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Liquitex Matte Medium




janein-stripes-2-small.jpgMatte Medium and Journals:

I use Matte Medium as a glue, transfer medium, glaze, paint extender and surface prep for my journals.  It adds protection to my pages and I can isolate colour layers. If you have shiny acrylics that are difficult to write on top of, try adding in some Matte Medium. If you want to write on top of chalk pastels, crayons, oil pastels or other media, try a thin layer of matte medium over the top!

I use, recommend and sell Liquitex because it dries absolutely clear, perfectly matte and is non-sticky. Also the squeeze bottle is very handy to use!




About Matte Medium

  • Creates a matte, non-reflecting finish when added to acrylic colors. 
  •  Mix into any acrylic paint to increase transparency and extend color, increase matte sheen, increase film integrity, ease flow of paint and add flexibility and adhesion of paint film.
  • Mix with Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish to produce a semi-gloss or satin medium. 
  • Opaque when wet, translucent when dry. 




  • Mix with Liquitex Soft Body Artist Color to extend volume and increase translucency, while maintaining viscosity. 
  • Mix with Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Color or Basics Acrylic Color to extend volume and increase translucency, while decreasing paint viscosity.  



  • Use as a matte fixative over artwork (pastel, graphite, chalk) to decrease gloss or shine. Mix 1 part Matte Medium to 1 part distilled water and apply with atomizer or airbrush. Excess medium applied to the surface may cause fogging. 



  • Recommended fluid medium to use as a transparent ground (size), with excellent tooth and adhesion, instead of gesso. This will allow the color and texture of the support to show through. Can be used as a substitute for the rabbit skin and hide glue size traditionally used for oil paintings. 
  • For best results use Liquitex Clear Gesso which has more tooth for paint and pastels.  
  • Exterior Murals: If the support or wall is somewhat smooth, a coat of Matte Medium should be brushed or two coats sprayed onto the surface onto the surface prior to gessoing. 



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