Derivan Matisse Ink

Matisse Inks are acrylic based inks that come in a stunning 22 intermixable colours, including metallics and iridescents! They have bright, intense colours and are heavily pigmented for use in many applications. Perfect for calligraphy, pen and wash, technical drawing and airbrushing as well as watercolour techniques on paper and painting on prepared canvas.

All the colours are intermixable making wet on wet painting, such as watercolour applications, exciting and challenging. The metallics offer interesting additions and effects due to the different surface tension of these colours. The iridescent can be mixed wet or dry with any colour to make it pearlescent.

atisse Inks can be thinned with water adding to their versatility, however we recommend an addition of Matisse Ink Extender when water resistance is required as the thinning with plain water will lower the amount of acrylic binder present, weakening the ink's water resistance. Adding water alone will also increase the drying time. Up to 25% of Matisse Ink Extender can be added for thinning.

 

Matisse Inks are washable in water making cleanup quick and easy. Brushes, pens and airbrushes clean easily in water however the nature of Matisse Inks water resistant properties means dried ink will need to be cleaned in Matisse Ink Cleaner. Simply soak dirty equipment in Matisse Ink Cleaner then wash up in warm soapy water to finish. (useful also for cleaning brushes or equipment spoilt with dried acrylic paint).

All Matisse Inks have at least one stainless steel ball in the bottle making mixing of the pigment and acrylic binder easier. As we have created an extremely highly pigmented product, Matisse Inks should be shaken well before use as the fine pigment particles will separate over time from the binder. This is completely normal. Simply shake the bottle until you can hear the ball moving inside then shake a little longer for full mixing. Due to the nature of the metallic pigments, these inks will require more vigorous shaking, and as such two steel balls have been included to assist with this.
Matisse Inks are fully compatible with the other Matisse ranges of artist colours for mixing and layering.

 


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