Craft Focus - October/November 2022 (Issue 93)

CURIOUS UNIVERSE From the very successful Art Maker series from Curious Universe, Art Maker Calligraphy Masterclass Kit is a fun and easy way to learn the beautiful craft of calligraphy. The beautifully illustrated product contains everything you need to practise this superb art form. The comprehensive 48-page Calligraphy Masterclass book contains instructions on how to master classic alphabet scripts and design letters to create your own individual calligraphic styles, as well as samples from well-known calligraphers and helpful tips from the author, professional calligrapher and teacher Peter Taylor. This kit features all the tools you need to master calligraphy, including a calligraphic pen with three different sized nibs, 12 ink cartridges, a drafting pencil, a putty eraser and a practice pad. You’ll be creating wedding invitations, birthday cards, scrapbooks, family documents, photo albums and exquisite scripted artworks in no time! +44 (0)1225 614 310 EXACLAIR This new range of hardcover notebooks allow the user to unleash their imagination by merging a wide selection of creative art techniques with more traditional journaling activities by combining the iconic Rhodia brand with premium Clairefontaine PEFC™ Certified art papers. The pen & inkwash version includes 100 pages of blank 200gsm white paper, which has a very light grain for those who enjoy drawing with pencil, felt tip, charcoal, ink, gouache, graphic pen and Indian ink. Alternatively, the black Maya model features 160 pages of 120gsm, deep dyed black Maya paper with a dot grid pattern, which is smooth on both sides. This lends itself particularly well to precise drawing with pencil, felt tip, graph liner and fountain pen. Ideally suited for use with light or metallic colours, its surface allows ink to dry quickly and it can be very resistant to scratching and erasing without linting. +44 (0)1553 696 600 JAKAR INTERNATIONAL LTD ROSA Paints were developed in collaboration with professional artists. Taking artists’ remarks and preferences into consideration, key features like colour palette, transparency and intensity of each colour, paint consistency and easy brushing were defined. ROSA Gallery Fine Art Watercolour Paints are designed and produced in Ukraine using high-quality materials, professional approach and modern specialised equipment ensuring the quality of their products. • Organic and inorganic pigments • Organic gum arabic • High lightfastness • High pigment concentration • Airy transparent to full opaque • Clear and vibrant colours • Easy dilution and brushing properties Available in full pan 2.5ml sets of 12, 14, 21 Classic colours and sets of 12 Monopigmented and Urban Sketching colours, 14 Botanical colours and 21 Landscape and Romantic colours in metal boxes. There are 60 individual assorted colours available in 2.5ml full pans, RRP £2.49 each as well as empty metal boxes in indigo and turquoise for full and semi-pans for 12 colours, RRP £9.99, and 21 colours, RRP £19.99. The same 60 individual assorted colours are available in 10ml tubes, RRP £3.99 and a wooden gift box containing 14 assorted colours, RRP £49.99. Visit the website to see all sets and individual colours. Jakar International Ltd are the sole distributors of ROSA Gallery Fine Art Watercolour Paints in the UK & Ireland. +44 (0)20 8381 7000 38