Mediums, Solvents, Varnishes & Grounds: Acrylic

  • Matisse Mm28 Polymer Satin Varnish NZD $29.95
    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.... more »
  • Glow in the Dark Medium NZD $8.20
    Apply one or two coats to any craft or fabric surface. Paint will absorb the light and glow in the dark. 59ml... more »
  • Daler-Rowney Gesso NZD $18.95 - $58.95 5 items
  • Daler-Rowney Mediums NZD $6.99 - $165.03 22 items
  • PVA Size NZD $20.30 - $39.95
    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. ... more »
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  • Jo Sonjas Polyurethane Varnish 250ml NZD $22.90
    Durable formulation for indoor & outdoor use Clear, non-yellowing, quick drying. Approximate coverage: 1ml = 215sq centimeters... more »
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  • Triple Thick Gloss Glaze NZD $4.30 - $7.00
    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.... more »
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  • Sculpey Glazes NZD $9.50
    Protect projects and give them a glossy or satin finish with this glaze. It can be used before or after baking and will not peel. May be thinned with water.... more »
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  • 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.... more »
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  • Winsor & Newton Glazing Medium NZD $23.20 - $49.99
    This is the best medium for creating glazes as it gives maximum transparency to the colour as well as enhancing colour brilliance. This enables you to build up thin layers of highly transparent colour to achieve luminous and glowing effects. The medium is translucent so it ensures no colour shift from wet to dry when used with Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylics.... more »
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  • Winsor & Newton Clear Gesso NZD $22.60 - $58.20
    This gesso is made from unpigmented, clear resin which provides excellent tooth but dries completely clear, therefore it doesn't change the original appearance of your ground. If you want to start your work from a coloured ground, you can make your own tinted gesso primer by the addition of acrylic colours. It is fast drying and provides a balanced absorbency. It dries to a flexible ground suitable for acrylic, oil and alkyd painting. It is also suitable for preparing a surface for pastel or charcoal.... more »
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  • Winsor & Newton Satin UV Varnish NZD $22.70 - $34.60
    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.... more »
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  • Winsor & Newton Flow Improver NZD $22.70 - $34.60
    This additive increases the flow of acrylic colours, by breaking down the surface tension of the water. It is ideal for the application of areas of flat and even colour without changing colour strength. It is also effective for hard edge painting techniques, staining and water colour techniques. It maintains the stability of the colour and slightly slows drying, so colours will remain usable slightly longer when mixed with the medium. This additive maintains no colour shift from wet to dry when used with Winsor & Newton Acrylics.... more »
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  • 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.... more »
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  • Winsor & Newton Acrylic Varnish Remover 125ml NZD $22.70
    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.... more »
  • 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.... more »
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  • Winsor & Newton White Gesso NZD $23.00 - $52.90
    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.... more »
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  • Winsor & Newton Gloss Gel NZD $12.70 - $49.99
    This medium increases the transparency, depth and gloss of the colour. It's gel consistency is thicker than the Gloss 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 an even gloss finish. This medium dries completely clear and maintains no colour shift from wet to dry when used with Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic.... more »
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  • Winsor & Newton Gloss Medium
    This medium increases the depth, transparency and flow of the colour, making it ideal for blending or fine detail work. It can be used in thicker layers than the Glazing Medium and provides an even gloss finish. This medium dries completely clear and maintains no colour shift from wet to dry when used with Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic.... more »
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  • Winsor & Newton Gloss UV Varnish NZD $22.70 - $58.20
    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.... more »
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  • Winsor & Newton Matt UV Varnish NZD $22.70 - $34.60
    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.... more »
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  • Winsor & Newton Slow Dry Medium NZD $19.99 - $34.60
    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.... more »
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  • Liquitex Clear Gesso NZD $21.00 - $134.95
    This Clear Gesso makes an excellent high-tooth, stable surface for most media. It dries clear to translucent, depending on thickness. Flexible and non-yellowing when dry. Mix Liquitex Clear Gesso with acrylic paint to create a colored gesso.... more »
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  • Liquitex White Gesso NZD $11.90 - $42.50
    A ready-mixed painting ground, Liquitex Gesso can be used with any kind of paint. It covers in one coat and remains brilliantly white, flexible, and non-cracking. Gesso provides the perfect "tooth" and adhesion to a wide variety of supports and surfaces such as canvas, paper, and wood. It can be thinned with water. Available in a wide variety of sizes. ... more »
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  • Liquitex Satin Varnish (Rigid Surface)
    Final, clear, non-yellowing varnish has a satin finish. AP non-toxic. Use on rigid surfaces only.... more »
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  • Liquitex Matte Varnish NZD $21.50 - $31.95
    This medium viscosity varnish provides a satiny, non-glare, low-sheen final coat that intensifies dull colors without drastically reducing color depth. A 100% acrylic polymer varnish, Liquitex Matte Varnish is water-soluble when wet and can be thinned. Non-removable.... more »
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  • Liquitex Matte Medium NZD $21.50 - $159.95
    Mix medium viscosity Matte Medium with acrylic colors for completely matte, dull and flat effects and a non-reflecting finish. When mixed with acrylic paint, it extends color, increases transparency, matte and film integrity, eases paint flow, and adds to the flexibility and adhesion of paint film. It is opaque when wet and translucent when dry. Use it as an extender, a fixative, or a ground. Mix with Gloss Medium for a semi-gloss or satin medium.... more »
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  • Liquitex Gloss Varnish NZD $19.95 - $31.95
    This water-resistant varnish delivers permanent, highly-durable protection that is flexible and non-yellowing when dry. A 100% acrylic polymer varnish, Liquitex Gloss Varnish is water-soluble when wet and can be thinned. Non-removable.... more »
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  • Liquitex Basics Gesso NZD $17.95 - $80.00
    Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso is formulated to produce a smooth, absorbent, finely textured ground for painting on most porous surfaces, including canvas, paper, fabric, wood, or plaster. This gesso does not require thinning for proper consistency. It dries in minutes to a non-yellowing, brilliant white. It's suitable for use with Liquitex Basics and other student-grade acrylic paints.... more »
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  • Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish NZD $21.50 - $159.95
    Liquitex Gloss Medium is also known as "Gloss Medium Varnish." Use it as a non-removable final picture varnish where a glossy protective coat is desired, or as a painting and glazing medium. It enhances the depth of color intensity, increases transparency and gloss, eases the flow of paint, and adds flexibility and adhesion to the paint film. Translucent when wet, and transparent when dry, this 100% acrylic polymer varnish is water-soluble when wet and can be thinned. Use it as an extender, a fixative, a ground, or a varnish. ... more »
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  • Liquitex Flow Aid 4oz (118ml) NZD $14.00
    Increases the flow, absorbency, and blending of any water-based paint, ink, or dye. Minimizes brushstrokes. Use with Liquitex Soft Body color to create very fluid washes without hard edges; create staining effects on raw canvas and produce a fluid spray when mixed with acrylics in airbrushes or air guns.... more »
  • Liquitex Iridescent Medium 8oz (237ml) NZD $23.95
    Producing a range of iridescent or metallic colors when mixed with acrylics, this medium viscosity medium allows the artist to control iridescent intensity. It is opaque when wet, transparent to translucent when dry, and will not oxidize.... more »
  • Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste 8oz (237ml) NZD $17.50
    A matte, opaque mixture of marble dust and polymer emulsion that is used to build heavy textures and three-dimensional forms on flexible or rigid supports.... more »
  • Liquitex Gloss Gel Medium NZD $21.50 - $53.50
    A high viscosity medium, it dries to a crystal clear gloss finish for sparkling, transparent impastos and textured glazes. Translucent when wet, it is transparent to translucent when dry depending on the thickness of the application. An ideal paint extender, it increases the brilliance and transparency of color without changing paint thickness, resulting in paint similar in color depth to oil paint. Use it as an extender, a ground, or as the binder for powdered pigments to make an inexpensive "student grade" high viscosity thick gloss paint.... more »
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  • Liquitex Matte Extender 8oz (237ml) NZD $21.50 Out of Stock
  • Liquitex Fabric Medium 4oz (118ml) NZD $17.50
    This medium enhances the workability of Liquitex Acrylics on fabric. It controls bleeding in transparent designs and gives a smooth, consistent flow of paint. Reducing the stiffness that results when using acrylic directly from the jar, it also eliminates the need to scrub roughly textured fabrics in order for paint to adhere to or penetrate surface of the fabric. This fabric medium prevents paint from dragging, skipping, and other uneven applications.... more »
  • Liquitex Modelling Paste NZD $16.95 - $56.70
    For 3-D forms. Can be textured when wet, and carved when dry. Use also for decorating picture frames.... more »
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  • Liquitex Gloss Super Heavy Gel Medium NZD $21.50 - $53.50
    A superior adhesive for collage and mixed media projects, or create sculptural effects and high-peak consistency. Dries clear to translucent depending upon thickness, with very low shrinkage. Flexible, non-yellowing, and water-resistant when dry.... more »
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  • Liquitex Texture Gel Resin Sand NZD $23.95 - $31.95
    This is a thick, coarse, texture gel that contains aggregates of various sizes. It dries to a rough cement look and will retain it’s texture when mixed with paint. Also an excellent ground for acrylic and oil paint.... more »
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  • Liquitex High Gloss Varnish 8oz (237ml) NZD $21.50
    This low viscosity, permanent water-based varnish produces a high-gloss, clear finish. Translucent when wet, and clear when dry, it increases the gloss, depth, and intensity of colors. It provides a longer working time to eliminate drag, bubbles, and cloudiness. Sandable and non-tacky when dry, it is an excellent adhesive for collage and similar techniques. Not for use on flexible surfaces or over oil paint. Non-removable. Do not thin.... more »
  • Liquitex Texture Gel White Opaque Flakes 8oz (237ml) NZD $23.95
    This heavy body, coarse gel contains irregular sized and shaped opaque flakes. This white flake texture is most apparent when mixed with transparent colors or small amounts of opaque colors.... more »
  • Liquitex Texture Gel Ceramic Stucco NZD $23.95 - $31.95
    This fine textured gel is thick and low luster, drying to a light gray matte finish. Use it to produce thick three-dimensional effects, as well as for thinly coating surfaces. It provides an excellent ground for acrylic and oil paint, oil pastel, oil bars, pastels, and graphite. Ceramic Stucco gel is somewhat susceptible to abrasion, so added protection can be provided by coating with Liquitex varnishes, applied carefully to avoid foaming and clouding. Works well with brush application.... more »
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  • Liquitex Light Modeling Paste NZD $21.00 - $54.00
    This lightweight, airy, flexible, thick, sculptural gel is specifically formulated to be used in applications where weight is a factor. Used alone, it will dry to a matte opaque white that can readily accept staining if desired. It will not exhibit "mud cracking." It is often used with texture gels.... more »
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  • Liquitex Airbrush Medium 8oz (237ml) NZD $23.90
    Thins acrylic colors to proper consistency for airbrush or spray techniques.... more »
  • Liquithick Thickening Gel NZD $24.95
    A thickening gel for water soluble acrylic paint and mediums. Used in small amounts it produces handling characteristics very close to that of oil or encaustic paint. At higher concentrations, it can thicken paint or mediums to "cake" or sculptural consistency. Drying time will be between 24 hours to 7 days depending upon amount of Liquithick added to paint or medium. Liquithick does not increase transparency. Liquithick produces a matte surface sheen when dry. Paint and medium shrinkage will occur in proportion to the amount of Liquithick added. Liquithick is acid-free and contains a unique polymer.... more »
  • Liquitex Gloss Heavy Gel Medium NZD $21.50 - $159.95
    A heavy-bodied medium of great density and extra high viscosity, Heavy Gel dries to a translucent gloss finish. It increases body, density and viscosity, attaining the consistency of oil paint with brush or palette knife marks. Extending paint while increasing brilliance and transparency, it keeps paint workable longer than other gel mediums. Use it as an extender, a ground, or a binder for powdered pigments to make an inexpensive "student grade" extra-heavy viscosity thick gloss paint.... more »
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  • Liquitex Texture Gel Blended Fibers 8oz (237ml) NZD $23.95
    A thick, fibrous gel that when dry gives the effect of flexible fibers with a matte sheen. Great for adding texture and body, it holds unusual peaks and knife strokes when mixed with color. Works best when applied with a palette knife or trowel.... more »
  • Liquitex Palette Wetting Spray NZD $21.00
    Liquitex Palette Wetting Spray slows drying time of acrylic color on palette or canvas. It also improves color blending. Simply spray and re-spray as needed to prevent acrylic paint from skinning over.... more »
  • Liquitex Slow Dri Blending Fluid NZD $21.00 - $42.99
    This clear-drying Blending Fluid is uniquely formulated for superior surface blending with acrylics. Add up to 50% of this medium without jeopardizing the strength of the paint. It increases the "open" working time up to 40%. Great for forming softer edges and modeled forms. It dries clear, and is flexible, non-yellowing, and water-resistant when dry.... more »
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  • Liquitex Glazing Medium NZD $21.50 - $53.50
    Creates brilliant, jewel-like glazes with acrylic colors. Excellent leveling and "brushability." Flexible, non-yellowing, and water-resistant when dry. ... more »
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  • Liquitex Slow Dri Gel 8oz (237ml) NZD $23.95
    This clear-drying gel has characteristics similar to Slow-Dri Blending Fluid. Use it where retention of brushstrokes and impasto effects are desired. It increases the "open" working time up to 40%. It dries clear, and is flexible, non-yellowing, and water-resistant when dry.... more »
  • Liquitex Slow Dri Gel Retarder 8oz (237ml) NZD $23.95
    This clear-drying gel has characteristics similar to Slow-Dri Blending Fluid. Use it where retention of brushstrokes and impasto effects are desired. It increases the "open" working time up to 40%. It dries clear, and is flexible, non-yellowing, and water-resistant when dry.... more »
  • Liquitex Texture Gel Black Lava 8oz (237ml) NZD $23.95
    This black speckled gel contains small, flat hexagonal shaped dark aggregates. Gel appears gray when wet, but gives the effect of ground, dry, black lava when dry. The black, textured quality of this gel is most apparent when it is mixed with transparent or translucent colors.... more »
  • Liquitex Texture Gel Glass Beads 8oz (237ml) NZD $23.95
    This medium body gel contains clear, round aggregates that dry to a semi-gloss, reflective surface that appears "bubbly." It yields its most dramatic effects when mixed with transparent or translucent colors. It can also be applied over dry paint. For reflective textural glazes, mix with Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish and small amounts of Liquitex Medium Viscosity Concentrated Artist Color. This gel is suitable as a ground for acrylic and oil paints, and works well with brush application.... more »
  • Liquitex Texture Gel Natural Sand
    This is a finely textured gel that dries to a surface similar to glossy beach sand. It can be mixed with colors to improve blending and impart the feel of oils, and is also a very effective ground for acrylic and oil paints, oil pastel and graphite.... more »
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  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium NZD $21.50 - $34.30
    A high viscosity medium, Matte Gel displays the same qualities as the Gel Medium, except that it dries to a satin, matte finish, and has greater adhesive abilities. Use it as an extender, as a ground, for impasto effects, or as a binder for powered pigments to make an inexpensive "student grade" high viscosity thick matte paint.... more »
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  • Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel Medium NZD $21.50 - $53.50
    Extra heavy body consistency. Thickens acrylic color while retaining high peaks, crisp brush and knife strokes. Reduces color sheen and extends paint volume. Slows drying time and enhances blending. Permanent, non yellowing flexible and water resistant when dry.... more »
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  • Liquitex String Gel NZD $23.95 - $34.30
    Enhances depth of color, while increasing transparency and flow. Dries glossy and transparent with a honey-like consistency. It is also permanent, non-yellowing, flexible, and water-resistant.... more »
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  • Liquitex Pouring Medium NZD $22.95 - $65.95
    Designed to reduce crazing in poured applications, this fluid medium dries clear, glossy, and flexible. Mixed with soft body palette color, it is ideal for pouring puddles and acrylic sheets.... more »
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  • Matisse Mm24 Iridescent Medium NZD $31.40 - $116.40 2 items
  • Matisse Mm16 Marbling Gel NZD $24.80 - $75.80 2 items
  • Matisse Mm19 Poly-U-Gloss Varnish NZD $40.50 - $152.20 2 items
  • Matisse Background Colour 250ml NZD $24.95
    A highly pigmented "low tooth" gesso. Build your art on a strong foundation. Matisse Background Colours are all-purpose pure acrylic that can be applied to almost any surface. ... more »
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  • Matisse Mm3 250ml Tension Breaker NZD $24.80
  • Matisse Mm27 Low Viscosity Gesso 500ml NZD $31.80
  • Matisse Mm22 1 Litre Print Paste NZD $76.80
    This product available on 'Special Order, only.... more »
  • Matisse MM31 Open Medium NZD $26.40
    Mix with Matisse Structure to slow drying time. Optimal for painting outdoors or in particularly hot weather, MM31 Open Medium allows the paint to be blended on the painting surface for longer. Artists will be delighted with the way this medium makes their paint handle, so smooth and buttery. Be surprised by the glowing satin finish that this medium imparts to the paints. 250ml... more »
  • Matisse Mm25 Black Gesso NZD $35.50 - $169.95 3 items
  • Matisse White Gesso Mm10 NZD $31.90 - $203.50
    For professional artists, this gesso is lead-free, quick drying, brilliant white and non-toxic. Suitable for a variety of surfaces including canvas, plaster, concrete (murals), hardwood, Masonite (hardboard), plywood and paper boards. It can be thinned with water.... more »
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  • Matisse Satin Varnish Mm11 NZD $40.50 - $152.20 2 items
  • Matisse Mm20 Patina (water-based) NZD $24.80 - $75.80 2 items
  • Matisse Mm1 250ml Retarder NZD $28.30
  • Matisse 250ml Cracking Medium NZD $29.95
    A water-based cracking medium. Apply over a base coat and under a contrasting colour of water-based paint.... more »
  • Matisse Mm2 Impasto NZD $24.80 - $75.80 2 items
  • Matisse Mm12 Clear Sealer NZD $24.80 - $75.80
    For use on wood, glass, ceramics and new metal. Will act as a sealer to stop sap and tannins leaching from timber. Apply colours directly over the top.... more »
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  • Matisse Mm13 250ml Fabric Fixative NZD $26.40
  • Matisse Mm18 250ml Pre-Antiqueing Medium NZD $24.80
    This product available on 'Special Order', only.... more »
  • Matisse Mm26 Transparent Gesso NZD $24.80 - $179.95
    Matisse Transparent Gesso may be used by itself to give a translucent (not clear) under-painting primer with excellent tooth. It has been formulated to be mixed with Matisse Background Colours to give the perfect balance of "tooth" for supports such as canvas, paper and wood and for over-painting acrylic, watercolour, oils and alkyds. It has been especially formulated as a high tooth primer for pastel, oil pastel, charcoal and graphite. It is non-yellowing and flexible.... more »
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  • Matisse Mm4 Gel Medium NZD $26.40 - $84.50
    Gel Medium is a thick buttery acrylic gel which when mixed with Matisse Acrylic Colours will result in a rich high gloss textured glaze. Over artwork or prints it will dry completely transparent, and non-yellowing, if applied in layers no thicker than 3mm resulting in a textured or brush stroke finish. Used on glass it will give a clear finish while distorting the view through the glass.... more »
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  • Matisse Mm5 Matte Medium NZD $24.80 - $75.80
    A water-resistant, quick drying, flexible binder which dries to a flat "matt" finish. Contains selected materials which counteract the low sheen of pure Matisse Acrylic Colours.... more »
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  • Matisse Mm6 Poly Matte Varnish NZD $26.40 - $84.50
    This is a varnish which dries to a flat (matt) finish. It should be pre-diluted with water in order to achieve good brush control. The addition of water will also assist in levelling of the varnish and slow down its rapid drying effect. Polymer Matt Varnish is a non-yellowing pure acrylic resin suspended in water. It dries to a touch, pliable, water resistant film.... more »
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  • Matisse Mm7 Poly Gloss Varnish NZD $26.40 - $84.50 2 items
  • Matisse Mm8 Spreader Medium NZD $24.80 - $75.80
    Spreader Medium is a water soluble paint lubricant with unusual flow characteristics and strong moisture retention properties. It dries to a clear, transparent finish and is most useful in glazing techniques.... more »
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  • Matisse Mm9 Painting Medium NZD $24.80 - $75.80
    Pure acrylic binder is used in formulating Matisse and acts as the principal paint diluent when not using water. Acrylic painting medium with its low sheen and good adhesion make it a suitable transparent primer or surface conditioner for canvas, paper or board, Use Acrylic painting medium to increase binding capacity when reducing paint with water.... more »
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  • Atelier Modelling Compound NZD $17.50 - $25.99
    A heavy impasto for exaggerated structure and textural effects. It can be used for building impasto areas in a painting either before or during any stage in the painting process. It dries to a white satin finish and remains flexible and is ideal as a ground preparation for canvas, paper or other painting surfaces. Atelier Modelling Compound may be added to acrylics as an economical paint extender. For more textured effects, sawdust, sand, etc. may be added.... more »
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  • Atelier Impasto Gel NZD $17.50 - $25.99
    A thick acrylic gel for more exaggerated structure and texture. Mix Impasto Gel with Atelier Colours for greater brilliance and transparency of colour and gloss. Its milky colour becomes transparent when it dries. A very effective glue for collage. If desired, the gloss can be reduced with final varnishing.... more »
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  • Atelier Gesso Primer NZD $17.50 - $135.00
    A flexible acrylic ground with a high grit content. Designed to provide a stable white surface on which to paint. Atelier Gesso may be used directly from the container for all-over thick textural effects. ... more »
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  • Atelier Unlocking Medium 250ml NZD $18.95
    Allows artists to reopen a paint layer even after being touch-dry. Once the paint is reopened, new paint can be blended back in, existing paint edges can be feathered or whole sections can be removed with a rag. Can also be used to further extend wet blending time. ... more »
  • Atelier Satin Medium & Varnish 250ml NZD $17.50
  • Atelier Clear Painting Medium 250ml NZD $17.50
    Can be used to prevent runs in diluted paint applied vertically on an easel. It is used with the paint to dilute the viscosity and blend colours. This medium allows paint to spread over a surface for more blendable gradations of colour and fast glazing techniques.... more »
  • Atelier Fast Medium Fixer 250ml NZD $17.50
    Used to fix layers of paint fast especially when wanting to achieve multiple layers of glazing. Also useful when you want to reinforce a tender layer in preparation for scratch back and scraping techniques. Returns Interactive to a more conventional acrylic. ... more »
  • Atelier Gloss Varnish 250ml NZD $22.00
    Previously sold a Gloss Medium & Varnish, Atelier Gloss Varnish gives a vibrant gloss finish. Can be mixed with acrylic paint as a fluid medium to dilute the paint, toughen layers and increase gloss.... more »
  • Atelier Liquefying Medium 250ml NZD $15.00
  • Atelier Matte Varnish 250ml NZD $22.75
    Previously sold as Matte Medium & Varnish, Atelier Matte Varnish gives an even matte finish with maintaining colour intensity. Can be mixed with acrylic paint as a fluid medium to dilute the paint, toughen layers and reduce gloss.... more »
  • Atelier Liquified Gesso NZD $17.50 - $25.99
    For preparation of painting surfaces, Atelier Liquified Gesso is a flexible, water-based ground with a high grit content, designed to provide a stable surface on which to paint. Use straight from the container on either acrylic or oil painting.... more »
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  • Atelier Retarder 250ml NZD $20.99
    Atelier Slow Medium should used with Interactive. Retarder should, in our experience, only be used as a 10% addition to your water spray in extremely dry conditions. ... more »
  • Atelier Thick Slow Medium 250ml NZD $18.95
    The most useful medium for extending drying time. Very useful when painting large works because it gives an artist time to work without the paint drying too fast. It also allows thinly applied paint to remain workable. Even paint which feels dry to the touch can be reactivated with water for reblending techniques. Especially recommended for anyone who has trouble getting used to using the water spray. ... more »
  • Atelier Binder Medium NZD $17.50 - $61.80
    Can be used as a medium when needed to toughen paint for conventional acrylic techniques like scratching back. When added to paint it speeds drying and increases gloss. Other uses: Use as a binder for collage. Use as a sealer to prepare porous surfaces wither before using gesso or as a somewhat slippery ground preparation in its own right.... more »
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  • Atelier Glazing Liquid 250ml NZD $22.95

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Delivery Rates

Our delivery rates are:

  • Prepaid A4 Satchel (nationwide): $5 per order
  • Local (North Shore): $5.50 per order *
  • Shorthaul (within 150kms): $7.50 per order *
  • Rest of North Island: $9.30 per order *
  • South Island: $10.40 per order *

Prepaid Satchel is available for some smaller items that will fit into an A4 envelope. Please do not select the satchel option if your goods are breakable, easily damaged or flammable.
* Oversized items may be charged an additional amount - once you have selected the items you need proceed to checkout to see the exact costs.

Rural delivery fee $3.30

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