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MATISSE MEDIUMS

Matisse painting mediums make the very versatile Matisse Structure and Flow Formulas even more versatile. Each medium and some of its uses are detailed in the following pages.

Our acrylic paint technology has achieved a much higher level of specialisation in the last decade, resulting in superior quality acrylic paints and mediums that have set the current standards.

Below is a list of Matisse Mediums. Please click on the one you're interested in for more comprehensive information.

**** Oil-Based Antiquing Medium, Pre Antiquing Medium, and Water-Based Cracking Medium are all now part of the Derivan Medium Range. *****

 

 

MATISSE MEDIUM

BRIEF OVERVIEW

MM1 Drying Retarder
- 250ml

Slows the drying when added to Matisse Colours

MM2 Impasto Medium
- 250ml & 1L

Paint Matisse Colours over Impasto when dry or mix Impasto with Matisse Colours for high build relief

MM3 Surface Tension Breaker
- 250ml

Add with water to Matisse Colours for Airbrush or Watercolour techniques

MM4 Gel Medium
- 250ml & 1L

Dries clear or mix with Matisse Colours to give a 3D high gloss glaze

MM5 Matt Medium
- 250ml & 1L

Add to Matisse Colours to achieve a matte sheen/finish

MM6 Polymer Matt Varnish (water-based)
- 250ml & 1L

Use as a final varnish or can be mixed with Matisse Colours. Non-yellowing matt finish

MM7 Polymer Gloss varnish (water-based)
- 250ml &1L

Use as a final varnish or can be mixed with Matisse Colours. Non-yellowing high gloss finish

MM8 Spreader Medium
- 250ml & 1L

Add to Matisse Colours to achieve washes and glazes

MM9 Acrylic Painting Medium
- 250ml & 1L

Use to increase binder content of Matisse Colours when reducing them with water

MM10 Artist Quality Gesso
- 500ml & 1L

A full bodied permanent, flexible primer for use on canvas, paper, board or wood for paintings in acrylics or oils.

MM11 Satin Varnish (polyurethane)
- 250ml & 1L

Water-based Polyurethane varnish with a non-yellowing hard wearing satin finish (for use on rigid surfaces only)

MM12 Clear Sealer
- 250ml & 1L

Use for sealing very porous surfaces such as terracotta or as a tannin blocker for "green" wood.

MM13 Fabric Fixative
- 250ml

Mix equal parts with Matisse Colours to produce a fabric paint which when heat set will adhere to most fabrics

MM14 High Gloss Varnish (turps-based)
- 250ml

Conservation quality solvent based non-yellowing acrylic gloss finish varnish. Redissolves in turps to strip and clean or to rework.

MM15 Matt Varnish (turps-based)
- 250ml

Conservation quality solvent based non-yellowing acrylic matt finish varnish. Redissolves in turps to strip and clean or to rework.

MM16 Faux Finish & Marbling Gel
- 250ml & 1L

Also known as scumble glaze. Mix with Matisse Colours to slow drying time and extend the paint to achieve transparent glazes.

MM19 Poly-U-Gloss Varnish (polyurethane)
- 250ml & 1L

Water-based Polyurethane varnish with a non-yellowing hard wearing high gloss finish (for use on rigid surfaces only)

MM20 Water Based Patina
- 250ml & 1L

Use in conjunction with Matisse Colours to give an antiqued or patinaed effect

MM22 Print Paste
- 1L &4L

Mix with Matisse Colours to achieve brilliant transparent prints when screen printing. Slows drying time and extends colour

MM24 Iridescent Medium
- 250ml

Mix with Matisse Colours to achieve lively ireidescent effects

MM25 Black Gesso
- 500ml, 1L & 4L

A full bodied permanent, flexible primer for use on canvas, paper, board or wood for paintings in acrylics or oils.

MM26 Transparent Gesso -
- 250ml

Is a clear gesso which may be mixed with matisse backgroung colours to produce "coloured gessos" or "pastel primers"

MM27 Low Viscosity Gesso

A low viscosity alternative gesso for artists who want to brush straight from the jar.

MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish
- 250ml & 1L

Use as a final varnish or can be mixed with Matisse Colours. Non-yellowing satin finish.

MM29 Final Varnish Satin Finish
- 250ml

Conservation quality solvent based non-yellowing acrylic satin finish varnish. Redissolves in turps to strip and clean or to rework.

MM30 Matisse Matt Gel Medium - 250ml & 1L

Dries clear or mix with Matisse Colours to give a 3D matt finish

NEW! Matisse Dry Mediums

Something entirely different - a completely new range of 18 Dry Mediums. to be mixed with the other mediums on this page.

N.B. Acrylics can be painted under oil paints but not over the top of oil paints and acrylics should not be mixed with oil paints.

 
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