'Happy 1st Anniversary' to our PRISMA CE, our framing department has been humming since you arrived!
Bluewhippet Framing We would like to introduce you to our new Machine in the Framing Department.
New Year : New Look The Bluewhippet Framing range is updated frequently as our suppliers send us
fresh samples. This enables us to keep up to date and offer on trend products. Expert advice and service to
meet your framing needs, from photographs, artwork, tapestries, embriodery, to sports mementos,
canvases and artifacts.
Known as a mixing white, Zinc White is one third the opacity of Titanium White, this allows for stronger, translucent tints to be mixed creating a subtle and luminous quality. The addition of a pin head size amount of Zinc White to each colour layer will identitfy that specific colour in multiple colour glazes.
'The whitest of all whites', Titanium is incredibly opaque and its covering power and resistance to yellowing, makes it a popular choice. Mixed with colours creates opaque pastel shades as compared to the luminous quality of the Zinc White.
Titanium White 2
The Titanium #2 is milled for a longer time, combined with more pigment and less oil, this makes for a heavy bodied paint ideal for impasto effects. This replaces the toxic flake white ( lead white)
Underpainting dries quicker than other whites. Used straight from the tube this fast drying oil-resin white is ideal for priming and underpainting.
Sourced from Art Spectrum
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Keep your drawings on the paper, here's 3 reasons why using Fixative works…
Working with Workable Fixative
This product has been specially developed for Charcoal, Pastel and Pencil drawing and layouts.
It's use provides a clear protective coating that can be worked over, to prevent dusting and smudging.
Avoid using a substitute Hair spray product that will discolour and disintegrate- its for Hair after all.
Fragility of Drawing Materials
Soft Pastels: Made from finely ground pigments, mixed with a base of clay or chalk, are held together
with a gum to form a stiff paste. This material is then cut, shaped into sticks and then allowed to harden.
Along with the smooth soft quality of the pastel that is pigment rich, comes the drawbacks of the stick
crumbling and breaking easily and smudging. A light spray of workable Fixative after each stage of work
will help prevent smudging.
Preservation and Framing
From a Framer's perspective, fixative serves Two important functions, firstly by providing a way to help
preserve the drawing and secondly by binding the pigment particles to the surface of the paper.
When Pastel and Charcoal artworks are taken through to being framed behind Glass, they are usually
hung on a Wall, when a pastel and charcoal work has not been fixed with an appropriate product,
the pigment dust literally falls of the surface of the paper.
The Mat window with its bottom bevel edge acts like a ledge, and drawing pigments, charcoal and pastel alike will
settle on and mark the surface of the Matboard.
Sourced from Nuart Workable Fixative, Collins Artists' Manual The Complete Guide to Painting and Drawing
Materials and Their Use 1995 and The Bluewhippet Art & Custom Framing Workroom 2016
Bluewhippet Arts' Top 5 Tips for Squaring your Canvas
Stretched Canvas is Square Right!? Here are some tips to make sure they remain so...
Hello Summer 2016
We have pinned down some ball park prices for our 2016 Show Your Colours, Custom Framing campaign for Sports Memorabilia. You can find our pricelist under the Custom Framing banner.
Capture that New Year feeling... with a handful of Artist Quality colours and paper made to Draw on in
Ta Da! see our updated spaces and framing workshop improvements with @blue_whippet on Instagram
Wrap It Up! with Bluewhippet Art Framing Cut - Off dates for Christmas Eve delivery
orders placed by Wednesday 23rd December 1pm Absolute Deadline.
Conditions Apply* Moulding selection must from stocks on hand in the Workshop.
See our Top 12 Edit for Creative Gifting! Pre-order items not available for Christmas Delivery.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016
Bluewhippet Art SHOP hours Thursday, Friday 11-5pm and Saturdays 10-12pm Resume January 14th 2016
Online orders will still be processed during this time.
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