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Old 04-28-2008, 08:27 PM
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Self Leveling Gel

Has anyone used this product? I have a small sample and have played a bit with it, but wondered if anyone has used it in their mixed media. If so, in what ways? Golden gave me some basic info but didn't have a lot of specifics, mostly chemistry stuff.

It's supposed to make awesome transfers with one coat. Also good for collage supposedly and anywhere you don't want to see brush strokes.

Clear tar gel is supposed to be another fun one, as well as glass bead gel.

Am interested in being pointed to examples of possibilities...did not get much on an internet search and didn't see anything in the links here.

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Re: Self Leveling Gel

self leveling can be used in all sorts of things I like it for acrylic sheeting, I don't like it for acrylic castings. It makes great surface to creating marbled paper images and has some use in transfers.

Glass bead is good but i tend to thin it down a bit with gel medium. The glass beads can be to concentrated otherwise.

I have never had much luck with tar get but find the spider web medium far superior for the extra fine lines. The tar gel is a bit to difficult to work with in my humble opinion.
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On the left is an experiment with Matisse Crackle Medium. I used a base color and then the medium and then clear medium overtop. I will next glaze and wipe to see if I can "antique" it a bit.

On the right is tar gel and spiderweb gel.
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I love the self-leveling gel and use it all the time. Whenever there is any kind of "reservoir" that needs to be filled, self-leveling is the way to go. You can thin the other mediums with water or glazing medium, but that increases the dry time and sometimes ruins your papers. Whenever I want a smooth finish and to have all the little cracks filled, self-leveling is the way to go.
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A couple of glazes later and you have an aged piece. Just for the fun of it.
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Who makes the spider Web Gel

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It is an experimental gel from Golden. Have to buy it direct from them.
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Re: Self Leveling Gel

Thank you all...I also talked to a Golden tech and she said to be careful with thick applications of self-leveling gel because of crazing problems.

Cyndi, I will catch up with you on the transfer thread....

And am going to play with tar gel.
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Re: Self Leveling Gel

This collage has bead gel in the ground around the base of the tree. It can give you some very nice texture.
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Nice looking texture! I love mixing stuff into acrylic mediums too, like sand and dirt and leaves...
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