Featured image sketchbook pages with yellow ink

How to choose a sketchbook

Are you inspired by the sketchbooks of your favourite artists? Maybe flip-throughs of gorgeous coloured pages and art notes have encouraged you to start a sketchbook of your own. Choose a sketchbook or art journal with this guide to finding the right sketchbook for your art practise. What is a Read more…

Handmade art journal with orange and ink letter and neocolor crayons

My favourite art supplies

Favourite art supplies These favourite art supplies started in the back of a notebook as a sort of shopping list. I’d write down my wished-for items, favourite inks, paint and Neocolor colours so I knew what to buy when I went to the art shop. Since then I’ve created new Read more…

Detail of new art September 2021

Art table notes September 2021

On the September art table, the handmade book is finished and new artwork in deep blues is getting ready for the gallery. The Powertex blog takes a look at seasonal projects to make for Autumn. At the gallery The new work for Clarkes of Sussex in Brighton is in the Read more…

Handmade art journal pages using sketches

Art table notes July 2021

On the July art table I worked in a handmade book, finished some paintings on paper and took part in a community mural project. I also reflected on my Powertex workshops. Art journaling in a handmade book I got inspired by art journals and sketchbooks on YouTube this month and Read more…

Powertex art with acrylic paint by Kore Sage

Powertex and Acrylic

Can I use acrylic paint with Powertex? Acrylic paint is plastic based so I was cautious to add it to my Powertex artwork. Soft plastics don’t tend to play well with Powertex and they can peel away from Powertex surfaces. Have you ever peeled dry Powertex from your plate or Read more…

Mixed media art on paper by Kore Sage Art Curious Tales series

Art table notes June 2021

June 2021 at the Kore Sage Art table On the June art table I’ve been painting for the Curious Tales series on canvases and paper and reflecting on the introduction of pinks and working on paper. I wrote a blog full of my favourite Powertex links and shared artists, makers Read more…