Category Archives: Painting

Help in choosing the right Artist Brushes for Painting

artists-brushes

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 […]

Sun Prints with Transparent Fabric Paints – Tried & Tested

sun-print-paints

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. Creating the Sun Print First make the fabric wet by spraying or brushing water across the surface and then apply the paint in […]

Craft Paints for Fabric, Paper and other Surfaces

Jacquard Lumiere samples on paper and fabric

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 […]

Painted Flower Canvas Bag

Hand painted shopping bag

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 […]

Glass Paintings by Maisie Parker

Glass painting by Maisie Parker

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 […]

A Penchant for a Pochade?

Pochade Box - Small

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 […]

Drawing with Oil Pastels

Oil Pastels

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 […]

Paints for the Artist

watercolour-swatches

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 […]

Types of Watercolour Paper

Which watercolour paper

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 […]

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