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  • A recent enquiry from a customer wanting to paint on polyester fabric prompted us to create a swatch sample for five of the paints available from George Weil. The customer is planning to paint a motif on a wedding dress, therefore the performance of the paints is very important. The paint samples were allowed to dry before placing a cotton t-towel

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  • I've had a little play with the Derwent Inktense Pencils on watercolour paper. I won't win any prizes for my drawing but it does demonstrate how satisfying it is to use these water-soluble pencils. Drawing with Derwent Inktense Pencils The pencil core (or "lead") feels quite waxy on the rough textured paper, and the pigment transfers easily. I used

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  • We're often asked by customers if we do any of the many crafts featured on the George Weil website. And yes we do! This still life was painted by our colleague Allison using Daler Rowney System 3 Acrylics on Canvas Board. She chose a limited palette of Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine, White. "I chose to keep the number of colours to a minim

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  • Understanding a little about colour theory can help you to decide which colours to choose for art or craft projects. The success of a project, whether it be woven cloth or a watercolour painting, can be determined by choosing the best colour relationships. Primary Colours The primary colours red, yellow and blue are the only colours that cannot be

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  • Jacquard Pearl Ex pigment powders are made from fine particles of glistening mica. The varying sizes of the coloured particles produce pearlescent and metallic effects. These ultra fine powders can be combined with any viscous material such as glue, paint, resin, varnish, or brushed onto tacky surfaces such as wax candles or modelling clay. Thi

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  • I decided to paint my son and his fiancé a painting to mark their engagement. The design needed to be personal to them, and to appeal to their "alternative tastes". I chose to paint three playing cards, the Queen of Spades, Ace of Hearts and King of Diamonds on a large canvas. As I'm not the most confident artist or the most experienced painter

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  • These water soluble drawing blocks and pencils can be use in countless different ways to create colourful artwork. Just add water to Derwent Inktense Blocks or Pencils to produce deep and vibrant permanent, waterproof ink colours on paper or fabric. If you choose to draw on fabric, your designs on cotton or silk will be hand washable at 30°C.

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  • There are a huge range of artist brushes available from the George Weil website and showroom. When choosing a brush you need to consider the type of paint you will be using, plus the amount of 'spring' required. The spring of the hairs/bristles is determined by how quickly and easily they can revert to their original shape. A selection of artist b

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  • Transparent fabric paints are very effective when used to create sun prints. Here we demonstrate prints made using Jacquard Dye-na-flow and Deka Silk paints in the evening sunshine using leaves as the mask. Sun Prints using Fabric Paints Creating the Sun Print First make the fabric wet by spraying or brushing water across the surface and then appl

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  • We offer a range of water based acrylic paints specifically formulated for use on both natural and synthetic fabrics. Most of them can also be used to paint paper and card and some, such as Jacquard Lumiere are effective on knitwear, leather, wood, and clay. Silk and fabric paints contain pigments that settle on the surface of the fibre from which

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  • You can paint bags, canvas shoes , t-shirts and more using fabric paints and the following technique. If you're fed up with High Street fashions and can't find the colours or styles you want, this is a fun way of customising items to create a unique and personal look. If you would like to paint your own bag, this canvas shopper can be ordered from

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  • There are a number of 'bags for life' being offered at super markets, but if you want to create a unique and personal design, our canvas bag can be painted with fabric paints. How to Paint your own The design was sketched out on a piece of paper before being copied onto the bag with an autofade pen. The ink from an autofade pen will fade automatica

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  • Maisie Parker sells her hand painted glass from a small craft shop in Baltimore in South West Cork in Ireland. The stunning effect is created by first drawing a design with outliner. The outliner is allowed to dry before filling in the spaces with the chosen glass paint. The glass paints give a transparent colour which can be intensified by paint

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  • If you enjoy painting on the move, these robust beach wood pochade boxes are the ideal companion. These boxes are light and practical, the perfect gift for the travelling artist. Available in two sizes, they include an easel, a palette, secure storage for materials and space for up to four wet paintings. They also come equipped with a convenient ca

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  • We love this great new product from Derwent. The Graphik Line Painter pens are filled with opaque ink which leaves a permanent mark on most porous surfaces including paper, board, leather, clay and wood. The pens also work on natural fabrics such as silk, linen and cotton. Ironing on the reverse will set the ink marks so that finished items can be

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  • Oil pastels are a drawing medium that can be used on their own or along with other pastels. The pigment is mixed with a non-drying oil and wax binder making a soft, buttery consistency which fills the grain of the paper. They create no dust at all and can be used on almost any surface including slick surfaces that would not hold a regular pastel. T

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  • There are a variety of artists' paints offering different properties. Watercolour Paints Watercolours are made from a mixture of pigments and gums, water is applied to make the paint soluble. The colours appear transparent when painted onto paper, the intensity of which can be increased by allowing paint to dry before applying further layers. There

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  • With such a large range of materials available to the budding artist it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start. There is a huge choice of surfaces on offer and the artist will usually settle on a brand after some experimentation. Here we look at the types of paper available for painting with watercolours. The highest quality paper is mad

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  • The water soluble Derwent Inktense Pencils and Blocks offer the artist and textile designer exciting opportunities for experimentation. The colours can be blended together and when dissolved with water turn into permanent ink. They can be combined with other media to create a variety of stunning effects. Inktense blocks are perfect for large expres

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  • Batik is an ancient method of creating patterns on cloth or paper. It is a resist technique which uses melted wax or other barriers such as flour or starch. The resist prevents paint and dye from penetrating the fabric. Hot or liquid wax can applied by using a tjanting (or canting), sticks, wooden stamps or brushes or by dripping it onto the surfac

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