LIQUID GLASS – POURING MEDIUM
An acrylic medium formulated to accept colour beautifully, dry very hard and clear with an extremely high gloss finish. It is essential for acrylic paint colours to flow and have even suspension when using pouring techniques. (Note* Tri-Art Liquid Glass Pouring Colours do not require the addition of the medium.
POURING MEDIUM may be tinted with colour or used as a clear, very glossy layer or finishing coat.
Like the Pouring Colours, Rigid surfaces are recommended such as wood panels. Surfaces need to be level and stationary to avoid uneven flow and settling of the medium.
MIXING WITH COLOUR
- For best results USE LIQUID-FORMAT ACRYLIC PAINTS such as Tri-Art’s Finest Quality LIquids and Tri-Art Metallics. Their format and consistency ensures even mixing with no clumps of concentrated colours.
- Tri-Art can not guarantee results if not using Liquid Glass Pouring Colours, Tri-Art’s Finest Quality Liquid Colours and Tri-Art Metallics.
There is no absolute ratio due to the vast range of paint properties and qualities (pigment strength, viscosity/format,transparency, age etc.) as well as artistic esthetic when creating works of art. A good rule of thumb is mixing (1:20) of colour (FQ Liquids) to 20 drops Pouring Medium. Always test for fluid flow and suspension of colours.
- Mix colours into the medium in a container with a palette knife or stir stick and let rest 3-5 minutes to allow possible bubbles to dissipate. Gently tap the container onto a surface once mixed if needed. You may wish to pop or burst stubborn bubbles with a sharp implement.
- Prepare all colours in advance for time-sensitive pouring applications.
- Additional sessions of applying colour are possible (let dry 24 hours between applications). A clear coat application of Pouring Medium may be applied to unify luster and level the glassy surface.