Effect mediums offer exciting opportunities for expression in artwork. Effect mediums are materials that can be added to acrylic or oil paints to create unique effects and textures on the canvas.
Using effect mediums in your artwork is easy, all you need to do is mix a small amount of the effect medium into some acrylic or oil paint before applying it onto the canvas. Some effect mediums can also be added directly onto the canvas with a brush or palette knife for an even more textured look. Experiment with different amounts of each effect until you find the perfect combination for your artwork.
From iridescent glazes to glitter gels and texture pastes, these materials allow artists of any skill level to unlock unique effects that will take their paintings from good to great. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to creating art with effect mediums—all it takes is a little bit of experimentation and creativity.
Here at Eckersley’s, we only stock quality brands. When it comes to effects mediums, we have all the big names - Liquitex, Winsor & Newton, Matisse, Art Spectrum and more!
If you’re interested in effect mediums, visit an Eckersley’s store and talk to one of our team members. Our staff are the reason why people have been coming to Eckersley’s for more than 50 years, and many of them have a background or interest in painting. Use our store locator to find your nearest Eckersley’s store, and our people will be happy to help you find exactly what you need to get started. Can’t get in store? Then shop our extensive range online today.