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Incredibly versatile & effective, this specially formulated medium is designed to enhance the creations of artists using Acrylic Colour (but most effective with the Liquitex range), whilst maintaining the quality & archival properties of both the paint & the surface.
Designed as a medium for mixing with acrylic colours, it is equally as effective when used on it's own, drying to an opaque finish, that can then be painted over as needed.
If left to dry naturally, this creates a "crackling" effect on any rigid surface, which can be painted over if necessary.
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.
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 as "Permanent Pigments" in Cincinnati, Ohio by Henry Levison.
Originally producing oil colour, they worked to develop the first water-based artist acrylic paints.
Not only was their new formulation launched in 1955, but the company name became the much more recognisable "Liquitex" (an abbreviation of Liquid Texture) which Levison believed better captured the product’s essence.