Paper Terminology

Paper terminology

Paper Terminology A deckle edge The ragged or feathered edge on papers is referred to as a deckle edge. Traditionally deckle edges were only found on mold-made papers which were made manually using pulp and a special frame. Nowadays with modern technology, an artificial deckle edge can be produced – as opposed to a straight-cut edge […]

Lightboxes

Lightboxes

Working on a lightbox is super useful if you’d like to trace an image such as a rough sketch before adding the final line work. No need to worry about untidy pencil lines underneath! The illuminated surface is translucent, allowing the light to pass through and making your tracing work so much easier and more […]

Alcohol ink on Yupo paper

Alcohol ink on Yupo paper

Creating artworks with alcohol ink on Yupo paper is a huge trend at the moment, so we thought we’d share with you how simple and fun it is to do! Yupo paper is a synthetic (tree-free) and 100% recyclable paper that is waterproof, non-porous, smooth and tear-resistant. Its synthetic quality is what sets it apart […]

Paper Quilling

Paper Quilling

Paper quilling (also known as paper filigree) is an art that has been around for hundreds of years. It involves rolling thin strips of paper and then molding them into various shapes. At The Deckle Edge we sell precut strips of paper specifically for quilling, but you can, of course, cut your own; giving you […]

Schmincke Aero Color Inks

Schmincke’s Aero Color range offers liquid acrylic inks that are highly pigmented and lightfast. These inks can be applied using brushes, dip pens & technical pens, the Schmincke Aero Color liners (empty markers which can be filled with ink) or with an airbrush. Aero Color inks have been  formulated to work especially well in airbrushes […]

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 […]

Zellen Paper Glaze

Zellen paper glaze

Zellen paper glaze is an awesome product that can be used on paper crafts, watercolour, acrylic paints and more to create various effects. It is an acid-free, thick, glossy varnish that can be used to create 3D effects or simply to create a gloss layer over artworks or craft projects. For those of you wondering – […]

Polymer Clay

Polymer Clay

Polymer clay is a hugely popular and versatile type of modeling clay.  It not only comes in a wide range of beautiful colours, it can also be hardened in the oven to produce a long-lasting and durable piece of art. Because it is basically made of vinyl plastic, once it is set, it is strong, waterproof […]