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Matisse Mediums acrylic paint family

Matisse Artists Mediums

 

Derivan's range of Matisse painting mediums make the already flexible Matisse Structure and Flow Formulas even more versatile. See below for a summary of each product in the Matisse Mediums range. Or, click on the medium's name for detailed instructions and tips for that medium.

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.

Note: 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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MM# Name Description
P MMEDK Matisse Mediums Kit Highly versitile professional Mediums Set containing five 75ml tubes.
MM1 Drying Retarder Slows drying 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.
MM3 Surface Tension Breaker Thins paint so that less water is required, keeping colours stronger. Ideal for Airbrush or Watercolour techniques.
MM4 Gel Medium Dries clear or mixes with Matisse colours to give a 3D high-gloss glaze.
MM5 Matt Medium Add to Matisse Colours to achieve a matte sheen/finish.
MM6 Polymer Matt Varnish
(water-based)
Use as a final varnish or can be mixed with Matisse Colours. Non-yellowing matt finish.
MM7 Polymer Gloss Varnish
(water-based)
Use as a final varnish or can be mixed with Matisse Colours. Non-yellowing high gloss finish.
MM8 Spreader Medium Add to Matisse Colours to achieve washes and glazes.
MM9 Acrylic Painting Medium Use to increase binder content of Matisse Colours when reducing them with water.
MM10 Artist-quality Gesso A full bodied permanent, flexible primer for use on canvas, paper, board or wood for paintings in acrylics or oils.
MM11 Satin Varnish (Polyurethane) Water-based Polyurethane varnish with a non-yellowing hard wearing satin finish (for use on rigid surfaces only)
MM12 Clear Sealer Use for sealing very porous surfaces such as terracotta or as a tannin blocker for "green" wood.
MM13 Fabric Fixative Mix equal parts with Matisse Colours to produce a fabric paint which when heat set will adhere to most fabrics
MM14 Final Varnish Gloss Finish
(turps-based)
Conservation quality solvent-based non-yellowing acrylic gloss finish varnish. Redissolves in turps to strip and clean or to rework.
MM15 Final Varnish Matt Finish
(turps-based)
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 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) Water-based polyurethane varnish with a non-yellowing hard wearing high gloss finish (for use on rigid surfaces only)
MM20 Water-Based Patina Use in conjunction with Matisse Colours to give an antiqued or patinated effect
MM22 Print Paste Mix with Matisse Colours to achieve brilliant transparent prints when screen printing. Slows drying time and extends colour
MM24 Iridescent Medium Mix with Matisse Colours to achieve lively iridescent effects
MM25 Black Gesso A full bodied permanent, flexible primer for use on canvas, paper, board or wood for paintings in acrylics or oils.
MM26 Transparent Gesso A clear gesso which may be mixed with Matisse Background 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 Use as a final varnish or can be mixed with Matisse Colours. Non-yellowing satin finish.
MM29 Final Varnish Satin Finish
(turps-based)
Conservation-quality solvent-based non-yellowing acrylic satin finish varnish. Redissolves in turps to strip and clean or to rework.
MM30 Matt Gel Medium All the valued qualities of Derivan's original Matisse Gel Medium, now in a matt finish.
MM31 Open Medium Extends the "open" or "working" time of acrylics without affecting consistency. Allows a more relaxed approach desirable for blending, shading, and softening.
MM32 Light Modelling Paste A modelling compound that has the same qualities as our regular impasto medium, but with a lighter body and finish, used to build relief and texture but without the constrains of weight.
MM33 UV Conservation Varnish
(turps-based)
Non-yellowing acrylic resin varnish containing UV inhibitors. This is a removable varnish; will dissolve in turpentine.
MM34 Brush & Hand Cleaner A gentle cleaner that can remove paint from both brushes and hands. Only natural ingredients, non toxic or polluting, biodegradable.
MM35 Brush Restorer Powerful and plant based alternative cleaner that can remove dried, built up paint from brushes without harsh chemicals and dangerous fumes.
MM36 High Tooth Gesso (Encaustic) Permanent, flexible water-based ground, with a high tooth finish, for canvas, board, wood panels or paper.
MM37 Self Leveling Medium A clear product that when applied to a surface or as a paint additive will automatically spread and create a smooth, glossy finish with minimal surface texture.

 

 

Matisse Mediums Kit

Matisse Mediums are designed to work in conjucntion 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.

Mediums Kit Contains:

MM2 Impasto Medium 75ml
A full-bodied texture paste and modelling compound.

MM3 Surface Tension Breaker 75ml
A dispersant that is used to break down the surface tension of acrylic paints. Also known as a 'watercolour medium' or 'flow medium'.

MM4 Gel Medium 75ml
A clear transparent colour extender allowing thick layering, drying to a gloss finish.

MM7 Polymer Gloss Varnish 75ml
Versatile water-based acrylic varnish, also used for glazing. Non-yellowing and dries completely clear.

MM31 Open Medium 75ml
Extends the 'open' or 'working' time of acrylics without affecting consistency, allowing softening, shading or blending techniques.

 

Matisse Sampler Australian Colours

 

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