Licensing agreement reached on brilliant new blue pigment discovered by happy accident

Licensing agreement reached on brilliant new blue pigment discovered by happy accident 05/27/2015 CORVALLIS, Ore. – A brilliant new blue pigment – discovered serendipitously by Oregon State University chemists in 2009 – is now reaching the marketplace, where it will be used in a wide range of coatings and plastics.The… Continue reading

Distressing and Antiquing

Distressing and Antiquing

Learn how to distress Media Crackle Paste with Fluid Acrylics and Antiquing Creams – Distressing and Antiquing. In this video, Andy Skinner will teach you how to easily distress Media Crackle Paste using Fluid Acrylics and Antiquing Creams.   All crackle products allow for full control of crackle results based… Continue reading

Ever Heard of Encaustic Art?

Geisha

Encaustic Have You Ever Heard of Encaustics?  Encaustic art is one of the oldest art processes but most people are unfamiliar with it, and artists are even vague in their knowledge of it.  That may have something to do with the fact that it involves heat and wax.  What the… Continue reading

A Neuroscientist Patiently Explains the Allure of the Adult Coloring Books

A Neuroscientist Patiently Explains the Allure of the Adult Coloring Books by Jordan Gaines Lewis  Photo: Lea Latumahina /Creative Commons A Neuroscientist Patiently Explains the Allure of the Adult Coloring Books.  A few months ago, I caved: I bought myself a coloring book. And maybe you did, too, or perhaps… Continue reading

Prismacolor or Faber-Castell Polychromos

Prismacolor Premier Vs Faber-Castell Polychromos by Lachri | Aug 24, 2014 | Art product review, Art tips, Colored Pencil | Prismacolor Premier Vs Faber-Castell Polychromos Completed with Prismacolor Premier Earlier this year I was working on a colored pencil piece for a youtube tutorial. I have always used prismacolor. Everyone… Continue reading

Layering Image transfers

Transfer technique

Layering Image transfers – layer, layer, layer. Transfer an Image with Different Opacities The following video demonstrates the use of Media Matte Medium and White Tinting Base to transfer an image. Different layers of the background will show through. Andy Skinner walks you through the simple technique. Tips & Hints… Continue reading