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This is the natural binding agent used in watercolour paints. When used as a medium, gum arabic slows the drying time of watercolours, and adds further transparency and gloss to your colours. It ensures that the colour adheres to the paper support, and is particularly useful for airbrushing watercolours. Excellent for creating glazes to create the illusion of depth.
This specialty medium adds a pearlescent or glitter effect to watercolours, and can be mixed directly with watercolours, or applied over a dried wash. The iridescent effect works well when applied over darker colours or on darker paper. Try experimenting with different shades of paper for your own unique techniques and effects.
Not all watercolour pigments are created equal. They don’t all granulate naturally. Use Winsor & Newton Granulation Medium to induce granulation in pigments that wouldn’t normally give this characteristic effect. For even more pronounced results, use it with naturally granulating pigments to enhance the granulation action.
Pigments that granulate naturally are cerulean blue (genuine), French ultramarine, manganese blue, raw sienna and others.
- For best results, dilute colour generously with medium alone
- Always work with painting horizontal position
- Paper texture affects granulation results; use rough for strongest effect
- Rated safe for normal studio use
Add some extra gloss and texture to your watercolour and gouache paintings.
This translucent gel medium reduces flow, and thickens watercolours and gouache to give them a pleasing textural impasto effect and extra gloss. Mix it with the paint, or use it pure by layering on the surface of the paper prior to painting.