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Crystal Water Varnish 8 fl oz

SKU: NAP-540-1208
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Crystal Water Varnish 8 fl oz
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Crystal Water Varnish is a medium that increases the gloss and brilliance of watercolor. Apply over dried watercolor or mix with color prior to painting. The gloss decreases when diluted with water. Retards drying and remains water soluble.

Crystal Water Varnish is a gum arabic varnish that adds luster to a watercolor painting and saturates colors. It adds gloss to the surface of watercolor paintings and allows glazing of watercolors without lifting the paint underneath. Use it over darker colors to increase color depth and saturation. It is based on recipes used by watercolorists of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Contains natural ingredients. Does not contain organic solvents. Can be thinned with water.


Clean brushes with warm water. To ensure desired results, always make a test piece for your particular application and surface.

Watercolor Paintings: Allow to dry thoroughly (typically overnight, but sometimes 1-2 days, depending on the local humidity).


Apply a thin coat, so as not to disturb the underlying paint layer, with a soft-hair brush. Allow to dry before applying another coat. Drying time may be delayed in humid or cold environments. Can be thinned with water.

Natural Pigments

Natural Pigments is a limited liability company based in Willits, California. We manufacture and distribute rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators. We specialize in supplying artists' materials that were used in historical painting since pre-historic times up to and including the nineteenth century.

We constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them direct to you from the source. To do so, we travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators. We obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments. We purchase resins, gums and plants from India, Kenya and Malaysia to make natural varnishes and painting mediums.

Our mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints and other professional artists' supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes shopping for rare and hard-to-find art materials easy. Our objective is to promote the education and use of these materials among artists by providing detailed information for their employment in encaustic, fresco, oil, watercolor and tempera painting.
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Product weight: 0.50 lbs

This product is shipped from our warehouse in Gretna, NE, USA.
This product is brand new and includes the manufacturer's warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
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