LIQUID GLASS: ACRYLIC POURING MEDIUMS
POURING MEDIUM Available sizes:
60mL, 120mL, 250mL, 500mL, 1L, 2L, 3.78L
CELL FLOW SILICONE MEDIUM Available sizes:
60mL, 120mL, 250mL
NOTE* If using Tri-Art's Liquid Glass Colours, the Pouring Medium is not required. It may be added to colours to extend or applied onto the surface to create clear passages and to fill in negative spaces and uneven areas on the surface.
Liquid Glass - POURING MEDIUM
An acrylic medium formulated to mix with colours for paint pours or to be used as a resin finish. It dries very hard and clear with an extremely high gloss finish. It is essential for acrylic paint colours to flow and have even suspension when using pouring techniques. (Note* Tri-Art Liquid Glass Pouring Colours do not require the addition of the medium.
POURING MEDIUM may be tinted with colour or used as a clear, very glossy layer or finishing coat.
Like the Pouring Colours, rigid surfaces are recommended such as wood or Tri-Art's Alu Panels. Surfaces need to be level and stationary to avoid uneven flow and settling of the medium.
MIXING WITH COLOUR
There is no absolute ratio due to the vast range of paint properties and qualities (pigment strength, viscosity/format,transparency, age etc.) as well as artistic esthetic when creating works of art. A good rule of thumb is mixing (1:20) of colour (FQ Liquids) to 20 drops Pouring Medium. Always test for fluid flow and suspension of colours.
In order to avoid excessive bubbles from mixing colours with Pouring Medium, gently tap on surface and let mixed colours rest 3-5 minutes before pouring.
Liquid Glass - CELL FLOW
A silicone oil that aids in the production of cell-like formations in acrylic paint. It is favoured when using acrylic pour techniques.
- Add 1-2 drops of Cell Flow per 30 mL of ready to apply colour.
- Gently mix with a palette knife or stirrer. Less mixing allows for larger cells.
- To release the cells created by the oil lightly skim the paint surface with a palette knife to take off the top layer. Do not over stroke or colours will mix and cells will be lost.
- Once dry wipe surface before adding more paint layers. The oil will have settled on the surface and acrylics will not adhere to the surface unless the oil is wiped away.
Adding Tri-Art Liquid Colour to Pouring Medium.
Approx. 1:20 (colour:medium)
Adding Cell Flow to mixed colour. Approx. 1-2 drops per 30 mL of prepared colour.