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  • Art Academy for Nintendo DS (game review)

    Art Academy for Nintendo DS

    Every artist has to start somewhere, but not everyone has the circumstances or desire to attend art school, and even small workshops may be intimidating to the beginner. Opus has a great selection of instructional books, but now there is an additional option for anyone who has ever claimed, “I’m not an artist!”...Read more

  • Know Your Whites

    Which white to work with?

    Do you always know which white to work with? White paint goes by many names, and each has different properties. Fortunately, there are only three main types you really need to know.

    Titanium White is the most in-demand colour of paint. It’s made with titanium dioxide, a widely used pigment because of its brightness and high opacity. You may even find titanium dioxide in toothpaste, sunscreen, and other consumer products....Read more

  • White Contemporary Frames

    White Kyoto Frames

    Framing with a white frame, instead of the traditional black frame, is a growing trend that has been driven by professional photographers whose work can be found in major galleries locally and abroad....Read more

  • Finish It With a Frame

    DIY framing can be daunting—and rightly so. There are many wood and metal moldings in myriad colours and styles, and several matboard and glass options from which to choose. Fortunately, Opus can help. With our selection and knowledge of materials, we are able to guide you through aesthetic possibilities and coach you to confidently do your own assembly....Read more

  • Acrylics Best Practices

    Acrylics Best Practices

    Artists are in a tricky spot. While we prefer archival quality materials that last with minimal degradation, we also want to minimize the environmental impact from our craft.

    While acrylic paints are convenient to clean, they often leave the painter with a container of dirty water, and brushes that need to be rinsed out. Pouring this waste down the drain is not the best solution for the environment, even though we may have been taught to do just that....Read more

  • The Art of the Card

    Block Printing with Strathmore Cards and the Lino Cutting Three In One Baren Kit

    It seems everything on your holiday list has been completed but is it too good to be true? Have you forgotten your personalized holiday cards? Never fret. You’ll waste no time with these creative yet effective handmade card ideas....Read more

  • Artograph LED 200 Digital Art Projector

    Artograph LED 200 Digital Art Projector

    Don Dow of Artograph shows some of the amazing features of the new Digital Art Projector LED200 at the NAMTA 2010 Trade Show....Read more

  • How to: canvas offsets and how to use 'em

    Picture: hold frame and canvas together so that they are snug

    A set of step-by-step instructions for how to use offsets to mount your canvas in a front-loading canvas frame, as well as instructions for fastening your hanging hardware. For the accompanying video, click here....Read more