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These fine products from Chroma allow you to gain control over the painting process. They make working with acrylics easier and allow you more flexibility without requiring you to learn new techniques.
Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Specially formulated for creating translucent glazes, this low-viscosity medium slightly extends the open time of acrylic paints while promoting their translucency, flow, and leveling. It imparts a rich, glossy, oil-like sheen that is waterproof when dry.
This water-based acrylic emulsion is used for preparing and sealing acrylic painting surfaces. It promotes good adhesion of paint and prevents moisture loss into the substrate. It is also used for isolation and barrier coats between layers.
Clear Painting Medium
Chroma Atelier Clear Painting Medium is a mid-viscosity medium that lets you dilute acrylic paint to a smoother consistency without altering its sheen. The high water content extends working time without the need to use a water sprayer.
This product speeds the painting process when the artist does not need extra time —it’s great for layering. Also use it to reinforce a tender layer in preparation for scratch-back or scraping techniques.
Gloss, Satin, and Matte Mediums
Offered in your choice of three finishes, these general-purpose, mid-viscosity mediums are ideal for extending colors, adding translucency, promoting flow, leveling, and glazing. They're also great for adjusting gloss levels. Either mix them directly with acrylic paints or use them as a sealing layer before overpainting.
This thick, fast-drying, waterbased acrylic gel is designed to exaggerate paint structure and sharpen textural edges. It can also be used as a very strong adhesive for bonding heavy objects. Either mix it directly with acrylic paints or apply it on top of a paint layer for transparent textural effects. It can be overpainted once dry. Choose Matte or Gloss (Gloss was formerly known as Impasto Gel).
This very thick, textural paste can be used to create exaggerated structure within artwork. It offers the same flexibility as Atelier paints, and can be used at any stage in the painting process. Molding Paste dries white. Mix it with paint for a colored ground, or paint over it after it dries.
Create puddles, drips, ribbons, and more. This medium makes pouring techniques easy and fun. Simply mix it with Atelier Interactive Acrylic or Free Flow and pour onto a flat painting surface. The medium thins paint so it pours easily to form smooth, even puddles. It increases color transparency, which enhances paint layering effects, and dries to a beautiful gloss finish. When dry, the paint film is flexible and durable. Create acrylic skins for collage by pouring on plastic sheets, then peeling off the dry paint. Although the medium appears milky in the bottle, there's minimal color shift from wet to dry.
Available in both Gloss and Matte finishes, this smooth, buttery acrylic gel can be used to extend acrylic paints and adjust their gloss and transparency without altering their consistency. An ideal glazing medium, it also holds textures and moderate peaks for impasto effects. Mix it directly with acrylic paints or apply it on top of a paint layer (its milky color becomes transparent when dry).
Use this retarder in very dry conditions. Mix 1 part retarder to 10 parts water.
Use Slow Medium to extend the wet blending time, producing a smooth, mid-viscosity paint in small amounts. It is useful for glazing and other techniques requiring longer working time and thinner paint application. It also allows re-blending of paint that feels dry to the touch.
Thick Slow Medium
This product extends the wet blending time and slows the drying process of Atelier Interactive Artists’ Acrylics. Its creamy, paint-like consistency and ability to absorb more water means that it can be used to spread and dilute paint without becoming thin or runny. This makes it well suited to artists who tend to over-use the water sprayer.
Excellent for glazing, this medium reduces viscosity and improves brushability. It can also be used as a varnish (adding water results in different levels of sheen, from low to high gloss).
Use Unlocking Formula as a paint layer to permit blending paint back in or wiping away sections of applied paint. It can also extend wet blending time. It’s easy to apply using the Water Sprayer.
Produces a fine, controlled mist that keeps Atelier Interactive Acrylics workable for as long as you wish using wet-in-wet and wet-over-damp techniques. Use with distilled water or Atelier Unlocking Formula.
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Generally really good, some inconsistencies in quality
By Billy g
from New England
Comments about Chroma Atelier Mediums:
As an oil painter, I wanted to try these out, primarily for doing under paintings. They work amazingly well with water, the more fluid they still hold solid hue value. I only found that some of the tubs I bought we're already hard upon delivery. Real good product but still not oils.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Atelier Universal Medium/Varnish
I use this varnish on acrylic paintings done on watercolor paper. I followed the directions for a satin finish (mixed with water for satin, full strength for gloss) and was thrilled with the result. I LOVE how thin this varnish is. There is absolutely no worry of leaving brushstrokes because it is so thin. Note: you have to do MULTIPLE coats because of the thinness. It's almost as thin as water / skim milk. Be careful to not allow the varnish to pool. You have to work so thin (I scrape my brush on the sides of the container to remove as much varnish from it as possible before going over the painting) that no areas pool. IF you allow it to pool, those little pools will dry glossy. WORK THIN. So far, there seems to be one severe drawback: I have a painting with multiple finishes (some parts glossy, some matte) because I used a gloss medium on some parts of it. I therefore wanted a varnish that would create a unified, satin finish--this is not the varnish for that job. I tried three coats of the satin varnish mixture and the glossy parts are still glossy, the matte parts are still matte. #sweepstakes
Best Texture Medium I Have Used
from Pittsburgh, PA
The paste is very smooth, it doesn't even feel like most other pastes. It glides of the pallet knife easily and moves really well on the canvas.
Very useful mediums. Need them. Will buy again.
from Logan, Utah, USA
Clear Painting Medium allows one to blend paint easier, keep it open longer. Can also be used on a section to re-open and rework, add color, blend, etc. I have only used it to rework an area that has dried, but not for along time. Can vouch for its use if the area has been dry for longer than 10 or 15 minutes. The Satin Varnish is easy to use and looks nice and very protective. Recommend using Atelier binder medium.
I'm switching from Liquitex to Chroma
By nana painter
product exceeds the quality described
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
They do exactly what they claim to do
By Tree Lover
from Dallas, Tx
I've got the Unlocking Locking Formula and the Fast Fixer medium. The Unlocking spray does exactly what the bottle says, the maker's website says...really Awesome to use Acrylics like oils!The Fast Fixer is Awesome as well as it will fix or set what you have in place, that you don't want to open back up, including pencil(like if you don't want to lose or smear your drawing). Works fast, mixes great with water and dries with a slight gloss.
Amazing product! #sweepstakes
Chroma Interactive mediums
Chroma Interactive acrylic and mediums ae IMHO the best acrylic products in the marketplace
Slow and Thick-slow for Acrylic wet-in-wet
By Reeves Fine Arts
from Alpharetta, GA
These mediums have made it possible for creating Acrylic paintings using wet-in-wet specifically landscapes and florals I paint. Just be aware that both products may adjust the gloss level of the painting as against just water wetting/spraying.
See how to create amazing texture in your acrylic painting with Chroma Atelier Impasto Gel and Modelling Compund. This video will show the differences of these two mediums and which one to select based on your painting needs.
Acrylic image transfers are easy to create and can add a new dimension to your artwork. This video will show you how to make image transfers and integrate into a painting with Chroma Atelier Impasto Gel - a thick acrylic gel that dries clear and offers strong bonding properties.
This example show how to transfer an image directly onto your surface using Chroma Atelier Modelling Compound. Also watch our other Chroma videos for more ideas and information about this unique line of products.
Chroma Atelier Unlocking Formula allows artists to "open" their Chroma Atelier acrylic paint any time they want - even weeks after paint has dried! This video will show you what can be achieved in your painting with the use of this special medium.
This water-based acrylic emulsion is used for preparing and sealing acrylic painting surfaces. It promotes good adhesion of paint and prevents moisture loss into the substrate. It is also used for isolation and barrier coats between layers. See how it works!
This video will show a novel technique for incorporating layers or collage into your painting using Chroma Atelier acyrlick paint and Binder medium.
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