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Full list of Matisse Dry Mediums

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All mediums available in 50ml and 250ml jars.

BLACK FLAKE HEX

Series 2 in 50ml and Series 3 in 250ml jars.
Use these gleaming hexagonal black flakes as either a striking decorative effect or a distinctive texture on paintings and indoor sculptures. Precision cut from coated polyester film, Black Flake Hex is best used as a final finish to preserve its sparkle and can also be sprinkled onto a freshly painted surface. To maintain the shiny surface of the black flakes, mix with either MM4 Gel Medium or MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium, as these mediums have a gloss finish.

Weipa CALCINED BAUXITE

Series 1 in 50ml and 250ml jars.
Weipa Calcined Bauxite has a particularly interesting earthy colour mix. This extremely hard mineral is mined at Weipa in Far North Queensland. Calcinated Bauxite can be used in mixed media and collage as well as for adding texture to paintings. Mix with MM2 Impasto Medium, MM4 Gel Medium or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. For the best adhesion it is important not to make the mix too dry.

Geraldton CRUSHED GARNET

Series 1 in 50ml and 250ml jars.
This deep red transparent gemstone has an attractive glowing rich red colour. Glaze or varnish to achieve even deeper colour. Crushed garnet is an especially hard stone. It is suitable for texture for paintings or collage. For the best results mix up to equal parts crushed garnet with either MM4 Gel Medium, or MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium. As both these mediums have a gloss finish they will maintain the beauty and clarity of the gem.

FERROUS POWDER

Series 2 in 50ml and Series 3 in 250ml jars.
Use Ferrous Powder on paintings and mixed media. For a water resistant dark grey magnetic coating, mix up to equal parts of Ferrous Powder to a slurry with MM14 Gloss (turps-based), MM15 Matt (turps-based) or MM29 Satin(turps-based), then seal with the varnish. Ferrous powder can be rusted. Consult our website for details. Otherwise, mix with MM14 Gloss (turps based) or MM29 Satin (turps based) and varnish to seal. Avoid sprinkling. Large amounts may cause the canvas to sag.

GLASS BEADS (0.8mm)

Series 2 in 50ml and 250ml jars.
These smooth round glass beads can be used on paintings, mixed media or collage. For best results mix with Gel Medium MM4, or MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium to maintain brightness. They can also be dropped into medium painted onto the surface. Because they are absolutely smooth it is suggested that art works using these glass beads are varnished with either MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium, or MM14 Gloss (Turps-based) to securely seal the beads to the support.

GLASS BEADS (1.5mm)

Series 2 in 50ml and 250ml jars.
These smooth round glass beads can be used on paintings, mixed media or collage. For best results mix with Gel Medium MM4, or MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium to maintain brightness. They can also be dropped into medium painted onto the surface. Because they are absolutely smooth it is suggested that art works using these glass beads are varnished with either MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium, or MM14 Gloss (Turps-based) to securely seal the beads to the support.

GLASS BEADS (3mm)

Series 2 in 50ml and 250ml jars.
These smooth round glass beads can be used on paintings, mixed media or collage. For best results mix with Gel Medium MM4, or MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium to maintain brightness. They can also be dropped into medium painted onto the surface. Because they are absolutely smooth it is suggested that art works using these glass beads are varnished with either MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium, or MM14 Gloss (Turps-based) to securely seal the beads to the support.

GLASS BEADS (5mm)

Series 2 in 50ml and 250ml jars.
These smooth round glass beads can be used on paintings, mixed media or collage. For best results mix with Gel Medium MM4, or MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium to maintain brightness. They can also be dropped into medium painted onto the surface. Because they are absolutely smooth it is suggested that art works using these glass beads are varnished with either MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium, or MM14 Gloss (Turps-based) to securely seal the beads to the support.

Bathurst GROUND MARBLE

Series 1 in 50ml and 250ml jars.
Bathurst Ground marble can be mixed directly with paint, to add bulk without changing the colour and while retaining the elements that allow the paint to harden. A white transparent powder, it mixes successfully with any Matisse or Derivan medium. Larger proportions make the paint a little stringy, and this feature can be manipulated to give interesting results Weathers well outdoors and is suitable for paintings, collage, mixed media, and on collograph plates.

MICA FLAKE

Series 1 in 50ml and 250ml jars.
Shiny pearlescent Mica Flakes make a durable yet flexible layer on the painted surface. The thin flakes are strong and tough. To retain their shimmer, mix Mica Flake with either MM4 Gel Medium, or MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium. Sprinkle small amounts of Matisse Mica Flake finely onto wet medium for maximum glistening effect. For textural effects on paintings and collage, use up to equal parts of Mica Flake. An interesting texture is obtained on collograph plates.

MICROSPHERES

Series 1 in 50ml and 250ml jars.
Microspheres create ultra high build texture on large canvasses without adding weight. Although large amounts of these tiny hollow synthetic glass spheres can be added, do not to make the mix too dry. In smaller quantities Microspheres make subtle textural effects. Use with MM2 Impasto Medium, MM4 Gel Medium, MM6 Polymer Matt Varnish (water-based), MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. Mix only as required, as mixture continues to thicken.

PUMICE

Series 1 in 50ml and 250ml jars.
Almost weightless, Pumice is rough textural volcanic glass. Applied smoothly, it produces a consistently rough, flat surface. Capable of creating unusual textures on large canvasses due to its light weight, Pumice is also suitable for mixed media, collage and collograph plates. Up to equal parts pumice can be added to either MM2 Impasto Medium, MM4 Gel Medium, MM6 Polymer Matt Varnish (water-based), MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium.

Lang Lang SAND (0.5mm)

Series 1 in 50ml and 250ml jars.
These five grades of cleaned sand contain no impurities to affect artwork. Use in paintings, mixed media and collage, or the finest grade on collograph plates. Before applying, mix with MM2 Impasto Medium, MM4 Gel Medium, MM6 Polymer Matt Varnish (water-based), MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. Do not make the mix too dry, though for best results add it relatively generously. Large quantities on large canvases not recommended.

Lang Lang SAND (1mm)

Series 1 in 50ml and 250ml jars.
These five grades of cleaned sand contain no impurities to affect artwork. Use in paintings, mixed media and collage, or the finest grade on collograph plates. Before applying, mix with MM2 Impasto Medium, MM4 Gel Medium, MM6 Polymer Matt Varnish (water-based), MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. Do not make the mix too dry, though for best results add it relatively generously. Large quantities on large canvases not recommended.

Lang Lang SAND (3mm)

Series 1 in 50ml and 250ml jars.
These five grades of cleaned sand contain no impurities to affect artwork. Use in paintings, mixed media and collage, or the finest grade on collograph plates. Before applying, mix with MM2 Impasto Medium, MM4 Gel Medium, MM6 Polymer Matt Varnish (water-based), MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. Do not make the mix too dry, though for best results add it relatively generously. Large quantities on large canvases not recommended.

Lang Lang SAND (5mm)

Series 1 in 50ml and 250ml jars.
These five grades of cleaned sand contain no impurities to affect artwork. Use in paintings, mixed media and collage, or the finest grade on collograph plates. Before applying, mix with MM2 Impasto Medium, MM4 Gel Medium, MM6 Polymer Matt Varnish (water-based), MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. Do not make the mix too dry, though for best results add it relatively generously. Large quantities on large canvases not recommended.

Lang Lang GRAVEL (7mm)

Series 1 in 50ml and 250ml jars.
These five grades of cleaned sand contain no impurities to affect artwork. Use in paintings, mixed media and collage, or the finest grade on collograph plates. Before applying, mix with MM2 Impasto Medium, MM4 Gel Medium, MM6 Polymer Matt Varnish (water-based), MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. Do not make the mix too dry, though for best results add it relatively generously. Large quantities on large canvases not recommended.

WOLLASTONITE

Series 1 in 50ml and 250ml jars.
Mix up to 50% Wollastonite to Matisse Background paint to create a superb textured surface for pastels and charcoal. Wollastonite produces a more uneven texture than Ground Quartz, therefore giving a ground for harder pastels (use Ground Quartz for soft pastels). Wollastonite is ideal for acrylic paints due to its alkaline properties. Add to MM7 Gloss Varnish and Gloss Medium, MM10 Gesso, MM27 Low Viscosity Gesso or MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) to create texture in paintings on canvas.


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