R&F Pigment Stick Video Tutorial w/ Charles Forsberg

Charles Forsberg demonstrates how Pigment Sticks by R&F Handmade Paints are both a drawing and painting medium like no one else. He frequently returns to drawing, forcefully striking marks into the heavily manipulated buttery paint, then tearing it apart, alternating in a push-pull sequence of drawing and smearing, scraping back, revealing previous drawing marks, and […]

Flashe Matte Artists Colors are back!

It’s the same great extra fine, vinyl-based professional grade line of matte permanent colors offering the optics, spirit, and feel of gouache, old tempera paints, and primitive painting grounds that you’ve always loved, but after being unavailable for what felt like forever, Flashe Matte Artists Colors are back with a new look and eleven (11) […]

DIY Embossing Magic with Excel Blades

Check out this video from Excel Blades where Sam Martin shows you how to emboss vinyl with the Excel Burnisher Set. Not only can you emboss vinyl, but you can also use this stylus on materials like leather, clay, foil, fondant, etc.   Materials Excel Blades K18 Excel Blades Burnisher Set Cutting Mat Bristol Paper  […]

Watercolor Mixing Charts: How to Make Them and Why

Why take the time to make watercolor mixing charts?  Color Mixing Charts (or grids) are terrific tools for learning, for color referencing, an excellent way to understand your DANIEL SMITH Extra-Fine Watercolors, and see some of the range of colors that can be mixed.  For our example, we’re making a color mixing chart or grid […]

Introducing Lorraine Watry, Watercolor Artist

We are delighted to introduce DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Artist, Lorraine Watry! Lorraine will take us step-by-step through her process for making a watercolor painting. “Spa Day” is from a photo I took of a Red Crested Cardinal after he’d bathed in a fountain. The photo intrigued me because of all the neutral colors around the bright […]

ComposiMold Learning Curve: Basic Instruction of Reusable Molding Materials

This video shows the process for making molds and casts and then re-using Reusable Molding Material by ComposiMold to make what you want. How many times can ComposiMold be reused? It’s been tested at 35x, but we’ve heard customers say they’ve reused it 100x. Wow. We have Reusable Molding Material by ComposiMold ON SALE at […]

Dry Pigments by Gamblin

Over the last few years, we’re finding that the DIY movement continually inspires artists to get creative with raw materials and we get a lot of questions about how to use Dry Pigments by Gamblin. Dry Pigments are the same pigments used in Gamblin’s Artist’s Oil Colors, which is 100% pure, finely-ground, available in a […]

DIY: Shibori with Indigo Dye

A little different than tie dye, Shibori is a Japanese method of dyeing patterns by twisting, binding, wrapping, folding, and stitching. Indigo dye is used because of its easy-to-create resist patterns on fabric. Jacquard products make it simple to create this ancient natural dye using their Mini Indigo Tie Dye Kit, and it’s ON SALE […]

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens

Check out this video of the White Pitt Artist Pens by Faber-Castell in action. Made of pigmented India Ink that is both acid-free and archival (pH neutral), these Pitt Artist Pens offer unsurpassed lightfastness. Perfect for sketches, journals, cartooning, and fine ink drawing. Available in classic fine art colors as well as varied nib styles. […]

Wiggle Pour

Check out this video of a dirty cup pouring technique with a twist from GOLDEN Acrylic Colors. Color Pouring Medium by GOLDEN is ON SALE at 30% off, so it’s a good time to do an acrylic pour.