Posts Tagged ‘watercolour’

All by hand

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

These beautiful native bird artworks from Liz Abbott Art are made by hand at every step of their creation.

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First Liz hand-carves woodblocks, and then she inks them up with oil-based ink, using a hand roller or brayer. The inked image is impressed with a hand-operated printing press on to textured paper, hand made from New Zealand flax (harakeke).

Finally, Liz hand colours each woodcut with watercolour – making every print a unique and original work of art.

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Capturing beauty

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

This gorgeous A3 giclée elephant head print from Waterprints captures both the power of its subject and the amazing textural qualities of watercolour beautifully. We think it’s unforgettable!

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Orca by Ana Aceves

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

A4 giclée print - Orca by Ana Aceves

Born in Zamora, Spain, Nelson artist and illustrator Ana Aceves has many strings to her bow, with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a background in graphic design and art direction. Orca is an A4 fine art giclée print on watercolour paper of an original illustration, printed in Nelson and signed by Ana.

 

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Creativity for a rainy day

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

We’re all for hunkering down inside on rainy days like these! What you need now are some crafty projects to settle in with. Felt has a great range of materials, tools, patterns and kits to get you started – here’s a few to tempt you!

Gorgeous watercolour paints from Celia Wilson, made from locally-sourced pigments.

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Fabulous customisable stretched artist’s canvases, boards & blocks from Stretched.

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Lovely yarns from a variety of very interesting creatures, hand dyed by Crock.

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Cosy winter knitting patterns from Honeycakes too!

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Or maybe cross stitch is more your thing? Teribear has you sorted.

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And how about some fabulous cookie cutters from Making It for rainy day baking? Mmmm, cookies…

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Feeling inspired? Check out the whole creative range in our Leisure and Activities pages today!