Golden Acrylic Gels 236ml
Self Levelling Gel. Designed to produce an even film with excellent clarity. The gel has a unique resinous, stringy consistency resulting from the leveling property. This product dries to a flexible, high gloss film, which can increase the transparency and sheen, while imparting a leveling quality to other GOLDEN Acrylic products. Blends with GOLDEN Acrylic colours to produce glazes.
Soft Gels. Thinner than GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylic colours, 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. Useful as a non-removable isolation coat, applied over the painting and before the varnish (must be thinned with water - 2 parts Soft Gel Gloss to 1 part water).
Regular Gels. Same creamy consistency as GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylic colours. Ideal for extending paint and regulating translucency without changing the consistency of the Heavy Body and Matte colours. Hold moderate peaks and texture. The Regular Gel Gloss is ideal for glazing and other techniques where transparency is desired. Heavy Gels. Thicker consistency than GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylic colours. Blend with colours to increase body. Good for holding peaks. Dries translucent.
Extra Heavy Gels. Thicker consistency than GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylic colours. The thickest of GOLDEN gels, along with the High Solid Gels. Blend with colours to increase body. Excellent for holding peaks and impasto techniques. Dries translucent. High Solid Gels. Thicker consistency than GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylic colours, while being similar to Extra-Heavy Gels. Offers lower shrinkage and dries to the touch quicker than most Gels. High Solid Gels are good for holding peaks. Blends with colours to make them feel more oil-like and increases retention of brushstrokes.
Pumice Gels. Used to create textured surfaces. Dries to a hard film. To increase its flexibility, mix in other GOLDEN Gels or Mediums. Blends with GOLDEN Acrylic colours. Clear Granulation Gel. Used to create textured surfaces. Dries to a hard film. To increase its flexibility, mix in other GOLDEN Gels or Mediums. Blends with GOLDEN Acrylic colours.
Glass Bead Gel. A coarse textured medium with a Heavy Body viscosity that holds peaks. Made with genuine glass beads, its unique visual effect like that of condensation on cold glass is best seen in thin films that allow the mono-layer of glass beads to be illuminated on a light coloured ground. Glass Bead Gel can appear very similar to Coarse Pumice Gel or Clear Granular Gel when mixed with enough paint to hide the appearance of the glass beads.
Clear Tar Gel. Designed to yield a pully, tar-like feel, but in a colourless gel. This gel has an extremely resinous and stringy consistency, which makes it feel very different than other acrylics. Useful for generating fine detailed lines by dripping it over surfaces, as it continuously flows from palette knives or other tools. Blends with all GOLDEN Acrylic colours to offer a full range of colours with which to work.
Patti Brady reviews the range of gloss, semi-gloss and matte gels from GOLDEN, including Soft, Regular, Heavy, and Extra Heavy Gels. How are the products different, how are they similar and how can they can be used in painting. Recorded at the Paint Bar in the GOLDEN factory in New Berlin, NY.