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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 Gloss Medium provides an even flow, enhances depth of colour intensity, and increases transparency, adhesion and flexibility.
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 Gloss Medium?
Manufactured using the highest quality resins available, Liquitex Gloss Medium is a highly versatile, multi-purpose medium, which can also be used as a non-removable Varnish, to protect artwork and establish a gloss finish. Fully intermixable, all Liquitex Mediums are water resistant and ph neutral when dry, non-yellowing and permanent.
How do I use Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish?
When used as a medium, Liquitex Gloss Medium can act as:
A Fixative: Use over artwork to increase gloss or shine.
A Binder: Mix with powdered pigments for an inexpensive, soft body gloss paint.
An Adhesive: Use to provide adhesion for collage material.
A Ground: Use in place of Gesso, as a transparent ground, so substrate may be seen.
A Transfer Medium: Use to Create Acrylic Transfers.
The following videos show some of the ways Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish 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 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.