Craft Focus - October/November 2022 (Issue 93)

DAVID & CHARLES Textured Art is a fresh new guide to palette knife painting for today’s painting enthusiasts, featuring step-by-step tutorials for a range of different subjects using a variety of different techniques. Learn how to paint using impasto and other thick paint techniques to create striking art for your home. Author and artist, Melissa McKinnon, explains how to work with thick paint using brushes, palette knives and her fingers, to create painterly art that expresses your creativity. +44 (0)1392 790 650 EXACLAIR Clairefontaine’s, fine arts range of PaintON pads, features a comprehensive selection of different multi-technique papers, including the recently added 100 per cent recycled version, that provide inspiration for both budding and more experienced artists alike. The adaptability of the PaintON range makes it popular. This selection of mixed media pads offers the perfect solution for artists of all standards working with both wet (watercolour, acrylic, gouache) and dry (pencil, charcoal, pastels, felt tips) techniques. The addition of recycled paper enables artists to make an improved eco-friendly purchase without compromising on quality. This 100 per cent recycled mixed media paper is extra white with a satin, almost smooth surface. The heavyweight 250gsm also lends itself to folding and gluing and is compatible to laser and inkjet printing. All PaintON paper is acid free, pH neutral and PEFC™ Certified. +44 (0)1553 696 600 CURIOUS UNIVERSE The ancient and stunning art of Chinese Brush Painting has been around for over 6,000 years – but learning it has never been easier or more desirable than with this beautiful Chinese Brush Painting Kit from the Art Maker series. Budding artists can join multi-award-winning Chinese brush-painter William Cai as he guides you through seven step-by-step artworks, including the traditional beginner paintings of the ‘4 Gentleman’ of Chinese Brush Painting: bamboo, plum blossom, orchid, and chrysanthemum. Learn how to make more complex and spectacular masterpieces like a panda family or a sweeping landscape. Beginners and experienced painters alike will be creating tranquil and expressive wall hangings in no time. +44 (0)1225 614 310 40