Liquitex Natural Sand Gel

  • Description
  • How to use it

A fine-textured gel that dries to the appearance of glossy beach sand. Mix with other gels to create customized surfaces. An excellent choice to add a bit of “tooth” to an under-painting. Try combing the natural sand with a ridged trowel for uniform peaks and valleys.

What it does

  • Natural sand particles add structure and texture to this 100% acrylic polymer gel
  • Dries to a glossy, 'beach sand' finish
  • Highly flexible and adhesive
  • Will not chip or crack on canvas
  • Gives an opaque/semi-opaque appearance - the thicker you apply the more opaque it becomes
  • Can be used on its own, mixed with colour or overpainted once dry
  • When mixed with acrylic colour, improves blending and gives oil-style stiffness
  • Provides an excellent textured ground or underpainting medium for acrylics, pastels and graphite - great for delicate marks and blending
  • Apply thickly to create bold 3D effects, or finely to give surface texture
  • Maintains colour adhesion, durability and archival quality
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Use with

  • Acrylic paints & mediums

Use on

  • All acrylic-friendly surfaces


  • Building texture
  • Mixed media
  • Underpainting & adding tooth
  • Special effects
  • 3D structure
  • Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products
  • Apply with knife or brush
  • Can be thinned with a small amount of distilled water if required
  • Mix with different consistencies and ratios of acrylic colour/medium to create custom texture
  • Start by adding very small amounts of colour and build up as needed
  • Overpaint when dry with acrylic colour
  • To use as a ground - apply a thin layer to surface and leave to dry
  • Apply thickly for sculptural texture
  • Mix with Gloss Medium to create a textured glaze
  • For abstract effects, apply different colours with a knife, building layers dry or wet in wet
  • Can be mixed with acrylic-compatible powdered pigments

How not to use it

  • If varnishing, don't be too vigorous as this can cause clouding or foaming - spray varnish will give best results
  • Do not use with any non-acrylic compatible media
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Liquitex Natural Sand Gel 237ml Product Code: 3903070
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RRP: £18.75 £13.19

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  • Good. - Liquitex Natural Sand Gel 237ml

    Good product for those interested in experimenting with subtle textures. Geoff Cross (Bournemouth, United Kingdom) on 9 Apr 2016
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