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  • Liquitex Glass Beads 237 ml

Liquitex Glass Beads 237 ml

Build flexible, high gloss, bubbly effects with this thick acrylic texture gel.

Use with:

  • Acrylic paints and mediums

Use on:

  • All acrylic-friendly surfaces

Techniques:

  • Mixed media
  • Special effects and highlighting
  • Building texture
  • 3D structure

Character:

  • Lightfast and archival
  • Permanent
  • Non-yellowing
  • Flexible and non-cracking
  • Water-resistant when dry
  • Intermixable with all Liquitex materials

What it does:

  • Glass microspheres add shimmering structure and texture to this 100% acrylic polymer gel
  • Dries to a reflective, undulating finish, for a bubble-like effect
  • Highly flexible and adhesive
  • Will not chip or crack on canvas
  • Can be used on its own, mixed with colour or overpainted with acrylics or oils once dry
  • Apply thickly to create dramatic 3D effects, or finely to give surface texture
  • Provides an undulating ground for acrylics and oils
  • Maintains colour adhesion, durability and archival quality

 How to use it:

  • Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products
  • Apply with knife or brush
  • Can be thinned with small amount of distilled water if required
  • Mix with different consistencies and ratios of acrylic colour/medium to create custom texture
  • Start by adding very small amounts of colour and build up as needed
  • Overpaint when dry with acrylic/oil colour
  • To use as a ground - apply a thin layer to surface and leave to dry
  • Apply thickly for sculptural texture
  • Mix with Gloss Medium to create a textured glaze
  • For dramatic reflective effects, mix with transparent/semi-opaque colours or apply 'neat' over dried paint
  • For reflective textured glazes, mix with Gloss Medium and small amounts of Soft Body
  • Can be mixed with acrylic-compatible powdered pigments

How not to use it:

  • If varnishing, don't be too vigorous as this can cause clouding or foaming - spray varnish will give best results
  • Do not use with any non-acrylic compatible media