Artists will be excited by the varying effects achievable with the different methods used to apply the matisse dry mediums. Applied smoothly, or in troughs or peaks, the results will surprise and delight artist and viewer alike. Where a rough texture has been chosen, care should be taken – like nature herself a hard and rocky surface can scratch the unwary once the work is dry.
Artists gain total control over the effect, because derivan has packaged matisse dry mediums individually and in their raw state, giving you the flexibility to decide the proportion of dry medium to wet medium according to the effect desired. Matisse dry mediums come in a convenient 50ml size, providing the artist with an affordable means to try a selection of dry mediums, rather than having to purchase a larger quantity of one only.
Suggested proportions of mix are listed on our dry mediums info brochure. Overall, a generous amount will give a superior effect to a sparse amount in the case of texture effects. Derivan has explored an extensive variety of minerals and man made additives before finalising their selection of eighteen matisse dry mediums.
These mediums, designed to mix with the existing matisse and derivan mediums, have a wealth of purposes. Many of them provide magnificent textural effects, never previously achievable. Others fulfill a more specific function, for example microspheres, which provide bulk without weight – a great benefit for artists who work with texture on large canvasses.
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