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Form resinous strings
of color



Create long honey-like strings of glossy, wet-look color which you can use for textured effects.

8oz/237ml | 16oz/473ml

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 it does
  • Turns paint into a viscous, sticky consistency so you can form strings of color
  • Dries to a 3D form with wet-look shine
  • Increases surface gloss, color depth and transparency
  • Extends your color further without affecting acrylic stability
  • Maintains paint adhesion, durability and archival quality
How to use it
  • Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products
  • For best results, mix with Soft Body Acrylic or Acrylic Ink
  • Mix with Iridescent Medium or other mediums to get different effects
  • Stir gently to mix color in evenly
  • Pour, drip or brush out to achieve different results
  • Paint over with a brush or spray to highlight the 3D texture
  • This is opaque when wet, transparent when dry
  • Add acrylic-compatible powdered pigments or aggregates to make your own effects
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


Tips & Techniques

Useful guides for working with mediums

String Gel FAQs

Other artists have asked us...

  • Can I paint over String Gel to create texture?
    Yes, just leave it to dry first and then over-paint with acrylic color.
  • Do I use a brush with String Gel?
    You can drip and guide it with a brush or you can use the non-brush end to drizzle it. Try our splatter brush or a spoon to create different effects.
  • What is String Gel?
    It's a viscous, honey-like acrylic formula that can be mixed with color or used on its own. It holds its shape when dry and has a wet-look finish.
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