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Acrylic Paint Texture Guide

Texture medium is a gel or paste form material mixed with paint to change the consistency, making it versatile to achieve structural texture and effects. There are several acrylic products in the craft store labeled as acrylic texture gels or texture mediums.   Each product is designed to bring different effects and finishes. The key is to choose the right one for the desired result. Gels, pastes, and mediums give a lot of flexibility and creative freedom than acrylic paints. For example, add a gel or medium in the paint to change the consistency and then apply it as a texture layer.  You can change the texture from thick impasto to small peaks, and consistency can be altered from thick to thin flowing liquid. You can even adjust the drying time, and so on.  Needless to say, there is endless scope for the abstract painting textures you can create. In this guide, let's understand what these products are and when to use them. What is a gel? A gel is a binder without a color pigment.

Guide to Buy Acrylic Paints

Today, acrylic paint is one of the most popular mediums for mixed media artists and crafters around the world. Acrylic paints are popular for reasons such as a wide range of color options, fast drying time, ease to use, and easy to clean. They are forgiving and are suitable for painters of all styles and formats. Acrylics give results that are similar to high-quality oil paintings. Artists can paint them on various surfaces like canvas, wall, wood, fabric, metal, and ceramics. There is endless scope for texture and customization using variety of mediums. If you've ever been to a local art supply store, you'll know how overwhelming it is to choose colors and quality from the spread available. It is challenging with so many brands and mediums (like oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencils) available in the market. To make this task easy, let's check out what parameters you should consider when buying acrylic paints to get a bright, consistent, and smooth finish in your artwork. Belo