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Christmas Gifts for your art and crafty kids

Christmas Gifts for your art and crafty kids

My kids are totally spoilt at Christmas and it just wouldn't be the same without some art and craft projects to get stuck into over the holidays.  However their tastes and abilities change so much every year that it's hard...

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Gilding For Beginners

Gilding For Beginners

Gilding is the ultimate in bling and a sure fire way to make any object look luxurious. Used since Egyptian times, it's the perfect way to give the impression of a solid gold surface at a fraction of the cost....

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The Ultimate Guide to Artist Papers

The Ultimate Guide to Artist Papers

I have to admit to a bit of Click baiting in the title and realise it's nigh on impossible to include all the information on paper in a blog or even a book.  However, having been around several paper factories,...

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Top 5 Quick Tips - Improve Your Drawing Skills

Top 5 Quick Tips - Improve Your Drawing Skills

It's the basis of most artwork but is often ignored when many people are keen to dive into a new set of paints.  However, developing the right drawing skills will set you up with the foundations to create much better artwork...

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What does every artist need?

What does every artist need?

Having the practical resources is only part of the process of creating art.  Whether you have the right pens/pencils/paint is often not the reason for having that blank sketchbook or unfulfilled gem of an idea in the back of your...

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8 Essential drawing materials and tools for Artists

8 Essential drawing materials and tools for Artists

Okay so you're on this blog so you have at the least a passing interest in creating art.  Knowing you need some pencils, paper and maybe some paint doesn't really narrow it down enough when you have thousands of products...

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