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Old 07-14-2008, 11:32 AM
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Re: Liquitex pouring medium experiences?

Thanks! I really appreciate this. The heads up on the layering is critical. I am always appreciative of any one who tells me not too panic! as I usually do!
I am off to buy some of the stuff and will post later with results...hopefully good ones!

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.....So much to learn so little time!
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Re: Liquitex pouring medium experiences?

I use only liquitex heavy body, I have yet to try the pouring medium, Will have to give it a go, thanks!!
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Re: Liquitex pouring medium experiences?

I just shot a couple more macros of that painting. In the first one you can see just how glossy it is:



The finish really is a lot like a wood varnish.

I changed the angle here so you can see the depth instead of the gloss. This is either my third or fourth layer of pouring medium, and they've all been pretty thick:



I'm considering one more layer. I think I'm at the point where one more would make the surface almost completely flat.

(One thing I should also point out is that any noise you're seeing in the blue areas is likely the result of the iridescent and inteference colours underneath the pouring medium.)
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Re: Liquitex pouring medium experiences?

Well Jerry's was closed due to a power failure so I had to go elsewhere and all they had was Golden Leveling Clear Gel. The young man understood what I needed it for so.... I had to trust him.

Have you tried this? Any opinions?

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Well Jerry's was closed due to a power failure so I had to go elsewhere and all they had was Golden Leveling Clear Gel. The young man understood what I needed it for so.... I had to trust him.

Have you tried this? Any opinions?

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My advice is never to pour it very thick, or it'll crack as it dries. It's a similar product, but it can't hold a candle to the Liquitex stuff.
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Ok, well I will play with it a bit but tomorrow I will get back to Jerrys and get the Liquitex.

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Howya - love the closeup shots of your textured paintings
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Ok, well I will play with it a bit but tomorrow I will get back to Jerrys and get the Liquitex.

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No prob. Keep us posted on how things turn out.
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Just did a test on small painting. So... how long before it dries? on average, of course?

So impatient and excited!

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Just did a test on small painting. So... how long before it dries? on average, of course?

So impatient and excited!

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It really depends on how thick you pour it. The initial setup is usually pretty quick, but I've always left stuff alone for at least a day once I pour a layer on. And even longer if necessary - with some of the thick layers I've poured, some areas stayed cloudy for a week or more, so I avoided doing anything on top of that till it was completely clear.
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Re: Liquitex pouring medium experiences?

Yeah, I did pour it on too thick, especially for such a small canvas.

I will just have to put it aside and try to keep busy with something else.

Thanks again for all your help.

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Re: Liquitex pouring medium experiences?

Con, I see you've already gone ahead, but I was going to tell you, I used this on a hardboard in back in March, and I did tape up the sides--but then I wound up with edges that sloped up. I would be more careful next time, not having too much near the sides...

I do love this stuff, very thick, fun to play with and it dries *very* clear as long as the surface is sealed well (some other gels I tried yellowed).

I did notice that when I poured it with acrylic inks mixed in, it set up very quickly, I think it could take a light touch within minutes...but alone, it took forever to dry...

looking forward to playing with it some more, glad to see so many people checking it out, it really is great
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looking forward to playing with it some more, glad to see so many people checking it out, it really is great
I should point out for poserity's sake that it was Eliza who recommended this stuff to me. Now I'm about to start my 4th 8-oz bottle (nearly all of which has gone into one painting at this point).
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I should point out for poserity's sake that it was Eliza who recommended this stuff to me. Now I'm about to start my 4th 8-oz bottle (nearly all of which has gone into one painting at this point).

I knew you'd do great things with them, Bret! Now, ahem, let me recommend the *32 oz* bottle! I think I got mine for about $20 US... (8 ozs, are you kidding me? I could go through that just playing around in one afternoon...)
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