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Liquitex Professional Acrylic Iridescent Medium (237ml)


  • Designed for use with acrylic paint
  • Adds a shimmering iridescence to your artwork
  • Translucent, metallic finish
  • 237ml bottle
  • Flip-top lid

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Formulated to enhance the creations of artists working with Liquitex Acrylic Paint, but equally effective when mixed with any Acrylic Colour, Liquitex Professional Iridescent Medium adds a shimmering iridescence to acrylic paint, producing a lustrous metallic spectrum.

Video: Liquitex Iridescent Medium

What is a Medium?

Any liquid which changes the consistency of the paint it is mixed with may be classed as a medium. Liquitex mediums are designed specifically for use with acrylic paints, and produce effects ranging from thin glaze to thick impasto, with a variety of choices in between.

Why use a Medium?

By changing the properties of paint, a medium extends the possibilities of how an artist works with the colour, and affords a plethora of exciting techniques and effects.

Acrylic Mediums: Exploring The Possibilities gives further information on the Liquitex range of acrylic mediums, and how they can be used.

Why choose Liquitex Iridescent Medium?

Ideal for calligraphy and highlighting, Liquitex Iridescent Medium dries to a non-oxidising, translucent sheen. Suitable for use in a number of artistic and craft applications, Liquitex Iridescent Medium may be applied to fabric, when thinned with 50% water.

Fully intermixable, all Liquitex Mediums are water resistant and ph neutral when dry, non-yellowing and permanent.

How do I use Liquitex Iridescent Medium?

For optimum results, mix Liquitex Iridescent Medium with transparent and translucent colours, adding increasing amounts of medium to heighten transparency and iridescent quality. For a “Mother of Pearl” effect, use Liquitex Iridescent Medium directly from the bottle.

Can you explain some of the terms used when painting with Acrylic Mediums?

Click here for a glossary of Acrylic painting terms, including the different types of medium.

Who are Liquitex?

Founded in 1933 by Henry Levison, Permanent Pigments, an oil colour producing company from Cincinnati, Ohio developed the first water-based artist acrylic paints. Their new formulation was launched in 1955, under the new company name Liquitex, an abbreviation of “Liquid texture”, which Levison believed better captured the product’s essence.

Today, Liquitex offers a vast array of intermixable vibrant acrylic paints and mediums, enabling artists to continually explore new and innovative ways of working with Acrylic Colour.

Reviews (8)

Not used yet but look forward to using it
Xmas present he’s not got yet. Although he has used this before.
Looks like a good product but haven't tried it yet.
I wonder what this does as I have seen it before but was sceptic to how much shimmer it gives and didn't want to buy something over £10 and then I couldn't make use of it. I love the effect it make colour feels soft and fluffy especially if using pastel colours.
Just what I needed, but had to use more than expected to get the result I wanted.
Brilliant product