Student Question: Hi Samantha. I am registered in your workshop in Red Deer, Canada. I am wondering what type of gel medium and moulding paste we need? Light, medium or heavy? Also, what type of gold leaf powders do you use? I also like metallic leaf. Is there opportunity to use gold leaf? Can we use fluid acrylics rather then tube?
Answer: Thank you so much for contacting me! I am thrilled we will have the opportunity to work together this Summer.
Please find the answers to your questions below:
1. I am wondering what type of gel medium and moulding paste we need . Light, medium or heavy ?
I prefer the Modeling/Molding Paste in a medium consistency, and the Gel Medium in a gloss finish. However, if you've already made a purchase, we will work with whatever you bring!
Here are some links to my preferred brands:
Liquitex Professional Modeling Paste
Liquitex Professional Gloss Gel
2. Also what type of gold leaf powders do you use?
My favorite products are by a brand called Gold Leaf & Metallic Co.
3. I also like metallic leaf. Is there opportunity to use gold leaf?
Yes! Please feel free to bring metallic leaf. Here is one of my favorites:
4. Can we use fluid acrylics rather then tubes?
Yes, you are certainly welcome to use fluid acrylics rather than acrylics in a tube. We will work with whatever you bring! That said, I prefer the higher viscosity of paint in tubes.
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