View Full Version : Compound effect with acrylic, what to use??
09-28-2011, 05:23 PM
I like the texture of compound (plaster0 but I know it will not stay on the canvas, anyone had suggestions for similar texture effect? :grouphug:
09-28-2011, 07:29 PM
hi and welcome, there are alot of gel mediums that have different effects!
Check out the liquitex.com webiste for texture mediums.
Howard, (Idylbrush) Has a few videos on them too.
you might be able to get a thick texture with alot of paint using a palette knife and work it around the canvas.
09-29-2011, 01:08 AM
Heavy gesso, gel paste mediums, gel mediums. Many of the paint companies have a series of different mediums to choose from that will give a range of effects. Check out golden, liquitex, tri-art to start.
09-29-2011, 04:47 AM
If you want to buy a commercial product the kind of thing you're looking for are the paste mediums, e.g:
09-30-2011, 11:10 AM
I just use heavy bodied acrylic and apply with an palette knife. I know that some people like mediums, but I like the direct approach - just squeeze the paint from tube onto knife and apply direct to canvas... LOADS of texture and very fun! I'm a big fan of Daler-Rowney's Cryla, but Golden, Liquitex or W&N are fine, as long as heavy body.
I use acyrlic modelling paste which is ideal for canvas as it retaind flexibilty.
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