Catching up with Eric Karangwa at Art in the Park
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Catching up with Eric Karangwa at Art in the Park

Rwandan born artist Eric Karangwa started with humble beginnings as a car guard but made his name well known in the local art community after breaking into the Cape Town art scene with his exquisite landscape paintings. His first exhibition was in the Constantia Village shopping center. It was a sudden affair and everyone pitched…

Pilot Pintor Markers
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Pilot Pintor Markers

Pilot Pintor Markers are here! They are so versatile that they could fit in the workrooms of artists and crafters alike. Pintor markers are ideal  for drawing, colouring, decorating, marking, writing, calligraphy, and so much more.  They are paint based markers that are pigment rich, opaque and water based, will cover almost any surface and…

Canvas
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Canvas

Cotton canvas is a popular surface to paint on for acrylic and oil painters alike. It holds paints well, offers a flexible surface and comes in a variety of sizes (and shapes; like round, triangular and oval in addition to the usual rectangles). At Deckle Edge we stock three main types of cotton canvas: canvas…

Impasto Medium
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Impasto Medium

Impasto is a wonderful technique used in painting to create 3D texture on the painting surface. This can be done in both oils and acrylics although sometimes you may need to add an impasto medium to help you get the desired texture if your paints are too thin in consistency. For this post we have tried…

Working with paint palettes
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Working with paint palettes

With so many different palettes available it can be confusing to know which one is right for you – especially if you are a beginner! Well we’re here to simplify things for you (as well as give you a few tips and tricks along the way!). Let’s break things down into categories: ceramic, plastic, wood…

All about pigments
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All about pigments

Pigments are small particles of coloured material and can be found in paints as well as other art materials such as pastels, inks and coloured pencils. Pigment is what gives these products colour and generally speaking the quality of the pigment defines the quality of the product. Paints are created by mixing pigment with a binder such as…

Window doodles with Posca markers
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Window doodles with Posca markers

Did you know Posca markers are excellent for drawing on glass? We had so much fun this week planning our new storefront window display which was done using just a single white Posca marker! We got local artist and member of the Deckle family, Emily Jane Long, to illustrate various art materials, graphic supplies and paper…