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DANIEL SMITH Acrylic Gesso, Iridescent Gold

DANIEL SMITH Acrylic Gesso, Iridescent Gold

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DANIEL SMITH Acrylic Gesso, Iridescent Gold has a lustrous metallic sheen from the Mica and Iron Oxides it is made with.

Iridescent Gold Gesso gives oil, alkyd and acrylic artists a gorgeous, luminous surface to paint on, quite different from regular white gesso.

You will love how its’ radiant, golden sheen peeks out between gaps in your brushstrokes or in reserved golden areas when you paint.

Paints that are transparent will allow the golden glow to show through their transparent color. The pigment used for the Gold Gesso is the same pigment used in Iridescent Gold Original Oil, so they can be seamlessly used together.

DANIEL SMITH Acrylic Iridescent Gold Gesso gives artists a vibrant, lightfast, archival and acid free choice for their substrate color, granting an enhancing, luminous glow.

Iridescent Gold Acrylic Gesso is easy to use, made with a high-grade acrylic emulsion which provides optimal flexibility and durability, and is more flexible than any of the oil based grounds. DS Iridescent Gold Acrylic Gesso does not contain the oil acids of traditional oil grounds, which tend to deteriorate cotton or linen canvas fibers, meaning that an under sizing, such as rabbit skin glue, was needed with oil gesso. No under sizing is necessary with our Iridescent Gold Acrylic Gesso and none should be used.

DANIEL SMITH Acrylic Gesso, Iridescent Gold is recommended as a painting ground for acrylics, oils and alkyds. Because the base is an acrylic emulsion, it cleans up easily with water and soap, becoming permanent once dried. After applying the gesso, the brush should be cleaned up immediately after use. The gesso can be thinned with up to 10% with clean water.

Tips for using Acrylic Iridescent Gold Gesso: The Mica which gives our Iridescent Gold Gesso its luster is very heavy and will settle softly to the bottom over time. When you open your new jar of Iridescent Gold Gesso, or if you have not used it in a while, you may find that some of the mica has settled. If it has, simply mix Gesso well to re-suspend the particles. When you open your jar, please use a clean palette knife or spoon to remove the Gesso.

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