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Traditions Artist Acrylics

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Traditions Specialty Products

DecoArt® Traditions™ Specialty Products

A selection of versatile specialty products for adding to the acrylics and using on their own to expand the capabilities of the paint line.

Mediums

Texture Medium

Texture Medium

A medium for creating impasto or texture techniques when mixed with Traditions Acrylics. Made from fine grinds of powder, this medium is perfect for adding texture to the paint. Texture Medium is made of approximately 50 percent solids and is semi-translucent. This means that it will not affect the color you add it to and will assist in making the paint more opaque. This medium is compatible with all other mediums so the choices and mixes are endless.

Heavy Gel Medium

Heavy Gel Medium - Gloss

Has an extra thick viscosity that is ideal for impasto techniques in mixed media painting and will allow you to build textures. It can be tinted with Traditions Acrylics and will hold peaks. Dries to a hard, translucent finish.

White Modeling Paste

White Modeling Paste

Traditions Modeling Paste is an opaque, flexible texture that can be used as a stencil paste or to create stamped impressions, textured surfaces, or dimensional designs. It can be tinted with up to 10 percent Traditions Acrylics.

Matte Medium

Matte Medium

Add to Traditions Artist Acrylics to create a matte finish, extend color, increase transparency, and enhance color blending. Can also be used as a clear coat for a matte finish. It is water-based and fast-drying.

Extender & Blending Medium

Extender & Blending Medium

Add this to slow the drying time of Traditions Acrylics. It can also be safely added to the other mediums in the line. Any time you want the paint or medium to have more working time, add some Extender to it. Extender also allows you to perform oil techniques using acrylic paint.

Glazing Medium

Glazing Medium

A clear semi-gloss glazing medium ideal for shading and highlighting, in transparent painting techniques, as a barrier coat, or as a final step before varnishing.

Watercolor Medium

Watercolor Medium

A medium used to increase the transparency of color, improve the reconstitution of paint, enhance the luminosity of pigments, decrease the staining effects of some pigments, or provide additional control for "wet on wet" techniques.

Pearlizing Medium

Pearlizing Medium

Transform Traditions Artist Acrylics into a shimmery, pearlescent finish with this medium. It can also be used alone to highlight already-painted surfaces or mixed with equal parts acrylic paints.

Crackles

Crackle Paste

Crackle Medium

A white paste that creates an eggshell cracking pattern as it air dries. It can be used alone or as a stencil paste. It can also be used to build texture, and will give bigger cracks with thicker application. Traditions Crackle Paste can also be tinted with up to 20 percent Traditions Artist Acrylics while maintaining its cracking ability.

Crackle Glaze

Crackle Glaze

Traditions Crackle Glaze is a fast-drying, acid-free topcoat that will crackle as it dries to create an eggshell pattern in one step. Its clear finish allows details and colors to show through, and it is also self-leveling. Once dry, the cracks can be antiqued with a glaze created with Traditions Artist Acrylics.

Gesso

Gesso

Gesso

A highly pigmented gesso that is a smooth and flexible primer and texture-builder providing superior, one-coat coverage to most surfaces. It can be tinted with Traditions Artist Acrylics.

Gesso

Gesso

A highly pigmented gesso that is a smooth and flexible primer and texture-builder providing superior, one-coat coverage to most surfaces. It can be tinted with Traditions Artist Acrylics.

Sealers & Varnishes

Multi-Surface Sealer

Multi-Surface Sealer

Seal raw wood and improve acrylic paint adhesion with this sealer. It can be used as a basecoat or mixed with paint, and works on non-porous surfaces such as metal, plastic, and glass.

Gloss Varnish

Gloss Varnish

Achieve a gloss finish on your art with this resin-based polyurethane varnish, which provides the hardest acrylic finish available for indoor and outdoor surfaces.

Satin Varnish

Satin Varnish

A resin-based polyurethane varnish, which provides the hardest acrylic finish available for indoor and outdoor surfaces with a satin finish.