View Full Version : Need help on how to use Golden Acrylic Mediums!

04-09-2015, 01:24 PM
I just received from Dickblick an introductory acrylic grounds set.
It contains 2fl.oz. of fine pumice gel,coarse molding paste,acrylic ground for pastels,fiber paste and crackle paste and silverpoint drawing ground. I don't know if you dilute with water and what is a good ratio to use or do I just use as is?
I'd appreciate any help!!
I know to prime the surface first.

04-09-2015, 04:11 PM
Golden has a pretty good website with lots of info. Here is a page with some of the products you mention. There are links to more detailed info and application procedures:


They also answer questions here:


Hope this helps,


04-09-2015, 06:38 PM
I'd just use the grounds undiluted but dampen the brush before dipping into it, based on how my Colourfix primers worked. That helps to keep the ground from damaging the brush. Paint it in a thin layer one direction and let it dry, next layer the other. Or you can do criss cross short strokes for an overall texture that could be fun, especially with the modeling paste and a stiff brush like bristle or synthetic bristle. Or follow the lay of the land with brush strokes to give texture that makes sense, short vrtical or curved loose grass texture ones, smooth horizontal strokes on water, curling cloud shapes "painted" in with grounds in a sky, sponged-on foliage texture with modeling paste...