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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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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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An Introduction to Gouache with Amy Beckwith

An Introduction to Gouache with Amy Beckwith

Working with Gouache as an Artist I am a gouache and print artist. My artwork takes inspiration from wildlife, landscapes and birds. My work merges scenes from nature mixed with ornate flowers. Many of my gouache originals are transformed into patterns and textiles. I first came across gouache paint when I was studying a fashion and textile degree and have not looked back since. It is a wonderful medium; there is so much freedom when creating my paintings. When starting…

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A Quick Guide to Watercolour Techniques by Hannah Shepherd & Natasha Alliston

A Quick Guide to Watercolour Techniques by Hannah Shepherd & Natasha Alliston

Watercolour is an extremely versatile and flexible medium that can offer a range of results. Also known as aquarelle, it’s a painting technique in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble vehicle. Going back thousands of years, watercolour is a difficult medium to master but there’s a variety of watercolour techniques that you can use to help and it’s definitely a skill worth pursuing. Here’s a look at some watercolour techniques that you can use to your advantage….

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The Beauty of Painting with Gouache – An Artist Story by Amy Beckwith

The Beauty of Painting with Gouache – An Artist Story by Amy Beckwith

Discovering Gouache I am a gouache and print artist. I first came across gouache paint when I was studying my fashion and textile degree and have not looked back since. It is a wonderful medium; there is so much freedom when creating my paintings and they look so striking when printed onto textiles and canvases. I also love teaching and sharing my knowledge of gouache. The Medium & Its History The term gouache was first used in France in the…

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