Art Supplies

The articles below are intended to give a feel for the services and products sold by Gadsby’s. If you have a requirement which isn’t represented below it doesn’t mean we can’t help. Please call us and ask.

Pink Pig Sketchbooks

Pink Pig Sketchbooks

Popular sketchbooks Jane says a few words about the popular range of Pink Pig sketchbooks - prompted by a new delivery to the Market Place shop.Silk...

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Pebeo Marbling Inks

Pebeo Marbling Inks

Jane looks at Pebeo Marbling Inks.What do I need to achieve a marbling effect on paper? I’m going to look at Pebeo’s marbling inks. There are nine...

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Gesso – buy or make?

Gesso – buy or make?

Last week Jane looked at making and using egg tempera. In a similar vein, this week she looks at gesso - making your own or buying it.What is gesso...

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Egg tempera

Egg tempera

Jane takes a look at using tempera (or egg tempera) as a medium for painting. It was replaced by oil paints centuries ago but, for aspiring artists,...

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Cleaning brushes

Cleaning brushes

In this blog Jane takes a look at cleaning your brushes. She uses acrylics and has found that soapy warm water does the trick and then a good rinse...

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Neocolor wax crayons

Neocolor wax crayons

Rather good wax pastels Neocolor wax crayons - these rather good wax pastels are available in permanent or water soluble.Water soluble colours...

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Page layouts

Page layouts

Jane shares a page layout project from her college days where she practiced the art of laying out a page for various purposes. Largley a...

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Using tracing paper

Using tracing paper

Jane said "I have used tracing paper for a few projects and I thought it would be a good medium to take a closer look at."What is tracing paper?...

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Using acetate for drawing

Using acetate for drawing

Acetate is a great medium Recently Jane has talked us through using different papers for acrylics & oils, watercolours, pastels & chalk. She...

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Drawing Buildings

Drawing Buildings

Love drawing buildings Jane loves drawing buildings and here shows, and talks about, some examples she has done over the years.Using perspective is...

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What is pouring medium?

What is pouring medium?

The next big art craze - have you experimented yet?Jane said "At the moment a big art craze is pouring medium so, as I know little about this...

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Painting by numbers

Painting by numbers

Painting by numbers and why is it so popular  Today Jane talks about Painting by Numbers. You might think that Jane, as an accomplished artist,...

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Colour Wheels

Colour Wheels

Why use a colour wheel? This week Jane takes a quick look at colour wheels. Depending on the types of art you create and your 'eye for colour' you...

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Watercolour pans vs tubes

Watercolour pans vs tubes

Painting with Watercolours Jane said "we get asked about watercolour pans a lot in the shop by people thinking about taking up Watercolour painting,...

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Griffin oil colour

Griffin oil colour

Fast drying oil colours Jane has continued her look at oil paints last with this review of the Griffin Alkyd oil colour range. Last week Jane looked...

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Water soluble oils

Water soluble oils

Oil paints without the smells Jane has looked at Oil Paints previously. Here she is looking at the Winsor & Newton Artisan Oil Paints. What is...

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More about Posca Pens

More about Posca Pens

More about Posca Pens This week Jane looks in detail at the different sizes and uses of the best selling Posca Pens.Earlier I did a blog on...

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