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Explorer 14 Acrylics Colors & Mediums Set

New for 2018, GOLDEN has repackaged the A-Z 14 set with a new, more lightfast, Benzimadazolone Yellow replacing Hansa Yellow, and more Earth-Friendly packaging made from recycled material. Explorer 14 gives artists an opportunity to try a wide range of GOLDEN Color formulations and acrylic mediums.

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Gels and Mediums as a collage Adhesive

Golden Acrylic Gels and Mediums work exceptionally well as an adhesive for paper in the creation of collages. The range of gels provides options for successful adhesion to textured surfaces as well as excellent clarity and flexibility.

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Mixed Media Collage using Golden Gels and Mediums

With a range of viscosity, Golden Gels and Mediums make excellent adhesives for collage and mixed media.

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What, Why and How: Painting with GOLDEN Acrylic Gel

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.

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GOLDEN Clear Tar Gel

Drip, drizzle and create lines varying from thick to very thin using GOLDEN Clear Tar Gel. For more information please go to our website http://www.goldenpaints.com

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Create unique Acrylic Gel Skins using GOLDEN High Flow Drawings

Create drawings with Golden High Flow Acrylics and a needle nose applicator. Turn your drawings into Acrylic skins that can be used as a unique part of your art.

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GOLDEN Fiber Paste

Melanie demonstrates the working properties and some popular applications of Golden's Fiber Paste. Completely compatible with acrylic colors and gel mediums Fiber Paste is an opaque fibrous paste that can serve as a ground for dry media, watercolors, digital imaging and painting.

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Glass Bead Gel and Clear Granular Gel

With Golden Artist Colors' Glass Bead and Clear Granular Gels artists can create a variety of luminous effects and textures. This video demonstrates the working properties of these unique acrylic gels, time-lapse of their drying, and how they can be used in combination with other products.

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Gel Image Transfers

How to make "INDIRECT" Gel Image Transfers. Indirect Image Transfers create an image into a layer of acrylic gel that can be adhered to a variety of surface. Be sure to also view our videos on doing Direct Image Transfers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE7qcQm685Y For additional information please go to our website: Transferring Printed Images http://www.goldenpaints.com/technicaldata/transimg.php or contact our Technical Support Department: techsupport@goldenpaints.com 800-959-6543 607-847-6154

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Direct Image Transfers

How to create Direct Image Transfers using Golden Acrylic Gel and regular laser prints or photocopies. We've created a follow-up on this subject: http://youtu.be/K_cfJoJYQvU Also view our video on doing Gel Image Transfers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs8CvTFsFMU For additional information please go to our website: Transferring Printed Images http://www.goldenpaints.com/technicaldata/transimg.php or contact our Technical Support Department: techsupport@goldenpaints.com 800-959-6543 607-847-6154

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What, Why & How: GOLDEN Molding Pastes

A more in depth review of the range of Golden Molding Pastes, including Molding Paste, Hard Molding Paste, Light Molding Paste and Coarse Molding Paste. How are the products different, how are they similar and how can they can be used in painting.

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Encaustic Effects with GOLDEN Acrylics

Explore and work with GOLDEN products to create encaustic effects. For more information, be sure to visit our website: http://www.goldenpaints.com/technicaldata/techsheets.php or contact Technical Support techsupport@goldenpaints.com 800-959-6543 607-847-6154 (less info)

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Fiber Paste - Snap Shot

Fiber Paste when dry has the appearance of handmade paper. It can be skimmed with a wet palette knife to make a smoother surface. The dry off-white color is absorbent, making it ideal for use with acrylic washes. (Item # 3240)

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Fine Pumice Gel - Snap Shot

Pumice Gels (R-L Fine, Coarse, Extra Coarse) create gritty, absorbent, textured surfaces. They dry hard with a grayish color from the ground volcanic rock the contain. While generally opaque, these gels contain only clear acrylic gel and ground pumice. Fine Pumice Gel is an excellent ground for charcoal, graphite and pastel, all Pumice Gels have an absorbent quality that works well under or blended with GOLDEN Acrylic colors. For a short video about this product click here (Item# Fine - 3195, Coarse - 3200, Extra Coarse - 3205)

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Coarse Molding Paste - Snap Shot

Coarse Molding Paste - thick, warm white colored medium, translucent up to about 1/8 inch thickness. Dries to a hard, stiff but flexible film with a tooth like fine sandpaper. Accepts wet and dry media very well. Mix with Fluid or Heavy Body Acrylics to create dense paint that holds good peaks and dries matte to satin with a finely pebbled surface.

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Crackle Paste - Snap Shot

Crackle Paste is a thick, opaque material that cracks as it dries. The size and extent of the cracking pattern depends on the thickness of application, and environmental conditions during drying and other factors. Dries to an opaque, matte finish, with an absorbent surface suitable for acrylic paints and mediums.

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Collage: GOLDEN Gels and Mediums as an Adhesive

Golden Acrylic Gels and Mediums work exceptionally well as an adhesive for paper in the creation of collages. The range of gels provides options for successful adhesion to textured surfaces as well as excellent clarity and flexibility. For more information about Golden products, visit: goldenpaints.com/technicalsupport or email TechnicalSupport@goldenpaints.com techsupport@goldenpaints.com 800-959-6543 607-847-6154

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Applying Paper to BoardAdhering Watercolor Paper to Panel Using GOLDEN Soft Gel

How to permanently adhere watercolor paper to panel using GOLDEN Soft Gel. A useful technique for mounting a wide variety of papers to panels prior to and after painting. For more information about any of the Golden products, be sure to visit our website: http://www.goldenpaints.com/technicaldata/techsheets.php or contact Technical Support techsupport@goldenpaints.com 800-959-6543 607-847-6154

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Creating a Smooth Surface Using Molding Paste

How to use GOLDEN Molding Paste to create a smooth painting surface For more information please go to our website Preparing Painting Supports http://www.goldenpaints.com/technicaldata/prepsupp.php Molding Pastes http://www.goldenpaints.com/technicaldata/moldpast.php or contact our Technical Support Department: techsupport@goldenpaints.com 800-959-6543 607-847-6154

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Clear Gel Mediums Overview

Patti Brady discusses the attributes of the translucent gel mediums and the properties and uses that differentiate them. For more information, please go to our website: http://www.goldenpaints.com/products/... or contact Technical Support techsupport@goldenpaints.com 800-959-6543 607-847-6154

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Introduction to Molding Pastes

Patti presents the five Molding Pastes available from Golden Artist Colors, with some insight about their content, working properties and common applications as a ground for drawing and painting, as a media for carving, or adding texture to painting. Molding pastes are extremely versatile and loaded with potential for artists.

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[Acrylic] Soft Gels for Blending, Collage Adhesion, Glazing, and Texture

Soft Gels are thinner than Heavy Body Colors. They can be mixed with acrylic colors to produce a brilliant glaze. Soft gels can be used as a base for wet blending or as an adhesive for collage. Gel Mediums offer many ways to build texture. GOLDEN offers five consistencies from our most viscous Extra Heavy Gel to Soft Gel. Each gel is available in Gloss, Semi-Gloss and Matte finishes. They can be used to create glazes, extend paint and change finishes. Gels are essentially colorless paint, as they use the same 100% acrylic polymers as acrylic paint. Gels are also excellent adhesives for collage and mixed media, they dry with excellent flexibility with chemical, water and UV resistance. For more information on GOLDEN Gel Mediums, see Gels & Mediums Product Information & Application: https://goldenpaints.com/technicalinfo/technicalinfo_gelsmeds

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Golden Pumice Gels - 3 Textures

Pumice Gels dry to hard films. They mix well with GOLDEN Acrylic Colors. Fine Pumice Gel is useful as a drawing ground. Coarse Pumice Gel and Extra Coarse Pumice Gel create more coarse textures with sand-like pumice granules to yield concrete-like finishes. (Item# Fine - 3195, Coarse - 3200, Extra Coarse - 3205)

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Golden Clear Granular & Glass Bead Gel

Clear Granular Gel is made with granular acrylic solids and has excellent clarity and du­ra­bil­i­ty with a coarse texture that dries translucent. Clear Granular Gel can extend paint and add texture without altering color. (Clear Granular Gel Item# - 3215) Glass Bead Gel made with genuine glass beads, offers a unique effect similar to condensation on glass - best seen in thin films over a light color to allow the glass beads to be illuminated. (Glass Bead Gel Item# - 3236)

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Golden Regular Gel - 3 sheens

Regular Gels have the same viscosity as Heavy Body Acrylic Colors and are ideal for extending paint and regulating transparency without changing consistency. Useful for impasto. (Item # Gloss - 3020, Semi-Gloss - 3040, Matte - 3030)

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Clear Layers, Textures, and Glazes

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Clear Leveling Gel (formerly Self-Leveling Clear Gel)

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Clear Tar Gel

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Crackle Paste

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Gels and Mediums

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Hard Edge Techniques

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Image Transfer

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Molding Pastes

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OPEN Acrylic Medium

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Silkscreen Medium

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Creating an encaustic look with acrylics

Mixing matte gels and mediums with paint can create the look of actual beeswax.
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Making Dry Paint Skins with Fluid Acrylics

Acrylic skins are dry acrylic paints, mediums (or a combination therein) that is not attached to a substrate.
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Super Textural Painting with Acrylic

We explore a variety of ways to create highly textured surfaces using acrylic paints, mediums and collage.
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Tools for Texture

Artists have used feathers, bone, hair, twine, plants, metals... Every tool is designed to achieve a desired result.
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Rheology: Understanding the Feel of Acrylics

This article on Rheology will elaborate on the “feel” of acrylics and how that affects our painting.
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Encasing Natural Objects in Acrylics: Petals and Leaves

How to use acrylic mediums and gels to preserve dried organic materials, such as grasses and flowers.
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Wet Sanding Acrylics

Adding water to the process of sanding acrylics lubricates the surface to reduce the build up of heat, and softens the acrylic, making it easier to abrade away unwanted material.
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Top 10 uses for Soft Gel Gloss