Jo Sonja's Stroke & Blend Medium is a medium formulated for ease in stroke blending and floated colour techniques. This medium will slow the drying time of paint to allow blending of paint wet-in-wet or wet-over-dry. It is heavier bodied than Jo Sonja's Retarder and Antiquing Medium and strokes will not bleed out.
To use for floating, dress Stroke & Blending Medium into your brush instead of water. It will ease blending and allow a longer open time. A drop on your palette paper will remain moist all day! Add Stroke & Blending Medium to paint at any time if paint feels too 'tight' to make it spread more easily. Excellent for stroke-work. Jo Sonja's Flow Medium can be added to decrease the viscosity of paint.
For wet-over-dry blending use Stroke and Blending Medium to soften dry brush edges, blending fresh paint with the dry layer beneath.
For a softer oil-like look to your stencilling, dress the stencil brush in a small amount of Stroke and Blending Medium before picking up your colour and applying through stencil.
For a brush or rub-on stain, mix the stain colour of your choice with Stroke and Blending Medium until the desired amount of colour is achieved. Apply to wood with a soft lint-free cloth or sponge.
Surfaces painted using Stroke & Blending Medium must be completely dry (at least 24 hrs) before proceeding to varnish. Allow longer if weather is cool, damp or if a large amount of Medium has been used. A hair dryer will speed the process.