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Monday, November 15, 2021

GEL MEDIUM . . .

Gel Medium is used by almost all artists and crafters for a variety of creative pursuits.

Soft Gel. Regular Gel. Heavy Gel. Extra Heavy Gel. High Solid Gel. Liquid Gel. Matte. Gloss. Whaaat?? Have you ever been to an Art Supply store and wondered, “Why are there so many different Gel Mediums?” and, “Which one do I need?”.

The purpose of a medium is simply to change the consistency and/or appearance of acrylic paint. That makes it a powerful tool to create a variety of new and exciting arts and crafts. For example, artists such as Dutch painter Vermeer used a glazing technique to create luminosity in the 1600s, which is today commonly accomplished with certain types of Gel Medium.


WHAT IS A GEL MEDIUM?

I struggled to find a true ‘definition’ as I researched. Gel Medium is essentially a binder without pigment. Without getting too technical, it was initially an acrylic substance used to build texture in paintings by mixing with acrylic paint. It increases the paint’s transparency and dries clear without diminishing its consistency or adhesive properties. It is inter-mixable with all types of acrylic paints. It is lightfast, water-based, flexible, and permanent.


Gel Medium is used primarily for Arts and Crafts in various ways (mentioned below). They come in a variety of thicknesses (viscosity), sheen, and transparency. Artists and crafters use it to build texture in paintings, as a glue in collage and mixed media, as a top coat to protect artwork, like a decoupage tool, as a means to transfer images, as a glaze when mixed with pigment, and so much more. It is sold in many Arts/Crafts/Hobby Shops under various brands. 


EVERYONE HAS A FAVORITE GEL MEDIUMMy personal favorite is by Golden Artist Colors, but other manufacturers such as Liquitex offer excellent options as well. You will find the one you like best. As you can see, I have lots of paper and The Graphics Fairy ephemera to adhere to my junk journal pages.


Five popular Gel Mediums

Golden Artist Colors – Soft Gel Gloss

Liquitex Professional Matte Gel Medium

Mod Podge Matte

Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium Matte

Prima Marketing Art Basics 3D Matte Gel


Gel Mediums broaden the technical capabilities of the paint by adding sheen or reducing gloss, for example. There are three basic types of Gel Mediums–Soft, Regular, and Heavy. There are also three types of finishes–Matte (non-shiny), Semi-Gloss (sort of shiny), and Gloss (highest sheen, or ‘most shiny’). Here is a closer look at each:


SOFT GEL

Soft Gel has a creamy consistency. Soft Gel is used by artists who mix in acrylic paints to produce a rich, translucent glaze. It produces soft-edged brushstrokes and velvety textures. Paper and Mixed Media artists most often use Soft Gel as an adhesive because its smooth consistency allows them to manipulate, move, and place collage materials or ephemera. It is not as ‘wet’ as other adhesives, so it allows the paper to settle more quickly with less curling. It is also used as a topcoat. I think you can see the softness in the photo below.







REGULAR GEL

Regular Gel extends paint open time (stays wet longer) while maintaining its consistency. It is useful for impasto techniques and glazing, which is applying a transparent layer of paint over dry opaque paint to create luminosity. You can see some soft peaks in the photo below.










HEAVY AND EXTRA HEAVY GEL

Heavy Gel increases the body of paint and has the ability to hold peaks. There are also Extra Heavy Gels which bring more texture building capabilities. Both are used for impasto techniques. You can see the high, stiff peaks below.








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Sunday, November 7, 2021

RGB to Pantone . . .

RGB to Pantone Converter
RGB (Red, Green, Blue) is an Additive color model supported by all browsers. 
Its intensity ranges from 0-255. Pantone color is a largely standardized color reproduction system. They are expressed with a common prefix 'PMS' followed by color code. 
Software graphics works in both colors. Use this RGB to Pantone Converter to find the nearest matches of PMS colors from the primary color. The RGB to PMS Color Code 
Conversion is necessary for changing colors in the printing press.

RGB Color Model vs. Pantone Matching System (PMS)

The RGB Color Model is the most famous model to mix and create colors. That color model is additive and primarily used to display the digital form images, including physical printing. 

That color model is highly adopted in monitors, television screens, cameras, and digital cameras to display photos.

Pantone Matching System (PMS) is the color matching system and is highly adopted by the printing industries to be zero color inaccuracy. Companies, marketers, and designers highly prefer that system because you do not want a few color mistakes in logo designing and printing. People can reference the Pantone color code to make sure that the color matches without any ambiguity.


RGB to Pantone       EasyCalculation       Pantone    CMYK to RAL

Saturday, October 30, 2021

PIXEL DIMENSION . . .

PIXEL DIMENSIONS are the horizontal and vertical measurements of an image expressed in pixels. The pixel dimensions may be determined by multiplying both the width and the height by the dpi. 
An 48" x 32" document that is scanned at 72 dpi has the
pixel dimensions of 3456 pixels (48" x 72 dpi) by 2304 pixels (32" x 72 dpi).

A digital camera will also have pixel dimensions, expressed as the number of pixels horizontally and vertically that define its resolution (e.g., 2,048 by 3,072). 
Calculate the dpi achieved by dividing a document's dimension into the corresponding pixel dimension against which it is aligned.

Pixels: Individual pixels can be seen by zooming in on an image.
RESOLUTION is the ability to distinguish fine spatial detail. 
The spatial frequency at which a digital image is sampled (the sampling frequency) 
is often a good indicator of resolution. 

This is why dots-per-inch (dpi) or pixels-per-inch (PPI) are common and synonymous terms used to express resolution for digital images. Generally, but within limits, increasing the sampling frequency also helps to increase resolution.

DPI refers to the number of printed dots contained within one inch of an image printed by a printer. PPI refers to the number of pixels contained within one 
the inch of an image displayed on a computer monitor.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

War Apprehension . . . Otaku ME Modelers Cup 2021 - Online Edition | DXB

After a big clash in the war, I need to move away from the scene to rest and pray for a while and find a short-term shelter. At that time I passed through a wilderness without a trace of war but there was still fear and anxiety. I had to take strength and faith in God and ask for forgiveness and gave salvation to my life.

Base Kit : Italeri / Commando Car | Otaku ME Modelers Cup 2021 - Online Edition


Saturday, September 11, 2021

SunRoom . . .

 A sunroom, also frequently called a solarium and sometimes a "Florida room", "garden conservatory", "garden room", "patio room", "sun parlor", "sun porch", "three season room" or "winter garden", is a room that permits abundant daylight and views of the landscape while sheltering from adverse weather.


Sunday, September 5, 2021

Ren guardian head gear... EVA Foam

The Red Guardian is an identity that was created as the Soviet equivalent of Captain America, although its use has continued after the fall of the Soviet Union. #redquardian #zdesignmedium #foamsmith #cosplay #evafoam #cosplayer #foamarmor #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #foamclay #foamsmithing #cosplaywip #pattern #cosplayprop #propmaker #costume #armor #propmaking #alexeialanovichshostakov #avengers #evafoamarmor #wip #cosplaying #foamcraft #props #cosplayers #prop #cosplayprogress #worbla #bhfyp 

    

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