Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds

Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds

Select from our range of Oils, Acrylic, Sprays, Watercolour and Raw Materials. If you would like to know more please read our blog post "the differences between solvents".


Oil

Acrylic

  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Sargent Art Acrylic Pearlescent Mixing Medium 16oz
    Sargent Art Acrylic Pearlescent Mixing Medium 16oz$24.10Out of Stock
    Can be used to produce pearlescent paint effects. Mix one part of acrylic colour paint with approximately ten parts of Pearlescent Mixing Medium and mix thoroughly. Using too much paint will reduce the pearlescent effect. Made in the USA.
  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Sargent Art Acrylic Matte Medium 16oz
    Sargent Art Acrylic Matte Medium 16oz$15.95Out of Stock
    Dries to a permanent, matte finish. Water reducible, non yellowing. Made in the USA
  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Sargent Art Liquid Gesso
    Sargent Art Liquid GessoOut of Stock
    Sargent Art Liquid Gesso is an acrylic primer formulated for use on raw canvas and other surfaces to seal and provide a light 'tooth' for for acrylic and other paint media. Permanent and water resistant when dry. Made in the USA.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Atelier Universal Medium/Varnish
    Atelier Universal Medium/Varnish$29.30
    Mix with Acrylic artists' paint to reduce viscosity for improved brushabilty and glazing, or as a final varnish with a finish of your choice.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Atelier Slow Medium
    Atelier Slow Medium$23.60
    Low Viscosity. Slows the drying process of Atelier Interactive. Allows thinly painted areas to be re-wet and remain workable for longer.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Atelier Satin Varnish
    Atelier Satin Varnish
    Use as a final varnish for artists' acrylics to protect artwork and give a semi-gloss, satin sheen.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Atelier Regular Gel 250ml
    Atelier Regular Gel 250ml$22.40
    An Acrylic gel with a smooth buttery consistency. Use as a paint extender to add gloss and transparency without altering consistency. Mix with paint to increase body or apply directly on top of paint layer for a transparent textural effect.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Atelier Gloss Medium 250ml
    Atelier Gloss Medium 250ml$22.40
    Mid-Viscosity. A general purpose fluid medium that adds translucency and a rich oil-like gloss
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Matisse Mm28 Polymer Satin Varnish
    Matisse Mm28 Polymer Satin Varnish$34.60
    MM28 Polymer Satin Varnish is used as a final varnish over a dried, well-cured acrylic painting when a satin or very mid level sheen is required (and the use of MM29 Satin Varnish(turps-based) is not appropriate).Polymer water-based varnishes may appear to be slightly hazy whilst in solution. This is an optical effect produced by light refraction of acrylic particles suspended within the water-based medium. The effect disappears when the film is dry. As acrylics dry very rapidly, care should be taken to apply varnish pre-diluted with water. Polymer Varnish, applied in very thick layers on a hot day, could trap moisture,resulting in a cloudy film which would be very difficult to correct.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Glow in the Dark Medium
    Glow in the Dark Medium$8.20
    Apply one or two coats to any craft or fabric surface. Paint will absorb the light and glow in the dark. 59ml
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Daler-Rowney Gesso
    Daler-Rowney Gesso5 items

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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Daler-Rowney Mediums
    Daler-Rowney Mediums22 items

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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : PVA Size
    PVA Size
    Diluted with distilled water, PVA size is a contemporary size for fabric support. PVA seals the fabric but does not re-absorb atmospheric moisture, preventing the size layer from swelling and shrinking. It has a neutral pH and does not yellow, plus it retains its flexibility, does not emit harmful volatiles, and protects fabric from the ground. PVA does not tighten the fabric like rabbit skin glue, so stretch fabric tightly.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Jo Sonjas Polyurethane Varnish 250ml
    Jo Sonjas Polyurethane Varnish 250ml
    Durable formulation for indoor & outdoor use
    Clear, non-yellowing, quick drying. Approximate coverage: 1ml = 215sq centimeters
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Triple Thick Gloss Glaze
    Triple Thick Gloss Glaze
    Add a glazed ceramic look to a variety of hard surfaces. Three times as thick as other finishes, it provides a protective, non-yellowing coat that dries quickly and evenly. It goes on smoothly with no stroke marks. The finish adds the illusion of depth and resists cracking. Suitable for wood, wicker, plaster, papier mache, resins, painted china, pre-primed metal, pinecones, jewelry, bisque, artificial flowers and more.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Jo Sonjas Textile Medium 250ml
    Jo Sonjas Textile Medium 250ml$26.80
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton White Gesso
    Winsor & Newton White GessoOut of Stock
    This gesso is made from the highest quality acrylic resin. It has a superior level of pigmentation to give maximum covering power, so one coat is usually enough. It is fast drying and opaque and dries to give an excellent level of tooth and a balance absorbency. It dries to a non-yellowing, flexible ground suitable for acrylic oil and alkyd painting.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton Modelling Paste
    Winsor & Newton Modelling Paste
    This modelling paste is lightweight and flexible so it doesn't shrink or crack. It thickens the consistency of the colour, building body and structure and accentuating texture, brush marks and palette knife marks. It also increases the opacity of the colour. It is ideal for carving, sanding and creating extreme textures. It can be used to easily and quickly build up depth in layers, and either over painted when dry or mixed with colour. Due to its high opacity it may lighten certain colours. It provides an even matt finish.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton Slow Dry Medium
    Winsor & Newton Slow Dry Medium
    This additive slows the drying time of acrylic colour to give you more working time for extended blending and manipulation. This additive has been formulated to match the consistency of the colour. This means that none of the characteristics of the colour are affected, except the drying time. You can mix Slow Drying Medium with any other medium in the range to slow the drying. This additive maintains no colour shift from wet to dry when used with Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic, unlike other slow drying mediums.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton Matt Medium
    Winsor & Newton Matt Medium
    This medium improves the flow of the colour making it ideal for blending or fine detail work. It provides an even matt finish and increases the water resistance of the colour when dry. This medium contains clear binder and matting agents giving you no loss of colour depth when used with Winsor & Newton aRtists' Acrylic.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton Matt Gel
    Winsor & Newton Matt Gel
    This medium decreases the gloss of the colour. Its gel consistency is thicker than the Matt Medium, matching the luxuriously thick and buttery consistency of the colour. Hence, when mixed with colour the thickness of the colour is maintained, so the paint retains brush strokes and palette knife marks for excellent impasto effects. This means you can change the paint without compromising the feel. It dries to give an even matt finish. This medium contains clear binder and matting agents giving you no loss of colour depth when used with Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylics.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton Acrylic Varnish Remover 125ml
    Winsor & Newton Acrylic Varnish Remover 125ml$23.80
    By removing the varnish over a painting you can remove the dirt and pollutants trapped. Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic Varnish Remover allows you to safely remove varnishes with no damage to your painting. It removes Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic Gloss, Matt and Satin Varnishes.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton Satin UV Varnish
    Winsor & Newton Satin UV Varnish
    Winsor & Newton Varnishes contain a UV protective agent which improves lightfastness and protects from other UV damage such as fading or colour shifting in tone. Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic varnishes are equally suitable for use on artwork painted in oils and alkyds. They can also be intermixed to vary the result and to achieve any sheen.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton Matt UV Varnish
    Winsor & Newton Matt UV Varnish
    Winsor & Newton Varnishes contain a UV protective agent which improves lightfastness and protects from other UV damage such as fading or colour shifting in tone. Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic varnishes are equally suitable for use on artwork painted in oils and alkyds. They can also be intermixed to vary the result and to achieve any sheen.
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Sprays

  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Krylon UV Resistant Clear 11oz
    Krylon UV Resistant Clear 11oz
    Protects your valuable projects against harmful UV light rays. Protects against fading, is moisture resistant and smudge-proof. Can be used for photography, watercolor, fabric, pencil, charcoal, and more.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Krylon Craft Foam Primer
    Krylon Craft Foam Primer$20.80
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Krylon Dulling Spray
    Krylon Dulling Spray$25.60Out of Stock
    Temporarily reduces shine and glare when photographing or filming bright objects.
    Removable dull finish for use on items to be photographed and videotaped, Reduces shine, Semi-drying finish wipes off easily, Leaves no marks.
    Dries to the touch in 15 minutes. For use on metal, plastic, glass, plaster, ceramic
  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Krylon Low Odor Clear Finish Gloss
    Krylon Low Odor Clear Finish Gloss$26.95
    Krylon Low Odor Clear Finish features a latex enamel formula that provides a permanent, protective, non-yellowing finish without the strong odor of traditional coatings.
    Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, it may be applied on plastic, silk flowers, papier mâché, ceramic, plaster, glass, metal, wood, and craft foam. Choose from gloss or matte finishes.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Krylon Low Odor Clear Finish Matte
    Krylon Low Odor Clear Finish Matte$26.95
    Krylon Low Odor Clear Finish features a latex enamel formula that provides a permanent, protective, non-yellowing finish without the strong odor of traditional coatings.
    Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, it may be applied on plastic, silk flowers, papier mâché, ceramic, plaster, glass, metal, wood, and craft foam. Choose from gloss or matte finishes.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Krylon Kamar Varnish
    Krylon Kamar Varnish$25.95
    Krylon Kamar Varnish provides clear, lasting protection for oil, acrylic, and water-based paints. It's free of the impurities found in natural varnish, so it will not yellow with age. It allows reworking of the painting, and it can be safely removed by conservators for restoration.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Maxx
    Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Maxx
    A premium clear coating for added durability and protection. Dries in 10 minutes. Protective, non-yellowing finish. Dry to the touch in 10 minutes. Dry to handle in 1 hour. For use on: wood, metal, plastic, wicker, dried silk flowers, fabric, ceramic, plaster, glass, wicker, metal, wood, paper mache. 311g
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint Black 12oz
    Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint Black 12oz$27.60
    This chalk paint formula contains fine particles of slate-like abrasive materials which give years of use. Use to refinish chalkboards, ping pong tables or on any smooth, non-porous surface.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Krylon Wood Finish Varnish 11oz
    Krylon Wood Finish Varnish 11oz
    This crystal clear spray varnish seals wood finishes and enhances surface grains. It makes an excellent protective coating for brass, bronze and other metals. The durable finish has an outstanding resistance to chemicals and abrasion.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Krylon Magnetic Spray Paint 13oz
    Krylon Magnetic Spray Paint 13oz$31.95
    Use by itself or as a primer with any spray to create a surface that magnets will stick to! The more you apply, the stronger the attraction will be. Use it as a base on doors, walls, and furniture so that you can attach magnetic films and sheets. It's great for classrooms and studios.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Krylon Glow-In-The-Dark Spray 6oz
    Krylon Glow-In-The-Dark Spray 6oz$18.95
    This glow-in-the-dark paint is suitable for indoor and outdoor use to create a glowing effect. The painted surface recharges with exposure to light.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Krylon Satin Finish 11oz
    Krylon Satin Finish 11oz$25.60
    A clear, protective spray finish for all kinds of arts, crafts, and home décor projects. It is non-yellowing, moisture-resistant and provides a permanent, protective gloss finish. Great for use with wood, metal, wicker, plastic, glass, plaster, ceramic, paper, paper mache, dried/silk flowers, and more. In an 11 oz. aerosol can.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Krylon Crystal Clear Triple Thick Glaze
    Krylon Crystal Clear Triple Thick Glaze$26.20
    This triple-thick coating produces a bright, glass-like finish for arts and crafts. Used as a non-firing glaze for bisque or plaster, it’s also excellent for porcelainizing, decoupage, papier mâché, collage, artificial flowers, quilling and much more.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Spectrafix Pastel Spray
    Spectrafix Pastel Spray$32.95
    SpectraFix is a casein-based pastel fixative that utilizes milk protein and grain alcohol to provide a non-toxic, fully archival fixative for pastel, charcoal, conte, watercolor, gouache and multi-media techniques. It holds and protects media without darkening or dulling colors. It can also be used under oil paintings to hold a preliminary charcoal or pencil sketching and provide a barrier between the oil paint and the drawing. It is all natural, odor-free and can be sprayed indoors while without obnoxious odors or unhealthy fumes. 12 oz. non-aerosol pump fine mist plastic spray bottle.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Krylon Matte Finish 11oz
    Krylon Matte Finish 11oz$25.60Out of Stock
    Krylon Matte Finish provides a permanent, non-gloss finish which protects art, crafts and valuables. Eliminates light reflection. Dries fast and clear.
  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Krylon Preserve It Spray 11oz
    Krylon Preserve It Spray 11oz
    Digital photo and paper protectant more than doubles the life of documents and photos.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Nuart Workable Fixative 350g
    Nuart Workable Fixative 350g$28.10
    Specially formulated for charcoal, pencil or pastel drawings and layouts. Provides compatible surface for rework needs. Gives a clear protective coating to prevent dusting or smudging.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Nuart Picture Varnish Satin 400g
    Nuart Picture Varnish Satin 400g$29.30
    This fine colourless varnish is carefully formulated to protect your valued works of art. Suitable for use on Oil and Acrylic Paintings. As a final varnish, two coats should be applied allowing the first to dry before re-spraying. May be removed with Distilled Turpentine if desired.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Nuart Picture Varnish Matt 400g
    Nuart Picture Varnish Matt 400g$28.10
    This fine colourless varnish is carefully formulated to protect your valued works of art. Suitable for use on Oil and Acrylic Paintings. As a final varnish, two coats should be applied allowing the first to dry before re-spraying. May be removed with Distilled Turpentine if desired.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Nuart Picture Varnish Gloss 400g
    Nuart Picture Varnish Gloss 400g$28.10
    This fine colourless varnish is carefully formulated to protect your valued works of art. Suitable for use on Oil and Acrylic Paintings. As a final varnish, two coats should be applied allowing the first to dry before re-spraying. May be removed with Distilled Turpentine if desired.
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Watercolour

  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Art Spectrum Gum Arabic 50ml
    Art Spectrum Gum Arabic 50ml$21.00
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Dr Martin's Frisket Mask Liquid
    Dr Martin's Frisket Mask Liquid
    These liquids work great for masking off areas and will seal well on most surfaces. The Level 1 formula peels off clean without tearing paper. Level 2 is a thinner liquid that features a soft grip, and produces an easy-lift peel so the mask will come off in one piece without crumbling. AP approved non-toxic and conforms to ASTM Standard D-4236.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Daler-Rowney Simply 75ml Art Masking Fluid
    Daler-Rowney Simply 75ml Art Masking Fluid$16.10
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Art Spectrum Masking Fluid
    Art Spectrum Masking Fluid
    A rubber latex solution which is painted over any dry area you wish to keep free of colour. Allow the masking fluid to dry before over-painting. Peel or rub off with fingers or suitable eraser when paint is dry.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton Blending Medium 75ml
    Winsor & Newton Blending Medium 75ml$17.30
    This liquid is used to slow the drying rate of water colours allowing more time for blending. It is particularly useful in hot climates where artists would like their water colours to stay open and workable for a longer period of time.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton Permanent Masking Medium 75ml
    Winsor & Newton Permanent Masking Medium 75ml$21.50
    This medium is used to mask specific areas of paper, making them resistant to water. It can also be mixed with water colours and is ideal for isolating areas of fine detail. Unlike Art Masking Fluid, Permanent Masking Medium is not removable.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton Ox Gall Liquid 75Ml
    Winsor & Newton Ox Gall Liquid 75Ml$21.50
    A wetting agent used to improve flow when mixed directly with water colours. It can also be used on very hard sized papers to reduce surface tension.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton Gum Arabic 75ml
    Winsor & Newton Gum Arabic 75ml$21.50
    A pale coloured solution that increases the gloss and transparency of water colour. It can be thinned with water.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton Granulation Medium 75ml
    Winsor & Newton Granulation Medium 75ml$21.50
    Gives mottled or granular appearance to colours which usually give a smooth wash. For maximum effect dilute colour with medium alone. Dilution with additional water will provide a variety of results.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton Art Masking Fluid 75ml
    Winsor & Newton Art Masking Fluid 75ml$22.95
    Masks work on paper when colour is applied in broad washes.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton Aquapasto 60ml
    Winsor & Newton Aquapasto 60ml$22.25Out of Stock
    Aquapasto is a transparent gel medium that reduces flow and gives a bodied effect to water colour and gouache.
  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton Watercolour Texture Medium 75ml
    Winsor & Newton Watercolour Texture Medium 75ml$21.50
    Texture medium contains fine particles and can be used to give the impression of depth and structure to water colour paintings. It is ideal for emphasising areas such as sandy beaches or the bark of a tree in figurative paintings. Used with multiple washes, Texture Medium catches different layers of colour and really gives a new dimension to water colour painting.
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  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Winsor & Newton Watercolour Iridescent Medium 75ml
    Winsor & Newton Watercolour Iridescent Medium 75ml$21.50
    This medium gives pearlescent or glitter effects to your water colours. It can be mixed directly with water colours or applied over a dried wash.
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Raw Materials

  • Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds : Encaustic Medium
    Encaustic Medium$47.90Out of Stock
    This 8/1 blend of White Filtered Beeswax and Damar Resin is perfect for encaustic applications. It comes in easy-to-measure pellets. Can be used alone for collage techniques or be mixed with any encaustic paints or pigments. 1 lb

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