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The artist ‘buzz’ around acrylic paints for beginners

For a long time, acrylic paints were viewed as the ‘poorer relative’ of oils and watercolours. But its popularity among contemporary artists has grown in leaps and bounds and acrylic paint stands on its own merits in any art supplies discussion as a legitimate and stunning medium for artists of all levels.  Compared to its...

Calligraphy art supplies
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Say what you feel with calligraphy art supplies

There is definitely something romantic about the ancient art and historical nostalgia of calligraphy. To simply define it as ‘beautiful writing’ is apt as it comes from two Greek words: ‘kallos’ which means ‘beauty’ and ‘graphein’ which means ‘to write.’ The personalised and tactile experience of creating expressive, rhythmic brushstrokes and beautiful lettering with artistic...

A basic guide to art pastels with art pastels
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Art pastels – A basic guide to pastel painting

Scouring art supplies online is an inspirational exercise, and a set of art pastels – with its gorgeous colour offering – is likely to motivate you to get out your art paper and start experimenting. Fun factor aside, many artists love using pastels as they are a predictable medium; what you see is what you...

Abstract art
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For the love of abstract art – It’s all about playing with art supplies

Having its roots in Cubism (thank you, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque), abstract artists love to experiment with shape, colour, line, texture and a range of art supplies in seemingly random and chaotic ways. And yet the skilful melding of soft hues or splatters of energetic brightness results in a balanced and harmonious visual ‘story’...

Watercolours for beginners
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2 Simple reasons to fall in love with watercolours

If you are a creative who loves scrolling through Instagram posts of watercolour artists whose beautiful botanicals and softly detailed illustrations inspire you and fill your Pinterest board, then today is the day to shop watercolours online and start your own visually expressive journey.   It’s really not hard to fall under the spell of watercolours...

Have fun with fabric paint and
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Have fun with fabric paint – Update your wardrobe and your decor

Of all the arts and crafts supplies online and in-store, fabric paint and fabric markers not only provide hours of fun but are an easy upcycling solution to customize your wardrobe and update your home’s soft furnishings. Fabric painting offers you endless possibilities to create bespoke tablescaping ideas, decorative soft furnishings and wearable art.  From...

Art materials for beginners
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Basic art supplies & tips for beginners

You’ve watched the art tutorials, signed up for the free webinars, created a Pinterest board and inspirational art ads are conveniently popping up on your FB and IG feeds. You cannot wait to get started. But then you go online for beginner art supplies and quickly feel deflated as you are not sure what you...

Art papers for differnt paint mediums
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Which artist paper is best for which paint medium?

As you scroll through the many inspirational art materials and supplies online, your muse is interrupted by the overwhelming selection of art papers on offer. Your first step is determining the type of medium that fits your artistic personality – oils, acrylics or watercolours? From there it gets a little bit easier in determining the...

Abstract art
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The Unexplained Allure of Abstract Art

The simple arrangement of swirling shapes, the soft intersection of muted shades and the mish-mash energy of vibrant colours all have an aesthetic language that makes you pause. That is the unexplained impact and allure of abstract art. It may not make sense, but it talks to you and stirs you at an emotional level....