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In today’s post I will be reviewing; Daler Rowney Texture Paste.

Daler Rowney; Texture Paste

Daler Rowney; Texture Paste

Product Details

  • Manufacturer/Brand; Daler Rowney/ Cryla
  • Item number: 128250017
  • RRP at time of writing: £7.50 from SAA

Purpose

‘Quote from Daler Rowney Packaging’

  • Builds heavy layers of texture in fine art and craft work
  • Directions: Apply with a knife, stick or stout brush to any grease free rigid surface. Including wood stone unglazed ceramic, MDF and cardboard or shape with modelling tools. On flexible surfaces eg stretched canvas, use up to 1/1 with Daler Rowney Impasto gel matt medium.
  • Drying times vary according to conditions. Fill any cracks in very thick applications with more texture paste or Daler Rowney Impasto Matt medium. Sand, carve  and over paint with acrylic colours as required.
  • Suitable for acrylic painting.

Reason For Buying

I had ideas for dimensional projects using modeling paste-but that dries slightly soft. When I saw this demonstrated on Creat and Craft, I pounced on it, as this does the kinds of things I wanted to do. It also looked like it dried much harder.

Pros/Cons

  • Can be used alone for a white finish
  • Builds textures and dimension. Great for faux stone like finishes
  • Mixes with colours for a coloured ground
  • Dries overnight
  • From the jar it is white, so ideal to paint over
  • Stamp into it while it’s still damp for debossed effects
  • Easy to clean tools in water, clean immediately so the paste doesn’t dry on your tools
  • No smell, other dimensional products have had harsh ammonia smell, but there is no smell with this product YEY!!!!
  • Use with stencils and over textured paper for effects

Cons

Haven’t got any, its done all I asked of it and more

Build Quality

Excellent, It really holds shapes you press into it or create with it and mixed with colour or over painted performs superbly.

Value for Money

Just the beginning, a few samples made after only an afternoon with texture paste!

Just the beginning, a few samples made after only an afternoon with texture paste!

Texture paste is excellent value for money, it is such a versatile exciting product. These are samples from just two afternoons playing with texture paste for the first time. Tutorials are planned  ;)

Would I buy it Again?

Totally! LOVE love this product, every time I use it I find a new technique.

Summing up

Lovely stone like texture, created with texture paste

Lovely stone like texture, created with texture paste

Very versatile product. Alters how paint behaves when mixed with colour. Great for adding textures and dimension to your creative projects. If you haven’t tried it yet but like dimensional effects and textures, get some, its fantastic. Because of the weight the product adds to the surface, it is best to use it on a firm support. I’ve used it mainly on Mount board, but have got away with using it on something lighter; 300 gsm, but I’m still going to mount that onto mount board for better support.

I adore textures and look forward to experimenting with a variety of tools with this paste to see if I can recreate my favorite textures in paint. If you have masks and embossing folders experiment with cardstock and paste combinations. I have now been able to use my collection of brass stencils that I haven’t had the dexterity to use before.

Really enjoying this product, its exciting and so much fun. Hope you get some soon and will share how you use this excellent product. I’ll experiment and see if painting over it will give me a good enough black, otherwise I’ll beg D.R  to make a black version of the product, as this is going to be FANTASTIC with those interference/shimmering colours they make.

Short version: Joy in a Jar! :) :) :)

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Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

Adventures in Acrylics: Online workshop

Adventures in Acrylics: Online workshop

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In today’s post I will be reviewing;

Daler Rowney Paint set

Daler Rowney Paint set

Product Details

  • Manufacturer/Brand; Daler Rowney/ Cryla Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
  • Item number Art Code; 128900400 (this actual set is discontinued, the review is essentially for the paint itself rather than the specific set)
  • RRP at time of writing: Single 75ml tubes £5.95 – £10.95

Reason For Buying

I had an introduction set of 22ml tubes of these from YEARS ago, that I bought for my late father. I love using them, so I bought this set to expand my pallet. I wanted a reliable quality acrylic paint, which would give me plenty of options for finished results and styles of painting.

Content

Item shown in picture is; Cryla Artist Qualtiy Heavy Body Acrylic; Classic set and contains 8 x 75ml tubes in the following colours; Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Crimson, Coreulum, Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna.

 (This actual set is discontinued, the review is essentially for the Cryla paint itself, rather than this specific set)

Daler Rowney Cryla Acrylic Paint

Daler Rowney Cryla Acrylic Paint

Pros/Cons

Pros

  • Artist quality Paint
  • Large colour pallet to choose from including metallic and interference colours
  • Large range of mediums to mix with the paint to create different effects and finishes
  • Well known established manufacturer & brand
  • Heavy Body Acrylic gives lots of possibilities for finishes

Cons

Haven’t really got any, there is still some smell, until the paint dries, but it is minimal with these paints. MUCH less than the System 3s that I had trouble with.

Build Quality

 Superb quality and very reliable.

Value for Money

Excellent! This is a top quality reliable paint that is worth the investment. The tubes are metal and look like they will last well. If you are confused by the pricing I quoted at the top of the review, the prices vary dependant on the pigment used in the paint. There are four different series of colours grouped by price, at the time of writing they are as follows

  • Series A; £5.95
  • Series B; £6.50
  • Series C; 8.75
  • Series D; £10.95

To see the full colour pallet available and which colour will fall into which price band, please visit the manufacturer’s website, which I’ll link to at the end.

Would I buy it Again?

Yes, these are superb.

Summing up

I love the quality and versatility of the Cryla range. It blends and mixes beautifully and with the addition of the mediums you have a huge range of options for how the paint looks and performs. Well worth the price and I highly recommend it to you all.

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Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Aged Gold

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This is another in my series of throwing colour around and seeing what turns up. I love Cryla paint and the gold especially. Here is a piece I painted onto matt board, the kind of board that people use for picture framing ;)

Aged Gold Art

Aged Gold Art

This month’s Virtual Crafting Challenge is Paint. Go on give it a go, dig out the paints from the back of the cupboard and throw some colour around. Just paint em on, in what ever colours you fancy, like you did in primary school. Its much more fun and liberating when you stop trying to paint an image and just go with the flow of colours you like. You might not always end up with something that you want to show anyone, or put on your wall, but if you had a good time while creating YEY!!!!!

In a quote from Suzi Blu, repeat after me;

‘I give myself permission to create the worst art imaginable’.

GO on say it and mean it. I took Suzi’s advice and wrote that on the first page of a sketch book, and when doubts set in I read. ‘In this book I give myself permission to create the worst art imaginable.’ Do you know what happened? It took all the pressure off and I can honestly say there’s only one page in there that I don’t like, well that went ‘wrong’ and in fairness I learnt from that page, what didn’t work, so nothing has failed.

Put out some paper/ protect your work surface, get out a pile of paints and go for it, pretend you are 5 and have been let loose in the paint box. No rules, just fun. Play as messy (or not) as you like.

Then come and tell me how you got on, I’d love to hear your stories.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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