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What are the main properties of MASTER CLASS TEMPERA paint?
Versatility. No special solvents or additional materials are required. Any (degreased) surface can be painted on – paper, cardboard, canvas, – using synthetic and bristle brushes, palette knife and water.
Compatibility. MASTER CLASS TEMPERA can be combined with all other paint in NEVSKAYA PALITRA’S acrylic, watercolours and gouache series.
Quick-drying. Allows for framing or transporting a painting at an earlier stage, as well as applying various techniques, even when an area in a painting is painted over several times.
Durability. The paints are not susceptible to temperature and humidity changes, and do not fade in bright light. After drying, a permanent, flexible, water insoluble layer on the surface of the painting is formed. The painting does not darken or turn yellow over time, does not change its shade, and retains its vibrancy.
Stability. When drying, the colours do not change their shades, and remain unchanged for many years due to excellent lightfastness of high-quality pigments.
Shrink-resistance. MASTER CLASS TEMPERA will decrease in volume only slightly immediately after drying, and then completely retains its shape. This is an advantage in comparison with oil paints that change their volume for a longer period of time.
What are the possible uses for MASTER CLASS TEMPERA paint?
MASTER CLASS TEMPERA is perfectly suited for both quick studies and longer paintings and has many applications.
MASTER CLASS TEMPERA is also suitable for paintings, etudes and sketches. Also, TEMPERA is often used for creating sketches for long-term artwork with oil paints, and for the first layer (or under-painting) of an oil painting.
For fresco and mural painting. Due to its strong adhesion and durable, elastic water- resistant coating, as well as natural, deep, rich shades, tempera is often used for decorating churches and cathedrals. Tempera will cover any degreased surface. It can be applied to metal, plasterboard, cement, plaster, wet and dry lime walls and on glass for decorative purposes.
Arts and Crafts:
For miniatures. The consistency of MASTER CLASS TEMPERA makes it possible to paint very fine lines, drawing carefully complex and fine patterns and details on the surface of paper, canvas, cardboard, wood, metal, leather, glass, plastic and stone. The thick, elastic consistency of tempera makes it perfect for applying to uneven surfaces, painting of jewellery boxes, souvenirs, models or character miniatures.
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