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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 Glass Beads is a suspension of small, spherical aggregate beads in a clear, medium body acrylic gel. Create dazzling effects by mixing with transparent colour, to mirror the radiant qualities of precious jewels.
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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 Glass Beads?
A highly versatile medium, Liquitex Glass Beads can be mixed with transparent or translucent colours, to create dramatic reflective effects, or applied directly over dried paint. Suitable as a ground for both acrylic and oil paint, Liquitex Glass Beads can be added to Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish and small amounts of Liquitex Soft Body Artist Colour, to produce stunning, radiant textural glazes.
Fully intermixable, all Liquitex Mediums are water resistant and ph neutral when dry, non-yellowing and permanent.
How do I use Liquitex Glass Beads?
Mix with any paint or medium within the Liquitex Range, or apply directly to support, and overpaint when dry, for a variety of possible textures and effects. The artist’s options are further extended by the different tools that can be used to apply Liquitex Glass beads, including palette knife, trowel and brush.
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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.
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