Soft Gels - Thinner than GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylic colors, Soft Gels are moderately pourable. Hold only slight peaks. The recommended acrylic to function as a glue for collaging. Soft Gel Gloss is ideal for glazing and other techniques where transparency is desired.
Soft Gel Gloss is useful as a non-removable isolation coat, applied over an acrylic painting prior to varnishing (must be thinned with water - 2 parts Soft Gel Gloss to 1 part water; DO NOT USE Soft Gel Semi-Gloss or Matte for this purpose).
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I mainly needed the gel for my collage pieces. It is great as a binder, invisible once dry and it has worked wonderfully with watercolour and handmade papers as well as with sumi-e lightweight papers that needed backing after the work was finished. I'll be back for more. Ersi Marina Samara Spiliotopulu (Beceite, Spain) on 18 May 2017
Great product with many uses; fixing collage, isolation coat etc Diane O'Connor (Bournemouth, United Kingdom) on 18 Jul 2016
Also good for collage to stick down. Beatrice Orr (Kilmacolm, United Kingdom) on 1 Jun 2021