Here is a Video featuring KC's own Donna Aldridge teaching us how to use Pan Pastels like a pro!
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Clays like Porcelain fire to a soft white with very little texture. These clays are what's called a plastic clay with better flexibility and no grog. This type of clay is more commonly used for tiny details, and fragile china. The white color of the clays when fired are great for applying glazes of all types. preferred by pottery and sculpture artists. Some clays lighter clays are preferred for easy shaping while other clays with additives like grog are better for throwing techniques and working up textures. Some clays fire to different colors or shades at different temperatures.
Clays like Stoneware are more commonly used, versitile clays for things like vases, dishes, potters for plants, and many other things. Earthenware and Stoneware are well known for their use in the classroom and in workshops for their wide range of working properties. Clay like Stoneware can have a wide firing range depending on the blended clays used. Kiln firing is measured in cone oxidation from 01-10 in correspondence with the heat of the firing kiln.
Creative Coldsnow offers many different firing clay types at low flat rate shipping costs. Considering these bricks of clay are, at times, 50 lbs a piece, they've made it quite affordable. They offer a wide array of clay products with high quality texture image close-ups of the non fired clay.
Categories: Acrylic Additives, Acrylic Mediums
|Additives Acrylic Flow Release GOLDEN Acrylic Flow Release is an additive used to reduce surface tension of the water in the acrylic emulsion, therefore increasing the slickness and flow of the paint. It is effective for achieving rich stains on a porous surface. Health Labeled (HL) Product. Not for use by children.Acrylic Flow Release Product Information & Application Sheet. Retarder GOLDEN Retarder is an additive used to increase the open (drying) time of acrylic paints. Useful for "wet in wet" techniques and reducing skinning on the palette.|
Krink Marker writes on most surfaces: Metal, canvas, painted surfaces, wood, glass, plastic, and paper are all great surfaces for Krink inks. Great for a wide variety of art, craft, and industrial applications. Shop Paint Markers: Art Materials at Creative Coldsnow
To tell the story of Krink, the world’s quickest growing art supply line, you need to hear the story of KR: a terrible art student, a semi-successful vandal, and an entrepreneur who learned everything the hard way.
KR grew up in Queens in the ‘80s surrounded by graffiti writers, skaters, punks and B-boys. Graf was a part of the attitude as much as it was the landscape. Everything was very DIY: steal paint, illegal spots, make markers, emphasize your style, experiment with multiple tools and methods. A lot of it was also based in economy (or lack thereof): sharing and stealing were simply a necessary part of the creative process.
In the late ‘80s, graf on trains died and the art spilled out onto the streets and highways. Writers became more mobile and so styles and tools changed accordingly. Homemade markers that had been the norm were too messy to carry and homemade inks faded in the sun. Pilot-brand silver paint markers became the tool of the trade yet in many ways couldn’t meet this new generation of artist’s very specific needs. (Read More)
Ultra Soft Artists’ Painting Pastels (Shop Pan Pastels)
PanPastel Colors are professional artist grade soft pastel colors by ColorFin made in a unique pan format (cake-like); so that they can be mixed and applied like paint. They are very low dust for a cleaner working environment.
All 80 PanPastel Colors are loaded with the highest quality artists’ pigments; they are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in a rich, ultra soft and low dust formulation.
All of these professional quality colors are highly pigmented, have excellent lightfastness and are fully erasable.
Each pan contains 40%* more material than the average pastel stick.
Pan Pastels also come in Sets! (Shop Pan Pastel Sets)
*Average, based on a survey of leading brands
PanPastel Colors are fully compatible with:
Fiber Paste offers a dry film that has the appearance of rough handmade paper. Skimming the product with a wet palette knife can make a smoother surface. When dry, it has an off-white color and is very absorbent, making it ideal for use with acrylic and watercolor washes or inks. It has a thick, somewhat sticky feel in the wet state. (Shop Paste Mediums)
Categories: Acrylic Mediums, Surface Preparation
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GOLDEN Crackle Paste is a thick, opaque cracking material designed to develop deep fissure-like cracks as it cures. The size and extent of the crackle pattern is dependent on many factors, including the thickness of application and the environmental conditions (temperature, relative humidity and air flow) during drying.
GOLDEN Clear Tar Gel is designed to yield a pully, tar-like feel, but in a colorless gel. This gel has an extremely resinous and stringy consistency, which makes it feel very different than other acrylics. Useful for generating fine detailed lines by "dripping" it over surfaces, as it continuously flows from palette knives or other tools. Blends with all GOLDEN Acrylic colors (though Fluids work best) to offer a full range of colors with which to work. Creative Coldsnow carries the entire line of Golden Acrylic Gel Mediums. (Shop Acrylic Gel Mediums)