Art & Craft Supplies – leading brands
Gadsby’s have the best range of art and craft supplies available in Leicester
From drawing and painting to cutting and sticking…
Leicester’s best range…
In Leicester, Gadsby’s have the best range of art and craft supplies available. If you chose to buy online you will doubtless be able to find cheaper products – but you won’t be able to find better service and professional advice and at Gadsby’s you would also leave with the goods in your hand.
Our customers value the help and advice we provide – we hope you will too.
We stock art supplies for
- Painting with Oils
- Painting with Acrylic
- Painting with Watercolours
- Painting with Pastels
- Painting with Gouache
We stock a wide range of craft supplies including:
- Glues & Adhesives
- Paper Packs
- Stamping & Accessories
- Blank Cards & Envelopes
- Craft Tools
- Pens & Markers
Niche products and manufacturers sold by Gadsby’s
We stock the mainstream art & craft supplies everyone expects to see and some more niche products more difficult for many of our clients to source elsewhere.
- Posca Pens
- Liquid Acrylic Paints – Royal Talens
- Pastel pencils – Caran d’Ache
- Water soluble pencils – Caran d’Ache
- Poster hangers
- Canvas made-to-measure
- Sealing wax
- Fabric Paper – Hobby Farm
- Decoupage – DO Crafts
- Die Cutting – DO Crafts
- Deco Mache, Decoupage Papers
- Oven Bake Clay, Fimo – Staedtler
- Silk Painting / Glass Painting – Pebeo
- Oil paints – Winsor & Newton
- Goldfinger picture frame gliding cream – Daler Rowney
- Gold leaf – Roberson
- Gold leaf burnishers – Roberson
- Shellac buttons & varnish – Liberon
- Air brush spare parts – Badger
- Technical poencils & leads – Pentel, Staedtler
- Chinagraph pencils – Dixon
- Black scraper board – Royal Langnickel
- Lino cutting tools – William Mitchell
- Sable Brushes – Winsor & Newton
- Block printing inks – Daler Rowney
- FW artists Inks – Daler Rowney
- Mediums, thinners & brush cleaners – Winsor & Newton
Recent articles about Art & Craft Supplies
In this article Jane talks about and uses pastels which she freely admits are not one of her favourite mediums. Choice of pastels Oil Pastels Oil pastels are made up of pigment mixed with a non-drying oil and a wax binder. Sennelier Oil pastels - £2.30 each ...
Students - what you'll need A good percentage of our customers are students and we have a wide range of products that are perfect for them. Depending on what course they are doing we stock most of the items on their lists. Here is a small selection of what we have in...
Here Jane shows the steps she used to create a line and wash painting. Jane doesn't believe watercolours are her strength, but really enjoys experimenting with the different media occassionally.What you'll need First of all you need to decide what it is you want to...
Other oils and mediums In her last post Jane looked at what an artist starting out with oil painting might need to begin. Here she reviews the alternative ranges of paint and medium available at Gadsby's.Qualities and types of oil paints For the beginner Jane...
What is oil paint? Oil painting is a process of painting with pigments and using a medium of drying oil as a binder. Drying oils include linseed oil, poppy oil, walnut oil and safflower oil. Your choice of oil imparts a range of properties to the oil paint, such as...
Jane has painted a series of pictures using acrylics during the Covid-19 lockdown.Lockdown affects artists too... While I’ve been in lockdown I decided that I would pick up my acrylics again. At this time of year I would normally be designing another screen for my...
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