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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 Pouring Medium has been designed to prevent crazing in poured applications. Create smooth acrylic surfaces without cracks or bubbles without any yellowing or transparency in colour in acrylic puddles and acrylic sheets.
What is a pouring 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. An acrylic pouring medium allows acrylic paint to be poured more easily, allowing the creation of stunning acrylic pour art.
Why use an acrylic 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. Without preparation, acrylic paints will crack, separate, and fade when poured, which is not the result artists want in fluid art of its kind.
Acrylic Mediums: Exploring The Possibilities gives further information on the Liquitex range of acrylic mediums, and how they can be used.
Why choose Liquitex Pouring Medium?
Developed to reduce crazing, cracking and bubbles forming in drying Acrylic Colour, Liquitex Pouring Medium creates even, flowing pools of colour in poured applications, without adding transparency. Fully intermixable, all Liquitex Mediums are water-resistant and ph neutral when dry, non-yellowing and permanent.
How do I use Liquitex Pouring Medium?
Not sure how to use acrylic pouring mediums? Drying to a smooth, high gloss finish, Liquitex Pouring Medium can be mixed with Liquitex Soft Body acrylic colour to form a vibrant, coloured, flexible film. One cup of Liquitex Pouring Medium can be mixed with one heaped tablespoon of acrylic paint and mixed gently with a palette knife. After being left for around 10 minutes, any bubbles will have dissipated, meaning it is ready to be applied via a squeeze bottle, tubes, or pipette.
The following videos offer some ideas on how to use Liquitex Pouring Medium:
Tips for using Liquitex Pouring Medium
For beginners at using pouring mediums from Liquitex, here are a few tips to remember when creating stunning fluid acrylic art.
- Always pour on a flat surface
- Allow at least 1 day of drying time
- Marbled effects can be created using forks or palette knives
- Never mix water, as this will weaken the paint
Can you explain some of the terms used when painting with Acrylic Pouring Mediums?
Beginners may not be aware of all the complicated terms associated with acrylic pouring art. Luckily, there are many glossaries 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.