With the help of mediums, acrylics may be used in a fluid, gestural manner (much like water colour) or in heavier applications (as with oils) or they can be shaped and carved, used for print making or in virtually any other technique imaginable.
Mediums can help you to:
- Improve durability
- Keep your colours brilliant
- Extend the colour
- Bring transparency and depth to the film
- Improve flow and "brush-ability"