OPEN Gels and Mediums are compatible with Golden Heavy Body and Fluid Acrylic colours, as well as regular acrylic gels and mediums and will increase open time while altering their consistency.
OPEN Acrylic Gel (Gloss and Matte) has a slightly softer feel than our Regular Gel (Gloss) and the same consistency as OPEN colours. It can be used for glazes and to extend the paints while maintaining working properties of OPEN acrylics.
Image Transfer How-To
Nearly any gel, medium, or acrylic paint will work to lift an image, depending on the texture, clarity, and color you want to trap the image within.
1. Apply the gel or paint, and while it is wet, place the image side of a printed laser paper copy directly into the wet gel. Let dry overnight.
2. Dampen the paper with a wet sponge. Wait a few minutes to allow water to soak paper. Begin rubbing carefully. Use a soft cloth or scrubbie to remove the paper. You will probably have to remove the paper a few times, for a clean transfer. When the water evaporates, you will be able to see the areas that you missed.