Water Based Printmaking
Derivan / Matisse
Derivan is the parent company for Matisse products which are the professional artist's quality brand. Derivan is a quality brand designed for tertiary students.
Derivan colours are lightfast.
Derivan Inks are high quality water based inks ideal for lino blocks or monotypes. They dry with a matt finish.
Matisse Structure Acrylic Paint can be mixed with Matisse Print Paste to create brilliant colours when screen printing. It also slows drying time & extends colour. Mix in a ratio of 1:1.
Derivan Block Printing Ink Medium & Extender - Can be used in 2 ways;
1/ Add to Derivan Block Ink colours to extend the colour without losing the 'body' of the ink. Up to the ratio of 1:1 the colour will be extended. After this, the colour will become more transparent.
2/ Or add Matisse Structure Acrylic Paint to the Block Print Medium & Extender to make block printing ink. It is recommended to mix in a ratio of 1:1.