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Atelier Interactive Artists Acrylics

Tradition + Innovation = Control

There are several top quality brands of artist acrylic on the world market, but Atelier Interactive is the only brand that can be used for controlled wet blending as well as standard techniques.


This is not a slow drying paint:

For controlled wet blending apply Unlocking Formula by brush or atomiser to keep paintings wet as long as desired. Drying is normal.

  • For ‘normal’ drying: Do not use Unlocking Formula.
  • To accelerate drying: When a painting is placed in direct sunlight it will take around 20 minutes to dry. When sunlight is not available hair dryers and other sources of warmth can be used. Unlocking Formula evaporates like water and does not slow the drying process.

To view all the colors in the range, please click here.


List of New Mediums for Atelier Interactive & A2

Our new Atelier Mediums - introduced in late 2018 - are the result of years of works. We present them separately from the established Mediums because of their special features.

  • They all have a double function: use with Unlocking Formula for prolonged blending, and use without Unlocking Formula for standard use.
  • The mediums are arranged in a viscosity ladder making it easy for artists to match up the medium to the work that they are doing.
  • They all dry to a satin finish which matches the heavy bodied paints Atelier Interactive and Atelier A2.
  • It is important that these Mediums form a coordinated approach to the use of Mediums which artists should find very useful.


Heavy Gel (Satin)

This is a very heavy bodied thick gel which can be placed on the palette and mixed with the paint by picking up with a brush or palette knife and it works in just as easily as mixing a paint colour. The surface finish matches the satin finish of the paint.

Artists who would like to have a more oil paint like texture, using palette knife or brush for increased contrast and painterliness will like this medium because it is so easy to mix in.

Pack: jars; use level about 1 to 1 with paint or as desired.

Thick Painting Medium

Painting mediums for acrylics need to have a strong lubricating effect to help with blending. This medium has a very juicy paint-like viscosity, it will sit on the palette with the paint and should be used very generously to create a thick blanket like layer of wet paint without losing the painterly viscosity of the paint itself.

Pack: bottles; use level around 1 to 1 with paint or as desired

Middle Painting Medium

This new medium expands and advances on the formula of the popular Clear Painting Medium. It is used to lubricate the painting process but has a mid viscosity for spreading paint, and wet blending, but it also useful for edge blending wet over dry, and for scumbling and glazing.

The two mediums above are the key to easier acrylic painting and some artists may use both mediums while others may only need one according to their painting style. Middle Painting Medium is best for smooth painting and thick painting medium for ‘more painterly” styles.

Pack: bottles; use level as desired

Thin Medium

This medium is a flow aide and its very liquid viscosity is useful for air brushed dilution or for liquefying heavy bodied paints for detailed work or thin glazes.




The mediums are designed to maintain the matte finish of these paints.

Holding Medium

Holding Medium bodies these two fluid paints for a thicker more controlled painterly application.

Pack: bottles; use level 1 to 1 or as desired

Thin Medium

Thin Medium this is the same medium used for the heavy bodied paints and has a very dramatic liquefying effect on Jo Sonja and Free Flow. It is useful for detailed glazing and air brush.

Pack: bottles; use level as desired

Note: The mediums designed for Atelier and A2 if used with Jo Sonja or Free Flow will alter the matte finish of these paints. Not all products available in all locations.

There are short videos to illustrate all of the above uses - please click to visit our YouTube page.

Please click here to view all the Atelier Mediums in the range. All the established mediums, such as Slow, Fast, Universal, etc., remain in place.

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