So much going on at Colourist this week. It's the usual rush for the schools and universities at this time of year with the added excitment of our second and third days of TV shows. Hochanda have invited us back to demo new ideas with the paint. Next Thursday, 1 December, we're showing viewers how to design the felt cushion below. We're also doing designs with polka dots in lots of brilliant colours and a range of ideas for cityscapes. All things you can make easily before Christmas as gifts or just to jazz up your home before the guests arrive.
A big thank you to the team at Hochanda TV for making our first TV shows so fantastic. Over three hours we managed to show lots of painting and printing ideas, introducing Colourist to a whole new audience. The response has been amazing. Even as the live shows were on air people were sending in pictures of fabric they have created using the paints. Lots of questions too about the paints and about irons and heat presses. Hochanda sold out of some of the lines but we have done a special range of 30ml bottles for Hochanda and you can get these direct from hochanda.com.
We'll be appearing again before Christmas so watch this space for dates and times.
We're appearing on TV! On Wednesday 26 October Colourist Heat Transfer Paints will have three live shows at 8.00am, 11.00am and 1.00am. We'll be showing viewers how to use the paints to design their own household items including placemats, coasters, cushions and tea towels. See Hochanda on Freeview 65.
We're nearly ready. The samples are made, the signs are printed the bottles of paint are waiting to be stowed in the van. Yes, we're off to Alexandra Palace in north London to take part in the year's biggest crafting show. We're launching our new work sheets with a special offer of a worksheet plus two free 30ml samples of Colourist Heat Transfer Paint for £5.00 plus there's a chance to win a whole set of 35 Colourist colours in the 50ml size in our free prize draw. So come and visit our stand, RCJ7, try your hand at using the paints and join in with the fun.
We are launching our first worksheets for teachers at the Knitting and Stitching Show on 5 October. Everyone visiting us at the show - stand RCJ7 - will be able to buy the new worksheets with paint samples at a special show price. If you can't get to the show the worksheets will be available to download from 5 October at a special discounted price until the end of October.
Even more news - to go with the worksheets for teachers we have also launched an additional free worksheet which is an introduction to our paints, called 'Working with Colourist Heat Transfer Paints'. It aims to help you to get the most successful results with your paints including hints on using a heat press and an iron to print your designs. this worksheet is available NOW to download FREE from our online store.
Come and meet the Colourist team at the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace - 5 - 9 October. We will be selling sample paints and also demonstrating techniques. For teachers we will be introducing our new worksheets for beginners, intermediate and advanced users.
Our bags are packed and we're off on holiday for two weeks. The studio opens again on Monday 27 June and orders placed during the holidays will be fulfilled the week we return. For anyone who needs supplies while we are closed, you can buy 50ml bottles of Colourist paints from Jackson's Art Supplies online.
We've set up a new page on Pinterest showing lots of ideas for using Colourist Heat Transfer Paints. It illustrates that there are many people out there creating amazing things with transfer paints everyday. Check out the page on www.pinterest/heattransferpaints.
Colourist has the great characteristic of versatility. The end result can vary enormously depending how you apply the paint to paper. The paint can be swirled together with water, pasted on thickly, dabbed wildly and layered, one colour on top of another. If you enjoy drawing in fine lines, are tempted by a bit of a Jackson Pollack splash or feel at home with delicate water colours, all these are available with Colourist paints. Our artists are transferring their work on to all kinds of substrates too - dress fabric, synthetic canvas, ribbon, key rings, umbrellas, Christmas decorations and even old PET Coke bottles. Think big and be creative. The paint will work with you!
Here's a mural design using light lines and bright patches of colour.
The studio is closed from Monday 22 June until Monday 6 July. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this but we will fulfil orders placed during this two weeks, during the week of 6 July. Please bear in mind that if you need Colourist Heat Transfer Paints urgently you can buy the paints from Jackson's Art Supplies and from Fibrecrafts both of which are online.
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