Golden Artist Colors Products
Water based acrylic polymer varnish with UVLS (ultraviolet light stabilizers) that provides a protective, flexible, dust resistant finish with enhanced protection from ultraviolet radiation. For use with inkAID White Matte and Translucent Gloss coatings. Test before using on all inkAID Clear Coatings and Iridescents.
Golden Mineral Spirit Acrylic (MSA) Varnish with UVLS (ultraviolet light stabilizers) is a mineral spirit based acrylic resin topcoating that provides a protective, flexible, dust resistant finish with enhanced protection from ultraviolet radiation. For use on the following inkAID coatings: Clear Gloss, Clear Gloss Type II, Clear Semi-Gloss, Clear Matte, and all Iridescents. Golden MSA Varnish is available in Gloss, Matte, or Satin finishes. As with all topcoatings, Golden MSA Varnishes may alter the saturation of colors in the print.
Note — Golden MSA Acrylic Varnish has a thick viscosity as received to insure an even suspension of solids in the coating. It must be thinned with Golden MSA Solvent before use. For more information see MSA Varnish with UVLS Product Information & Application Sheet.
Caution — Be sure to follow safety instructions carefully. This product is not intended for use by children.
Golden Gel Topcoats w/UVLS provide a water based non-removable topcoat which absorbs ultra violet light to protect against fading of both dye and pigment based ink jet inks or any other elements below the topcoat. They provide a durable, water resistant finish and can also be used to create a transparent barrier upon which paint or other materials can be applied, to build texture, and to modify gloss. Available in both gloss and semi-gloss finishes. The gloss coating dries to a clear, highly reflective surface. The semi-gloss finish provides a translucent, satin like surface. As with all top coatings, it may alter the saturation of colors in the image.
Using Over Water Sensitive Materials, Such as Inkjet Prints and Watercolors
When applying over water sensitive coatings such as inkAID Clear Gloss, Clear Gloss Type II, Clear Semi-Gloss, and Clear Matte it is important to test the application before proceeding. If testing shows that the coatings or the printed image will be easily damaged it is recommended that a sealing coat of Golden Archival Varnish or Golden MSA Varnish first be applied before the Gel Topcoat.
Golden Gel Topcoats w/UVLS can be applied to water resistant inkAID coatings such as the White Matte and Translucent Gloss products. Do not apply Golden Archival Varnish or Golden MSA Varnish on either the inkAID White Matte or Translucent Gloss coatings as this will damage the printed image.
For additional information regarding the use of Golden Artist Colors products over inkjet prints refer to Just Paint Issue #14.
Golden Self Leveling Gel is formulated with a 100% acrylic polymer emulsion. It dries to an even, flexible, high gloss film. Milky white when wet, the Gel becomes transparent when dry. Self-Leveling Clear Gel is used to create digital printing skins on carrier sheets which are then coated with inkAID. It produces a film with excellent chemical, water, and ultraviolet resistance.
Golden Soft Gel Gloss is thinner than GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylic colors, is moderately pourable, and holds only slight peaks. Brush strokes dry with a soft edge. It is t recommended acrylic to function as a glue for collaging. Soft Gel Gloss is also ideal for glazing and other techniques where transparency is desired. Useful as a non-removable isolation coat, applied over the painting and before the varnish (must be thinned with water - 2 parts Soft Gel Gloss to 1 part water).
Golden Light Molding Paste - Offers dramatic weight reductions when building thick layers of acrylic. The density of the wet product is over 50% less than Golden Molding Paste. This results in a significantly lighter film. This dramatic weight reduction will be beneficial in creating artworks that are large in size, have thick film build-up, or both. The product dries to an opaque, matte finish. The consistency is designed to hold stiff peaks to create a highly textured surface. Provides the perfect base to apply inkAID coatings onto.