Matisse Matt Medium
This is an additive for intermixing with Matisse Colours (not a finishing varnish). Incorporation of the medium within the paint will reduce the sheen of Matisse to a very flat or low sheen finish suitable for work to be photographed. Resultant dried films of Matisse Colours will look more like tempera colours or gouache.
The use of Matisse Matt Medium in hard edge painting, particularly in large coloured areas is most beneficial as it helps to eliminate side sheen and the unfavourable appearance of accidentally highlighted brush strokes.
As Matisse Colours are highly concentrated paints, pre-determined mixtures of water and Matisse Matt Medium should be the prime factors in hard edge work. Additions of Matisse Drying Retarder or Matisse Surface Tension Breaker will further facilitate the satisfactory application of the acrylic paint over large flat coloured areas by increasing flow.
Matisse Spreader Medium will have similar results in conjunction with the Matisse Matt Medium and the Matisse Professional Artist Acrylics.
Further Technical Information
MM5 MATT MEDIUM
Although Matisse acrylic paints dry to a subdued low sheen finish, MM5 Matt Medium is designed to mix with acrylic paint to dramatically reduce this sheen, result- ing in a flat, non-reflective finish. For best results, add approximately 20% MM5 Matt Medium to acrylic paint. Although white in colour, it will not affect the colour of the paint at this level. Add- ing further amounts will only dilute the colour, making it more transparent. This medium is recommended for hard edge painting, particularly for large coloured areas, as it helps to elimi- nate side sheen and the unwanted texture of brush strokes. Further additions of approximately 10% MM1 Drying Retarder or MM3 Surface Tension Breaker will serve to increase the flow of the paint over larger areas. MM5 Matt Medium is also suitable for use as a matt fin- ish adhesive for collage work. This medium is an addi- tive for intermixing with Matisse colours; it is not suitable for use as a matt finishing varnish. Use MM6 Polymer Matt Varnish for this purpose.