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Get To Know Your Supplies: Acrylic Paint, Part 1

Acrylic paints are pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion.  You have the color (pigment) and the binder (acrylic polymer emulsion).  The polymer is made from acrylic resin.  The pigment is a dry powder which remains suspended in the binder.  The … Continue reading

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Get To Know Your Supplies: Brushes, Part 2

Now that we’ve covered brushes, their parts and their filaments, let’s talk about using them. For acrylic artists, try to avoid getting paint into the ferrule of the brush.  This is important because the paint will dry within the ferrule … Continue reading

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Get To Know Your Supplies: Brushes

One of the most important things I use in my daily art practice is paint brushes.  I have hundreds of them, all different brands, types and for different media.  Here’s a breakdown on brushes. First, a paint brush is made … Continue reading

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Get To Know Your Supplies: Colored Pencils, part 1

I confess, I do not use colored pencils in my art practice as often as I could.  And when I do they are usually in combination with other media.  Here are some of the basics of using colored pencils in … Continue reading

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Copic Markers-Let’s Talk

I really want you to know, before you drop a huge amount of money on Copic Markers-these are not light fast.  Any art you make with them will fade over time. If light fastness is not something you are concerned … Continue reading

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DIY Distress Paints, Inks and Storage Boxes

working with my different supplies and materials.  I am currently making technique cards-which we’re going to be making together-because I want to know exactly what my materials can do and how to do it all over again. A couple observations:  … Continue reading

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Get to Know Your Supplies: InkTense Pencils and Blocks

Inktense pencils and blocks are made by Derwent and are a unique medium.  They are a water-soluble material, but unlike other water-solubles these dry permanent and will not budge once they are dried completely. You can use these pencils and … Continue reading

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