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Pastels – Colour in A Stick

What’s in those colourful pastels? A pastel stick consists of powdered pigment ground into water. This formula is held together by a gum binder and pressed into sticks. Because of their powdery nature, pastels need to be applied to a rough surface that will hold the pigment, such as special types of drawing paper. When…

Acrylic Paint – The Versatile Paint

The make-up of acrylic paint Acrylic paint is made of pigments suspended in a water based emulsion. This base allows acrylic paint to be diluted with water, which can create a wash similar to watercolours. However once the paint dries it becomes resistant to water. Acrylic paint has only been widely available since the 1950s…

Oil Paint – The Good Oil

What is oil paint? Without getting too technical, oil paint is made from pigment ground into a drying oil. The most popular forms of oil used in the manufacturing process are safflower and linseed, which have been used for generations. Because of its properties, oil paint is slow drying meaning an artist can work on…

Visit a Haberdashery for Supplies

If sewing, dressmaking or hat making are your hobbies, chances are that you’ve done business with a haberdasher, whether you know it or not. If you enjoy making clothing, purses, hats, shoes or other accessories, you won’t get far without the items they provide. In fact, if those are your hobbies, you may be a…

Where Can I find Affordable Sewing Supplies to Save Money?

If you love to express yourself creatively, and also enjoy sewing, then it is vital that you have the necessary sewing supplies at your disposal, so you can get started as soon as inspirations strikes. While some consider buying sewing supplies an additional expense, it is not at all. When you are able to sew,…

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