What is the type of Gel Medium you recommend ?

by jcenzano

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..."In your weathered backgrounds video,(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZxCEWi3y4s) you apply gel medium to top and bottom of paper and when dried, you rub it off with water. Specifically, which type of Gel Medium are you using? I know it's Golden brand, but I'm not sure which variety it is. Thank you so much...I love this Ask Milliande idea!


Milliande' s Answer
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~ At the Weathered Background Technique Video I use
Golden Soft Gel Medium in Matte


~ Golden Art Supplies lists the following for the Soft Gel medium :
"Soft Gel Soft Gel ist Thinner than Golden Heavy Body Acrylic colors, these gels are moderately pourable, hold only slight peaks, may be brushed on as varnish, and are ideal for glazing and other techniques that require transparency.

~ Soft Gels Mediums can also be used to create a non-removable isolation coat over any painting. To do so, gels must be thinned with water at a two-to-one ratio, and applied prior to any coats of varnish. Available in Gloss, Matte, and Semi-Gloss. .."

~ The Weathered Background Technique works particularly well with the kind of material that old magazines are covered with --as it is not very colourproof and can easily be transferred...with old photos it may not work as well... as that is usually much heavier and different coating

Hope this helps
♥ milliande

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by: Jody

Thank you, Milliande for answering my question and for creating this wonderful resource. I am sure it will be a place I visit often to continue learning about new techniques. All the best to you! :)

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