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Tjhoko Paint Techniques with Nadine Vosloo

We were lucky enough to have Nadine Vosloo, Marketing Director of Tjhoko Paint host one of her chalk paint techniques workshop with us in March. Below is a quick summary of some of the techniques we put into action. Blending This process is about removing any hard...

Chalk Paint Revamp with Tjhoko Paint

Our studio manager and workshop facilitator, Rosie Boylan, recently added some colourful Pop Art to a fairly ordinary piece. The result, an EXTRAordinary chalk paint makeover. The Before Rosie had found an old set of shelves for sale online. They had been taken out of...

Creating Mobile Photo Masterpieces

Creative spaces don’t always need to involve paint and brushes and fabrics and kilns. In fact, sometimes a bit of technology and pen and paper can be just as effective for creating ‘works of art’ This was the scene that was set for the studio’s latest workshops,...

Introduction to Chalk Paint

Chalk paint is a centuries old paint medium dating as far back as the Roman empire. It’s a water-based paint using a ground mixture of mixed chalk with water. The name Chalk Paint was registered in 2013 by Annie Sloan as part of her range of decorative paints, and in...

Introduction to Shibori Techniques

The Background of Shibori In Japan, the earliest known example of cloth dyed with a shibori technique dates from the 8th century. Until the 20th century, not many fabrics and dyes were in widespread use in Japan. The main fabrics were silk and hemp , and later cotton....

My First Pewter Workshop

The Artisans Republik studio officially opened on the 1st of April 2017. Joining the facilitator line-up for the first week of crafting was JHB-based crafter, Patricia Monk (Pat). Pat’s course for the first week at Artisans Republik included an ‘Introduction to...

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