A field for unlimited creations

Gesso to prepare the surfaces, Modeling paste andmortar to create dimensions and coatings, Bindex for collage, Medium for adding thickness, gelsvarnishes ...
Such are the rules of auxiliaries. These recipes are to be applied according to your tastes and without moderation!

Products
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Gessos are primers for preparing surfaces for painting. They improve the adhesion of paint. Available in white (250 ml, 500 ml, 1 and 4 L) and black (250 ml and 500 ml)

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Modelling Paste is a light opaque paste for creating reliefs and impasto. Available in 100 ml, 250 and 500 ml and 1 L.

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The Studio Acrylics High Density Modelling Paste offers a thicker and more textured paste. Available in 100 and 250 ml.

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Crackling effect modelling paste.

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Bindex are binders for preparing acrylic colours, and also collages and inlays. They offer your work a flexible film. Available in 100, 250, 500 ml and 1 L. 3 bindex DYNA also available in 100 ml: violet, green and blue.

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Gels increase the transparency, depth and volume of your work. Available in 100 and 250 ml, in a gloss or matt finish.

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The phosphorescent gels absorb light and re-emit it in the dark. Available in green, turquoise, blue, yellow and colourless.

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Sand-textured gels offer very natural granular effects. Available in yellow, red, black and white.

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The studio acrylics auxiliary discovery kit 5x40 ml: Bindex, black gesso, modelling paste, sand-textured gel, colourless phosphorescent gel.

Properties

GESSO

  • Colours: Matt. Strong covering power for dyed gessos
  • Thick consistency
  • It is permanent after drying, and the film is strong and flexible to deformation
  • Thinner: Water, but this results in a loss of consistency
  • Cleaning the tools: With water before drying
  • Drying: Away from dust, between 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the thickness

MODELLING PASTE

  • Paste: Opaque paste with a heavy texture and matt finish
  • Thinner: Not recommended
  • Cleaning the tools: With water before drying
  • Drying: Away from dust, between 1 to 3 hours depending on the thickness

BINDEX

  • Non-yellowing acrylic binder. Translucent and indelible after drying, it offers a flexible film
  • Fluid consistency
  • Thinner: Not recommended
  • Cleaning the tools: With water before dryingDrying: Away from dust, dry to the touch in 30 minutes to 1 hour and completely dry in 1-8 days depending on the thickness
  • Storage: Keep away from freezing

GELS

  • Non-yellowing acrylic binder. Translucent and indelible after drying, it offers a flexible film
  • Thick consistency
  • Thinner: Water
  • Cleaning the tools: With water before dryingDrying: Away from dust, dry to the touch in 30 minutes to 1 hour and completely dry in 1-8 days depending on the thickness
  • Storage: Keep away from freezing

MEDIUMS

  • Non-yellowing acrylic binder. Translucent and indelible after drying, it offers a flexible film
  • It makes the colour more fluid without thinning it, increasing transparency
  • Thinner: Water
  • Cleaning the tools: With water before dryingDrying: Away from dust, dry to the touch in 30 minutes to 1 hour and completely dry in 1-8 days depending on the thickness
  • Storage: Keep away from freezing

MORTARS

  • Thick and granular consistency
  • Thinner: Water or liquefied with Bindex, gels or mediums
  • Cleaning the tools: With water before dryingDrying: Away from dust, dry to the touch in 30 minutes to 1 hour and completely dry in 1-8 days depending on the thickness
  • Storage: Keep away from freezing

VARNISH

  • It improves the qualities of resistance to ageing of acrylic colours, unifies the differences in brightness of the picture and increases the depth of colour
  • Thinner: Not recommendedCleaning the tools: With water before drying for water-based varnish, or petroleum oil for solvent-based varnish
  • Drying: Away from dust, between 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the thickness

AUXILIARIES

Brush cleaner

  • It works in 20 minutes
  • Rinse with soap and water

Universal paint remover *

  • Works in 15 to 30 minutes
  • Rinse with water
Applications

GESSO

Gesso is a very covering finish for preparing surfaces to be painted such as canvas, cardboard, wood, etc. It improves the adhesion of acrylic or oil paint layers, and is applied on a clean, non-greasy surface.

The Gesso White of the Artist Acrylics range has a higher titanium dioxide concentration than the Studio Acrylics range, which makes it more covering.

The Artist Acrylics Transparent Gesso can be applied on a raw canvas before a dyed gesso to avoid seeing it soaking through to the back of the canvas.

MODELLING PASTE

Studio Modelling Paste is a ready-to-use paste for creating reliefs and impasto, especially for creating dimensions. It is applied with a painting knife, and may be mixed with colours when moist that will slightly deteriorate it. It retains the imprint of the tool  and can be sculpted and painted when dry.

After drying, it perfectly retains its volume and does not crack

High Density Modelling Paste lends a thicker and more textured paste than Studio Modelling Paste. The Artist Acrylics range paste is more responsive than the Studio Acrylics range paste.

The Artist Acrylics Light Modelling Paste has a much more light and airy consistency than the other modelling pastes.

Studio Acrylics Crackling Effect Modelling Paste

Crackling Effect Modelling Paste is used in 2 steps:

  • Surface preparation: Application with a brush of phase 1 in thin coats to increase  the adhesion of the paste and encourage crackling. Allow to dry (about 15 minutes).
  • Crackling effect: Apply the pasty consistency phase 2 with a painting knife on top of the dry phase 1. Phase 2 may be applied alone, or in combination with Studio Acrylics colours (75% Modelling paste / 25% colour). The thicker phase 2 is  applied, the more cracks there will be. The drying time can vary from 1 to 3 hours depending on the thickness applied.v

BINDEX

Bindex is used to prepare acrylic colours. It can also be used for collages and inlays.

When mixed with colours, Bindex brillant lends depth and brightness. The Artist Acrylics range binder has more consistency than the Studio Acrylics range binder. It shrinks less while drying and dries faster.

Bindex gloss is also used for Pébéo mixedMEDIA techniques to create a protective layer before pouring on the Glazing Resin or the Crystal Resin.

Bindex is also available in matt in the Artist Acrylics range.

Gloss Bindex Studio Acrylics DYNA binder

Gloss Bindex DYNA is used in the same way as the Gloss Bindex but, being developed from interference pigments, applications will change colour with the angle of refraction of the light. They are available with 3 different pearl colours.

GELS

Gels are used to prepare acrylic colours. They increase the transparency, depth, volume and drying time, and can also be used for collages and inlays.

They are available in gloss or matt. Artist Acrylics range gels are more consistent and shrink less upon drying than Studio Acrylics range gels.

Studio Acrylics Phosphorescent Gel

Phosphorescent gels absorb natural or artificial light and re-emit it in the dark. There are 5 types of gels: they are slightly dyed in order to distinguish the colours more easily in the day, except for green non-dyed phosphorescent gel. They should preferably be applied thickly with a painting knife.

Studio Acrylics Sand Texture Gel

Sand textured gel is a ready-to-use acrylic gel that is available in 4 different colours of sand. It is preferably worked with a knife and lends for a grainy effect, in particular for backgrounds. 

Artist Acrylics Heavy Gel

Heavy Gel is a high-density gel that allows for work in thick layers, when added to colours and has a similar smoothness to oil. It is opalescent and non-yellowing, and is added to colour to offer a more economical paint. It extends drying time of colours and may be diluted with water or liquefied with a medium. 

Artist Acrylics Interference Gel

Interference Gel comes in gold or neutral, and can be used pure or mixed with colours, to obtain iridescent reflections or a pearly sheen. It can be diluted with water or liquefied with a medium.

Diffuser

Diffuser facilitates the dilution and pigment dispersion of acrylic colours. It is ideal for airbrush and watercolour work.

Retarder

Retarder can slow the drying time of a colour when mixed up to 10% with the colour. Do not use for outdoor work exposed to moisture.

MEDIUMS

Acrylic mediums are mixed in all proportions with acrylic colours and at all stages of the work.

The  Artist  Acrylics  Gloss  Medium  adds  shine  and  colour  depth,  and  is  especially recommended for glazing.

The Artist Acrylics Matt Medium lends a degree of matt that increases the  colour density. It can be mixed with gloss medium to give a satin finish. It is advisable to shake before use.

MORTARS

Mortars are used to create effects of materials and reliefs, especially to create backgrounds. They are best applied with a painting knife.

Artist Acrylics Black Mica Mortar is a mixture of acrylic polymer and micaceous iron oxide. It lends metallic material effects. It can be worked both with a knife and a brush.

Artist Acrylics Pumice Stone Mortar is a mortar made from acrylic polymer and finely crushed pumice stone. It lends a look of a thin material consisting of small black particles  to a fine-grained material effect. It can be used pure or mixed with acrylic colours. Semi- matt finish.

Artist Acrylics Sand Mortar is a mixture of an acrylic polymer and silica. It offers granular material effects, and is used pure or mixed with colour to lend great looking faded hues. Semi-matt finish.

Artist Acrylics Crystal Mortar is made from a mixture or acrylic polymer and quartz crystal. It is used to create transparent and granular materials that react with the light. It can be used pure, or in gradations with colour (preferably use mixed with transparent colours). It is thicker and heavier than other mortars and can be with Bindex to improve its adherence to the painting surface. Glossy finish.

VARNISH

When the colour is applied thickly, it is advisable to wait 1-2 weeks before varnishing work.

Water-based acrylic varnish is covering and non-yellowing. They offer a perfectly taut film, that is flexible and indelible.

They are available in the following versions:

  • gloss: perfectly transparent,
  • matt: somewhat opalescent and anti-UV,
  • and satin.

Solvent-based acrylic varnish* is covering and non-yellowing. They offer a perfectly taut film, that is flexible and indelible. They have a feature of a guaranteed possibility of restoration work.

They are available in the following versions:

  • gloss: perfectly transparent,
  • matt: somewhat opalescent
  • and satin.

Solvent-based anti-UV varnish *, satin appearance and impermeable, filters ultraviolet rays. Once dry, it can be removed with an alcohol / water mixture without altering the acrylic colour.

AUXILIARIES

Brush cleaner

This cleaner is suitable for use with all painting utensils and it retains the suppleness and form of brushes. It dissolves acrylics and varnish even when dry.

Universal paint remover

This highly efficient strong solvent strips dried-on oil, acrylic and other material from all painting tools.