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23 Nov 2022

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Chasing a feeling: Nonrepresentational art with Belinda Nadwie

Dipping into coloured oil paints, art for Belinda Nadwie is much more than just painting a canvas. Belinda creates nonrepresentational art, which unlike abstract art, doesn’t feature a “subject matter.”
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Dots, dashes and pop art postcards with Charles Nanopoulos

It started as a way to conserve paint during the pandemic, but Charles Nanopoulos' creative approach...
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Dots, dashes and pop art postcards with Charles Nanopoulos

It started as a way to conserve paint during the pandemic, but Charles Nanopoulos' creative approach is now part of his unique style. Combining geometric shapes with contrasting patterns and colours, Melbourne...
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Painting by hand: Pauline Nicola

Sure, everyone paints by hand, but not many can say they literally paint using their...
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Painting by hand: Pauline Nicola

Sure, everyone paints by hand, but not many can say they literally paint using their hands on the canvas. Pauline Nicola (@pnicolaart)’s unique technique sees her painting directly with her...
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The view from above: Steff arttt

They’ll often say that inspiration can be found just by looking around, and for abstract...
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The view from above: Steff arttt

They’ll often say that inspiration can be found just by looking around, and for abstract artist, Steff arttt (@steff.arttt) this couldn’t be more true. The Melbourne fluid artist’s earthy, pour...
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18 Nov 2022

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SuperCell Pouring Paint Kit 67pc Product Demo

Whether you’re just beginning or want to perfect your pour, our SuperCell Pouring Paint 67pc Kit has it all. Inside you’ll find everything you need to start pouring, including 12...
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The view from above: Steff arttt

They’ll often say that inspiration can be found just by looking around, and for abstract artist, Steff arttt (@steff.arttt) this couldn’t be more true. The Melbourne fluid artist’s earthy, pour...
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SuperCell Pouring Paint Kit 23pc Product Demo

Create instant cells and stunning pouring art with our SuperCell Pouring Paint Kit 23pc. This...
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SuperCell Pouring Paint Kit 23pc Product Demo

Create instant cells and stunning pouring art with our SuperCell Pouring Paint Kit 23pc. This all-in-one set comes with pre-mixed paints, hexagonal canvas, accessories and handy instructions. Best of all,...
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Drawing Ink Set Signature 16pc Product Demo

Dip into a world of colour and possibility with our Drawing Ink Set 16pc. Inside...
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Drawing Ink Set Signature 16pc Product Demo

Dip into a world of colour and possibility with our Drawing Ink Set 16pc. Inside you’ll find 12 vibrant inks, an ink well, a pen rest, paint brush, and a...
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60ml Poster Paint Product Demo

With bright, fluoro, or metallic colours to choose from, there’s so much creativity to be...
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60ml Poster Paint Product Demo

With bright, fluoro, or metallic colours to choose from, there’s so much creativity to be discovered! These handy bottles are designed for little hands and can be used as a...
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01 Nov 2022

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How to use fabric paint and more fabric paint questions answered

Fabric paints are fun to use and a great way to add some creativity to your clothes or homewares. But don’t let them scare you, here’s 12 answers to common...
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60ml Poster Paint Product Demo

With bright, fluoro, or metallic colours to choose from, there’s so much creativity to be discovered! These handy bottles are designed for little hands and can be used as a...
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What is an easel? Answers to common easel questions

Sometimes we’re faced with a few tricky easel questions, so, we’re putting the “ease” back...
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What is an easel? Answers to common easel questions

Sometimes we’re faced with a few tricky easel questions, so, we’re putting the “ease” back into easel (sorry we had to), and settling any confusion. From the basic “what is...
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How to use ceramic paint and more ceramic paint questions answered

Ceramic paints are a little different to their old friend, acrylic paint. So, what do...
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How to use ceramic paint and more ceramic paint questions answered

Ceramic paints are a little different to their old friend, acrylic paint. So, what do you need to know before tackling a ceramic paint project? We’re uncovering how to use...
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Commonly asked watercolour paper questions

Confused about which watercolour paper to reach for? Can thick copy paper be used? And...
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Commonly asked watercolour paper questions

Confused about which watercolour paper to reach for? Can thick copy paper be used? And what’s a good GSM for watercolour anyway? If these questions are weighing on your mind,...
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22 Nov 2022

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Watercolour guide for beginners

If you’re thinking of taking the plunge into watercolours, then look no further! Our watercolour guide for beginners will roughly cover off watercolour mediums, brushes and paper so you’ll have...
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Commonly asked watercolour paper questions

Confused about which watercolour paper to reach for? Can thick copy paper be used? And what’s a good GSM for watercolour anyway? If these questions are weighing on your mind,...
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Charcoal guide

If you’re nervous about getting hands-on with charcoal, we’re here to break that fear down....
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Charcoal guide

If you’re nervous about getting hands-on with charcoal, we’re here to break that fear down. In actual fact, charcoal is great for beginners, it’s easy to erase and best of...
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Ultimate pastel guide

Brighten up your next project and reach for the pastels. When it comes to stepping...
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Ultimate pastel guide

Brighten up your next project and reach for the pastels. When it comes to stepping into the world of pastels, there’s a fair amount of variety to these coloured pigments....
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Guide to Mont Marte watercolour brushes

Know the difference from a round to a rigger brush with this handy guide to...
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Guide to Mont Marte watercolour brushes

Know the difference from a round to a rigger brush with this handy guide to Mont Marte watercolour brushes. In this guide, we’ll walk you through sizes, hairs and types...
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26 Sep 2022

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Mont Marte Christmas gift guide

Whether you’re a ‘get in early’ shopper or a ‘leave it to the last minute’ type of shopper, Christmas shopping is always tricky. We’ve done the hard yards and rounded...
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Guide to Mont Marte watercolour brushes

Know the difference from a round to a rigger brush with this handy guide to Mont Marte watercolour brushes. In this guide, we’ll walk you through sizes, hairs and types...
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18 ideas that’ll inspire your creativity on the go

It’s hard to find the time to be creative, whether we run busy lives or...
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18 ideas that’ll inspire your creativity on the go

It’s hard to find the time to be creative, whether we run busy lives or we’ve booked a holiday but feel a little guilty for having that ‘me’ time. These...
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12 challenging drawing ideas to try

If you’re looking to push yourself with a challenging new project, but still need a...
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12 challenging drawing ideas to try

If you’re looking to push yourself with a challenging new project, but still need a bit of creative inspo, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled 12 challenging drawing...
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20 Halloween DIY projects

Halloween is just around the corner, so if you’re looking for some fun Halloween DIY...
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20 Halloween DIY projects

Halloween is just around the corner, so if you’re looking for some fun Halloween DIY projects to create, we’ve rounded up our top crafty projects for you to try your...
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05 Dec 2022

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How to: use brush pens

Looking to try brush pens? We’ve got you covered! In this handy how-to, you’ll learn how to use brush pens to create amazing calligraphy, hand lettering and illustrating.
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20 Halloween DIY projects

Halloween is just around the corner, so if you’re looking for some fun Halloween DIY projects to create, we’ve rounded up our top crafty projects for you to try your...
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How to: sharpen coloured pencils with a sanding block

If you've ever wondered how to use a sanding block, or just looking for some...
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How to: sharpen coloured pencils with a sanding block

If you've ever wondered how to use a sanding block, or just looking for some sharpening tips, we’ve got you covered. Watch this handy video and learn how to sharpen...
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Create your own DIY gift wrap with The Artful Grimmer

Paint along with Brisbane-based artist The Artful Grimmer as creates DIY gift wrap using kraft...
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Create your own DIY gift wrap with The Artful Grimmer

Paint along with Brisbane-based artist The Artful Grimmer as creates DIY gift wrap using kraft paper and poster paint! This is a great DIY activity for the whole family to...
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How to: get the most out of your wooden palette when using oil paint

Wooden palettes have been a go-to for oil painters for centuries, as they’re strong yet...
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How to: get the most out of your wooden palette when using oil paint

Wooden palettes have been a go-to for oil painters for centuries, as they’re strong yet lightweight and provide a smooth, hard surface for blending. In this video, we’re showing you...
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02 Dec 2022

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10 art marker techniques

Believe it or not, there’s actually a lot you can create with art markers. Whether you’ve used them before or you’re almost ready to grab yourself a pack, get ready...
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How to: get the most out of your wooden palette when using oil paint

Wooden palettes have been a go-to for oil painters for centuries, as they’re strong yet lightweight and provide a smooth, hard surface for blending. In this video, we’re showing you...
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10 tips for painting terracotta pots with Cindy from Pot Dealer Geelong

Whether you’re looking for a unique pot or wanting to add some creativity to your...
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10 tips for painting terracotta pots with Cindy from Pot Dealer Geelong

Whether you’re looking for a unique pot or wanting to add some creativity to your green thumb, painting pots can be tricky. So, we asked Cindy from the Pot Dealer...
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10 oil pastel techniques

If you’re getting into pastels but not too sure where to start, pick up some...
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10 oil pastel techniques

If you’re getting into pastels but not too sure where to start, pick up some oil pastels and check out these 10 oil pastel techniques. Whether you’ve got an oil...
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10 paint brush techniques

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to brush up on your technique, or if you’re...
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10 paint brush techniques

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to brush up on your technique, or if you’re just looking for something fun to add to your next work, try these paint brush...
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05 Dec 2022

Mont Marte

Jess from Tierra Collective

@tierra_collective “Inspiration never fails to present itself to me when I’m in nature, particularly at the beach. The different textures of sand, shells, rocks and the ocean. I try to...
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10 paint brush techniques

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to brush up on your technique, or if you’re just looking for something fun to add to your next work, try these paint brush...
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Adeline Shatsala

@adelshat_ideas“I believe the artistic process is a progression of a beautiful, creative, adventure. There is...
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Adeline Shatsala

@adelshat_ideas“I believe the artistic process is a progression of a beautiful, creative, adventure. There is no limit to learning and improving your artistic nature.” Self-taught artist, Adeline Shatsala’s work combines...
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Stacey Bigg

@kalaii_creations “I started illustrating and posting my work during kiddie nap times. Soon people began...
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Stacey Bigg

@kalaii_creations “I started illustrating and posting my work during kiddie nap times. Soon people began asking me to make artwork for them, and I just kept saying yes, and it...
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Emily Viski

@emandthelittlejemstudio “I don’t really believe in having a style so to speak, I would say...
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Emily Viski

@emandthelittlejemstudio “I don’t really believe in having a style so to speak, I would say my love of colours has always been present in my life and that shows in...
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