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some of my favourite art supplies (and where to buy them)

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cotman watercolour paint set


i love embroidery scissors because they’re super sharp and easy to use. the ones i use at the moment are from ebay. i also recently bought some tailoring scissors (here) which are great because they’re nice and weighty and cut well. i know a lot of collage artists use x-acto knives, but i tend not to unless i’m working on something super fiddly.

uhu stic glue

i buy in a shop if i see it on offer, otherwise amazon, cass art or ebay. i’ve tried many other glues in my time, but uhu is always the one i return to.

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the mail me art book

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yay, i’m in a book! just wanted to get that out. i’ve been in a few publications before, but never a book so i’m rather excited about that. who wouldn’t be?

mail me art is the idea of darren de lieto, who is the founder of the little chimp society. this is the third round, and if you want to be part of the 4th project, ‘open all hours’ you will need a copy of the book! (if you preorder you can get £10 off with the code POSTBOX)

there is also an exhibition as part of the mail me art: short and sweet in the framers gallery in london from 30th july till 3rd augustif you’re in the area, pop along! all the proceeds from the sales of the original artworks go to animal aid, wateraid and teenage cancer trust, so not only do you get an awesome piece of art, you’re donating to a charitable cause too!

mail me art short and sweet book front cover

mail me art book illustration by laura redburn

ps. it’s really hard to take photos of the inside of books. anybody have any tips?