The Frugal Crafter’s Guide to Acrylic Mediums {Chart included!}

Hi friends! I have been asked by countless readers to create a video explaining acrylics mediums and I finally got it done!

mediumblog

I know it’s a lot to remember so I made a printable chart for you.

Click here to download the Acrylic Medium Cheat Sheet

And now, the moment you have been waiting for, the acrylic mediums 101 video!

Video!

I hope you found this helpful. Please share this post with your friends via social media, there are handy links for Pintrest, Facebook, Twitter and others below. I enjoyed making the video and printable chart and I want it to help as many people as possible. Let me know what you think or if you have any questions in the comments below and til next time happy crafting!

Advertisements

28 Responses

  1. thank you – this will help a novice like me greatly – I look at all that “stuff”on the shelves and ponder !!! mmmm!!! what is it that I really need???? what does it all do? THANK YOU

    Like

  2. Thanks!!!

    Like

  3. Thank you so very much for the cheat sheet. This is so new to me, this cheat sheet helps me to understand the different products, their uses and what to use them with. Now I can start an educated exploration of the different mediums. Thanks for sharing!

    Like

  4. awesome video… thanks. Up till now, i just would buy whatever struck my fancy and then my daughter and I would figure out how to use it once we got home, or used it however we felt like…

    Like

  5. Thanks for taking the time to make the chart. I know you are busy. It gets confusing sometimes trying to keep up with all the different mediums and the uses for all of them, especially on all the different textures, paper cloth, wood, etc. You need to mention on your site that you have many other tutorials on your YouTube channel.

    Like

  6. Forgot to say thanks for the chart. It will be nice to have it handy and to add to if any thing new comes up, or to keep notes on results.

    Like

  7. Hurray…The video I have been waiting for!!! Thank you sooooo much Lindsay!!! This video clears so many doubts about the mediums…and the chart is just Awesome!!! Thanks again!

    Like

  8. Amazing resource- Thank You!

    >

    Like

  9. Thanks Lindsay. The cheat sheet will be really helpful. I was wondering whether you would do or have done a video on brushes. I only have cheap brushes at the moment and would like to know what to buy for what purposes etc.

    Like

  10. Thank you so much for doing the chart as well as the video. I am trying out acrylics and this will be a great resource 🙂

    Like

  11. I read through this and it has 2 typeos in it does “Think” really mean “thin”? Very useful information and much appreciated……. I do paint in acrylics DecoARt Americana, Traditions, Jo Sonjas etc so upcoming artists will be pleased of this clear explanation and handy crib sheet. Sincere thanks for sharing x x

    Like

  12. This was extremely helpful, especially with the chart. Thank you very much. I have one question: Is Floating Medium the same as Flow Medium. What I have is halfway between a gel and a fluid.

    Like

    • read the bottle to be sure, I think you add it to your fresh mixing water but you might just dip a corner of your brush in it, they are close, they make your water wetter (reducing the surface tension of the water and letting paint flow much like glycerin)

      Liked by 1 person

  13. You are very kind!

    Like

  14. Love having the acrylic cheat sheet, thanks.

    Like

  15. Lindsey, I do enjoy your u tube videos/however- I read your blog about graphic stock and downloaded their art to try-the company will not let u try it for free so I did not go through with the download/now they email me everyday and I cannot get rid of them/I enjoy your channel/but ask that u not promote things like that -it is misleading and I now have more email traffic that I do not want/

    Thank you, Jeanne Lashmett, IIDA JML Interior Design

    314.435.4233 http://www.jmlid.com

    >

    Like

    • They have a 7 day free trial like hulu and netflix and after that if you do not cancel they bill your card. If they did not take the info down people could keep resigning up and abusing the deal, I understand about your apprehension on entering a CC# to try a service. But it is the same as any free trial place like Amazon Prime, Netflix etc. To stop the emails scroll to the bottom and unsubscribe. That should get rid of them. I am sorry you had trouble with this.

      Like

  16. Thank you! VERY helpful video!

    Like

  17. Thank you so much! You explained a lot!! I do have one more question however.. At the end of the video you mentioned that you bought a six pack of golden mediums at the Big Box Store. I was wondering do they have a web address and if they do can you please share it with us? I live in Roseville CA and I have never heard of them. Thank you again so much!!

    Like

  18. Let me just say…. You are,
    FANT-TAS-TIC-TAB-U-LOUS!!!!!
    Thank you for you plethora of knowledge, experience, do’s & don’ts, etc….that you so freely, eagerly share. I have never done any art other than coloring with crayons, but because of you, I followed along and painted the “Corn” & “Hummingbird”. I surpassed my own expectations and enjoyed the entire learning experience.

    I have also constructed “Juice” pencil pouches with 2 of my granddaughters, to everyone’s delight.

    Again, a BIG shout out to you for showing those of us, Art really is easy, and anything is possible.

    Like

  19. First visit here – I think! recommended by Tickell Expressions – thank you Teresa – looking forward to seeing more and thank you for the medium info.

    Like

  20. Thank you so much for the cheat sheet. You are awesome!

    Like

  21. Thank you soooooooo much for the tutorial and especially the chart. What a help that is to have. You are the greatest.

    Like

  22. Hey Lyndsay my friend gave me 4 bottle of some medias but they are all hard as a rock they are all full how can I save them I don’t want to thow them away due to almost full bottles thanks,,,Stacy

    Like

    • I am sorry to say that you probably better toss them. When acrylics dry the go through a chemical change. Even if you used an alcohol to disolve them they will not have the same properties as they did. So sorry:(

      Like

Tell me what YOU think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: