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Blick Artists' Acrylic Mediums are designed especially for use with Blick Artists' Acrylic.
Made in the USA.
Use for removing dried acrylic paint from brushes. This item is not non-toxic, and it bears the CL label of the Art & Creative Materials Institute. Note This product cannot be shipped to the State of California.
Add Acrylic Retarder to color to slow drying.
Gel is milky white in the jar, but dries completely transparent. Its consistency is very thick, for producing heavy impastos with a brush or knife. Add Gel Medium to acrylic colors.
Gloss Medium contains the same high quality polymer emulsion that is used as a binder for the acrylic colors. It dries crystal clear and glossy. Mix it with acrylic paint for a uniform glossy finish or a transparent glaze.
Adding Matte Medium to your paint will cause it to dry with a dull finish, like casein or tempera. It should not be used as a varnish.
Apply Matte Varnish for a uniform, non-glare, satin finish on acrylic paintings once they are completely dry.
May be used to create a textured ground for painting, for collage, for relief sculpture, etc. Modeling Paste dries opaque white, hard, and stiff. (Apply to rigid surfaces only, and in thin layers to avoid cracking.)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Good service, good prices,good product. Just what I expected
By Jelloshot Deb
Comments about Blick Acrylic Mediums:
Does just what I need it for. I use the medium to extend my paint to get more out of it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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use it all the time
By The Collage Miniaturist
from Kentucky, USA
The instructions say not to use as a final varnish, and I am not sure why. I use it as an effective coating on collage artwork before the final varnish. The Blick Matte Varnish is not flat enough for me, so I add some of this Matte Medium to dull it. I also like this product as an additive to basic wheat paste, for strength, durability, and longevity. Very satisfied.
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detail from a collage artwork by J A Dixon
Tags: Mixed Media, Collage, Made with Product, Additive, Adhesive
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. The Matte Medium does have a higher loading of matting agent, which makes it more matte, but also not as clear, when compared to the varnish. Additionally, the medium dries to a softer film, offering less protection, and a higher tack, which has the potential to attract and hold dust. If you ever have questions on using materials you purchase from Blick, please know that our Product Information Team is here to help. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or email@example.com, and they're happy to answer any questions you may have.
from Ventura, CA
I use Blick's matte medium in the early stages of my artwork, it adds a nice matte surface to my early layers of paint.
Always quality with Dick Blick
from St Augustine, Florida
Needed the clear base to mix with acrylic paint for a more translucent application. Wanted a small amount for testing before I ordered the larger quantity.
from Portland, Maine
Buying the larger size was very economcal
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Avalon, NJ
really enjoying abstract acrylics
Matte and Gloss Mediums Do the Trick But Not Huge Difference
Of course, the price beats anything you can grab off the store shelf (Michaels, cough), and I've always been able to rely on Blick materials for affordability and generally good quality. These acrylic media were no exception, though the result was hardly dramatic. I experimented for awhile mixing different amounts of matte and gloss mediums with some standard medium-to-low end acrylic paint. I'm using them to paint some ceramic sculptures that were bisqued and gessoed. The tests were not spectacular, but enough to notice a difference, and just enough to justify my purchase (I would have been worse off without them). Still, I was slightly disappointed by the tests. Even with roughly half matte medium and half acrylic paint, there was still some dull reflection off the painted surface. Not to mention that with that ratio, the paint became so thin that many layers had to be applied before the full effect could be seen. The gloss medium was similar in both respects. They do hold color fairly well, but they are more transparent than other acrylic media I've used, especially the gloss.Ultimately, I would say it's worth your money, even though I haven't had a chance to try out any other brands. It's a lot of product for only a little cash, and the results, while not spectacular, make a significant enough difference.
from Springfield, OR
I use a variety of Blick mediums. This modeling paste allows me to get pre-dry results that hold their shape even after drying. This is not true of the more expensive competitor mediums.
Blick Molding Paste
from New York, NY
With the exception of some-not all-of the brushes, Dick Blick I find to be excellent in every category apparently time-tested superior products, which is as it should be as we enter the age of one-line shopping where trust in the source is of utmost importance. Blick not only supplies superior products but they stand behind themselves as an honorable firm, one which guarantees-in practice if not in words-that their shipments will arrive at their destinations unharmed and if harmed replaced with no questions asked, and with a total trust in the feedback from their customers.Blick is now the source for all of my art supplies. and while I miss the visual wonders of shopping in an art store I happily accept the convenience, quality, and trust that Blick provides.
Great acrylic medium
Really reacts well to all media
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