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Winsor & Newton 1 Litre Acrylic Clear Gesso
Winsor & Newton 1 Litre Acrylic Clear Gesso
Price: £22.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit too much tooth..., 24 Sept. 2015
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Easy to apply and fast to dry, but it has a hell of a lot of tooth - much more than the equivalent white product from Windsor & Newton, and too much for my needs. May be something to bear in mind if you're looking to use clear gesso as a sealant on mixed media layers to apply pens, stickers etc on afterwards.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sounds like an aeroplane, 30 Jun. 2015
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Very, very loud fan. Sounds like an aeroplane. Would be impossible to sleep with this fan on, even on the lowest setting.


KOH-I-NOOR Polycolor Artist's Coloured Pencils (Set of 72)
KOH-I-NOOR Polycolor Artist's Coloured Pencils (Set of 72)
Offered by Ulrich-Rauhs
Price: £36.53

26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect soft, waxy coloured pencils, 4 April 2015
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Perfect soft, waxy coloured pencils. These beat Derwent's Coloursoft hands down. Beautiful depth of colour and easy to blend. However, these are SOFT pencils, so don't expect them to hold a point for very long (likewise, they will crumble easily if you press very hard on the tips).

Hexagonal barrel, painted the colour of the pencil, with end tips all a uniform metallic gold.

A good range of colours, although there's room for expansion (120 would be great).


Fire Underground: The Ongoing Tragedy of the Centralia Mine Fire
Fire Underground: The Ongoing Tragedy of the Centralia Mine Fire
by David Dekok
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.32

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellently researched, 4 April 2015
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Excellently written and researched, I literally could not put this book down. David DeKok is a journalist local to the Centralia area and has been reporting on the unfolding story there for many years. The author has used official documents as well as interviews with residents, officials and others who played a part in the Centralia slow-motion disaster.

Don't miss the map of the town just inside the title page - it's very helpful as you read.


J. Herbin 13015T Ink for Fountain Pen 30 ml Forget-Me-Not Blue
J. Herbin 13015T Ink for Fountain Pen 30 ml Forget-Me-Not Blue
Price: £7.18

3.0 out of 5 stars The ink itself is wonderful quality, as J Herbin inks always are, 4 April 2015
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The ink itself is wonderful quality, as J Herbin inks always are. However, the colour was simply a denim blue (like the blue ink cartridges I used to use in school), rather than the pale lavender-blue that I'd expected. Useful, but not eye-catching.


J.Herbin 13008T Ink for Fountain Pen 30 ml Cloud Grey
J.Herbin 13008T Ink for Fountain Pen 30 ml Cloud Grey
Price: £7.18

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most beautiful pale grey shade, 4 April 2015
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The most beautiful pale grey shade. Not too pale as to be unreadable, and definitely not so dark as to be mistaken for black. My new favourite.


New , Pritt Power Stick Glue Extra Strong Solvent-free Washable 19.5g Ref 480656
New , Pritt Power Stick Glue Extra Strong Solvent-free Washable 19.5g Ref 480656
Offered by K Direct
Price: £3.92

5.0 out of 5 stars ., 4 April 2015
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Handy to have around, although I only use it for paper and card. It doesn't cause much rippling of light papers, unlike wetter glues, which is good.

Hint: you need to apply Pritt stick firmly, and with a good few passes over every area you wish to glue (think 3-year-old glueing pictures in nursery school). One brief swipe won't work.


J.Herbin 13064T Tinte für Füller, 30 ml, hellviolett
J.Herbin 13064T Tinte für Füller, 30 ml, hellviolett
Price: £7.18

4.0 out of 5 stars VERY pale pink!, 4 April 2015
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This ink is a beautiful light rose colour, pink with the slightest hint of lavender. But be warned - it's very, VERY pale. Works well in a dip pen, or a pen with a broader nib that's quite wet (gives out a lot of ink as you write). In a Lamy Safari with an extra fine nib, the ink is a little too pale to be read easily.

The ink itself is J Herbin's usual excellent quality. Flows well, doesn't take an age to dry, and cleans up easily from nibs.


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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Second only to Lamy Safari..., 6 Mar. 2015
A really beautiful pen with a fine, smooth nib (not scratchy). The pen is metal, so feels substantial but not too heavy in your hand, and the push/pull ink converter works well, allowing you to use any bottled ink.

Although this is a very cheap pen, it's reliable and excellent quality - no problems with poor ink flow, leaks, skipping etc. There are a lot of cheaper pens on the market and most are not so good, but I rate this second only to my beloved Lamy Safari ef.


Conte a Paris Pastel Pencil Set - Assorted (Set of 48)
Conte a Paris Pastel Pencil Set - Assorted (Set of 48)
Offered by bargainartistshop
Price: £64.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pencils themselves are lovely - a nice, crunchy, 10 Feb. 2015
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Pencils themselves are lovely - a nice, crunchy, hard pastel that goes on and blends beautifully. Colour range is good, and colours lay down brightly too.

The only downside is the packaging. It's a tin with a thin plastic insert (much like a chocolate box), which doesn't grip or cushion the pencils well. Pastel pencils are fragile by nature, and the tin really doesn't do much to prevent damage during transport or regular wear & tear. My pencils arrived with at least half of the points shattered, and it remains to be seen how the cores hold up as I use & sharpen them. It's something to be aware of if you plan to buy this product - there's no guarantee that some of the pencils won't be broken, and possibly unusable.


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