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5 Liquitex Professional Acrylic Mediums To Try

Whether you’re a seasoned professional artist, devoted crafter, or simply tapping into your creativity, acrylic mediums are a must-have in your studio.

Mediums allow for a wide range of techniques and effects to enhance your art practice and diversify your portfolio. Each medium is formulated to produce a different result, empowering you to customize each piece and hone your own unique style.

This range of mediums has been designed to add texture to your work, change sheen, and encourage you to experiment with new surfaces.

1. Liquitex Professional Crackle Paste

This new medium creates a structurally stable crackle effect on rigid surfaces that produces a crackled texture and opaque finish as it dries. It can be mixed with color, used on its own or painted over when dry, making it perfect for a distressed, rugged aesthetic.

2. Liquitex Professional Satin Gel Medium

This gel medium provides a satin sheen finish, but with more color-depth and transparency. The Satin Gel medium thickens paint, slows drying time to enhance the appearance of brush marks, and can be used as a heavy duty collage adhesive.

3. Liquitex Professional Ceramic Medium Stucco

Liquitex Ceramic Stucco is a 100% acrylic polymer gel to build flexible, cement-like, fine-grade texture. It contains tiny hollow ceramic spheres for added structure and texture. It dries to a light gray matte stucco finish and can be used on its own or mixed with colour, overpainted once dry, and even used as an absorbent ground for acrylics, pastels, and graphite.

4. Liquitex Professional Gold Metallic Medium

Add a metallic gold effect when mixed with color, or add surface highlights to your piece with the Gold Metallic Medium. Create unique, luminous pieces that catch the light and add excitement to your favorite colors.

For more metallic effects, try the Silver Metallic Medium. Like other fluid mediums, both Silver Metallic and Gold Metallic Mediums extend color without impacting the acrylic stability.

5. Liquitex Professional Masking Fluid

Looking to try something new? Masking Fluid is a colorless, non-staining rubber latex that covers and protects any area you choose when painting. Once dry, Masking Fluid easily peels off to remove the surface underneath, perfect for establishing layers and maintaining existing progress.