Quality art paper
Strathmore paper is top quality art paper loved by watercolour artists, comic creators, book illustrators and botanical artists all over the world. In fact, this range is so highly regarded that famous artists request Strathmore by Bristol Board and the Strathmore Illustration Board for Wet Media by name.
The Strathmore paper range includes sketch books, Bristol board, visual journals, charcoal and pastel papers, watercolour pads and paper, acrylic paper and canvas, newsprint, a windpower range, black paper, cards, specialist paper, transfers that can be put through a home printer, and much more. The papers come in a range of sizes, and individual sheets and images can be used to help promote the Strathmore art paper range in your shop, online or in other marketing materials. If you haven't tried it before, once used, you and your customers will be converts. And if that wasn't enough, special trade discounts are now available to retailers in the UK for the extensive Strathmore Fine Art paper range.
Artist papers, T: +44 (0)1384 485 550, E: email@example.com, W: www.artistpapers.co.uk
Bars of inspiration
Artbar gives artists access to an abundance of different marks and textures, build up layers to create depth and thick dense opaque colour. This ingenious product helps creatives to draw and paint with the same medium, and produce everything from light washes to deep, more heavily bodied texture.
The Derwent Artbar is all about mark making and texture. These highly pigmented water-soluble bars are extremely versatile and are perfect for expressive pieces showing off different marks and textures. They are suitable for large dramatic pieces with lively marks and shapes, but additionally and perhaps a little unexpectedly, due to their triangular shape are also adaptable to add in finer detail. These qualities make Artbar perfect for craft projects such as making backgrounds for scrapbooks and art journals.
A wonderful set of accessories also accompany the range of 72 colours, allowing for even more creative ideas. As an alternative water applicator, artists can try the Derwent Spritzer to spray water over the Artbar marks; get in close and spray into colour lines to make the pigment disperse, creating an organic watery effect. The Scraper can be used to reveal underlying layers of colour when used upon dry Artbar marks. There are a variety of different scraping edges to choose from, including thin points, fat edges and a zigzag areas.
If artists want to shape their Artbar, the Shave 'n' Save allows them to both sharpen the bar, and also collect the shavings for further use. Artists can sprinkle the shavings over a damp page to create an interesting textured surface. Artbar is available individually and in tins of 12, 24, 46 and 72.
Derwent, T: +44 (0)1900 609599
Dynasty® has recently introduced the new faux Kolinsky series. The range possesses the strength, resiliency and performance of Siberian sable in an affordable long-lasting, cruelty free, techno-synthetic.
With over 83 years of brush making experience, FM Brush Company Inc has developed a proprietary blend of techno-synthetics. that recreate all the attributes of Siberian Sable brushes, but is a socially responsible alternative to animal hair. The Faux Kolinsky series by Dynasty mimicsthe elusive natural tip of a kolinsky brush, paying special attention to replicating the very fine tip. Its performance is unmatched, with its generous reservoir. The brushes are elegant with a cupro-nickel ferrule and long satin black albata handle. It matches the traditional Kolinsky sizing ranging from round sizes 3/0 to 16. Made by FM Brush and completely assembled in America. See other techno-synthetics such as Faux Squirrel and Black Gold® by Dynasty.
F.M. Brush Company T: +71 (8) 821 5939, E: firstname.lastname@example.org, W: www.fmbrush.com
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