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DIY Valentine's Day Gift - Gold Leafed Love Heart Canvas

Posted by Art Shed Tom on

Hey all! Below I have put together a quick and easy DIY valentines day project. Enjoy!

You will need the following bits and pieces

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Art Shed Staff Hints & Tips

Hello everyone and Happy New Year. 2017 has really crept up on me quickly and we have some big plans for Art Shed this year. One of our plans is to start adding more and more helpful advice and tips to our website. We know how hard it can be to decide on a purchase online [...]

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Featured Staff Artist - Liam Rudolf

Art Shed has so many talented staff members that I really wanted to share with you a bit about each of the staff who dable in, or are very engaged in their art practices! Liam is first up! - Liam works in our Hobart store and you can read more about him below!Hi, I’m Liam, [...]

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Why do Artists' use stretched canvas?

It’s been a while between posts lately! I have been brainstorming some ideas for blog posts and would love your input, please email me customerservice@artshedonline.com.au anytime! One question we get asked frequently in both of our stores, and something that is fundamental to understand when painting, are the differences between types of canvas available in the Art Supplies market.Put simply canvas [...]

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5 Things to Remember When Using Oil Paints

Every time you pick up a new medium, or try out a new type of paint it can be a bit overwhelming as there is so much to learn and remember about each type of paint or medium. And we are often told that if you don’t follow certain steps and rules you will ruin your painting, or [...]

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Colour Mixing 101- How to achieve and Infinite Palette using 7 Tubes of Paint

Colour mixing is a really essential skill for artists working in any coloured medium including paints, pencils, ink, and even clay. Amazingly, with only a simple set of base colours and a little know-how, you can mix an infinite palette. The good thing is once you’ve got a grasp of the basics, the same rules apply across all media. [...]

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10 Tips and Techniques for using Acrylic Mediums

Acrylic Mediums for Beginners: Taking Acrylic Paint to the next level with 10 Techniques and Mediums to try. Acrylic Paints are often recommended to new painters or beginners, as they are relatively affordable and simple to use. Most people believe that because they are water-soluble, they should use or mix water to paint with them; but did you know [...]

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School Holidays Rainy Day Activities

As the term draws to a close we usually have lots of parents coming in looking for crafty bits and pieces to keep their little ones occupied. It is particularly hard during the winter to find things to do when we are stuck at home escaping the rain.With so many possibilities it can seem overwhelming [...]

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Mont Marte H2O Water Mixable Oils!

Hi Everyone!Hopefully over the next few blog posts I am aiming to personally give you my own feedback on the new Mont Marte H2O Water mixable oils paints which have just landed and are currently exclusively stocked by Art Shed Online.We have been flooded with great questions about this paint and I thought who better [...]

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What’s the difference​ between different Brands of Acrylic Paint?

As you would have noticed walking into an art supply store, there are so many different brands and types of acrylic paints. It can be overwhelming, particularly if you are just starting to find your way with painting. The following blog post is a guide to the different varieties of acrylic paint – keep in mind though, selecting paint [...]

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