Liquitex Professional Matte Varnish, 237 ml
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These paints are bottled in 10ml bottles with tamper proof lids. They have a ‘dropper stopper’ that allows you to add drops of paint to your palette to avoid waste. You can remove this stopper and use straight from the bottle if preferred. They are designed to be used with a brush and again consist of a mixture of pigments and mediums for direct application to the vinyl but can also be mixed with any of the products from the range. Will the colours stay true? Yes, absolutely. All oil based paints yellow over time depending on how much light they are subjected to – including Genesis paints. Our paints have no oil in at all and the colours will always remain true. In many cases, especially if your product isn’t being handled a lot, varnish is a much more economical way to add a layer of basic protection to your product without investing in the higher cost of laminates. A Seemingly Endless Variety of Options and Techniques
Lighting: If your artwork will be displayed in a bright room or under direct light, a matte finish may be preferable to avoid glare or reflections. Bottled drinking water and filtered water still contain trace elements and minerals that may also affect the paint over time so are not recommended either. These same adverse effects can also occur over time with de-ionised water which is purer than the others but not as pure as distilled water which is literally condensed steam. Distilled water thinner is highly recommended for diluting the pure paints. Tap water has many additives and impurities that may affect the pigments over time. It can form a scum on the paint, develop an awful smell and can even grow mould LThese paints are fairly self explanatory. They are applied with a clean, damp brush to simulate veins and to creases, eyelids, lips, nails, nail tips and brows. Shake/mix well and ALWAYS replace the caps. The dropper top can be removed if required but do replace as it keeps the bottle air tight when the lid is replaced. The UV in UV coating means that the liquid coating is applied and then cured with UV drying lamps. This makes the finished product very resistant to being rubbed or scratched. TLDR: The choice between matte and gloss varnish depends on personal preference and the desired effect for your artwork. Matte varnish provides a natural, non-reflective finish suitable for textured pieces which is great for when photographing artworks, while gloss varnish offers a shiny, reflective finish that enhances colors and durability. Consider factors like display location, lighting, texture, and the medium used when choosing between the two types of varnish. Matte Varnish
The air dry paints are basically water based but they cannot be mixed with just water. If you want to mix your own from the pure paint you will need to mix in other mediums from the range. The mediums are:- A matte fixative is typically used for pastel artwork, providing protection without altering the appearance. Encaustic paintings typically do not require varnish due to the natural protection provided by the wax medium.With seemingly endless variations – from spot UV to high gloss coatings to a softer, more subtle matte that gives your product a more luxurious look, to velvet-like satin that adds a touch of softness and refinement – there’s a lot to consider.
Choose a suitable matte varnish for the medium use. You should not use a matte varnish for oil paintings on acrylic paintings or watercolors. Gloss VarnishAfter over a year of research, investigation, experimentation and recently trial runs – I am finally happy with the range we developed and are thrilled to be able to share them with you J Apply 2 generous coats of our white acrylic eggshell base layer on the inside, outside and base of your creation. Allow this to dry for a couple of hours. If you've got some extra clay leftover but you're running low on varnish then not to worry we've got you covered.