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The story behind our Artist Pigment Inks

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The story behind our Artist Pigment Inks

Available to buy now! The story behind the ink Challenged by Professional Artist Michele Webber to create a new product that challenges the adverse effects of a current product on the market (more on this in the future, the product is currently in the final stages of packaging design) we began lots of different testing and as we were mid flow into testing an Idea popped into our minds whether we could create an ink based that was pigmented and lightfast, after looking into the market we saw a gap, no one was mentioning the pigments used in their inks,...

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Gum Arabic Solution

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Used in the binder for Watercolour paints, it’s also available to buy as a separate solution and can be used to improve the transparency and gloss of the watercolour, it can also be used to slow the drying time and can also be used for controlling spread when painting wet-on-wet Professional Artist Michele Webber’s YouTube video: 8 Clever Gum Arabic Tricks (For Watercolor!) explains some very useful tips and trick for this medium It can be bought and used to make your own watercolour paints (with a few axillary materials) but be aware that all manufactures will have a slightly...

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The Hegman Gauge

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The Hegman Gauge
Determining the fineness of a watercolour's grind is important, because too coarse a grind may reduce the paint's color uniformity, gloss, and opacity.

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