What is this Liquitex Gel Medium & why do you need it?
Liquitex Gel Medium Matte is a thick gel that imparts a translucent matte sheen when dry.
It is ideal for creating collages with heavier objects, to seal layers while working in your art journals and to create photo transfers!
If you are into mixed media, this is a must-have item!
If you want to create layers in your art using various media, then I recommend Liquitex Matt Gel Medium to seal your layers.
For example, if you use awater soluble product like the Caran D’Ache Neocolor II Pastels, any other medium added on top that has water in it will reactivate your first layer! But, if you seal it first with Liquitex Matt Gel Medium then that layer will be protected and will not move 😉
You can also use this to seal your final layer and as a glue to adhere many things to your art journal pages and canvasses.
I also love using it to transfer images onto canvas but this can also be done on other surfaces like wood.
This gel medium also exists in gloss but I prefer the matte version for layering and collaging!
If you use a lot of Liquitex Gel Medium and would like larger jars, please email us here!
Easy collage technique using Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
Photo to tile transfer tutorial using Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
Using gel medium as a resist with a stencil & spray ink tutorial
Funky backgrounds using stencils, gel medium and spray inks
(you can use Dylusions ink sprays for this)