medium instead of gesso?
I did an experiment. I primed my stretched paper with acrylic gloss medium instead of gesso (which I usually use). It was pretty slippery when I started painting over it, but I thought it would be ok, because you're supposed to be able to glaze a million layers with gloss medium, right? And it's all the same chemically, so I assumed that all the layers would sort of meld into one. Then I thought, "Maybe I should ask..."
So I searched this forum yesterday for discussions of using acrylic medium instead of gesso to prime paper, and came up empty. Golden's website, on the other hand, says you can use matte medium instead of gesso because it will provide enough tooth. Does this mean that gloss medium will not provide enough tooth, and my paint will start flaking off next week, month, or year? What about all those glazing layers? Does anyone know about this?