|ATC: altered paper collage using Liquitex Gloss Gel Medium.|
this has a great 3D appearance/depth to it.
When I started playing with mixed media art about 6 months ago, I was using Mod Podge for gluing and paper collage. Mod Podge worked okay although my paper would buckle most of the time. I just attributed that to operator error.
Then I was told about Golden Soft Gel Medium so I gave it a try. The Golden worked better, didn't ripple my paper as much and had a nice gloss when dried..
On my last trip to Michaels they were out of Golden so the sales girl told me about Liquitex Gloss Gel Medium. Since it really is a trip (over 60 miles round trip) to get to Michaels, or any other large art store, I bought the Liquitex to see how it worked.
|ATC: altered paper, acrylic paint, paper, ink|
The Liquitex is thick and leaves a very glossy shine. It works great, dries pretty quick and holds well. I also noticed that the Liquitex brought more depth to each collage I did, maybe because of the thickness or glossiness? I really like the finished look of my projects with the Liquitex.
The only negative thing I can say about it is that cleanup is a little harder. I have to use Pink Soap on my brushes and that works well. I use shampoo to get it off my hands, don't know why but shampoo works much better than soap to remove paint and goop.
|ATC: this is my favorite. i used paper, acrylic, watercolor and ink.|
the picture is not very good and does not show the depth
or detail of the layers. the gloss brings out the colors great.
What is your favorite gel medium and why. I am trying to find the right one for me.
Shout-Out for the day!
Today's Shout-Out goes to Zentangles by Shelly Beauch. She actually finished her dream of a Zentangle a day for an entire year!
If you like Zentangle art, you'll like Shelly's creations. She also has a beautiful poem on her blog that I love to read.
Hope you are making it a Wonderful Wednesday!