Archival Mediums By Chroma

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Archival Odourless Mediums and Solvents are based on fast drying alkyd resins which out perform ‘traditional’ mediums and are better for health. They evaporate much more slowly than turpentines so that very little vapour is generated during a painting session.

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Archival Odourless Mediums and Solvents are based on fast drying alkyd resins which out perform ‘traditional’ mediums and are better for health. They evaporate much more slowly than turpentines so that very little vapour is generated during a painting session.

All of the Archival Mediums use low toxic odourless solvents.
Archival Mediums Are Flexible Like Archival OilsIt is important not to use other brands of mediums with Archival Oils because they would introduce brittle layers. The flexibility of Archival Oils, when used with Archival Mediums, is such that overpainted layers can stretch to accommodate movement as the painting settles down and cures and this is why they can be used with such freedom of technique. All Archival Mediums except Classic are very fast drying.

Archival Lean Medium
Is a very fluid general purpose medium for reducing paint viscosity, and can be used at all stages in a painting which does not need gels. It can also be mixed with Archival Flow Gel if a little bodying up is preferred.

 

Archival Classic Medium
A Medium for Painters who prefer slower drying. Most artists show a strong preference for fast drying paint but there are some painters who want to slow down the process, so our range includes Classic Medium based on stand oil (modified to be flexible).
This slow drying medium is ideal for thinning paint whilst maintaining a rich, luminous finish once dry. It gives greater control for detail work and longer manipulation time for over-painting, glazing and wet-in-wet techniques. It can be used throughout a long painting process or for slow glazing on top of fast underpainting but fast drying mediums should never be used over the top of Classic Medium. The tension between the paint layers caused by the different drying speeds may be strong enough to crack even Archival.

 

Archival Fat Medium
This syrupy, heavy bodied liquid medium contains high solids. It promotes faster, more thorough drying of oils, increasing gloss and flow for enamel-like effects. It can also be added to Lean Medium if a more glossy effect is desired.
Recommended for experienced painters who work all day on the same painting.

 

Archival Smooth Gel
A gel that helps move oil paint around easily whilst retaining texture and brush marks. It must be used 50/50 with paint applied in thick impasto (15-60mm). It is also used by painters who want less extreme applications of paint to dry quickly and retain mark and texture, while being at the same time brushable and easy to manipulate. This applied paint sets up before it dries, facilitating wet-on-wet techniques but it also blends wet-in-wet when worked in with the brush or knife.

Archival Flow Gel
Is a loose gel which liquefies when brushed and stays in place when ‘at rest,’ making it useful for developing new techniques. Although it will ‘sit still’ on the painting, if you brush back into it you can blend easily because it moves again when you move your brush into it, until such time as it starts to tack up and dry (within a 3 hour session). You can also brush lightly over it wet-on-wet.

 

More info and how to use them?

http://www.chromaonline.com/products/archival_oils/odourless_mediums

Additional information

Oil Medium Options

Flow Gel Medium 300ml, Odourless Classic Medium 1 litre, Odourless Fat Medium 1 litre, Odourless Lean Medium 1 litre, Odourless Solvent 1L, Odourless Solvent 4 litre, Odourless Solvent 500ml, Smooth Gel Medium 300ml