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Old 02-17-2016, 04:32 PM
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How long to wait after drying

I like the paint but it reactivates with wet paint!

Even though I like it, I can't get it at my local stores so I have to order it online. That's too bad because I've started buying other brands even though I prefer this one. Any possibility of putting this great product in other stores?
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Re: How long to wait after drying

Glad you like the paint!

The best way to get a product in your favorite store is to ask for it, so please ask the manager to carry it! Also, Atelier Interactive is distributed by a major art supply distributor, so it's very likely your local, independent store would be able to special order it. If you are shopping a big box arts and crafts store - you might be better off purchasing online. :-)
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Re: How long to wait after drying

Hi Dick,
I just saw your comment here. I've been using the Interactives for several years now, and love them. I get the best price from Dick Blick.

My favorite medium is the Fast Medium Fixer. When I'm happy with a layer and have no plans to change it, and want to quickly move on, I just cover the painting with a layer of the Fast Med Fixer using a soft brush. Works great, with no more problem with the previous layer lifting or being affected.

I can't wait to try the new Universal Medium Varnish. Dang Blick isn't carrying it yet!
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Re: How long to wait after drying

Hi Retta -
Blick does carry the Universal Medium. Just check here!
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Re: How long to wait after drying

Thanks, Jennifer. I'm putting together an order today!

And I wanted to thank you for all the info you share here. I've learned so much; even about the Universal Medium, ways to use the different ones, answers to questions/problems. Even your recommendation for a good red!

Just a couple of days ago I recommended the Interactives to a fellow member over at FineArtAmerica, and gave him links to these discussions, with links to the youtube demos you have. He's gonna try them.
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You are quite welcome - glad I can help.
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Re: How long to wait after drying

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Hi Dick,
I just saw your comment here. I've been using the Interactives for several years now, and love them. I get the best price from Dick Blick.

My favorite medium is the Fast Medium Fixer. When I'm happy with a layer and have no plans to change it, and want to quickly move on, I just cover the painting with a layer of the Fast Med Fixer using a soft brush. Works great, with no more problem with the previous layer lifting or being affected.

I can't wait to try the new Universal Medium Varnish. Dang Blick isn't carrying it yet!

Hi Retta (is that what I call you?),
I'm fairly new with painting. I tried oil, then I tried the interactive. I really like it. I see you mention "mediums". I looked on Dick Blick site and there is a ton of different kinds to do different things. I can't afford to buy all those at once.
As a beginner and kinda slow, what basic mediums do you recommend to start out with?
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Re: How long to wait after drying

Hi Ron - I wasn't sure if Rettakat was responding so I'll chime in.

If you are new to Atelier Interactive, the two mediums I'd suggest you get are:
1. The Unlocking Formula (in order to take advantage of Interactive's ability to be reopened and reworked); and
2. The Universal Medium (In order to more easily work with Interactive like a "conventional" acrylic, for glazing and fast layers.)

If you want to smooth out your paint, glaze, but still be able to rework, then use the Clear Painting Medium. But the first two - the Unlocking Formula and the Universal Medium - will take you pretty far.
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Re: How long to wait after drying

Thank you Jennifer.
I am fairly new to painting in general. I like the idea of the universal. I already have the unlocking and clear medium. These 3 should do me for a while. Thanks again.
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