Join Us In-Store This Week For Our Kids’ Craft Showcases!

Come along to one of our shops this week to see us showcase some amazing kids’ craft products from 4M. 4M specialise in quality arts and crafts kits, that encourage children to explore and enjoy traditional skills, whilst being creative and using their imaginations to have fun. We’ll be building robots, creating dinosaurs, painting plates and even making our own balloons! Read on to find out more…

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Paint Like A Professional With Oil Mediums

Oil paints have been most artists’ first choice for hundreds of years, with good reason. The colours are gorgeous, you can do anything with them and they last forever. Oil paints are slow drying, so you can remove what you don’t like while they’re wet or you can paint over them when they’re dry. They’re also easy to use once you learn the basics.

Oil painting mediums are a bit of a mystery in comparison. What do they do, and what’s the difference between them all? This blog post will answer those questions and give you an overview of our most popular oil mediums in to help you choose the right one for your artwork.

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Explore Limitless Creations With Watercolour Mediums

The possibilities for creating with watercolours are vast. It’s becoming increasingly more common for painters to experiment with manipulating watercolours through the use of mediums. Not only can you change the properties of the paints themselves, you can alter the properties of your surface or the finish of your painting with some very simple tools and techniques.

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Mix & Match Acrylics The Easy Way With Liquitex

Layer, smudge, blend and mix in your own individual style – intermixability allows you to combine any Liquitex Heavy Body & Soft Body Acrylics, Inks, Sprays, Markers and Mediums, any way you like. All Liquitex products are made with compatible binders for maximum versatility and archival quality. This means you can go your own way and create your own techniques. And that’s what being an artist is all about.

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Tips For Priming A Canvas

Once you have a stretched canvas the next step is to prime the canvas so you can paint on it. A primer seals and protects the support, makes the canvas less absorbent, helps the colours stand out, can provide a smoother surface with enough tooth for the paint to bind onto, and is, therefore, an excellent surface for both acrylic and oil.
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