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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Easter Drop in Crafts at Tindalls Colchester

Easter Drop in Crafts at Tindalls Colchester

For Easter we are holding some drop in crafts in store. We are open 11am – 4pm on the bank holiday Friday and Monday. Between 11.15am and 3.30pm you can come in and use Brusho or marble some Easter shapes – bunnies, chicks and of course eggs – for just 20p and if that is not fun enough we also have little clay eggs to decorate with Posca pens for £1. We love Brusho and the Marabou Easy Marble Inks…

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GOUACHE & PITT PENS by Jess Aldridge

GOUACHE & PITT PENS by Jess Aldridge

For my March product of the month I wanted to create something with a splash of colour as I was feeling the spring vibe that came with the sunshine we had at the beginning of the month! Gouache paint sprung to mind! In my free time I create little illustrations using the paint for its vibrancy, fluidity, and opacity, which means you can build up layers of it. Being a lover of bold colours and an indecisive painter, I love…

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Schmincke Aqua Bronze Powders. By Natasha

Schmincke Aqua Bronze Powders. By Natasha

After seeing our Calligraphy tutor Anthea Power use the Schmicke Aqua Bronze Powder in Copper on a demonstration at Christmas I just had to have my own! These powders are lovely, they work beautifully on white but WOW do they ‘pop ’on darker colours like black. These powders come in 5 different colours: Silver, Rich Pale Gold, Rich Gold, Pale Gold and Copper.  What you will need: Schmicke Aqua Bronze powder in a colour of your choice (if you’re like…

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Daniel Smith fine Watercolour – 8 new 15ml colours

Daniel Smith fine Watercolour – 8 new 15ml colours

Available from our Cambridge shop from Monday 11th March 2019 are 8 exciting new Daniel Smith 15 ml watercolours. DANIEL SMITH have created a New Signature Series of 6 gorgeous Grays, as well as a new PrimaTek (Red Jasper) and Gray Titanium Why so many Grays? Well colours are not static, every colour has an infinite range, including Gray. Six of these beautiful Grays, are part of the New Signature Series of colours for Artists to choose from, to make…

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Watercolour Landscapes – the Importance of Atmosphere and Tone with Susan Boddy

Watercolour Landscapes – the Importance of Atmosphere and Tone with Susan Boddy

Workshop report by Hannah Shepherd Saturday 23rd February at the Colchester store. Materials used: Winsor and Newton Artist watercolor paint (limited palette) Rough paper (140lb)  Brushes – flat, round 12 and 8 and rigger Jakar Daisy Palette Faber-Castell water pot Susan Boddy was with us in Colchester looking at atmosphere and tone in watercolour landscapes. Susan spent a lot of time demonstrating for the students and speaking about colour mixing and the students then worked on Bockingford paper for their…

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What’s on in Colchester in March 2019!

What’s on in Colchester in March 2019!

Written by Hannah Shepherd We have got lots of exciting events on in March, including two free demonstrations with artists who have not previously demonstrated with us which we are really looking forward to. We kick off the month with a demonstration with Vicky Rosenthal on Saturday 2nd March. Vicky is a watercolourist and will hopefully be holding some classes with us over the summer. Vicky will be with us from 10am – 4pm and we will be offering discounts…

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