Hand crafted Coliro Swatches by Hannah and Tash

Hand crafted Coliro Swatches by Hannah and Tash

We are publishing copies of the hand crafted swatches in PDF format so please contact helpline@tindalls.co.uk for a copy if you would like one. Coliro Pearlcolors  are non toxic pearlescent watercolour paints that come in individual pans or sets of 6 or 12. You can buy sets ready made up or you can buy an empty palette and fill it up with colours of your choice. They are handcrafted in a small village in Bavaria and made purely with pigment…

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Chameleon pens by Natasha Alliston

Chameleon pens by Natasha Alliston

I saw a video quite some time ago on Facebook were an artist was using the Chameleon pens and ever since I have been hoping that we would get some into stock and to my surprise and delight we finally received them this month. …Of course I just had to try them out and purchase some for myself for my calligraphy! The Chameleon pens are alcohol based which means you are able to use them along side ProMarkers and Copic…

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Playing with a Sword Liner brush

Playing with a Sword Liner brush

By Natasha Alliston I have seen a lot of posts lately using Sword Liner brushes on Instagram and Pinterest, and was amazed at what you can do with the brushes. So I thought I would have a go and try some of the ideas myself. Knowing that we stock 3 different sizes from Proarte I decided to try using the large sized brush to play around with. These brushes are synthetic and are predominantly made for watercolour, so I decided…

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How to Decorate Canvas Shoes using Alcohol Inks, Setacolor paints and Tulip paint.

How to Decorate Canvas Shoes using Alcohol Inks, Setacolor paints and Tulip paint.

by Hannah Shepherd For quite some time I have wanted to try decorating shoes with alcohol inks. After watching a few videos online where people used alcohol based Sharpie pens to draw onto the shoe and then used rubbing alcohol to blend the colours. I wanted to try out the Piῆata alcohol inks on fabric just to see if they would work in the same way. I purchased some inexpensive, plain white canvas shoes and then experimented with putting the…

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Testing alcohol inks at Tindalls Colchester

Testing alcohol inks at Tindalls Colchester

In store we decided to test Piñata Alcohol Inks on different papers and surfaces. We tested on Yupo Paper, Bristol Board, Cartridge Paper and Mix Media Paper initially. The Yupo Paper is ideal, because the surface itself is less porous, so the inks sit on the surface as opposed to soaking in slightly which causes the colours to lose their vibrancy. This means we can come back at a later point and rework the piece just by adding more ink…

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Free Demonstrations at Colchester – 2019

Free Demonstrations at Colchester – 2019

FREE Demonstrations – Everyone is welcome, attendance is free, no need to book – product discounts on the day! We have some really exciting new artists demonstrating in Colchester over the next few months. All of our demonstrations take place on a Saturday, 10am – 4pm, are free to attend and we will be offering discounts on the products used. On Saturday 4th May we have Emma Traynor with us who will be using oil pastels in addition to oil…

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