Winsor & Newton Watercolor Mediums

Whether you experiment with one or try them all, each medium has a specific property to add to your artistic expression when painting.

Blending Medium — 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.

Granulation Medium — 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.

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.

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.

Lifting Preparation — 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.

Gum Arabic — Gum Arabic increases the brilliance, gloss, and transparency of watercolors. Use it for controlling spread when painting wet-on-wet.

Iridescent Medium — 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.

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.

Texture Medium — Producing a textured finish for watercolors, this medium can be applied directly onto the paper, or mixed with watercolors first.

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.

Aquapasto — This transparent gel medium helps you create impasto effects by thickening and reducing the flow of watercolors and gouaches.

Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Winsor & Newton products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.

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Aquapasto
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Aquapasto
Art Masking Fluid
Blending Medium
Colorless Art Masking Fluid
Ox Gall Liquid
Permanent Masking Medium
Granulation Medium
Gum Arabic
Lifting Preparation
Texture Medium

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