These acrylic grounds dry to a porous, paper-like surface. Apply over gessoed surfaces to prepare for stains or watercolor effects. They are permanent and flexible.
Artists now have the opportunity to explore acrylics even further with a self-guided workshop experience in a box. By following the instruction guide provided in these sets, artists will experience the unique properties of Heavy Body, Fluid Acrylics, OPEN Acrylics and High Flow Acrylics, as well as a range of Pastes, Gels and Mediums. The exercises are designed to be easy to execute while providing artists with an understanding of the materials and a foundation for translating the experience into their own creative process.
This introductory set of acrylic gel mediums and molding pastes offers the opportunity to experiment with a range of textures and sheens. The set includes one 2 oz. jar each of Soft Gel (gloss), Regular Gel (semi-gloss), Extra Heavy Gel (matte), Light Molding Paste, Coarse Pumice Gel and Clear Tar Gel. The set also includes product sample cards consisting of finished one-inch square samples of each product with a brief description.
Used for modifying Golden Acrylic Colors and Gesso for spray application by decreasing clogging and tip build-up during spraying. Also useful as a general painting medium for blending and aiding brushability. Note: Airbrush Medium is not designed to be mixed with Airbrush Colors; use Airbrush Transparent Extender.
Use this spray-on acrylic varnish for an archival, non-yellowing finish on all media including paintings, drawings, ink-jet prints, etc. The 100% acrylic polymer in mineral spirit vehicle goes on clear and stays clear, with a fan spray tip for precise application. The varnish's UV light stabilizers inhibit light damage. While the varnish is permanent, with excellent dust and moisture resistance, it is removable for conservation purposes making it preferred by professional painters, conservators, museums and gallery customers. In a 10 oz. aerosol can.
The Classic Theory Color Mixing Set offers a starting place for artists as they begin to explore their own approach to colors and painting. Based on a selection of historically significant colors, this collection is capable of producing a wide range of traditional mixes, creating a spectrum of colors often found in nature. Includes 2 oz. tubes of Cadmium Yellow Light, Indian Yellow Hue, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Ultramarine Blue, Prussian Blue Hue, Viridian Green Hue, Titanium White, and a Classic Color Theory Mixing Guide.
This extra-coarse granular gel offers excellent clarity and durability. It has a thick consistency and does not distort colors.
Designed to produce a clear even film, this gel dries to a flexible, high gloss film while imparting a leveling quality to acrylic colors.
Clear Tar Gel is designed to yield a pully, tar-like feel in a colorless gel. It is useful for generating fine detailed lines by “ dripping” it over surfaces. It blends well with all acrylic colors, especially Golden Fluid Acrylics.
Mix Heavy Body, Fluid, or High Flow Acrylics into Color Pouring Medium Gloss for an almost opaque, glossy and level appearance. Color Pouring Medium Matte provides a low luster finish on color pours. Colors hold their edges when poured wet into wet.
These sets feature color pouring medium that is a leveling, low crazing extender for pouring acrylic colors. Sets are available in gloss and matte.
Crackle paste is a white, light-weight ground made with a unique balance of solids and acrylic binders. It's use results in an intentional controlled failure that causes the material to develop cracks as it dries. This product allows the artist to introduce a random, cracked look which can imitate an aged surface, like that seen on old frescoes or antiques. The cracking is random but can be influenced somewhat by the thickness of the application. This ground can be tinted with acrylic color before application (up to 10% by volume) and can be painted, glazed or stained with color once dry. This product performs best on a rigid support which is primed with an absorbent undercoat such as gesso, high-load color, or even house paint. The directions on the package should be followed. Tools clean up with water.
This very dense gel is made for extending acrylics to a thick texture.
Extra Heavy Molding Paste is a an acrylic texture medium. It dries to a satin, semi-opaque finish.
This medium offers a dry film that has the appearance of rough handmade paper. Skimming the product with a wet palette knife can make a smoother surface. When dry, it has an off-white color and is very absorbent, making it ideal for use with acrylic and watercolor washes or inks. It has a thick, somewhat sticky feel in the wet state.
These highly intense, permanent colors have a consistency similar to heavy cream. They are produced from lightfast pigments, not dyes. No fillers or extenders are added. Fluid Acrylics contain high pigment levels suspended in an acrylic polymer vehicle.
This 10-color set of 1 oz. squeeze bottles includes burnt sienna, carbon black, hansa yellow medium, pyrrole red, pthalo green/blue shade, pthalo blue/green shade, quinacridone magenta, titanium white, ultramarine blue and yellow oxide.
This set includes eight 1/2 oz. squeeze bottles of Golden's Fluid acrylic paint. Colors include: hansa yellow medium, naphthol red light, pthalo blue (green shade), pthalo green (blue shade), quinacridone magenta, titanium white, yellow ochre and zinc white.
This liquid medium is useful for extending colors and decreasing gloss.
These intense, brilliant colors are produced from dyes surrounded by a polymer coating. They are not lightfast.
GAC 100 is a liquid acrylic polymer emulsion useful for diluting and extending colors as well as increasing flexibility and film integrity. Wets out solids more readily than other polymers and is useful for creating homemade paints.
GAC 200 is a liquid acrylic polymer emulsion that is the hardest and least flexible of GOLDEN acrylics, useful for increasing film hardness and reducing tack. Increases adhesion to non-porous surfaces; however some surfaces, such as glass and glazed tile, will not allow for a permanent bond. Used in its pure form, it is limited to applications on non-flexible supports.
GAC 400 is a liquid acrylic polymer emulsion which dries to a hard, stiff film. When applied over a fabric support, such as cotton, linen or silk, the GAC 400 will serve to dramatically stiffen the support. This allows the artist to transform a lightweight fabric into a free-standing form that will hold its shape.
GAC 500 Gloss Extender for Fluid Acrylic Colors is a unique balance of film hardness and flexibility offering increased leveling, Increases mar resistance and decreases dry film tack. GAC 500 is particularly useful for extending Fluid Acrylic colors with minimal property change. It can be mixed with Airbrush Transparent Extender for a fast-drying, sprayable isolation coat.
GAC 800 Acrylic is a liquid acrylic polymer emulsion that does not craze in pours/puddles. That is to say that it dries with the same uniform surface and dimensional integrity as when wet (other GACs will craze, developing shrinkage crevices running across the surface). Dries with good gloss and flexibility, but only moderate clarity. Useful to increase adhesion to chalky surfaces.
GAC 900 is a liquid acrylic polymer emulsion which when heat-set offers a very soft hand and laundering stability. This product is most useful to artists painting on clothing. GAC 900 can be blended with various acrylic colors to produce fabric paints that can be airbrush, hand brush or screen applied.
These flexible gessos are ready-to-use liquid grounds for any commonly used painting surface. Apply in thin layers to conform to a variety of textured surfaces without cracking. Apply at least three layers of gesso for oil painting over acrylic gesso.
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 colored 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.
When mixed with acrylic colors, Glazing Liquid (formerly Acrylic Glazing Liquid) dries slowly, allowing sufficient working time for a wide variety of glaze and faux finish techniques. Available in gloss or satin finishes.
This general purpose liquid medium is useful for creating glazes, extending colors, enhancing gloss and translucency and increasing film integrity. It is oil-like and resinous in nature, promoting flow and leveling. Formerly known as Polymer Medium (Gloss).
Acrylic colors can act as a glue between caps and tubes, so many have difficulty removing caps. Additionally, people with diminished manual dexterity or strength find the small caps on most paint tubes difficult or even painful to work with. This strong and flexible ABS plastic tube opener makes it easy to quickly remove fouled caps. It works with 2 oz. and 5 oz. Golden tubes, Williamsburg Oil tubes, QoR Watercolor tubes, and similarly sized paint tube caps from other manufacturers.
Acquaint yourself with the exceptionally smooth, thick acrylics this introductory set. It contains six 20ml tubes in the following colors: hansa yellow medium, mars black, naphthol red light, permanent green light, titanium white and ultramarine blue. Also included are a reusable plastic carrying case (3-5/8"W x 7/8"D x 5-1/4"H), an application guide and a printed color chart.
These 100% acrylic, smooth, thick colors are offered in a large assortment of unique pure pigments. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners or dyes added. They render excellent permanency and lightfastness. Each color is formulated differently depending on the nature of the pigment. Colors that tolerate higher pigment loads dry to a more opaque, matte finish. Colors that are more reactive and do not accept high pigment loading dry to a glossy finish and tend to be more transparent.
Heavy Gels are thicker than Heavy Body Acrylics and may be blended with colors to increase body.
These sets feature acrylic paints that can go from brush to marker or from fountain pen to airbrush and more. From fine line detail work to broad strokes this acrylic paint has an ink-like consistency that lends itself to a wide range of techniques. Designed for artists who want to achieve fine line detail, standing effects and leveling colors. Each set includes ten colors in 1 oz. bottles.
These acrylic paints have an ink-like consistency that lends itself to a wide range of techniques. From fine line detail work to broad strokes, these acrylics are suitable for many different applications including calligraphy, mixed media, airbrush, refillable markers, technical pens and brushes. Designed for artists who want to achieve fine line detail, standing effects and level colors. The line includes natural earth colors, core colors, iridescent colors and fluorescent colors.
Created with the calligrapher, graphic artist and illustrator in mind, this set includes 10 High Flow colors typically used for illustration and invitations. The High Flow pamphlet included in the set provides an introduction to the line and a color chart of all the colors available. Colors included in this set include iridescent gold (fine), iridescent copper (fine), iridescent silver (fine), carbon black, titanium white, neutral gray N5, teal, hansa yellow medium, quinacridone magenta and indigo (anthraquinone).
The High Flow Marker Set from Golden includes 5 High Flow colors plus 3 empty markers, providing an ideal way to discover how easy it is to use refillable markers with High Flow Acrylics.
High Flow Medium (formerly Airbrush Transparent Extender), the thinnest of the Golden acrylic mediums, is designed to increase transparency and film hardness of High Flow colors. It can be blended in any amount to achieve precise control of transparency. It can also be used as a top coat to finished work, leaving a tough hard film.
These screw-on nibs fit Golden 4 oz. High Flow bottles, as well as the 4 oz. and 8 oz. Fluid bottles, enabling the bottles to be used in marker-like applications.
These gels blend with colors and make them feel more oil-like by retaining brush strokes. The gloss offers less shrinkage than the matte which dries to a cloudy, waxlike finish.
Interference Colors offer a unique “ interference flip” when viewed from different perspectives. They flip between a bright opalescent color and it' s opalescent complement when applied over white surfaces. Over darker surfaces, the bright opalescent color is very noticeable, but the effect is not evident. Combine with Gloss Gels and Fluid Acrylics for an endless variety of colors and effects.
Iridescent Acrylics may be used alone or with other colors, gels and mediums. "Coarse" colors employ a larger reflective particle size in comparison to "Fine" colors.
An isolation coat can be applied to acrylic paintings to unify and protect the surface. Sealing an acrylic painting with an isolation coat prior to varnishing ensures an even application of varnish and provides a layer of protection if/when varnish is removed.
Unlike the regular Heavy Body Acrylics from Golden, these matte acrylics are formulated with a matting agent but the same high pigment load. While you can add matte medium to acrylic paint to produce a matte surface, that will dilute the color strength of the mixture compared to these formulations. This means no loss of color but a uniform flat finish in a wide variety of artist-grade acrylic colors.
Gives a matte transparency when mixed with colors.
More of a medium than a paint, these colors create a shimmering faceted finish from mica particles suspended in a gloss acrylic medium.
This mineral spirit based acrylic varnish forms a tougher, less permeable film than waterborne acrylic emulsion varnishes. Ultraviolet light stabilizers reduce damage caused by the sun. It reduces dirt penetration and surface marring, offering an extremely level film with less foam and fewer pinholes. For interior or exterior use.
This pigment mixing set provides an ideal starting place for artists as they begin to assemble their own aesthetic approach to colors and painting. Based on a selection of modern pigments, this set allows artists to mix a wide range of remarkably clean and intense color blends that retain their brilliance even in the thinnest wash or glaze.
The set contains eight 2 oz. tubes of organic colors, providing a warm and cool selection from each hue space: hansa yellow light, hansa yellow medium, naphthol red light, quinacridone magenta, anthraquinone blue, pthalo blue, pthalo green and titanium white. A color mixing guide, which illustrates the wide range of modern mixtures that can be achieved using a limited palette of eight colors, is also included.
These pastes dry to a hard, opaque film. Although still flexible, they are more rigid than the gels and able to hold stiff peaks. The Light Molding Paste offers significant weight reduction when building thick layers. It is soft, very flexible and dries to an opaque, matte finish. The Hard Molding Paste provides the hardest opaque, matte finish. It blends well with color and is useful for creating tough, durable finishes. The dried film can be carved.
With manufacturers changing their formulas to comply with legislative restrictions, it can be difficult to find compatible MSA (mineral spirit acrylic) varnish solvents. This MSA varnish solvent is designed especially for use with Golden MSA varnishes. It can be used for tool and paintbrush clean-up, as well as for removal of MSA varnish once dry for restoration purposes.
OPEN Acrylics feature uniquely relaxed working characteristics and a remarkable ability to resist skinning and remain wet on the palette during long painting sessions. Working time varies according to how thickly the material is applied. Thin applications “tack up,” allowing additional layers to be applied and blended. Thicker applications may be worked for hours. They are versatile and can be used for techniques where acrylics are normally challenging to use including portraiture, plein air painting, monoprinting and screen printing.
Formulated with100% acrylic polymer dispersion and engineered to have the same optimized working time as OPEN Acrylic Colors, this medium will stay wet on the palette for extended periods without skinning over. It can be used to extend paint, regulate transparency, create glazes, reduce viscosity or improve adhesion and film integrity. It is the same consistency as OPEN Acrylic Colors and is ideal for extending the paints while maintaining working properties.
Formulated with 100% acrylic polymer dispersion and engineered to have the same optimized working time as OPEN Acrylic Colors, this medium will stay wet on the palette for extended periods without skinning over. It can be used to extend paint, regulate transparency, create glazes, reduce viscosity or improve adhesion and film integrity. It is formulated to a lower viscosity than OPEN Acrylic Colors and is used to maintain properties when a more fluid mixture is desired to increase flow.
OPEN Thinner is a water-based additive designed to thin the consistency of OPEN Acrylics without altering open time, as well as maintain and adjust the workability of colors on the palette. It can also function as a thin-bodied retarder when used with heavy body or fluid acrylics. It contains no binders, does not form a film and should never be used alone.
The set is designed for the traditional painter looking for an alternative to oil paints, or for those painters who identify with a more representational approach to painting. Since these acrylics will remain wet far longer than other acrylics, color mixtures resist skinning on the palette during long painting sessions, both in the studio and outdoors. The remarkably relaxed working properties facilitate the blending, softening and shading required for traditional painting techniques. This set includes seven 22ml tubes in the following colors: cadmium yellow primrose, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson hue, cadmium red light, ultramarine blue, manganese blue hue and sap green hue. The set also includes one 59ml tube of titanium white and one 30ml bottle of OPEN Thinner.
This acrylic ground is used for preparing supports for pastels, graphite, pencil, charcoal or chalk. It provides a tooth similar to pastel paper. Blend with acrylic colors to achieve colored grounds.
Phosphorescent Green is a heavy-body acrylic paint that can be applied to various surfaces. The unique pigment used has the ability to absorb and store natural and artificial light. Once the light source is removed (i.e. when the lights are turned off or the painted object is taken into a dark area), a bright, greenish glow is emitted for up to 15 minutes. The glow steadily diminishes as the stored light energy is released.
This waterborne acrylic polymer varnish dries to a protective, flexible, dust resistant surface over acrylic paint. Ultraviolet light stabilizers reduce damage caused by the sun. It can be removed with ammonia.
This set contains six 2 oz. tubes of Heavy Body acrylics. Colors include: carbon black, hansa yellow medium, pthalo blue/red shade, pthalo green/blue shade, quinacridone red and titanium white.
Pumice Gels with various grades of gritty textures which dry to hard films.
These gels are creamy like Heavy Body Acrylic colors and are ideal for extending paint and regulating transparency.
Retarder is an additive used to increase the drying time of acrylic paints. Useful for “ wet-in-wet” techniques and reducing skinning on the palette.
Sandable Hard Gesso is formulated with 100% acrylic polymer emulsion with high levels of titanium dioxide, calcium carbonate and talc to produce an easily sanded, smooth and even surface for painting.
Silkscreen Medium is designed to blend with acrylic colors for silkscreen application. It increases the working time and retards paint from drying in the screen. Note: Silkscreen Medium is not designed for clothing application.
Silverpoint/Drawing Ground is a liquid acrylic used for the preparation of supports for drawing media. The ground is designed for the achievement of fine detailed lines on a permanent, lightfast, flexible ground. Developed for easy application, the ground has a very fluid consistency that will level as it dries. A single coat of Silverpoint provides a smooth, durable surface, ideal for use with a silverpoint stylus or other metals, such as brass, gold, copper, or even a steel paperclip.
To brush out smooth, saturated color that dries to an even, glare-free surface, you need a paint that is more than just matte. It should have better coverage and more leveling properties. That combination of qualities makes SoFlat unique.
To brush out smooth, saturated color that dries to an even, glare-free surface, you need a paint that is more than just matte. It should have better coverage and more leveling properties. That combination of qualities makes SoFlat unique.
These pourable gels produce brilliant glazes when mixed with color. They can be used as a base for wet blending of color or as a glue for collage work. Soft Gel is recommended as a nonremovable isolation coat before adding removable topcoat varnishes.
A pourable medium with a very high content of matting agent. When mixed with acrylic colors, the result is a high degree of gloss reduction. It is also suitable as a primer instead of gesso. Formerly known as Super Loaded Matte Medium.
Thick acrylic gel mediums containing ultraviolet light filters and stabilizers (UVLS) to protect materials from fading and deterioration caused by exposure to UV radiation. These gel topcoats dry to a permanent, flexible, non-removable coating. Available in a gloss finish that dries with great clarity and a highly reflective surface, and a semi-gloss finish that dries to a translucent, wax-like finish.
Wetting Agent (formerly Acrylic Flow Release) is used to increase the slickness and flow of the paint. It is effective for achieving rich stains on porous surfaces such as paper and canvas.
Concentrated additive for reducing surface tension of water and for stain painting.
With the Crash Paint Solids starter kit artists can remove acrylic paint solids from up to 16 gallons of waste water for more environmentally responsible and safe disposal. This helps reduce build up of acrylics in household plumbing and septic systems, while facilitating safe disposal of acrylic waste.
OPEN Acrylics feature uniquely relaxed working characteristics and a remarkable ability to resist skinning and remain wet on the palette during long painting sessions. Working time varies according to how thickly the material is applied. Thin applications “tack up,” allowing additional layers to be applied and blended. Thicker applications may be worked for hours. This 6-color set includes Hansa yellow opaque, Pyrrole red, quinacridone magenta, pthalo blue green shade, pthalo green blue shade and titanium white in 22ml tubes and an OPEN Application Guide.
OPEN Acrylics feature uniquely relaxed working characteristics and a remarkable ability to resist skinning and remain wet on the palette during long painting sessions. Working time varies according to how thickly the material is applied. Thin applications “tack up,” allowing additional layers to be applied and blended. Thicker applications may be worked for hours. This 6-color set includes Indian yellow hue, alizarin crimson hue, ultramarine blue, sap green hue, Van Dyke brown hue and titanium white in 22ml tubes and an OPEN Application Guide.
These acrylic paints have a relaxed working property that facilitates blending, softening, shading and glazing and fine detail. This 8-color selection is capable of producing clean and bright mixes. This enables artists to produce a wide array of hues, shades and tints that can be supplemented any time with other GOLDEN OPEN Acrylic Colors. This set includes seven 22ml tubes in the following colors: hansa yellow light, hansa yellow medium, naphthol red light, quinacridone magenta, anthraquinone blue, phthalo blue (green shade) and pthalo green (blue shade). The set also contains one 59ml tube of titanium white and one 30ml bottle of OPEN Thinner.