Paper Candles by Hannah

Paper Candles by Hannah

Paper candles are a brilliant idea for parties, not just for children, but adults alike. You can get the spooky effect of a candle but without the safety concerns of having lots of lit candles about. They are very easy to make and use very little materials. You will simply need some card, glue or double-sided tape and some form of thick paint. Cut a rectangle out of the card and roll into a tube shape. I used double sided…

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Brusho Pumpkin Bunting by Hannah

Brusho Pumpkin Bunting by Hannah

Bunting is a really fun way of decorating your room or window and what better way to get into the spooky festivities than hanging pumpkins all around! Using Brusho is a really quick way of decorating large areas of paper and because it is made up of various different pigments you get a lovely speckled look to your pumpkin. We combined a couple of colours, including Orange and Dark Brown, however using just Orange would suffice. Draw out your pumpkin…

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DIY Wedding – Bride and Groom Glasses

DIY Wedding – Bride and Groom Glasses

If you are even a little arty and crafty there is no reason not to reduce the cost of your wedding. Your friends and family will love receiving something thoughtfully home made, it becomes a happy memento of your great day. The folks at Tindalls have been beavering away testing products in order to try and save you some precious time and pennies. This will be a series of DIY wedding ideas so check back regularly. Anything that you do…

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DIY Wedding – save the date and invitations

DIY Wedding – save the date and invitations

If you are even a little arty and crafty there is no reason not to reduce the cost of your wedding. Your friends and family will love receiving something thoughtfully home made, it becomes a happy memento of your great day. The folks at Tindalls have been beavering away testing products in order to try and save you some precious time and pennies. This will be a series of DIY wedding ideas so check back regularly. Anything that you do…

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Free summer activities in Colchester

Free summer activities in Colchester

We have lots of amazing, free events coming up in the Colchester branch throughout August. We have several Test it with Tea sessions running. These tester sessions will allow you to come and join us to try out lots of the materials we stock! It can be hard deciding between brands or venturing into a new medium when you aren’t quite sure how it works. This is the perfect opportunity to try before you buy, pick our brains for advice…

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Coliro with Lucy

Coliro with Lucy

Coliro is watercolour mixed with powdered mica – this creates effects to the naked eye that are pretty much impossible to capture using a camera but this blog will give you a flavour of what Lucy has been showing folks live on our Try it Tuesdays here at Tindalls Newmarket. We are going to start with black paper. Use any soft watercolour brush and wet it well with plain water Be patient it takes a little time for the top…

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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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