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Re: Windsor and Newton Matt Medium

Steve Pickstock
Bob Richman
Accidentally bought Matt medium instead of Matt varnish to seal/protect painted figures. Is Matt medium also good as a protective coat?


As Minuteman said, it is isn't much use as a protective layer.

But it has its uses all the same.

I use the same brand of medium and make my own 'dirty' wash. I wanted something that was darker than a brown wash, but not as harsh as a black wash.

Mix the matt medium 50/50 with water and add a couple of drops each of Brown Ink, Black ink and odourless washing up liquid (to break down the surface tensions in the various liquids).

I used it on these white horses to shade them before I dry-brushed them with cream and white.

I misted the wash onto the undercoated models, using a little spray bottle, before leaving them to dry over-night.

I probably could have used them as they are but took it that extra stage further.

I'll give this a go, Steve.

It looks like an interesting idea.