All I want for Christmas is...

Author: Dana McGorlick-Appelman  Date Posted:18 November 2020 

Read what the art shed team is making, gifting, and asking Santa for this Christmas!

 

All I want for Christmas is…. The Faber Castell Polychromos Colour Pencils, a Faber Castell Kneadable Eraser, Derwent Paper Stumps and Fabriano Paper

 

I normally work in black and white graphite and want to branch out into colour pencils. Faber castell never fails to disappoint and have been my go-to products for years. The Polychromos pencils come in a set of 24 beautiful, high quality colours and are also available in a set of 12. These make perfect gifts for fans of drawing and I can’t wait to add these to my collection”

“I’d also love a new Faber Castell Kneadable Eraser to help create details and highlights in my artwork, and I use blending stumps so frequently and these are my favourite tools for blending and rendering fine details. I’m always looking to stock up”

“I’d also love to get my hands on some of the new Fabriano paper in either White or Black. It’s very high quality with a beautiful texture, and it's also eco-friendly. What’s not to love!”


 

 

All I want for Christmas is… the Mont Marte Water Mixable Oil Paint Set and the Mont Marte Signature Acrylic Paint Set- 48pc x 36 ml

 

“I usually work with acrylic paint, but I can’t wait to try Oil painting and this Mont Marte Water Mixable Oil Paint Set will make starting out so easy. You can clean it up with water, making it a great option for beginners. I’d also like to add the Mont Marte Signature Paint Set- 48pc x 36 ml to my collection. This has such a fantastic variety of colours, it's fast drying and has a good semi-matte coverage and I can’t wait to start creating with them!”

 

 

All I want for Christmas is… the Rembrandt Pastel Set - Full Pastel 15pc Dark Selection

 

“Because it's been such a tough year, I’ve already treated myself to an amazing new product, the Rembrandt Pastel Set - Full Pastel 15pc Dark Selection, they are extremely nice to play with, and will make a great gift for any artist.”

 

 

All I want for Christmas is … a Mont Marte Creative Art Station

 

“For Christmas this year I’m going to be getting myself one of the Mont Marte Creative Art Stations. It has a nice sturdy base, a heavy-duty steel frame, a tempered glass top, mesh drawers and storage trays to hold your supplies, and is made to last. It looks great and it’s super functional, and there’s also a fantastic new desktop version available.”

 

 

 

What I’m gifting this Christmas is… a Mont Marte A3 Drawing Board and Mont Marte Premium Marker Set - Dual Tip Alcohol Ink Art Markers 24pc.

 

“I think for Christmas the Mont Marte A3 Drawing board makes such a beautiful gift. The drawing board is just so useful and versatile. You can easily strap in a book and adjust it to the height you want. It packs down flat to be tucked away after use. I also love using the Mont Marte Premium Marker Set - Dual Tip Alcohol Ink Art Markers 24pc. They make nice and bold marks that blend beautifully with nice sharp edges.”

 

 

All I want for Christmas is… Mont Marte Air Hardening Modelling Clay - White 2kg, Mont Marte Sculpting - Clay Tool Set 11pc,  Mont Marte Acrylic Medium - Impasto 500ml, the Mont Marte Paint Set - Dimension Acrylic Paint 36pc x 37ml and a Mont Marte Palette Knife No. 11

 

“I’m going to hand making my Christmas presents this year, and I’m going to get some of the Mont Marte Air Hardening Modelling Clay - White 2kg so I can start experimenting with sculpture. This is super easy to mould and model and can even be painted on once it’s air-dried. I think it will be a really nice sentimental touch to gift giving this year.”

I’d also like to start experimenting with impasto, so I’m gifting myself the Mont Marte Acrylic Medium - Impasto 500ml, along with the Mont Marte Paint Set - Dimension Acrylic Paint 36pc x 37ml and a Mont Marte Palette Knife No. 11

 

 

For Christmas this year I’ll be making… Collage gifts using Mod Podge 

 

“This Christmas I’ll be making some collages and my favourite product to seal those is Mod podge. It’s perfect for gluing and sealing, it’ll be great for making Christmas presents and making them last. It comes in a Matte and a Gloss finish and in a variety of sizes, and it’s perfect for anyone who wants to make collage gifts this year like I’ll be doing!” 

 

 

All I want for Christmas is…Copic Sketch Markers, Colourless blenders, and a Strathmore bristol journal

 

“For Christmas this year I want to get some Copic Sketch Markers, Colourless blenders, and one of the new Strathmore bristol journals so I can do some nice Illustrations on the go. The set of 6 Primary Colours is the perfect Copic Intro Set, I love that they’re double ended and refillable, they’re great quality and comfortable to hold when drawing. The new Strathmore Bristol journals will be a perfect match for these markers. The smooth surface will be great for creating fine lines and detailed drawings.”

 

 

 

This year for Christmas I’ll be making… Fluid Art with Mont Marte pouring paints, Silicone oil and Mont Marte round canvas panels

 

“I’m going to be buying these Mont Marte pouring paints for Christmas. They’re awesome because they’re premixed with pouring medium, and I’m going to be using Silicone oil to make cool funky shapes and cells. I’m going to be making a bunch of paintings for my friends and family for Christmas. These will look great on one of the Mont Marte round canvas panels, and I love the variety of colours in the different pre-mixed sets. They’re so easy to use, all I need to do is pour!”

 

 

All I want for Christmas is… a Van Gogh Pocketbox Watercolour 12 Pan Set - Vibrant Colours, a Saunders Watercolour Pad and a Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolour Brush Sable Round #2 

 

“For Christmas this year, I’d really like to get the Van Gogh Pocketbox Watercolour 12 Pan Set - Vibrant Colours. This is a beautiful set of intense, easy to work with colours. I really like that it has a large removable mixing tray and that the pans can be popped out easily. Plus it comes with a brush. It will go great with a Saunders Watercolour Pad or a Strathmore mixed media pad. I’d also love to add the Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolour Brush Sable Round #2 to my collection”

 



All I want for Christmas is… Mont Marte Fineliner Marker Pen Set - Graphic Fineliners 7pc, a Mont Marte Watercolour Pad German Paper A3 300gsm 12 Sheet and Derwent Inktense Blocks Tin Of 12

 

“I’m looking forward to Christmas and what I’d really like to see in my Christmas stocking is the Mont Marte Watercolour Pad German Paper, Derwent Inktense Blocks Tin Of 12 and a Mont Marte Fineliner Marker Pen Set. Perfect for illustrating, outlining and lettering, the Mont Marte Graphic Fineliners have fine, firm nibs for creating crisp, precise lines, perfect for doing some cool drawings. I love that these are quick-drying and completely odour free, and the barrels are comfortable to hold and are great for maintaining control. I’d also love to stock up on some Mont Marte Premium Watercolour Pads, which have a nice rough texture. This paper is super versatile and can be used with a huge range of sketching media. The sheets are tape bound which makes removing them quick and easy. I love that it has painting tips on the inside cover. I’m also keen to get my hands on the Derwent Inktense Blocks. These are water soluble ink blocks that can be used dry or wet, giving vibrant colour when dry and a translucent ink like paint when wet. These will be great for experimenting and getting creative.”

 

 

 

This year for Christmas I’ll be gifting… Mont Marte Oil Colours

 

“This year for Christmas I’m getting the Mont Marte Oil Paints for my brother. They're my favourite oil paints to use, I use them all the time. They're super pigmented and come in an amazing range of beautiful colours. They have a smooth consistency and excellent coverage. These are such a staple for any oil painter and I know he’ll love them. “

 

Merry Christmas from the Art Shed team!




 


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