Category Archives: Surfaces

Paper: St Cuthberts Mill Saunders Waterford Watercolour Blocks (review)

When I was in an art shop in the city sometime last year, I saw some Saunders Waterford watercolour blocks on their shelves. I quite like my Arches blocks (mostly because blocks save you the effort of having to tape … Continue reading

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Paper: UArt Sanded Pastel Paper (review)

I buy art magazines from my local newsagent every now and then just for something to read on the train to and from uni, and one of the ones I got late last year advertised an offer from an art … Continue reading

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Primers: Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastel Primer (review)

One thing I’ve learned about myself when it comes to using soft pastels is that I’m quite fussy about what surfaces I like to work on. It needs to have some tooth, so it can hold plenty of layers, but … Continue reading

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Colouring Books: Painterly Days – The Woodland Watercolouring Book for Adults by Kristy Rice (review)

I’ve talked about colouring books before (about how they are not just for kids and about the different ways both artists and non-artistic people can benefit from them), but I’ve never really had any interest in buying one. Mainly because … Continue reading

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Paper: Yupo Watercolour Paper (review)

After seeing a few artists on WetCanvas forums playing with Yupo watercolour paper, I decided I wanted to try it myself. Since I wasn’t sure whether I’d like it or not, I just bought one of the smallest pads I … Continue reading

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Artist Trading Cards: Strathmore Assorted Pack (review)

I’ve always thought Artists’s Trading Cards seemed like a good way to create more finished works in less time thanks to their small size, so when I found some on an art supply retailer’s site, I decided to add some … Continue reading

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Boards: Ampersand Pastelbord (review)

While walking around the city a few weeks ago, I noticed that the art supply shop had a billboard out the front proclaiming there was a sale on, so I wandered in to see if I could find a bargain. … Continue reading

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