Feel free to roll your eyes when you read this. I just had one of those ah-ha! moments. I'm working on a mini canvas and was having some problems with the color. It was just too flat and boring. Several layers of paint, gesso, paint, and even more gesso I decided to try something. I added some matte gel medium to my paint in hopes that it would make it a little more translucent. It worked!
I know. Duh, Julie. For some reason I've only thought of using it as an adhesive or to make super thin substrates a little sturdier. It never occurred to me to just add it to my paint. Dork.
I felt the need to share this today. :) Happy Saturday!