A2 Acrylics are specially designed for the needs of serious art students and hobby painters who wish to avoid the expense of buying top end professional artists colours whilst they are learning - however they would still like a high quality acrylic that contains light fast pigments.
A2 Acrylics are strongly pigmented, using quality lightfast pigments, they are heavy bodied with the same consistency and handling qualities as a professional artist's paint. However they are competitively priced at a student price.
A2 Acrylics are perfectly suited for use with the Atelier Painting Mediums, Grounds & Varnishes.
The 20 colours in the A2 Acrylics range are what we believe to be the "basics" which need to be used and understood before exploring more specialised and extended professional artists ranges such as Atelier Interactive Acrylics.
The 20 colours in the A2 Acrylics range have been carefully matched to colours in the Atelier Interactive Professional Artists Acrylic range, so that the experience you gain colour mixing while learning with A2 Acrylics is not lost.
Clear Gel Medium Chromacryl 500 ml - Great as a paint extender and for transparent glazing techniques. Ideal for monoprinting and overprinting.
High Build - An Impasto medium to create lower-scale texture effects.
Matisse Matt Gel Medium - Matisse’s original Gel Medium is a long-time favourite of artists and craftspeople alike, providing texture and adhesion in a glossy finish. The Matisse Matt Gel Medium also provides texture and depth, while remaining matt. Matisse Gel mediums are also chosen by collage and mixed media artists for their adhesive character. Now, these same valued qualities can also be obtained in a matt finish.
Atelier Interactive is the only artists’ acrylic that allows an artist to have complete control over its drying speed. Atelier Interactive is a fast drying, professional artists’ acrylic with a smooth and buttery consistency. It offers exceptional pigment loading, and lightfastness and has a velvety satin finish.
With their body and richness, Atelier paints offer the artist a multitude of choices.
We also offer a range of Atelier mediums to further enhance your paintings.
You will find that you can do the normal fast drying techniques that everyone uses every day and you can also mix Atelier Interactive with other brands. So when it dries at its own natural speed, expect it to take approximately 10-30 minutes depending on the thickness of its application.
To ‘prolong’ the drying
You will find that you can easily prolong the drying time for more blending. When Atelier Interactive starts to dry, you can add a small amount of Unlocking Formula into the paint with a brush, which will prolong the drying of the paint. This process can be repeated every time the paint begins to dry.
To ‘reactivate’ after it's dry
You will find that even if your painting has dried you can reactivate any area that you want to by adding a generous amount of Unlocking Formula. The Unlocking Formula will permeate through the layer of dried paint making it wet again. When you have finished painting after using the Unlocking Formula your painting will still dry quickly.