Emulsion Question

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  1. hollykb8503

    hollykb8503 TPF Noob!

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    Hey, I was wondering if anyone has ever used acrylic gel medium for holding their emulsions down better. I usually put them on metal and sometimes they start peeling off. Should I use this gel medium? And if so should I get the Gloss gel medium (think its thicker) or the Matte gel medium?:greenpbl:
     
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    Hello, Are you a new alternative junkie? welcome to the forum. I do not know much about the acrylic gel but somebody on here will.
     
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    Hi Holly, welcome to TPF! :) Gloss, matte....it all works the same way, so it's a question of how you like to view your images when it all dries down. I've used the Liquitex medium, matte finish, but that's just because I don't want a high-gloss sheen on my transfers.

    If you're transferring to metal that's more than I've done. ;) If it's peeling, yeah, stuff like Liquitex can help, especially if the surface doesn't allow for much brayering. It's easy to use, apply with a foam brush or your fingers.

    Would love to see your stuff, post some pics if you can!
     
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    Thank you to both of you for responding. Everyone is so helpful. Well, I bought both the matte and the regular real goopy stuff. I don't want a high-gloss sheen to my pix though, so I'll see which one I like better. I should be getting all of my 8X10 equipment in the next few days (ordered it like a month ago!) so as soon as I start getting the emulsions down and dried I will try and post them. Thanks guys. Talk to ya later.
     
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    Cant wit to see it. good luck.
     

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