexible, matte glitter effects with this thick acrylic texture gel

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What it does
  • Tiny flat black acrylic polymer hexagons add dimension and texture to this clear 100% acrylic polymer gel
  • Dries to a ground black lava texture
  • Highly flexible and adhesive
  • Will not chip or crack on canvas
  • Can be used on its own, mixed with color or overpainted with acrylics once dry
  • Apply thickly to create dramatic 3D effects, or finely to give surface highlights and dimension
  • Maintains color adhesion, durability and archival quality
How to use it
  • Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products
  • Apply with knife or brush
  • Can be thinned with a 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
  • For maximum dimension, mix with transparent/semi opaque colors
  • For dramatic glittery effects and highlights, mix with metallic color or apply 'neat' over dried paint
  • Mix with Gloss Medium to create a textured glaze
  • Overpaint when dry with transparent/semi opaque acrylics for different effects
  • 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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