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Matisse Acrylic 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.

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MATM07534 MATISSE BRUSH/HAND CLEANER 75ml. Naturally derived from replenishable natural resources containing no toxic, hazardous, or polluting ingredients - grey water and septic tank safe and completely biodegradable. 3 Login For Price
MATM102 MATISSE 1Ltr IMPASTO MEDIUM. Impasto medium is ideal for creating highly textured surfaces, brush stroke and impasto painting techniques, particularly when heavily built-up areas of colour are required. 4 Login For Price
MATM104 MATISSE 1Ltr GEL MEDIUM. Matisse Gel medium acts as a clear, transparent colour extender in the production of brilliant coloured glazes and as a transparent impasto for thick 3D brush and knife applications. 3 Login For Price
MATM105 MATISSE 1Ltr MAT MEDIUM. Incorporation of Mat medium within paint will reduce the sheen of the paint to a very flat or low sheen finish allowing work to be easilt photograped. 2 Login For Price
MATM108 MATISSE 1Ltr SPREADER MEDIUM. Matisse spreader medium is a transparent flowing paste. its main application is for glazing where it imparts fine flow and controlled spreadability and lubrication of the paint. 1 Login For Price
MATM109 MATISSE 1Ltr PAINTING MEDIUM. A pure acrylic binder used in addition with equal parts water to ensure paint remains waterfast when they are reduced for glazing or any other purpose where water is added to the paint. 0 Login For Price
MATM110 MATISSE 1Ltr GESSO MEDIUM. Brilliant white, fully opaque primer. Does not crack or yellow Waterproof. 4 Login For Price
MATM112 MATISSE 1Ltr CLEAR SEALER. Special formula for Folk Art techniques. Can also be applied as a clear basecoat on to glass or perspex and left to dry, with Matisse Flow Colours being applied over the top to simulate stained glass. For more transparent effects mix the Flow Colours with Spreader Medium (MM8). A final coat of Clear Sealer will provide water resistance. 3 Login For Price
MATM116 MATISSE 1Ltr MARBLING GEL MEDIUM. Marbling gel can be used for textured effects and various marbling techniques. 7 Login For Price
MATM119 MATISSE GLOSS POLYURETHANE VARNISH 1Ltr. A water based finishing varnish which provides a clear, non-yellowing and hard wearing finish for all hard surfaecs painted with acrylic paints. 1 Login For Price
MATM120 MATISSE 1Ltr W/BASE PATINA MEDIUM. A glazing medium designed to slow the drying time of the paintbut keep the binding and waterfast capacity of the paint intact, no matter how little paint is used. Also a great way to antique without the hassle of oil-based mediums. 0 Login For Price
MATM122 MATISSE 1Ltr PRINTING PASTE. Mix thoroughly, equal parts of Print Paste and any Matisse Acrylic Colour to produce a screen printingpaste/ink. Good open" time (i.e. dries slowly in the screen preventing clogging) and 5% Drying Retarder can be added for even longer drying time." 1 Login For Price
MATM124 MATISSE 1Ltr IRIDESCENT MEDIUM. Gives a pearlescence/iridescence when added to Matisse colours. Can be mixed in any proportion. Contains no fillers or titanium dioxide; therefore the resultant mixes of iridescent colours are far more intense and richer in colour. 1 Login For Price
MATM125 MATISSE 1Ltr BLACK GESSO. A great permanent, flexible primer for canvas, board or even paper. An intense black ground with an excellent tooth for easy paint manipulation. 2 Login For Price
MATM127 MATISSE 1Ltr LOW VISCO.GESSO. An easy to apply, free flowing gesso that can be brushed on straight from the jar. 1 Login For Price
MATM128 MATISSE SATIN POLYMER VARNISH 1Ltr. A water based acrylic varnish that is non-yellowing and dries completely clear with a semi-gloss finish. 2 Login For Price
MATM130 MATISSE 1Ltr MATT GEL MEDIUM. Matisse Gel medium acts as a clear, transparent colour extender in the production of brilliant coloured glazes and as a transparent impasto for thick 3D brush and knife applications. 1 Login For Price
MATM131 MATISSE 1Ltr OPEN MEDIUM. Matisse Open Medium has been formulated to be mixed with acrylic colours to assist in prolonging drying time while maintaining the consistency of the paint. Ideal for outdoor painting or in hot weather, Open Medium allows the paint to be blended on the painting surface for longer. 3 Login For Price
MATM136 MATISSE HIGH TOOTH GESSO (ENCAUSTIC) 1Lt. Matisse High Tooth Gesso provides an easy alternative to creating a surface for Encaustic work or as a prmer for oil and soft pastel work. Used straight, the gesso dries to a white matt surface with lots of bite". Waterbased and contains no acrylic resins." 0 Login For Price
MATM137 MATISSE SELF LEVELING MEDIUM 1 Ltr. Matisse Self Levelling Medium (High Gloss Pouring Medium) is a clear gel that when applied to a surface or a paint additive will automatically spread and create a smooth glossy finish with minimal surface texture. Ideal for high gloss thick varnishing, glazing and pouring techniques. 0 Login For Price
MATM25001 MATISSE 250ml DRYING RETARDER. Drying retarder may be used in watercolour painting, water wash effects, stain painting and hard edge techniques where it assists in pigment wetting, rapid colour diffusion and penetration. 6 Login For Price
MATM25002 MATISSE 250ml IMPASTO MEDIUM. Impasto medium is ideal for creating highly textured surfaces, brush stroke and impasto painting techniques, particularly when heavily built-up areas of colour are required. 11 Login For Price
MATM25003 MATISSE 250ml SURFACE BREAKER. This product is a dispersant and is used to break down the surface tension of acrylic paints. It acts as a powerful penetrating agent. It is also known as watercolour medium" or "flow medium". Used correctly it will reduce the viscosity of Matisse colours making it more fluid by increasing its flow properties. Its presencr within a water and paint mixture will gretaly facilitate colour penetration into absorbent paper or fabric grounds." 5 Login For Price
MATM25004 MATISSE 250ml GEL MEDIUM MM4. Matisse Gel medium acts as a clear, transparent colour extender in the production of brilliant coloured glazes and as a transparent impasto for thick 3D brush and knife applications. 28 Login For Price
MATM25005 MATISSE 250ml MATTE MEDIUM. Incorporation of Mat medium within paint will reduce the sheen of the paint to a very flat or low sheen finish allowing work to be easilt photograped. 4 Login For Price
MATM25008 MATISSE 250ml SPREADER MEDIUM. Matisse spreader medium is a transparent flowing paste. its main application is for glazing where it imparts fine flow and controlled spreadability and lubrication of the paint. 3 Login For Price
MATM25009 MATISSE 250ml PAINTING MEDIUM. A pure acrylic binder used in addition with equal parts water to ensure paint remains waterfast when they are reduced for glazing or any other purpose where water is added to the paint. 6 Login For Price
MATM25010 MATISSE 250ml GESSO MEDIUM. Brilliant white, fully opaque, waterproof when dry primer tha does not crack or yellow. 6 Login For Price
MATM25012 MATISSE 250ml CLEAR SEALER. Special formula for Folk Art techniques. Can also be applied as a clear basecoat on to glass or perspex and left to dry, with Matisse Flow Colours being applied over the top to simulate stained glass. For more transparent effects mix the Flow Colours with Spreader Medium (MM8). A final coat of Clear Sealer will provide water resistance. 4 Login For Price
MATM25013 MATISSE 250ml FABRIC FIXER MEDIUM. Fabric fixative allows you to use your exisitng Matisse colours to paint a lasting artwork on fabric. Fabric fixative mixed with acrylic colours (preferably flow formula) will become permanent on T-shirts and most fabrics after heat fixing 5 Login For Price
MATM25016 MATISSE 250ml MARBLING GEL MEDIUM. Marbling gel can be used for textured effects and various marbling techniques. 8 Login For Price
MATM25020 MATISSE 250ml W/BASED PATINA. A glazing medium designed to slow the drying time of the paintbut keep the binding and waterfast capacity of the paint intact, no matter how little paint is used. Also a great way to antique without the hassle of oil-based mediums. 1 Login For Price
MATM25024 MATISSE 250ml IRIDESCENT MEDIUM. Gives a pearlescence/iridescence when added to Matisse colours. Can be mixed in any proportion. Contains no fillers or titanium dioxide; therefore the resultant mixes of iridescent colours are far more intense and richer in colour. 13 Login For Price
MATM25026 MATISSE 250ml TRANSPARENT GESSO. This is a (near) transparent, flexible primer for canvas, board or paper with excellent tooth for easy paint manipulation. Has been specifically formulated to be mixed with the Matisse Background colours to give a coloured primer with extra tooth" for painting and especially as a pastel primer." 15 Login For Price
MATM25030 MATISSE 250ml Matt Gel Medium. Matisse Gel medium acts as a clear, transparent colour extender in the production of brilliant coloured glazes and as a transparent impasto for thick 3D brush and knife applications. 5 Login For Price
MATM25031 MATISSE 250ml OPEN MEDIUM. Open medium has been designed to extend the open or working time of traditional acrylics.This allows for a more relaxed approach that is often desired for softening, shading or blending. Open medium allows the paint to resist skinning on the palette when painting. 3 Login For Price
MATM25032 MATISSE LIGHT MODELLING PASTE 250ml. Light Modelling Paste is a new modelling compound that has the same qualities as regular Impasto Medium, but with a lighter body and finish. Like traditional impasto products, Light Modelling Paste is used to build relief and texture and it can be used on its own or mixed with paint, ink or pigment. 2 Login For Price
MATM25034 MATISSE 250ml BRUSH/HAND CLEAN. Naturally derived from replenishable natural resources containing no toxic, hazardous, or polluting ingredients - grey water and septic tank safe and completely biodegradable. 1 Login For Price
MATM25035 MATISSE 250ml BRUSH RESTORER. This product can remove dried, built up paint from brushes without the use of harsh chemicals. Contains natural solvents and vegetable-derived, non-hazardous detergents and will not corrode brush ferrules - grey water and septic tank safe and completely biodegradable. 2 Login For Price
MATM25036 MATISSE HIGH TOOTH GESSO 250ml. Matisse High Tooth Gesso provides an easy alternative to creating a surface for Encaustic work or as a prmer for oil and soft pastel work. Used straight, the gesso dries to a white matt surface with lots of bite". Waterbased and contains no acrylic resins. 1 Login For Price
MATM25037 MATISSE SELF LEVELING MEDIUM 250ml. Matisse Self Levelling Medium (High Gloss Pouring Medium) is a clear gel that when applied to a surface or a paint additive will automatically spread and create a smooth glossy finish with minimal surface texture. Ideal for high gloss thick varnishing, glazing and pouring techniques. 9 Login For Price
MATM402 MATISSE 4Ltr IMPASTO MEDIUM. 1 Login For Price
MATM410 MATISSE 4Ltr GESSO MEDIUM. Brilliant white, fully opaque primer. Does not crack or yellow Waterproof. 1 Login For Price
MATM422 MATISSE 4Ltr PRINTING PASTE. Mix thoroughly, equal parts of Print Paste and any Matisse Acrylic Colour to produce a screen printingpaste/ink. Good open" time (i.e. dries slowly in the screen preventing clogging) and 5% Drying Retarder can be added for even longer drying time." 2 Login For Price
MATM425 MATISSE 4Ltr GESSO BLACK. A great permanent, flexible primer for canvas, board or even paper. An intense black ground with an excellent tooth for easy paint manipulation. 1 Login For Price
MATM427 #MATISSE 4Ltr LOW VISC.GESSO. An easy to apply, free flowing gesso that can be brushed on straight from the jar. 1 Login For Price
MATM50010 MATISSE 500ml GESSO MEDIUM. Brilliant white, fully opaque primer. Does not crack or yellow Waterproof. 11 Login For Price
MATM50025 MATISSE 500ml BLACK GESSO. A great permanent, flexible primer for canvas, board or even paper. An intense black ground with an excellent tooth for easy paint manipulation. 2 Login For Price
MATM50027 MATISSE 500ml LOW VISC.GESSO. An easy to apply, free flowing gesso that can be brushed on straight from the jar. 0 Login For Price
MATM50033 MATISSE CONSERVATION VARNISH 500ml. A final clear gloss varnish that is quick drying, and designed to give your painting that final glow but with the added benefit of UV protection. Matisse Conservation Varnish will slow the rate of fading of printed material as it reduces UV light spectrum by more than 99%. 1 Login For Price
MATM75KIT MATISSE MEDIUMS KIT 5x75ml. This set of Matisse mediums would be great for the artist on the move. The attractively packaged kit contains an assortment of the most useful and popular mediums. The set contains a 1 x 75ml tube each of Impasto medium, Surface Tension Breaker, Gel Medium, Polymer Gloss Varnish and Open Medium. 1 Login For Price
MATTGVD MATISSE TechGuide/VisualDiary. Use and application guide. 4 Login For Price
MDM25CB DRY MEDIUM 250 CALCINATED BAUXITE. 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. 0 Login For Price
MDM25CRG DRY MEDIUM 250 CRUSHED GARNET. This deep red transparent gemstone has an attractive glowing rich red colour. Glaze or varnish to achieve even deeper colour. Crushed garnet 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. 1 Login For Price
MDM25FP DRY MEDIUM 250 FERROUS POWDER. 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 Gloss, Matt or Satin varnish , then seal with the varnish. 1 Login For Price
MDM25GB15 DRY MEDIUM 250 GLASS BEAD 1.5mm. 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. 0 Login For Price
MDM25GB3 DRY MEDIUM 250 GLASS BEAD 3mm. 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. 0 Login For Price
MDM25GM DRY MEDIUM 250 GROUND MARBLE. 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. 0 Login For Price
MDM25LG7 DRY MEDIUM 250 LANGLANG 7.00mm. 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 Poly Gloss Varnish, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. 0 Login For Price
MDM25LS05 DRY MEDIUM 250 LANGLANG 0.5mm. 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 Poly Gloss Varnish, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. 0 Login For Price
MDM25LS1 DRY MEDIUM 250 LANGLANG 1.00mm. 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 Poly Gloss Varnish, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. 1 Login For Price
MDM25LS3 DRY MEDIUM 250 LANGLANG 3.00mm. 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 Poly Gloss Varnish, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. 0 Login For Price
MDM25LS5 DRY MEDIUM 250 LANGLANG 5.00mm. 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 Poly Gloss Varnish, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. 0 Login For Price
MDM25MF DRY MEDIUM 250 MICA FLAKES. 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 Poly Gloss Varnish. Sprinkle small amounts of Matisse Mica Flake finely onto wet medium for maximum glistening effect. 1 Login For Price
MDM25MIC DRY MEDIUM 250 MICROSPHERES. Microspheres create ultra high build texture on large canvasses without adding weight. Microspheres make subtle textural effects. Use with MM2 Impasto Medium, MM4 Gel Medium, MM6 Polymer Matt Varnish (water-based), MM7 Poly Gloss Varnish, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. 1 Login For Price
MDM25PUM DRY MEDIUM 250 PUMICE. Capable of creating unusual textures on large canvasses due to its light weight, Pumice is also suitable for mixed media, collage and collograph plates. 1 Login For Price
MDM25WOL DRY MEDIUM 250 WOLLASTONITE. Mix up to 50% Wollastonite to Matisse Background Colours to create a superb textured surface for pastels and charcoal. Wollastonite is ideal for acrylic paints due to its alkaline properties. Add to MM7 Poly Gloss Varnish, MM10 Gesso, MM27 Low Viscosity Gesso or MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) to create texture in paintings on canvas. 0 Login For Price
MDM50BF DRY MEDIUM BLACK FLAKE HEX. 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. 2 Login For Price
MDM50CB DRY MEDIUM CALCINATED BAUXITE.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. 1 Login For Price
MDM50CRG DRY MEDIUM CRUSHED GARNET. This deep red transparent gemstone has an attractive glowing rich red colour. Glaze or varnish to achieve even deeper colour. Crushed garnet 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. 1 Login For Price
MDM50FP DRY MEDIUM FERROUS POWDER. 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 Gloss, Matt or Satin varnish , then seal with the varnish. 1 Login For Price
MDM50GB15 DRY MEDIUM GLASS BEAD 1.5mm. 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. 1 Login For Price
MDM50GB3 DRY MEDIUM GLASS BEAD 3mm. 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. 2 Login For Price
MDM50GM DRY MEDIUM GROUND MARBLE. 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. 1 Login For Price
MDM50LG7 DRY MEDIUM LANGLANG GRAVEL 7mm. 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 Poly Gloss Varnish, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. 0 Login For Price
MDM50LS05 DRY MEDIUM LANG LANG SAND 0.5mm. 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 Poly Gloss Varnish, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. 2 Login For Price
MDM50LS1 DRY MEDIUM LANG LANG SAND 1mm. 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 Poly Gloss Varnish, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. 1 Login For Price
MDM50LS3 DRY MEDIUM LANG LANG SAND 3mm. 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 Poly Gloss Varnish, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. 1 Login For Price
MDM50LS5 DRY MEDIUM LANG LANG SAND 5mm. 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 Poly Gloss Varnish, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. 1 Login For Price
MDM50MF DRY MEDIUM MICA FLAKES. 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 Poly Gloss Varnish. Sprinkle small amounts of Matisse Mica Flake finely onto wet medium for maximum glistening effect. 3 Login For Price
MDM50MIC DRY MEDIUM MICROSPHERES. Microspheres create ultra high build texture on large canvasses without adding weight. Microspheres make subtle textural effects. Use with MM2 Impasto Medium, MM4 Gel Medium, MM6 Polymer Matt Varnish (water-based), MM7 Poly Gloss Varnish, MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) or MM30 Matt Gel Medium. 0 Login For Price
MDM50PUM DRY MEDIUM PUMICE. Capable of creating unusual textures on large canvasses due to its light weight, Pumice is also suitable for mixed media, collage and collograph plates. 2 Login For Price
MDM50WOL DRY MEDIUM WOLLASTONITE. Mix up to 50% Wollastonite to Matisse Background Colours to create a superb textured surface for pastels and charcoal. Wollastonite is ideal for acrylic paints due to its alkaline properties. Add to MM7 Poly Gloss Varnish, MM10 Gesso, MM27 Low Viscosity Gesso or MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish (water-based) to create texture in paintings on canvas. 0 Login For Price
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