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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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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