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Use this medium to slow down the drying time of acrylic paints. It can also be used for decorative effects.
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Jo Sonja Retarder Medium - The secret to blending colors
Comments about Chroma's Jo Sonja Retarder Medium:
A Master Decoy Painter showed me the secrets of painting with J.S. Retarder Medium. You mix Retarder and water 1/2 & 1/2. Apply a damp coat of mix onto area to be painted. Pigment on brush, wipe brush on each side to form a blade tip to remove excess paint until you can hardly notice color and you have a blade tip on brush. Apply to area with the side of the brush(never use the tip). Add 2nd pigment the same way. With side of brush, blend pigments in area. Retarder gives you more time to work area, but its best quality is dispersing the pigment in the area so that you have complete control, and you can wash it off the area with a clean wet brush(just not too sloppily with water if water color paper used) if you (not too close to edge of area, then spray on paint. Avoids spotty look spray, and you have time to apply other colors before area dries, so they blend together nicely. Retarder will wick up pigment into crevices on rough surfaces, but for textured feathers(example) it creates the ideal feather edging when applied with a brush. A 2oz decanter last a long time, but I buy the larger size and refill the small ones as needed.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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