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What is glazing medium used for?

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answer Tony Blake  Answered at 2011.05.15 23:15:16
Glazing medium is a versatile binding medium which, according to James Warwick Jones, professional artist and curator of the Charles H. Taylor Art Center in Hampton, Virginia, is most commonly used to add a "thin, transparent layer of color" to an acrylic painting.FeaturesAccording to Jones, glazing, or acrylic, medium is a colorless binding component found in acrylic paint. View it as paint minus the color.FunctionIn acrylic painting, glazing medium is used to add transparency to a specific section of a painting or an entire canvas, if desired.ApplicationAny color or amount of acrylic paint may be mixed in with the glazing medium and brushed on in layers. Jones suggests starting with a small amount of color and increasing the amount of pigment in subsequent layers to "build up" the effect.Alternative UsesAs a binding agent, glazing medium will adhere to any surface that will accept acrylic paint. It can be used to affix and seal collage projects, and to repair holes in canvas artwork by bonding canvas patches to the backside of the damaged painting. Many artists regard glazing medium as an indispensable asset with limitless possibilities.WarningUnder layers of glazing medium must be completely dry before subsequent applications. Liquitex, a leading manufacturer of glazing medium, recommends using a blow dryer to hasten the drying process.
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