Acrylic Washes, Glazes and Image Transfer on TerraSkin


TerraSkin® – Paper made from stone

Golden Artist Colors
– Fluid Matte Medium
– Fluorescent Heavy Body Acrylic Colors
— Orange/Yellow
– High Flow Acrylics
— Quinacridone Magenta
– Fluid Acrylics
— Manganese Blue Hue

Step #1
Prepare Colors: Make a color wash with a pump spray bottle and Golden High Flow Colors, straight from the bottle or diluted with water.

Step #2
Background color and design: compose with stencils arranging them as you like, spray colors holding bottles  approximately 12-16 inches from the paper surface, allow to dry.

Step #3
Immediate image transfer: brush Golden Fluid Matte Medium generously and evenly over the surface apply photocopy image side down use pressure (I used a Bondo applicator)to marry the two surfaces together remove and bumps or buckles that may arise then wait 1-3 minutes until the transfer process is complete, remove paper by lifting corners and pulling it away from the terraskin.

Step # 4
Clean off remaining paper with damp microfibres cloth until surface is smooth and free of paper.

Step # 5
Apply a Glaze: mix 1/3 of paint your choice of color either Heavy Body or Fluid Acrylic with 2/3 of Fluid Matte Medium, apply a thin coat with a brush or spatula in desired areas of your painting

How to transfer images in just minutes using Golden’s Fluid Matte Medium.