When mixed with acrylic paint, this medium produces a washable, permanent paint for fabrics. It improves penetration and bonding to the fabric and helps to prevent cracking, peeling and fading. It will not dilute the color and it softens the finished design and improves the detailing and blending of colors. It is suitable for clothing and home décor fabric projects. Available in 2 oz. bottles.
Achieve crackled effects over sealed or painted surfaces in one easy step. Simply apply with a brush and let dry for an old world effect or a newer trendy look. The crackle effect will vary by the thickness of application. A thin application will produce small crackled effects and a thick application will produce large crackled effects. Great for use on wood, plaster, tin, resin, ceramic bisque, papier mache, terra-cotta, plastic, glass, metal and other hard surfaces. Transparent when dry. Available in 2 oz. bottles.
Add a glazed ceramic look to a variety of hard surfaces. Three times as thick as other finishes, it provides a protective, non-yellowing coat that dries quickly and evenly. It goes on smoothly with no stroke marks. The finish adds the illusion of depth and resists cracking. Suitable for wood, wicker, plaster, papier mache, resins, painted china, pre-primed metal, pinecones, jewelry, bisque, artificial flowers and more.
A quick-drying, non-toxic crackling medium which, when used with acrylic colors, will achieve an aged, cracked, antiqued or distressed wood finish on most hard craft surfaces. It can be brushed on to almost any surface that will hold acrylic color including wood, papier mache, plaster, ceramic bisque, cardboard, paper, resin and more. The thickness of the coat will affect the size of the crackled finish. The heavier the top coat, the larger the cracks. Available in 2 oz. bottles.
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.
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 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.
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 700 is a liquid acylic polymer emulsion offering excellent film clarity, gloss, and reduced shrinkage. Useful for glaze applications. Exercise care to reduce foaming during application.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For a variety of textural and impasto effects, use these texture gels alone, mix them with acrylic colors and mediums, or intermix them. Formulated for maximum flexibility, they can be applied to any material suitable for heavy acrylic painting. Each medium can be thinned with water and becomes water-resistant when dry. Gel Medium or Heavy Gel Medium should be added when using additional substances (like sand) to avoid brittleness, and results should be varnished to avoid foaming or clouding.
This thick, matte and opaque gel painting medium is a 100% polymer emulsion that dries more slowly than other modeling pastes to a hard yet flexible surface. It can be used to build three-dimensional forms and heavy textures on supports that may be subject to flexing or movement. It adheres to most non-oily, absorbent surfaces. It can be applied with palette knife, trowel, paintbrush, cake decorating tips and more to create a variety of effects. When mix with acrylic colors, will act as a weak tinting white, while increasing thickness and rigidity. It should be varnished with care to avoid foaming or clouding.
Increases the flow of acrylic colors on all surfaces. This handy additive will give more even lay-down in flat brushing techniques (i.e., hard edge painting), and it allows better, deeper staining techniques (i.e., color field painting.) Also produces a fluid spray when mixed with acrylics in airbrushes or air guns.
For brilliant, jewel-like glazes with acrylic colors, this Glazing Medium is a great choice. Excellent leveling and brushability are an additional benefit of mixing this medium with acrylic paints. Any amount can be mixed with acrylic color. It is flexible, non-yellowing and water-resistant when dry.
This fluid painting medium is made with an innovative, fluid acrylic resin designed to slow the drying of acrylic colors. It allows artists to keep their palette colors fresh longer and prevents them from skinning over. It improves color blending and can also be used to thin color while maintaining film integrity. It is also formulated with an anti-microbial agent to prevent mold. Spray on palette before applying paints and used repeatedly to re-wet palette.
Slow-Dri Medium is available in both fluid and gel formulas for easy working under varying conditions. These unique formulations provide superior surface blending and increase working time by up to 40%. Any amount of medium can be mixed with acrylic color. Both forms of Slow-Dri Medium are clear, flexible, non-yellowing and water-resistant when dry.
This self-leveling effects gel medium has a honey-like consistency and dries glossy and transparent. It is permanent, non-yellowing, flexible and water-resistant when dry. It is used to enhance depth of color and increase transparency and flow. This gel medium can be poured or dripped from above to create a long, string-like application. It can also be mixed with acrylic color and brushed to create long streaking effects.
A translucent white gel with a very high density and high solids. Produces an extremely viscous and oil-like drag. Great for obtaining crisp brush strokes and knife build-ups. Gelex can also be used to extend acrylics without diluting their color by mixing it 50/50 with the paint.
Transfer photo prints onto any ground with Photo Transfer Gel. Prepare the laser print or photocopy by brushing this gel on the print side of the paper, press the print side onto the ground and rub away any air from under the print. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours, and when dry, remove the paper by carefully rubbing it using a brush and water or a moist cloth. Can be painted over with acrylic paint.
This series consists of professional-grade coatings, grounds and varnishes. They are recommended for use with all Chroma professional paints, fine art paints, mural paints and other project mediums. These mediums are especially designed for outdoors use.
This medium creates a shimmering pearlescent metallic luster when mixed 80% medium to 20% System 3 acrylic color. Used on its own, the medium dries to an attractive off-white pearlized color. It works particularly well with highly transparent colors.
A water-based medium that, when mixed with Americana Acrylics or Crafter's Acrylics, extends the drying and blending times. It can be used for faux finishes and transparent effects, and helps make blending and strokework easier. Available in a 2 oz. bottle.
This full bodied acrylic painting medium is designed to transparentize opaque acrylic colors and increase the transparency of semi-transparent and transparent acrylic colors while maintaining the consistency of tube colors. It is ideal for creating transparent impasto effects and textured glazes. This medium dries completely clear. It can be mixed directly with acrylic colors or used alone for transparent surface effects. It may also be diluted with water. Not to be mixed with turpentine or oil colors.
These multi-use fluid mediums can be used alone or with acrylic colors to impart gloss, satin or matte sheen. They dry to a waterproof film that is flexible, colorless, non-yellowing, lightfast and age resistant. For glazing, increasing transparency, extending paint, color blending and thinning and collage. Also can be used as a sealer and ground.
Opaque, ready-to-use modeling pastes available in unique colors, textures and weights. Use pure or mix with colors, colors will only be minimally altered. They are waterproof when dry and can be painted over. They are flexible with excellent adhesion properties and won't crack in thick layers.
This thickening additive is designed for water-soluble acrylic paint and mediums. It produces a matte surface sheen when dry. Used in small amounts, it produces handling characteristics very close to that of oil or encaustic paint. At higher concentrations it can thicken paint or mediums to sculptural consistency. Drying time will be between 24 hours to 7 days depending upon amount of thickening gel added to paint or medium.
This thick, archival gel additive is an excellent choice when working in low humidity, or whenever increased workability and blending time of acrylic paints and mediums is desired. It will retain brushstrokes and add body to lower viscosity colors.
Super Heavy Gloss Gel Medium gives a sculptural consistency to acrylic colors. It has a very low shrinkage rate when dry and is clear to semi-opaque, depending upon applied thickness. Super Heavy Gloss Gel Medium is a superior adhesive for collage and mixed media. It remains flexible, non-yellowing and water-resistant when dry.
Artists and crafters can add volume and dimension to their artwork using these gel mediums. This range of mediums may be used with any brand of acrylic color to extend color and achieve a variety of effects. They may also be used with mixed media or craft projects to permanently adhere a variety of materials on virtually any clean, slightly absorbent surface. The mediums clean up easily with water and are non-hazardous.
This medium increases the flow of acrylic colors; allowing the application of areas of flat, even color without changing color strength. It is also effective for hard edge painting techniques. It maintains the stability of the color and slightly slows drying. This medium maintains no color shift from wet to dry when used with Artists' Acrylics.
An ideal medium for glazing, it gives colors maximum transparency and brilliant, flowing color with good leveling. It dries to a completely clear flexible film with a high gloss finish. Can be mixed with color or used as a clear glaze. This medium maintains no color shift from wet to dry when used with Artists' Acrylics.
This medium increases transparency, depth and gloss of color. It maintains the thickness of the paint, keeping good brush stroke retention. Dries to an even gloss finish with no color shift from wet to dry when used with Artists' Acrylics.
This modeling paste is lightweight and flexible so it doesn't shrink or crack. It increases opacity, body and structure and is ideal for carving, sanding and building extreme textures. It can be used to build up depth in layers, and either overpainted when dry or mixed with color. Due to high opacity it may lighten certain colors. It provides an even matte finish.
This medium slows the drying time of acrylic color to give you more working time of color for extended blending and manipulation. A ratio of 1:1 volume doubles the drying time (mix with color up to 1:1). It maintains paint viscosity and has no effect on the finished color when dry. This medium maintains no color shift from wet to dry when used with Artists' Acrylics.
These economical mediums give control consistency and unique finish properties to acrylic colors. The gloss version increases depth and adds transparency, flow and gloss. It can be used for glazing or collage, and is an excellent adhesive. The matte also increased flow and transparency, but with a matte finish.