The process of ageing a project to look old and time-worn - perfect for picture frames or wooden furniture .


Matisse Flow paint can deliver great results through an airbrush with minimal dilution. Find out how...


Discover why MM7 Polymer Gloss Varnish is a decoupage artist's best friend

Hue, Chroma,Tint, Shade

Although colour is the basic component of art, it is a more complex concept that it may seem. Find out

Fabric Painting

It is possible to apply Matisse colours to the vast majority of fabrics without the addition of any mediums. But here are some helpful hints for best results.


Intentionally cracking paint to expose a second layer underneath can produce some striking visual effects, and is easy to accomplish with Matisse Background Colours and Derivan Cracking Medium.

Marbling ( Faux Finish )

Not to be confused with marbelising, marbling is the effect of using paint to make a surface look like marble. You'd be suprising how realistic it can look with this simple step-by-step guide.Marbling (faux finish)

Photo Transfer

Transfer images or text into your art work

Rag Rolling

This beautiful effect is best on walls or a flat surface to create a modern, warm, soft painted finish.


A clear coat of varnish on top of your artwork will help to bring out the full intensity and beauty of the pigments, as well as providing resistance to many sources of degradation. Here’s all you need to know.

Screen Printing

Did you know you can use all your existing Matisse paints as printing inks? Here's how, and no toxic solvents involved!.

Surface Preparation

Any paint is only as good as the foundation on which it is applied. This guide discusses some common surfaces and how/if they should be treated.

Split Complementary Colour Theory

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