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Whether you experiment with one or try them all, each medium has a specific property to add to your artistic expression when painting.
This transparent gel medium helps you create impasto effects by thickening and reducing the flow of watercolors and gouaches.
Art Masking Fluid
This liquid is applied to make areas resistant to watercolor. Has a slight yellow tint. Not recommended for use on damp or soft sized papers, or if yellow staining of paper is a risk (Instead use Colorless Art Masking Fluid). Made from latex. Do not dilute.
Slows the drying of watercolors allowing more time for blending techniques. For maximum effect, dilute watercolors with medium only, but water can also be added.
Colorless Art Masking Fluid
A removable, colorless liquid, use it for masking areas of work that need protection when color is applied in broad washes. It is specifically designed for soft sized papers to avoid staining. Contains latex. Wash brushes immediately after use.
A medium that is known for giving a mottled or granular appearance to colors that usually give a smooth wash. For maximum effect, dilute color with medium alone.
Gum Arabic increases the brilliance, gloss, and transparency of watercolors. Use it for controlling spread when painting wet-on-wet.
A great introduction to the quality of Winsor & Newton Watercolor Mediums, this set contains 30 ml (1 oz) bottles of Art Masking Fluid, Gum Arabic, Iridescent Medium, and Texture Medium, plus an informational leaflet.
Mix this medium with watercolors or apply it over a dry wash to give iridescent or glitter effects. It is particularly effective when mixed with transparent colors.
Apply the medium directly to paper and allow it to dry before painting. The preparation then allows dry washes, including staining colors, to be more easily lifted from paper with a wet brush. Ideal for making corrections.
Ox Gall Liquid
Ox Gall is a wetting agent used with watercolors. It increases the flow of washes on the painting surface. It can also be used for marbling.
Permanent Masking Medium
A non-removable, transparent liquid mask, this medium is excellent for detail. It can be applied directly onto the paper, or mixed first with watercolors. Ensure that the fluid is thoroughly dry before overpainting. Wash brushes in warm, soapy water before using other colors.
Producing a textured finish for watercolors, this medium can be applied directly onto the paper, or mixed with watercolors first.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Winsor & Newton products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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By Watercolor Fan
from Los Angeles, CA
Comments about Winsor & Newton Watercolor Mediums:
I purchased this product to add some "sparkle" to my watercolor paintings. It worked perfectly. I applied a very generous application (use a disposable craft brush) to my art board and mixed it with some cobalt blue. The result was an extremely luminescent pair of wings.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would buy this product again and again
from Los Osos, CA
High quality product that can be trusted in the most delicate situations
from Grand Blanc, michigan
Fabulous sparkle! Love this product on my paper crafting
from Saint ALbans
This masking fluid is by far the best of all the different companies. Leave no discoloration on the paper and comes off very easily. Unlike a lot of other brands that leave a yellowish tint . Will always buy this from now on
WINSOR NEWTON OX GALL LIQUID
from SOUTHERN OREGON,OR
I'VE USED THIS PRODUCT FOR MANY YEARS, IT NEVER FAILS TO DELIGHT ME WHEN MY WATERCOLORS GLIDE SMOOTHLY ACROSS THE PAPER.
Permanent Masking Medium by Winsor & Newton
from Rupert, Idaho
This masking solution does not hold up to what was described. It is called a masking medium, but thickly or thinly applied, watercolor adheres to this "mask." It does not keep the white paper appearance after a wash is applied. Whether thick or thin watercolor is applied over the "mask" the area still retains come of the color. If the solution is used thinly, watercolor goes right through it into the paper, although keeping that area lighter than other areas which are not coated. Used thickly, watercolor still adheres to parts of the top of the uneven shiny mass coating. Finished watercolors do not have the white of the paper preserved, and where it is applied, the area is shiny, making it very distracting for the overall watercolor. Perhaps for abstract painting, this would work well, but for impressionistic and realistic painting, I would never recommend it.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear about the difficulties you have encountered using this masking medium. Our Product Information team is happy to help if you are looking for another product that might work out better. Our Experts are available M-F from 8:00am to 5:30pmCST and can be reached at 1.800.933.2542 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Permanent Masking Medium works Great!
By Button Ducks
W&N Permanent Masking Medium met my needs in a quest for a masking medium I could apply to a painting that needed a background wash but already had all the details.I would give it 5 stars, however it isn't perfect. It repels water very well and does indeed dry clear IF you don't apply it heavily. Heavy application will dry opaque and a little yellow.Some things to know: - This is a liquid wax. You can't write on it with a pen or pencil. - Don't apply to a damp surface; it will mix with or pick-up pigments. - Some pigments may react to the wax; my W&N Purple Lake turned pink (it seems to do that with all mask mediums I've used.) - Heavy pigment may mix with it even if dry; use at your own risk. - Let it dry completely before you apply any washes, etc. - Don't dry with a hair dryer; it can crack. - It's permanent; you can't remove it.For the price, I was very pleased with this product. I was also happy that it's a wax! It's like using those wax crayons or a candle, but with the bonus guarantee that it covers ALL of everything instead of just clinging to the raised portions of the paper surface.As with all things new, I highly recommend you do some tests to learn how this product will react to your paints & pigments. In my experience, some paints will change color when masked with W&N Permanent Masking Medium. But I also found that these same paints will change color when masked with any medium. So it's not like this product is a special snowflake in that regard.
Winsor & Newton Watercolor Mediums
from Karns City, PA
I just love Winsor & Newton mediums, my favorite being the iridescent.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By Shaylene H
from Simi Valley, CA
Winsor Newton is a great company and these mediums are very helpful. I have tried out most of these products. No matter what effect you are looking for, you will get it out of these products. I especially love the iridescent medium, lifting preparation, and blending mediums. The masking fluid works perfectly too!
(2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Where's the granulation?
Adds very little. Use plain table salt, from fine to coarse to get better texture effects in watercolors.
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