Acrylic Gel Techniques for Encaustic Effects
About six years ago I attended a Golden Gel Mediums workshop with an all-day hands-on demonstration of all the possibilities of their various gels and texture mediums. Since then, I’ve used more and more texture in my paintings.
This morning I came across a 10-minute video Patti Brady’s Rethinking Acrylic: Encaustic Effects With Acrylic Paint which shows some of the ways acrylic gels can be used for an encaustic look.
I’ve had a fascination with encaustic forever. I’ve done a few encaustics, but one needs to make a complete commitment to the setup required to do them on a regular basis. I haven’t been willing to make that commitment, even though it does call my name occasionally. So from time to time, I like to play with acrylic mediums to get an encaustic look. The painting shown above is one that I pushed in that direction.
Yet another, more detailed demo on the same technique is in this video.
This page will give you links to more demonstration videos in the Golden Paints library.
If you can find one of these workshops in your area, I highly recommend it. I don’t advertise Golden paints. I just happen to love their products. I don’t use them exclusively, but I do have quite a stash of them.