Hi friends! I’ve got another tutorial for you today. What are acrylic mediums and how do you use them? In this video I explain to you what acrylic mediums are, the different types you can buy, and I’ll show you the ones that I use most so you don’t go out and buy every acrylic medium available under the sun! (Because there are a LOT out there!)
This is my longest video yet, and I think I’m starting to do better with the nervous thing (I’m still nervous, but not as much as I was in the first video!)
So acrylic mediums come in four different kinds:
- Additives (which aren’t mediums at all, and you have to watch how much you’re adding to your paint.)
- Fluid Mediums (to thin your heavy body paint)
- Gel Mediums (to extend or decrease opacity without thinning your heavy body paint, or even to thicken your paint)
- Effects Mediums (special effects like glass bead gel, or even molding paste to build up thick paint (with opacity!)
I hope this video gives you a good idea how these different mediums are used, and give you confidence when deciding which mediums are right for you!
Have fun with your mediums, and thanks for watching!!
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Liquitex mediums: http://www.liquitex.com/Mediums/
GOLDEN mediums: http://www.goldenpaints.com/products/medsadds/index.php
Thanks for watching!