Gesso is thick and heavily pigmented with excellent coverage. Has an excellent lightfast rating and is archival. Our Acrylic Gesso is made with a high-grade acrylic emulsion which provides optimal flexibility and durability, and is more flexible than any of the oil grounds. It does not contain the oil acids of traditional grounds which tend to deteriorate cotton or linen canvas fibers, so an under sizing, such as rabbit skin glue, is not necessary, and should not be used. DANIEL SMITH Acrylic Gesso is recommended as a painting ground for acrylics, oils and alkyds, and cleans up with water.
This acrylic gesso has a lustrous metallic sheen from the mica and iron oxides it is made with. It gives oil and acrylic artists a gorgeous, luminous surface to paint on. Radiant, golden sheen peeks out between gaps in brushstrokes or in reserved areas when it is painted upon. Oil and acrylic paints that are transparent will allow the golden glow to show through their transparent color. This metallic gesso gives artists a vibrant, lightfast and archival choice for their substrate color, providing their paintings with an enhancing, luminous glow.