Gouache can be used on a variety of papers with watercolour paper being the most common. As it is essentially watercolour with an opaque element the watercolour paper can function in a similar manner, absorbing the wet media and often leaving a chalky finish. Here is our Basic Breakdown Blog explaining how Gouache works and what it is.
Linocut or Lino for short is a form of relief printing that is done in a similar manner to woodcut but instead uses a piece of linoleum as the surface in which the design is engraved. Our Basic Breakdown Blog explores this further.
There is a modern trend towards sustainability in not only the paper industry but in all aspects of modern life. The aim is to reduce deforestation, water use, greenhouse gas emission and fossil fuel consumption. Sustainable paper production is one of the ways we can do this, our Basic Breakdown Blog explores Ethical Paper-Making.
For watercolour work there are two main brush types available to the practising artist, Sable and Synthetic. Whilst functionally they perform the same jobs and can be used to produce similar results they are both unique and offer benefits and negatives exclusive to the variant, here is our Basic Breakdown Blog explaining why.
The use of lokta has grown and grown over the previous decades and will do so in the future as its sustainability draws many progressive artists to its unique surface. This blog explores the paper, how it's made and why so many artists use it.
Within this Basic Breakdown Blog our in-house artist talks about the differences between watercolour pads, blocks and singular sheets. If you are wanting to try a watercolour surface, we highly recommend checking this blog out first.
Watercolour paper comes in a number of different varieties with Cellulose (Wood Pulp) and cotton being the two most popular. This blog aims to highlight the pros and cons of both and showcase the differences between them.
Within this Basic Breakdown Blog our in-house artist talks about what a panel is, they quickly explore the difference between primed and unprimed and also compare it to canvas. If you are wanting to try a surface that isn’t paper, we highly recommend a panel surface.
Despite looking very similar and typically being placed together. It’s easy to get confused and think they are the same product, however they are vastly different from one another. Here is a Basic Breakdown Blog to explore this.