Golden Gel Mediums offer artists many ways to build texture. They range in consistency from pourable to moldable with varying degrees of sheen and transparency. They can be used to create glazes, extend paints and change finishes. Some gels incorporate pumice, glass or acrylic granules that impart unique reflective, rough or absorbent surface qualities.
Gels can be thought of as colorless paint, as they are composed of 100% acrylic polymers similar to acrylic paint. They can also act as adhesives in collage and mixed media that dry to form continuous films with excellent flexibility with chemical, water and UV resistance.Golden Heavy Gel has a thicker consistency than Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colors. Blend with colors to increase body. Good for holding peaks. Dries translucent. Available in Gloss, Matte, and Semi-Gloss.
Soft Gel - Thinner than Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colors, Soft Gels are moderately pourable. Hold only slight peaks. The recommended acrylic to function as a glue for collaging. Soft Gel Gloss is ideal for glazing and other techniques where transparency is desired. Soft Gel Gloss is useful as a non-removable isolation coat, applied over an acrylic painting prior to varnishing. Must be thinned with water, 2 parts Soft Gel Gloss to 1 part water. Do not use Soft Gel Semi-Gloss or Matte for this purpose. Available in Gloss, Matte, and Semi-Gloss.