Polymer Clay

Polymer Clay

What is polymer clay? Polymer clay is a hugely popular and versatile type of modelling clay. It comes in a wide range of beautiful colours, and can be hardened in a normal home oven to produce a long-lasting and durable piece of art. Once set, it is strong, waterproof and washable. Polymer clay can be […]

Orange wax paint on small canvas with palette knife on desk next to flowers and zest-it tub of open paint

Zest-it: Cold Wax Paint

Cold wax painting techniques are quickly becoming a favourite for artists who enjoy creative applications of thick impasto strokes and brilliant texture. Cold wax paints are made from mixing solvents, pigments and wax to create a beautifully unique painting experience. The Deckle Edge is the first in South Africa to now stock these beautiful ready-to-use […]

Zest-it: A safer solution for artists

Zest-it has dedicated the past 25 years to producing traditional artists’ solvents, mediums and paint. The Deckle Edge stocks an assortment of safer-to-use goodies for artists wanting to be kinder on the environment and themselves. Have a look at all Zest-it goodies we now have on offer and get safer solutions for your studio. Solvents […]

Different Types of Glues

Glue Types and Tips

Glue Types and Tips Everybody needs glue from time to time, whether for a creative project or a quick repair around the house. It’s an essential of daily life – and it’s been that way for thousands of years since humans started experimenting with gums and tars. Did you know our South African ancestors 70,000 […]

Schools Discount at The Deckle Edge

Schools, colleges and universities qualify for a discount* at The Deckle Edge! We offer educational institutions a 20% discount on art supplies, graphic materials, paper and more. Apply for your discount by emailing a request on an official institution letterhead to hello@deckleedge.co.za – we can arrange for your discount to be available in-store as well […]

Introduction to Printmaking!

Printmaking is an umbrella term used to describe many different methods of making prints in the art world! In the visual arts there are four main branches of printmaking that we commonly use, namely Relief Printing, Intaglio Printing, Lithography and Serigraphy . It all sounds very technical and can be a bit confusing, but we […]

Dala All-in-One Fabric Dye

Dala All-in-One Powder Fabric Dye

Dala All-in-One Powder Fabric Dye is an affordable, easy, no-mess no-fuss fabric dye. It’s super simple to use and the 25 colours are so vibrant. Prepare to find yourself looking around the house for more things to dye! It works perfectly for natural fibres such as cotton, wool, hemp, rayon, linen, bamboo and more. Just […]

Schmincke Range

Schmincke Range

At The Deckle Edge we stock a huge range of Schmincke products, from paints, inks, pastels and pigments to mediums, varnishes and fixatives. We absolutely love Schmincke, which is why we directly import the range from Germany so local artists can enjoy their products! Schmincke was founded in 1881 and throughout the years, Schmincke has expanded […]