NEW ART TOOLS | 2018

This past Christmas I was lucky enough to receive quite a few art tools - some I have had before and others that are completely unknown or new to me....

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CHALK PASTELS




I really love oil pastels but can't say I have ever warmed to chalk. I remember briefly using them in some life drawing classes when I was a student but I never got that into them. My friend gifted me this beautiful set though, so I want to try them out! The spectrum of colours is obviously amazing and they seem pretty well pigmented for chalk too. I will try and find some tutorials for ideas but one already suggested to me has been to use the chalky dust almost as a paint and mix with water. This blows my mind and I can't wait to try it out!

PIGMENT MARKERS





These are beautifully rich markers from my favourite brand, Winsor and Newton. Dual tipped with a thin and thick side, they have such rich colouration and create a lovely semi-rough line

METALLIC PRO MARKERS



I love my metallic sharpies and these dual nibbed metallic markers from Winsor and Newton and the next level up from that. I especially love the non-standard metallic green and blue

NEON INK




For my birthday last year, I was given the yellow neon ink from Quill. I loved it SO MUCH that I was pretty devastated when I knocked it over and spilt the remains all over my desk. I put this trio of neon on my Christmas list and cannot wait to get back into using neon in every thing I make!

METALLIC INK



I really love the Winsor and Newton inks, they're the only inks I've ever tried! I already have the large gold pot so the mini version plus a silver is a welcome edition to my art set

IRIDESCENT MEDIUM



I don't currently use a medium to prep or finish my pages, so I am interested in this iridescent version. You can't see it well on this image but it does add a subtle shimmer to ink - both under and over

MASKING FLUID



I have always wanted to try masking fluid so am so eager to get creating with this!


Some celebratory new year pieces made with a few new additions! 

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If you have any tips or tricks for me to try with my new art tools, please let me know in the comments below

4 comments

  1. What an exciting new collection of supplies! I love the neon inks and now I want some!!!

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  2. I'd never heard of Quill before, their products are lovely!

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    1. Soo lovely! I just wish I knew about them whilst you were in London.. they have a store!

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