Palace Canvas Blog

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Experimenting with paint colors created using authentic mineral pigment. Our friend Scott from Daniel Smith Watercolors paid us a visit at the Capitola Store recently to demonstrate the quality, blend-ability, and natural looking textures of their colors created using authentic mineral pigment. 35 of the 200 colors that Daniel Smith manufactures are made of authentic mineral pigment. This ancient technique of paint-making was used by ancient civilizations like the Mayans and ancient Egyptians, who would also crush up minerals to use for paint. All Daniel Smith watercolors are tested for lightfastness and are guaranteed for up to 150 years of…
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When we say every day is a canvas, we should probably expand our definition of canvas! Have you ever looked longingly at our shelves of craft letters and shapes and thought, “what can I do with those?!” We have too. Here’s some fun inspiration for using those letters for your next craft project. All you need are the letters of your choice, some ModPodge, and foam brush, and some fun craft paper!
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At Palace, COPIC Markers are one of our top-selling products and a staff favorite. According to the company, these specialty pens were originally developed for the wildly popular Japanese manga industry and community but have since become a favorite for all styles and levels of art and design. Available with four different refillable and replaceable nibs in a total of 358(!!) colors, each marker is a long-lasting and dependable investment with minimal waste. Even better, COPIC markers are permanent and non-toxic. We found this mesmerizing video highlighting the magic of coloring with COPIC Markers to inspire your next project. Take…
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