Mediums / Miscellany
Used to pre-treat fabric or paper before marbling so designs transfer well.
Alum is also used with some natural dyes as a mordant.
450 g pack: $25.95 ($23.50)
Jacquard Sodium Alginate F
Sodium Alginate is a seaweed derivative that is used to thicken dyes for painting, stamping or screen printing.
57 g (2 oz) pack: $19.95 ($18.14)
Synthrapol is an industrial strength, neutral detergent used as a prewash, afterwash or wetting agent for paint and dye. It helps prevent backstaining because of its unique characteristic of keeping loose dye particles in suspension.
177 ml (6.oz) Synthrapol: $13.60 ($12.36)
This is an outstanding product especially formulated for washing off unfixed dye on cotton, silk or wool. It eliminates dye spots and streaks in your dying,can be used as a wetting agent in the dybath to produce even more dyeings, and is also used, when dissolving dyes, to improve solubility.
125 ml jar: $10.50 ($9.55)
Soda Ash Dye Fixer
To use with your procion dyes.
454 g (1 lb): $6.30 ($5.73)
Compact, portable Mini Mister spray bottles. Perfect to use with water or your favourite craft mediums for interesting techniques. Fill with dye inks, reinkers, resist inks, rubber stamp cleaners and more. Mini Misters are great for travel and easy to carry to crops and classes.
Three bottle pack: $9.95 ($9.05)
Create your own colour sprays with these mini spritzers, also very handy to have around filled with clean water.
Single Bottle: $2.20 ($2.00)
Pack of ten: $18.00 ($16.36)
Turn your spray bottles into stain bottles. Able to be used on our spray bottles and all Moon Glow bottles. Come in packs of five.
Pack of five: $5.50 ($5.00)
from Jo Sonja, Gesso is a primer used by artists to prepare canvas and other surfaces for paint. It is a very useful option for art journaling as well as painting and mixed media art. It makes the surface a little stiffer, prevents paint from soaking into, and gives more surface texture. Use it to cover fabric or paper and in your art books. Available in black or white.
250ml jar: $8.70 ($7.91)
Also from Jo Sonja, a translucent paste for creating texture and 3-D effects on paper card wood metal tin and glass. Flexible when dry. Clean up with mild soap and cool water.
250ml jar: $8.70 ($7.91)
Polymer Gloss Varnish & Gloss Medium
From Matisse, this is a fabulous acrylic medium which can be used as a glossy varnish for you at work. It can be used as is, or watered down. Sets in a non yellowing, non sticky, strong film. Use it to transferphoto images to both paper and fabric surfaces. Protects acrylic surfaces and can also be used for decoupage applications. Very versatile.
250ml jar: $13.20 ($12.00)
A medium that combines the advantages of an acrylic medium with the appearance of a wax varnish. For use on any porous surface - paper, wood, plastic fabric etc. It dries quickly to the silky feel and finish of beeswax, but with the heat - and water resistance of a varnish. Water based, it can be coloured / tinted with other water based mediums, and works as an alternative colour enhancing binder for bronze powders, pearl lustre pigments etc.Can be buffed to a light gloss. Now in large 250ml containers for a very cost effective price.
250 ml: $15.50 ($14.09)
Gum Arabic is the binder for watercolour. It is also used as a medium to help keep diluted watercolours from sinking below absorbent surfaces. Gum Arabic gives a crisp appearance to watercolour edges. It increases transparency and gloss and controls spread when overpainting wet on wet. Any of our micas mixed with Gum Arabic can be applied to fabric, Lutradur,Tyvek, Evolon and, of course, paper! Gives a wonderful sparkly touch to porous surfaces.
50 ml: $7.90 ($7.18)
Matisse Gel Medium
Mix with Magical Micas powders, Bronze Powders, Bedazzles, Gilding Flakes etc to give a lovely texture, but still able to stitch through. Can be coloured with paint, worked through stencils, heatgunned and rubbed with Gleam Gilding Wax. Gives a high gloss finish.
250ml jar: $14.50 ($13.18)
Matisse Matt Medium
As for the Gel Medium above, but this medium gives a matt sheen finish.
250ml jar: $11.60 ($10.55)
Matisse Iridescent Medium
Mix with any paint for a fabulous iridescent finish. Use over Neo-Colour II watersoluble crayons. Looks great on a black background.
This product is based on pure iridescent pigment and contains no fillers or titanium dioxide. This makes the mixes very intense and rich in colour.
250ml jar: $15.30 ($13.91)
Dorland's Wax Medium
Dorland's Wax Medium without doubt the highest quality fine arts medium available. It is intended for artist who desire the greatest possible longevity and permanence of their creations while at the same time preserving quality of tone and conception.
how to use
4 fl oz jar: $18.50 ($16.82)
Atelier Acrylic Gloss Medium and Varnish
Great for creating jewellery, sculpting, mixed media, machine embroidery. Gives a crisper finish Jo Sonja Textile medium.
250ml: $14.00 ($12.73)
Jo Sonja's Textile Medium
An excellent fabric medium. Use for mixing with powders, and for sealing surfaces.
250ml: $12.95 ($11.77)
A portable water brush for those who wish to paint anywhere at anytime.Its lightweight design permits portability and eliminates the need to carry water bottles. Fabulous to use with your Magical Micas or Koh-i-noor paints.
Excellent in all sorts of places where you don't want to spill water. (eg planes?)
Four different brush types;
Detailer, Medium and Large Tip plus the flat Broad Tip.
Detailer Tip: $7.70 ($7.00)
Medium Tip: $9.90 ($9.00)
Large Tip: $9.90 ($9.00)
Broad Tip: $9.90 ($9.00)
Little Paint Roller
For little fabric paint jobs! Soft sponge roller, easily washed out.
Wee Paint Roller: $2.00 ($1.82)
Use and throw away. Excellent for applying paints, dyes, inks and for marbling.
Pack of 20: $2.20 ($2.00)