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Golden Acrylic Pastel Ground


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GOLDEN Acrylic Pastel Ground is a 100% acrylic medium designed to prepare surfaces for the application of pastels, charcoal and other art media where a coarse tooth is desired. It contains finely ground sand (silica) in a pure acrylic emulsion.

Pastel Ground can be applied to paper, canvas, wood or any primed support. This allows almost limitless applications for media typically confined to standard papers.

For best surface adhesion, apply GOLDEN Pastel Ground over GOLDEN Gesso. It may also be applied over other GOLDEN acrylic mediums, gels, and paints for multi-media work.

Note: When used in conjunction with oil-based media, prepare support (canvas, linen, masonite, etc.) with 3 coats of GOLDEN Acrylic Gesso before applying the Pastel Ground.


Tinting Pastel Ground

Pastel Ground can be blended with GOLDEN Acrylic Paints to achieve coloured grounds. However, add minimal amounts of colour since all additions of paint to Ground will decrease the tooth.

GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics and Fluid Acrylics blend easily into the ground without thickening the product. Unless transparency is desired, select paints that are inherently opaque, such as the Pyrroles or earth colours. This will allow lower additions as well. Airbrushing thin layers of colour after the ground has dried will give the strongest saturation of colour to the ground without affecting the gritty surface.