Baroque Art Gilder's Paste

Baroque Art Gilder’s Paste

Baroque Art Gilder’s Paste is a wonderful medium that can be used across a variety of surfaces to give your projects colour and shine. It can be used on paper, wood, metal, ceramics, granite, concrete, polymer clay, resin, wax (such as on candles) and more! These highly pigmented pastes come in a range of metallic […]

Canvas

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 […]

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 […]