Matisse Flow paint can deliver great results through an airbrush with minimal dilution. Find out how...

Photo Transfer

Transfer images or text into your art work


Intentionally cracking paint to expose a second layer underneath can produce some striking visual effects, and is easy to accomplish with Matisse Background Colours and Derivan Cracking Medium.

Hue, Chroma, Tint, Shade

Although colour is the basic component of art, it is a more complex concept that it may seem. Find out more...

Rag Rolling

This beautiful effect is best on walls or a flat surface to create a modern, warm, soft painted finish.

Surface Preparation

Any paint is only as good as the foundation on which it is applied. This guide discusses some common surfaces and how/if they should be treated.


The process of ageing a project to look old and time-worn - perfect for picture frames or wooden furniture


Discover why MM7 Polymer Gloss Varnish is a decoupage artist's best friend.

Fabric Painting

It is possible to apply Matisse colours to the vast majority of fabrics without the addition of any mediums. But here are some helpful hints for best results.

Marbling (faux finish)

Not to be confused with marbelising, marbling is the effect of using paint to make a surface look like marble. You'd be suprising how realistic it can look with this simple step-by-step guide.Marbling (faux finish)

Screen Printing

Did you know you can use all your existing Matisse paints as printing inks? Here's how, and no toxic solvents involved!


A clear coat of varnish on top of your artwork will help to bring out the full intensity and beauty of the pigments, as well as providing resistance to many sources of degradation. Here’s all you need to know.