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MEDIUMS


Derivan's range of Matisse Painting Mediums are complementary products designed to make acrylic paint more versatile. They can be used with the Matisse Structure and Flow formulas, Matisse Inks and Matisse Background ranges.

See the Below page for a short individual summary and sizes available. Click on any medium's name for detailed instructions and tips for that medium.

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

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

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At First Glance

  •   High Quality    

    Highest of Quality Mediums

  •   Range of Sizes

    Available in 75ml tubes, 250ml, 500ml, 1ltr and 5 ltrs

  •   Light Fast 

    Archival & long lasting. 

  •   Compatibility 

    Fully compatible with all Matisse Mediums.

SEE BELOW FOR LIST OF MATISSE MEDIUMS - Quick links


MM1 

Drying Retarder 

Slows drying time when added to Matisse paints.



MM2 

Impasto Medium 

Provides high build relief when allowed to dry and then painted over with Matisse colours, or when mixed directly with the paint.

Thins paint so that less water is required, keeping colours stronger. Ideal for Airbrush or Watercolour techniques.



Dries clear or mixes with Matisse colours to give a 3D high-gloss glaze.


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MM5
Matt Medium
Add to Matisse Colours to achieve a matte sheen/finish.

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

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


Add to Matisse Colours to achieve washes and glazes.

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MM9
Acrylic Painting Medium

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

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

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


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

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MM13
Fabric Fixative
Mix equal parts with Matisse Colours to produce a fabric paint which when heat set will adhere to most fabrics

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

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


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

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MM19

Polyurethane Gloss

Varnish

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

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

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

Mix with Matisse Colours to achieve lively iridescent effects


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

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A clear gesso which may be mixed with Matisse Background Colours to produce "coloured gessos" or "pastel primers"

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

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


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

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All the valued qualities of Derivan's original Matisse Gel Medium, now in a matt finish.

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Extends the "open" or "working" time of acrylics without affecting consistency.

A modelling compound with a lighter body and finish. Build relief and texture without the constrains of weight.


Non-yellowing acrylic resin varnish containing UV inhibitors. Final clear gloss finish..

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Gentle cleaner to remove paint from both brushes and hands. Natural ingredients, non toxic or polluting, biodegradable.

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Plant based alternative cleaner to remove dried, built up paint from brushes. No harsh chemicals and dangerous fumes.

Recommended ground for encaustic work or as a soft or oil pastel primer. High tooth finish. Permanent.


Additive that creates smooth, glossy finishes with minimal surface texture.

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An alternative to adding gels and other impasto or building mediums to paint which work by imparting their own thicker bulk to a paint mix. This medium actually chemically thickens the paint.

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Matisse Mediums Kit

Matisse Mediums are designed to work in conjunction with the Matisse Flow and Structure Acrylic paints to create a highly versatile painting system. The mediums in the kit were specifically selected for maximum flexibility and usefulness to acrylic artists who will find endless new creative possibilities for their artwork.

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