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How To, Ink, Jan Thomson, Paper, Water Colour Paint -

Art Supplies have sent me some Art Spectrum acrylic inks to play with. And I do mean play.  Acrylic inks are unlike any other medium I’ve tried. Firstly – they are very vibrant pigments, and they remain this way when dry. So, for someone who is used to working with watercolour or acrylic I need to keep this firmly in mind, or I’ll end up with a psychedelic painting! I chose delicious summer watermelon slices for my subject – ideal for bright colours! I decided to try the inks on both watercolour paper (Fabriano Artistico Rough) and Yupo - which...

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Acrylic Paint, Liquitex, Marker, Markers, Natasha Fitzpatrick, Paint, Paint Markers, Review -

So I’m onto my final piece of art with these pens and as I said in the beginning the feel I got from them straight away was a street art or  mural vibe. So this will be my focus on this piece and I’m really looking forward to having a play & creating something funky. The other cool thing about these pens is that they’re also compatible with other Liquitex products so you can combine them with a spray paint or varnish. Anywhoo back to the art. So I begin to sketch out my design. I’m wanting to create a...

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Liquitex, Markers, Natasha Fitzpatrick, Paint, Paint Markers -

So getting started on creating art, this is all new to me as I’ve never tried paint markers before so this is a big experiment. As I mentioned in blog 1 my first initial feel for these pens was to create street style art but there is so much more variety to these than just that type of art, you can really go in any direction you choose. Landscapes, abstract - the possibilities are endless. So kicking off I decide to create something with bold colour, as these pens pop out in vibrancy. I sketch out a design in pencil...

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Liquitex, Marker, Markers, Natasha Fitzpatrick, Paint Marker, Paint Markers -

So my new year has begun with a glorious new courier in the mail and the package is rather big so naturally I’m excited. Once opened, inside is a metal tin with a window on the front so you can get a peek at what’s inside. What I see are 12 markers of bright colours and 3 larger markers in black, white and silver. I have in my hot little hands the Liquitex Paint Markers. Now I’m super excited to give these a try as I absolutely love drawing, painting is fun too but I have to try a lot harder at...

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Acrylic Paint, Beginner, Educational, Global, Student -

With so many colours, types and brands of acrylic paint out there, how do you know where to start?  What style you want to paint in and of course how much you want to spend.  Preferred mediums and brands are going to vary from artist to artist. Though you can listen to recommendations from others, it's all going to come down to exploration. Your painting style will  influence you on your paint decision. For example, liquid acrylic creates a watercolour effect while thick acrylic will be better suited for techniques like impasto painting.  What I have used today is Impasto Paint. Impasto...

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