Last updated 2 days 6 hours ago
Gillian Pokalo is a fabulous artist with a background in antiquated printing processes. What does that mean to you? It means that you get to learn about and try your hand at printing on textiles with her!
Grab a t-shirt, an old scarf that needs a face-lift, or perhaps drag out the jean jacket that needs an update and head down to Merion Art & Repro where, together with Gillian's expertise in screen printing and block printing, you'll be able to take home something truly unique! She'll show you how to begin your creative process and with some imagination on your part, you'll walk out the door with something fabulous!
Those in attendance will receive a coupon good for 42% off their Speedball purchase!
Last updated 2 days 9 hours ago
Stamp making- also known as block printing- is easy and fun. A project that even beginners to printing will enjoy. And the final product will last for years!!
You will need:
Speedball Linoleum Cutter
Speedball Speedy Cut Blocks in the size you like
1. Draw or trace an image you want to carve on to any old paper. I use computer paper or a piece of scrap and a ball point pen.
2. Turn your image over and scribble across the entire back of it with a #2 pencil (or other soft artist pencil.
3. Place your image face up on your carving block and retrace it with your pen.
4. When you pick up your paper you will see you transfered the image onto your block. If it didn't transfer you can repeat the steps over again, make sure you are using a soft pencil and press a little harder when you trace over the drawing.
6.Once I carve the outside I do the inside of the image.
7. Using the #5 (usually) I carve away any large areas, like the outer edges and then trim the stamp base down to a smaller size.
5. I draw over my transfer with the pen so I don't accidentally rub it off when I am carving. I first carve the outer edges of the image using a #2 linoleum cutting blade. If you use a craft knife t, take your time and just cut at a slight angle away from your image. You can come back and "carve away" the edge.
By Moki @ The Monkey Basket Blogspot
Last updated 3 days ago
This black canvas is made with natural, unbleached medium-weight 100% cotton duck stretched around specially designed, kiln-dried stretcher bars and held in place with a flexible spline, allowing for painting on all four edges as well as the canvas surface.
The surface is primed with acid-free black acrylic gesso, providing a dark rich background for traditional paints and techniques as well as paint markers, spray paint and multi-media techniques.
Shop Black Canvas Here!
Painting by Merion Art Employee Justine Babcock
Last updated 4 days ago
Some of the world’s most legendary Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Academy Award winners have created with Blackwing pencils. The list of known users includes John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein and Chuck Jones, who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and countless other Looney Tunes characters.
Its roots go back to the 1930’s when it was first introduced by Eberhard Faber. In 1998, after several corporate acquisitions, it was discontinued, but not forgotten. In fact, fans began paying as much $40 on eBay for a single Blackwing pencil.
Artists from across the world soon noticed that Palomino’s range of premium pencils provided a comparable performance to the Blackwing and asked them to consider reviving the iconic brand. Palomino founder and CEO Charles Berolzheimer, whose family’s roots in the pencil industry date back to the mid 19th century, used his unique supply relationships to re-introduce the Blackwing pencil, both in its original form (the “602″) for devotees, writers and everyday users, as well as a modified version with a slightly softer lead for artists. And despite the 602 model being shipped with a black eraser, traditionalists were happy to learn that pink and other nontraditional colored replacement erasers are now available for those who like to “hack” their Blackwing.
Claimed by many to be the best writing utensil in the world, Blackwing pencils are famous for the quality of graphite, iconic shape, replaceable eraser, and the men and women whose works they’ve inspired throughout the years. Building upon the popularity of Blackwing pencils, Palomino recently released a unique line of luxury notebooks, sketchbooks and folios that help inspire your ideas from pencil to paper, from cultivation to culmination.
Merion Art will be receiving a limited shipment of these marvelous pencils! Be the first to own one of these famous drawing implements! Limit 3 per customer. (Due to arrive next week!)
Last updated 5 days ago
Catalyst™ by Princeton
TOOLS THAT MOVE PAINT
Catalyst is an innovative new line of creative tools for artists. Catalyst Polytip Bristle brushes are super stiff, but truly responsive. Catalyst Blades and Wedges are a new kind of tool made of engineered silicone.
CATALYST BLADES & WEDGES
Not quite a brush. Not quite a palette knife. Catalyst tools are crafted from flexible silicone to allow artists a new form of expression. Available in two unique styles: Catalyst Wedges are ergonomically designed to fit in your hand allowing a direct interaction with your work. Catalyst Blades are mounted on artist brush handles offering a blend of tradition and innovation.
Designed for use with heavy-bodied paints, Catalyst is at home with oils, acrylics, and water-miscible oils. Because they are heat-resistant, they excel with encaustics. Artists are using them with plaster, clay, and even frosting. Made of FDA-approved silicone, Catalyst Blades and Wedges are great for food crafting.
Clean-up is a breeze with Catalyst Blades and Wedges. The silicone is easy to wipe clean and is solvent resistant. Clean up in most cases can be done with mild soap and water. Dried paint can be peeled off the silicone surface. Catalyst blades can even be separated from their wood handles for cleaning and easily replaced when dry.
Coming Soon to Merion Art Princeton Catalyst wedges and blades!
Catalyst Silicone Wedges: 1
Catalyst Silicone Wedges: 2
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