Versatility of Acrylic
Gloss gel medium
Liquitex String gel
Liquidtex gel is a unique acrylic medium. It is a thick gel that you can mix with acrylic paints to make them stringy. It not only makes paint more viscous but decidingly more stringy. It is a gloss medium and will increase the transparency of the paint mixed in.
There is another facet to acrylic medium versatility. I use the gloss polymer medium I bought from Dick Blick in the place of at least three types of acrylic medium. I use it full strength to make paint with powdered micas and minerals, I thin 50/50 to prepare a glaze/wash medium. Also I thin with less water and it makes for a nice varnish over paintings. At just under $20 for half a gallon, it is the best purchase I have made yet!