Culture Hustle – Potions and Powders

Manufacturer: Culture Hustle

Culture Hustle is a cruelty-free company and all its products are vegan-friendly.

Products: 

  • Powders: powder paints; fluorescent, vibrant, you can mix them with water,  acrylic medium or linseed oil
  • Potions : acrylic paints; very opaque, very lightfast, archival, and they are scented

https://culturehustle.com

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Etchall – vegan-friendly products for etching glass

Manufacturer: Etchall

Etchall is cruelty-free and their products are vegan-friendly.  They offer etching agents for glass and tools for the application.

Products:

  • Etching Crème
  • Dip n’ Etch
  • Vinyl Etchmask
  • Squeegee
  • Detail Pick Tool
  • Svivel Knife
  • … for more check out their website

https://etchall.com/

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tip-to-tip: water-reservoir brush+watercolour crayons, sticks and co.

Instead of using watercolours in pans, you can use  watercolour pencils, sticks/gelatos and crayons  with a water-reservoir brush or stiffer regular brush, but in the way you would paint with pans.

Tip-to-tip transfer: Brush over your water-soluble crayon/stick etc. (use more strokes to intensify the colour) and then apply it onto the paper. Alternatively draw  with the crayon direcly on the edge of the paper or a separate paper and take the colour with the brush from there.

This way the colour application is much softer than drawing directly on the paper and going over the lines with a brush. You can colour a dainty little drawing or cover a DinA3 and larger paper with beautiful patterns.

If you don’t have a watercolour travel pan set, you can always take your pencils, crayons etc. and a water-reservoir brush pen. There will be no spills, it does not take up too much space and you have double the use out of the pencils. Using them with the brush and also drawing details directly with them.

It is also something different to go over the crayon/pencil with a wet brush than immersing the whole crayon/pencil tip in water, which can damage the lead.

I also went over a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pen with the water-reservoir brush to take colour and transfer to the paper. After drying the colour is going nowhere, because of the waterproof ink used in the pens.                                                                                                                                      Why would someone do this to an already brush shaped pen tip ? You can cover a bigger area this way than with the small, less flexible brush pen tip; you can gently glaze the paper and if your brush pens are older, you still get good use out of them without having to draw streaky (although I found it can make also nice effects).

Painting on wet paper with the laden brush  helps covering the paper surface quicker.

left side: tip-to-tip transfer, on wet surface; right side: paper-to-brush transfer+wet brush over applied colour

Solvent Substitutes-blending coloured pencils with oils

Since last year’s solvent search flop (zest-it) I hadn’t really pursued other options. This January I was reminded of this again, (thank you Steve for writing to me about this topic). I have heard of people using baby oil as substitute. So I gave it a first try with coconut oil.

coconut oil first try on smooth sketch paper

I just threw randomly colour on smooth sketch paper (190g/m^2-90lbs; Hahnemühle sketch paper), transferred some of the coconut oil on the back of my hand and dipped my finger in it and was able to blend with it. This seemed to work so well, so I made my own little experiment the next day, with oils and other stuff I stumbled upon.

What I used:

  • mixed Media Paper (250g/m^2-169lbs; Daler Rowney) with a rougher surface
  • safflower oil
  • coconut oil
  • olive oil
  • transparent lip balm
  • seed oil
  • baby face&body lotion
  • cotton buds (brand doesn’t matter, mine are vegan, waterneutral ones by Hydrophile)
  • coloured pencils (Polychromos, Faber-Castell)

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Cruelty-free companies offering vegan-friendly products:

This is a list of  cruelty-free companies and the vegan-friendly products they offer. If you don’t find the company you are looking for in this list, please enter the company name in the search box to see their status. If you still can’t find the specific company you are looking for, please let me know, so that I can contact them.

Cheers,    Anja (Ansho)

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new vegan-friendly products by Faber-Castell

Manufacturer: Faber-Castell

New products:

  • Goldfaber Coloured Pencils
  • Goldfaber Aqua Watercolour Pencils
  • (Creative Studio) Oil Colours 

https://www.faber-castell.co.uk/new-products

All Faber-Castell coloured pencils are vegan-friendly.

Here is my incomplete vegan-friendly Faber-Castell product list: https://www.veganartstuff.info/2017/03/15/vegan-friendly-products-by-faber-castell/

 

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Big End of September Overview

Here is my end of September list of vegan friendly art supplies offered by following companies:

 

 

Winsor Newton https://www.veganartstuff.info/2017/07/11/company-update-winsornewton/

 

Derwent: new family member – Procolour Coloured Pencils

Manufacturer: Derwent

Derwent released a new vegan friendly coloured pencil range,  Derwent Procolour 

Here is my vegan friendly Derwent list :  https://www.veganartstuff.info/2017/03/17/vegan-friendly-products-by-derwent/

Source: https://www.derwentart.com/en/gb/7797/procolour-pencils                        https://www.derwentart.com/a/274739?_ga=1.57388969.2065623446.1483617661

 

vegan friendly products by Speedball Art

Manufacturer: Speedball Art

Speedball Art is a cruelty-free company and the companies they work with for the calligraphy fountain pens and for printing are vegan friendly as well.

Vegan Speedball Art Products (an incomplete list):

  • all products of the drawing & lettering lines (Super Pigmented Acrylic Drawing and Calligraphy Ink, Nibs, Super Black India Ink, Pen Cleaner, Pen Holders -they have an oblique pen nib holder and offer also calligraphy products for left-handed people and a cartooning pen set; the Speedball Textbook, Elegant Writer, Calligraphy Fountain Pens and ink cartridges) https://www.speedballart.com/uploads/Drawing%20&%20Lettering.pdf
  • Following Block and Screen Printing Products :                                                        
  •  water-soluble block printing ink
  • water-soluble block printing ink pearlescent base
  • water-soluble block printing ink retarder
  • water-soluble block printing ink extender
  • water-soluble block printing ink transparent extender base
  • fabric block printing ink
  • fabric block printing ink extender
  • water-soluble screen printing ink
  • acrylic screen printing ink
  • professional acrylic screen printing ink
  • fabric screen printing ink
  • opaque fabric screen printing ink
  • water-soluble transparent extender base (screen printing)
  • acrylic extender base (screen printing)
  • fabric and acrylic transparent base (screen printing)
  • fabric and acrylic screen retarder base                                      ————————————————-
  • Professional Relief Inks
  • Glazes (Ceramics Products)

https://www.speedballart.com

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new vegan friendly products by Faber-Castell

Manufacturer: Faber-Castell

newly added products:

my Faber-Castell list: https://www.veganartstuff.info/2017/03/15/vegan-friendly-products-by-faber-castell/

 

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