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To hand mill your own oil paints use some pigment with Cold Pressed or Refined Linseed Oil, you'll need a glass muller, glass sheet, palette knife, for mixing and grinding. Take a handful of pigment, make a well in it and pour in about a tablespoon of oil.Mix into a stiff paste using a palette knife. Grinding is best done standing, applying pressure whilst moving the muller in a figure of eight motion on the glass slab. Periodically scrape paste into the centre of the slab and off the muller. When properly ground no grains should be seen and no...

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Before mixing your oil colours, it is worth spending a little time thinking about the type of surface that you intend to put the colours on. The most common surface for oil colours and one that has been used for centuries is stretched primed canvas. Alternatives include wood panels and medium density fibreboard (MDF), which last a long time and will not bend. If you are thinking of working in the great outdoors then canvas boards may prove a sound investment. Winton Oil Colour pads are a popular choice for sketching and outdoor painting.CanvasArtists have been using canvas for more...

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Artisan Fast Drying Medium can be used to improve the flow and speed up the drying of Artisan oil colours. It also increases gloss and transparency and reduces the appearance of brush strokes making it excellent for glazing and creating fine detail. It is also resistant to yellowing.  By speeding the drying of oil colour by about 50%, Artisan Fast Drying Medium thins the colour and allows further layers to be applied more quickly. If you are painting in layers, Artisan Fast Drying Medium can replace linseed oil and be combined with water and/ or thinner to maintain the 'fat...

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Cream of Tartar is ideal for making your own Fun Dough!1 cup of flour2 tsp. Cream of Tartar2 tbsp. vegetable oil1 drop of Educational Colours Fun Dye1/2 cup saltMix dry ingredients thoroughly. Add food colouring to the water and stir into dry ingredients. Stir over medium heat several minutes until mixture forms a ball. The fun dough will keep for up to four weeks.

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About MM37 Matisse Self Leveling Medium is a clear product that when applied to a surface or as a paint additive will automatically spread and create a smooth, glossy finish with minimal surface texture. It is ideal for high gloss thick varnishing, pouring and marbling techniques. Apply with a brush, palette knife or jug.  Can be tinted with Matisse Flow Acrylics or Matisse Inks. Application / Use There are many application methods for this product, providing the artists with a myriad of possibilities. It can be tinted with the addition of Matisse Ink or Matisse Flow Acrylic Paint. Using ink...

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