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Collage with Acrylic Paint and Mediums

Dynamic collages can be created using our paint, mediums and a combination of materials. In his later years, Matisse used acrylic paint to create collage material for his ‘cut-out’ paintings by having his assistants paint giant swatches of colour that were then cut and collaged at his direction to create immersive works in his room. Here, we paint out areas of acrylic colour on watercolour paper that are then cut into shapes and assembled using our mediums as adhesive. Mediums are a fantastic adhesive for collage because they are archival and compatible with many materials, including paper, sheets of dry acrylic paint and fabric.