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Jo Sonjas Mediums

Imagine how convenient it would be to use just one set of paints to decorate a whole variety of surfaces including wood, fabric and glass. Using Jo Sonjas Decorative Painting System, you can!

The secret of Jo Sonjas remarkable versatility lies in the range of mediums, which have been specially developed as a System to give you unlimited technique applications on almost any surface.

Mediums make painting easier and give you complete control of the process. From the base coat to the final varnish, there is a Jo Sonja Medium to suit your individual painting style.

We invite you to discover Jo Sonjas Decorative Painting System.

All Purpose Sealer
For pre-sealing and priming almost any porous surface including wood, canvas, unglazed stoneware, bisque, card, paper and treated metal. Use to prevent moisture loss from absorption into the surface. Use also to promote good adhesion of the paint.

Clear Glaze Medium
An acrylic medium to mix with Jo Sonjas Artists Colours to create transparent colour for glaze techniques, wood staining, pickling, colour floating and blending.

Flow Medium
Reduces Jo Sonjas Artists Colours to produce paint with excellent flow control capabilities. Suitable for long strokes, liner work, calligraphy, fine detail and air brushing. Add where thinner paint consistency is required. (Water has a dilutive effect on the pigment and the adhesive qualities of acrylics and should not be used in large amounts).

Crackle Medium
Create porcelain crazed effects over completed paintings. When dry, emphasise cracks by rubbing over with a darker colour. Apply reasonably thickly with a spreading action rather than brushing. Do not overwork. May be sanded smooth when dry.

Retarder Medium
Slow down the drying time of acrylic paints so you can have longer to work on the piece. For Antiquing, allow your painting to dry for 12 hours, then apply Retarder Medium mixed with your final colour choice. When no wet spots are visible, wipe off where you want the highlights.

Kleister Faux Finish Medium
A transparent extender to mix with Jo Sonjas Artists Colours to achieve ragging, marbling and graining effects. May also be used as a painting medium to add translucency and slight texture to decorative painting details.

Polyurethane Water Based Varnish
Protect your finished piece with two coats of this beautiful varnish that actually cleans up in water! The second coat even takes care of accidental streaking. Clear and non-yellowing. For serving trays, etc. 4 coats of varnish are needed. Provides a Matte finish. Can be mixed with Gloss Varnish to create various levels of Satin.

Textile Medium
Instantly transforms your Jo Sonjas Artists Colours into durable fabric paints. Mix Textile Medium in equal parts with your colour. Both medium and paint remain soft, supple and permanent on most fabrics. Use on natural fabrics only. Avoid using 100 percent acrylic fabrics. Heat set with an iron.