Here are my top picks of new products recently added to our ever-growing range of art and craft materials. This month we have items from calligraphy masters Manuscript, British pencil makers Derwent, and a long standing acrylic paint from Daler Rowney, re packaged and available in a new sized 59ml tube.
Derwent Precision is Derwent’s first ever mechanical pencil, complimenting the already extensive range of Artists Pencils we all know and love. These pencils are perfect for sketchers and technical drawing professionals. They feel great in the hand with a metal barrel which is easy to grip giving you greater control.
The Mechanical Pencils are available with two different degrees of graphite lead, HB & 2B and include a built-in eraser under the push button cap. The Precision Mechanical Pencils have a smooth laydown of graphite, making these ideal for fine detail work. The retractable nib also makes them safe to pop in your pocket and take them on your travels.
Both sizes are available in blister packs and include; 1 Mechanical Pencil, 15 Leads and 3 replacement Erasers.
Manuscript is known for the utmost quality of their Dip Pens, Inkwells, Fountain Pens, Italic Markers, Wax Seals and Coloured Markers. A long established British company you can trust. In recent years, we have been happy to see an upturn in Calligraphy among our customers so now is the perfect time to invest in this excellent Manuscript Calligraphy Master Set.
This is ideal for practising and beginning the art of Calligraphy, so whether you’re just starting out of a seasoned professional this set is a fantastic choice. The set includes everything you need to get to grips with the tools involved with a huge 21 pieces included.
Included in the set is 2 beautiful Manuscript Classic Fountain Pens, 4 Calligraphy Nib Sections giving you a variety of siz§es, 12 Ink Cartridges (in Black, Blue, Red & Green), 1 Ink Converter, 1 Practice Pad with guidelines and a step by step guide to get you started.
Although not a new product in itself I felt the newly packaged and smaller sized tubes of Daler Rowney System 3 Acrylic Paint was worth a mention.
Daler Rowney System 3 Acrylic Paint is my go to student quality acrylic paint. It offers an excellent quality at an economical price. Only high-quality pigment are used in System 3’s comprehensive range of colour and they offer excellent light fastness, permanence, durability and covering power. And now with the full range in the new 59ml tubes they are even more economical at only £2.70 per tube.