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Folk Art > Paints > Matisse Background Colours : Ritz Blue


Ritz Blue
Price: $11.95
Description: A highly pigmented "low tooth" gesso.
Build your art on a strong foundation. Matisse Background Colours are all-purpose pure acrlic that can be applied to almost any surface. They are a highly pigmented low tooth gesso. Used directly onto wood, the Background Colour will not only cover and create a great surface to paint on, but will also seal the surface because it has a build in sealer.

All Matisse Background Colours are especially designed and selected for traditional folk art techniques, interior domestic decoration as well as canvas and board application.

Use MM26 Transparent Gesso mixed with the Matisse Background Colours to give a coloured primer with extra "tooth" for painting and especially as a pastel primer.

(Hint: vary the ratio of MM26 Transparent Gesso mixed with Matisse Background Colour to vary the degree of roughness or "tooth" in the primed surface.)

Matisse Background Colours can also be used with stencils, design painting or simply as a flat decorative wall and ceiling paint. Apply directly from the jar and clean up with water. Matisse Background spreads easily with brush or roller and dries fast to a matt-velvet finish. Matisse Background Colours make and ideal coloured gesso. Matisse Background Colours come in 250ml "stack up jars" with a selection of the most popular colours available in 1 litre pails.

Technical information courtesy Matisse Derivan.
All prices are in Australian dollars.

Gwen Crichton

23 Dina Beth Ave,
2148. NSW


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