|Liquitex Matte Medium and Varnish |
Liquitex Matte Medium creates a matte, non-reflecting finish when added to all acrylic colors. Mix into any acrylic paint to increase transparency and extend color, increase matte sheen, increase film integrity, ease flow of paint and add flexibility and adhesion of paint film. You can mix with Gloss Medium & Varnish to produce a semi-gloss or satin medium. It is opaque when wet, translucent when dry.
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- Mix with Soft Body Concentrated Artist Color to extend volume and increase translucency, while maintaining viscosity.
with Heavy Body Artist Color or Basics Acrylic Color to extend volume
and increase translucency, while decreasing paint viscosity.
as a matte fixative over artwork (pastel, graphite, chalk) to decrease
gloss or shine. Mix 1 part Matte Medium to 1 part distilled water and
apply with atomizer or airbrush. Excess medium applied to the surface
may cause fogging.
fluid medium to use as a transparent ground (size), with excellent
tooth and adhesion, instead of gesso. This will allow the color and
texture of the support to show through. Can be used as a substitute for
the rabbit skin and hide glue size traditionally used for oil paintings.
- For best results use Liquitex Clear Gesso which has more tooth for paint and pastels.
Murals: If the support or wall is somewhat smooth, a coat of Matte
Medium should be brushed or two coats sprayed onto the surface onto the
surface prior to gessoing.