Adding Even More Creative Freedom with Atelier Mediums
Atelier Interactive dries without a "plastic" look, with very low sheen yet high color saturation. But it is important to protect any painting with a finishing varnish and furthermore, you can choose to alter the final sheen of your Interactive painting. Atelier Interactive generally cures in about 10-14 days, depending relative humidity, the types of mediums used and the thickness of the paint. We recommend waiting to varnish until the paint is fully cured.
Matte, Satin & Gloss Medium and Varnish - are water-based, non-toxic and self-leveling. They can be used either as a medium to change the sheen levels of acrylic paints or as an over-varnish for acrylic painting, providing a non-tacky protective coating. Matte, Satin and Gloss Medium & Varnish are mid-viscosity products made from hard acrylic emulsion. They are non-removable, however they can be overpainted.
Solvent Finishing Varnishes - Invisible, Satin and Gloss. These three varnishes are non-yellowing, self-leveling and protect against mold. They are strippable, which allow a painting to be cleaned more easily at a later date by swabbing with mineral turps. Because they are solvents, apply in a well-ventilated area.
Please note: * We don't recommend using the water-based Mediums & Varnishes as final varnishes on your uncured painting will absorb the varnish before it can be spread over the touch-dry paint. If you do want to use Medium & Varnish as a varnish with Interactive, we advise you to apply 2 coats of Binder or Fast Medium/Fixer to seal the surface of the painting before varnishing.