Paint is very simply made from mixing pigment and a binder together. Of course, there is a lot more that goes into it, but let’s keep it simple for now. Pouring Medium helps to thin the paint, making it more fluid whilst keeping the paints strength, vibrancy and transparency.
Pouring Medium will keep the binder’s properties intact allowing for less water to be required. Too much water will be detrimental to the binder’s properties, lessen the pigment load making the paint chalky, and lower the adhesion the adhesive to the canvas or board you have chosen. Some artists choose to use PVA glue but once used the paint loses its archival properties and can become chalky and brittle over time.
Atelier Pouring Medium is designed for extreme fluid effects and pouring techniques. It is self-levelling and dries to a gloss finish. As part of the Chroma range of artist acrylic paints, Jo Sonja Artists Colours are perfect for using with the Atelier Pouring Medium.
It is important to note that we do not test our products with other brands, and mixing brands and other chemical products with our products is definitely experimental territory. It is unknown how archival these types of paintings will be over time.
The addition of 2-3 drops of Silicon Oil, Treadmill Oil, Baby Oil or similar products will enhance the chances of promoting cell formation. Mix in with the paint using a slow soft “fold” action and allow to stand 1 minute to allow any air bubbles to rise to the top. Then you can do a dirty pour or clean pour or whatever your imagination decided it want to do.