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What Silver is Silver?

What Silver is Silver?

Fun facts about Silver!

  • The word 'silver' comes from the Anglo-Saxon word 'seolfor'.
  • Silver objects have been found dating as far back as 4000 BC.
  • In ancient times silver was valued much more highly than gold.
  • Silver is the most reflective metal! - Polished silver reflects 95% of the visible light spectrum!
  • Silver has the highest thermal conductivity of any element! - out of all the elements silver is the best electric conductor, and is actually used as the standard by which other conductors are measured.
  • Silver iodide has been used to make clouds produce rain in an attempt to control hurricanes.
  • Silver is used in solar panels, electrical circuits, and contacts, batteries for medical devices like pacemakers and hearing aids, and for space travel.
  • A single grain of silver can be pressed into a sheet 150 times thinner than the average sheet of paper.
  • In art, the colour 'Silver White' was one of the oldest human-made pigments that is used by modern artists.
  • Silver symbolises wealth, and success and represents grace, sophistication, elegance and glamour.
  • It is also the traditional colour of the 25th wedding anniversary. 

Which silver is the best to paint or draw with?

Following on from our earlier article 'What Gold is Gold', this article provides detailed information about Silver products for every discipline under the overarching title of Art, Design and Craft!  What Silver is Silver: What brands provide paint, pens, markers, aerosol sprays and inks. Descriptions of products that will provide the best application for your project in terms of ease of use, flow, creative coverage, sheen, and lustre! 

Many disciplines in Art, Design, Illustration, Hobby and Decorative Arts and Craft use metallic finishes, the more ornate the more beautiful! Not just confined to the Christmas holiday 'Season's Greetings' cards, metallics are used more than ever before and we have a huge range to satisfy your every whim and creative need, lots of products, suitable for use on many varied and different surfaces such as paper, glass, plastic, fabrics, wood, canvas and metal! Below is a comprehensive and extensive list of mediums linked directly to the product pages for ease of purchase. 

Not only do we have a huge range of Fine Art and Craft acrylic and oil based metallic mediums, we even stock Watercolour brands which now boast metallic paints that work on black and white surfaces!

Watercolour Metallic paints

Derwent Metallic Watercolour Paint Pan Set

Striking on both black and white surfaces, the Derwent Metallic Paint Pan Set includes 12 unique shades that mix beautifully to create a full spectrum of metallic colour. Apply in creamy opaque strokes, to layer and blend on the page. Suitable for a range of fine art or craft projects. Contains 12 Metallic paint pans, a mini water brush, a sponge and five mixing palettes.

Colour Palette - Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pale Gold, Sunset, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue, Ice Blue, Lime Gold, Green

Van Gogh Pocket Watercolour Box - Metallic & Interference Colours

This practical set contains 12 pans, a travel brush and a built-in mixing area, made of easy to clean white plastic and small enough to fit comfortably in the hand or pocket ideal for travelling.

Van Gogh Watercolour Paints have a brilliant, intense and highly transparent quality and all the colours have the highest degree of lightfastness. The 12 half pan metallic & interference watercolour paints will be a great addition for all artists to use the set contains: silver, light gold, deep gold, bronze, copper, graphite, interference white, interference yellow, interference red, interference blue, interference violet and interference green.

Pocket size selection is ideal for travelling 12 half pans, brush and palette set Metallic and Interference colours Removable mixing tray Small and compact to fit in your hand or pocket.

These paints work extremely well with Van Gogh Black Water colour Paper.

Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache 14ml Tubes

 Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache paints are a range of brilliant opaque water colours for designers, visualisers, illustrators and fine artists.

Popular among designers, illustrators and commercial artists, our gouache paint is perfect for creating bold, vibrant artworks. All these tones are intermixable and you can pair them with our watercolours for a flat, matte colour effect.

Apply with watercolour brushes and use watercolour paper or watercolour blocks for best results.

Silver Acrylic Paints

Silver acrylic paint group shot

Roberson Liquid Metal Acrylic Paints - 30ml .

Our selection of 28 colours are the most popular from the range.

Roberson Liquid Metals have a rich deep colour and are ideal for a range of applications and surfaces. All colours are intermixable and can be used on surfaces such as plaster, wood, paper & canvas. The paint gives the appearance of metal but will not tarnish and is not required to be varnished. All colours are intermixable. Can be diluted with water and dries waterproof. Coverage: 7 square metres per litre.

Soap and Water washes brushes. 

Please note: The 'Twinkle' colour is part of the series 2 range and is a higher price than the others which are all part of series 1.

Twinkle: This variation of liquid metals produces colour changing effects with a hint of glitter. The use of different backgrounds will change the effects, for example dark backgrounds will show the glitter properties whereas light backgrounds provide a colour changing effect depending on angle of view. It can be added to other colours to create a range of interesting effects.


Brian Clegg Metallic Readymix Paint 300ml

Ready to use water based liquid poster paint in shiny metallic colours. This top grade liquid tempera delivers a lustrous metallic effect. It is very rich and vibrant in colour and has a thick texture with good coverage making it a real pleasure to use. Clean brushes with water and soap after use.

ARTdiscount STUDIO Heavy Body Acrylic Paints - 200mls Tubes

Acrylic paints made from high quality eco-friendly water based pigments and finest acrylic emulsions. Ideal for Established Artists and Students of Art. Thicker consistency, use with a palette knife or brushes. Impasto applications retain knife or brush marks. Excellent blending and mixing characteristics. High pigment loading - rich, brilliant colours. 31 Lightfast & durable colours. Waterproof when dry. Highly versatile, dries to a low gloss surface on high impasto areas and a soft satin finish on thinner applications. Only £3.85 per 200ml tube!

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint Set of 6 x 20ml - Metallic

Your choice for colour. The Amsterdam Standard Series gives you the broadest range of brilliant, pure colours - all skilfully made based on 100% acrylic emulsion and high quality pigments. Enjoy great lightfastness and a variety of opacities. Thinnable with water and waterproof when dry. 

6 x 20ml Metallic Tubes. Colours include: Silver, Light Gold, Deep Gold, Copper, Bronze,


Sennelier Abstract Acrylic 120ml


Sennelier Abstract a new twist on heavy body acrylic. Highly pigmented for rich colour with superb coverage, smooth buttery consistency with enough body to hold brush marks and peaks makes this the perfect paint to use in the studio, out in the field or straight from the pouch in your hand. The paint is kept safe in a study, flexible, plastic pouch which features a screw-top cap so no spills and no split tubes or cracked pots if dropped or stepped on.

The clear window in the pouch makes it easy and quick to know at a glance what colour you'll be using and what it'll look like before it hits the palette. Permanent and water-resistant when dry. Available in 55 colours with a satin finish.

System 3 Acrylic Paint - 500mls

Daler-Rowney System3 Acrylics are versatile water-based colours made from high quality pigments. System3 Acrylic colours are lightfast, permanent (ranking from 3 to 4 stars for most of the colours), opaque (10 opaque and 20 semi-opaque colours), flexible and quick drying, making them suitable for applications on multiple surfaces both indoor and outdoor.

High quality pigments, superior pigment loading allowing it to be thinned with water.

Excellent lightfastness and permanence (36 colours). Smooth acrylic resin binder for a creamy, medium body viscosity. High versatility: multi-surfaces, indoor and outdoor, ideal for mixed media... Excellent adhesion. Intermixable with acrylic mediums. Can be used on any paper, art board, wooden panels and canvas.

Reeves Metallic Acrylic Paint Set 4 x 75ml

Reeves Fine Acrylic Colours are quick drying and water based. Suitable for a variety of different techniques and surfaces ( canvas, paper, wood etc) their versatility makes them popular with many artists. Reeves Fine Acrylic Colours are made with high quality pigments and offer a smooth buttery consistency and apply easily with a brush and painting knife . Good tinting strength. Good covering power.

This selection of Metallic Colours allows the artist to create a rich gilded look, with a shimmering and bright finish.

Colours 4 x 75ml tubes: Silver, Copper, Bronze and Gold.

GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics - 59ml Tubes - Series 5

The original line of GOLDEN artist acrylic is known for its exceptionally smooth, thick consistency. It contains the largest assortment of unique pure pigments in a 100% acrylic dispersion polymer available to the professional artist. These colours offer excellent permanency and lightfastness. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners or dyes added. Each colour is formulated differently depending on the nature of the pigment.

Features: Densely pigmented for intense colour and stability, Paints arranged in series 1-9 based on pigment used. No added matting or gloss agents so each colour will dry with a finish unique to the pigment load. Superior body and hold, paint will retain stiff curls and peaks even before adding additional mediums. Intermixable with GOLDEN High Flow, Fluid and all GOLDEN Mediums. Water based, clean with soap and water after use.

Liquitex Professional Soft Body Acrylic - 59ml

This low viscosity professional acrylic paint gives excellent coverage, a satin finish and high levels of artist-quality pigment for archival brilliance. It's incredibly versatile. Use it to paint, pour, glaze or print on all the regular supports you'd use for painting like canvas, wood, paper and board.

Features: Low viscosity, Highly pigmented, Satin finish, Retains subtle brush strokes, Great surface coverage, Highly versatile.

Silver Inks

Piñata Alcohol Ink - 0.5oz (14ml)

Piñata Colours are highly saturated, fast-drying alcohol inks for any hard surface, including glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, stone, leather, resin, polymer clay, YUPO and more. Indelible and impervious to water, Piñata Colours clean up with alcohol and re-wet themselves, allowing for unique effects and techniques not easily achieved with water-based inks. As a dye-based, highly transparent ink Piñata Colours are unparalleled for vibrancy. Only the most lightfast dyes have been selected for the palette. Acid-free with excellent adhesive properties, Piñata Colours are the go-to inks for all non-porous surfaces.

Apply with brush, pen, airbrush, stamp, sponge, spray bottle. Excellent for fine arts, scrapbooking, crafts, faux stained glass, card making, resin arts, faux finishing techniques and staining wood and leather. Can be used on glass, metal, plastic, vinyl, ceramic, stone, leather, epoxy resins, YUPO, foil, wood, encaustic, clay board, fiber glass, acrylic, polymer clay and more

* #032, #033, #034, and #035 are stunningly reflective metallic colours made from real metal pigments. #036 Pearl is a metallic white made with super reflective mica pigments. It is terrific for mixing with the dye-based colours to create entirely new palettes of pearlescent inks. All the metallic colours are opaque and lightfast.

 #030 Blanco Blanco is also an opaque, pigmented colour and is great for mixing tints and pastels

Liquitex Acrylic Inks 30ml Dropper Bottles

Ultra-fluid acrylic with lightfast, artist-quality pigments. No dyes. No fade. Just pure, permanent colour. And like all acrylics, it dries quickly and permanently, with no smudging or bleeding when rewetted or layered.

Silver Liquitex Acrylic Ink

  • You get pure liquid colour in a range of opacities.
  • Intense bold lightfast colours
  • Extremely fluid, no need to dilute for airbrushing or calligraphy
  • Superior water resistance
  • Non-clogging
  • Fast drying
  • Ideal pigment and viscosity for pouring techniques
  • Ideal for watercolour effects, colour blocking and underpainting
  • Intermixable with all other Liquitex acrylics and mediums
  • A balanced colour line of opaque and transparent colours 

System 3 Ink Individual Colours - 29.5ml Bottles

System 3 acrylic ink

This allows a fast drying, free-flowing colour that applies smoothly and evenly, and dries to a satin finish. System 3 Acrylic Ink can be applied with a brush, a pen or an airbrush. Colours can be mixed and diluted. Colours are lightfast, with the exception of fluorescent colours.

  • Suitable for a wide range of surfaces, including textiles (permanent when hot fixed). 
  • Mixable with pouring medium to create highly pigmented fluid for acrylic pouring art.
  • Pigment based acrylic inks
  • High lightfastness (3*)
  • Opaque
  • Can be thinned with water
  • High versatility: multi-surfaces, indoor and outdoor, ideal for mixed media... Usable with airbrush and technical pens.

FW Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic Inks Ind. Colours - 29.5ml Bottles

Daler-Rowney FW Pearlescent Inks can be used to add shimmer and shine to decorative arts such as greeting cards, seasonal decorations, mounts and frames.

Perfect for mixed media techniques on a variety of surfaces such as canvas boards, art boards and watercolour paper.

Please note iridescent pigment may settle and may require stirring. We suggest using the end of a paintbrush to loosen any clumped pigment and then shake well to ensure pigment and binder are mixed properly.

  • Pigment-based inks. High lightfastness (3*).
  • Permanent and translucent. Intermixable. Add shimmer and shine.

Winsor & Newton Drawing Ink Collection Black, White & Metallic Set

4 x 14ml Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks in Indian ink, silver, white and gold.

  • Fast-drying 
  • Shellac-based 
  • High intensity and brilliance of colour. 
  • Transparent and water-resistant,
  • Can be applied with a brush, airbrush or dip pen for a wide variety of uses. 
  • All colours are intermixable and you can overlay different colours for new effects and shades

Silver Aerosol Spray 

Silver aerosol spray


Glossy translucent paint with silver coloured glitter particles for a metallic effect giving objects and artworks of all kinds a refined finish. Applicable on many different surfaces such as paper, cardboard, primed canvas, wood, glass, metal, ceramics, porcelain, stone, acrylic and other paintable materials.

After being applied, a thin shiny lacquer coat will show with a fine distribution of glitter particles. Further coats will lead to a higher density of particles and intensify the effect. We recommend finishing your project with the Montana VARNISH Gloss to enhance the metallic effect.

Please consider that the achieved final result will significantly be influenced by the colour and gloss level of the undercoat. The glitter particles are carried in a clear base that can easily be covered with many common lacquer types. Can be combined with Montana GOLD, Montana ACRYLIC markers and conventional acrylic paints.

Montana Gold Spray Cans 400ml (G6060 to M3010)

Montana GOLD Spray Cans are the perfect tool for all artists and creative workers. This 400ml spray can provide 204 matte colours based on high quality acrylic lacquer. High covering and quick drying. The Low-Pressure System guarantees a maximum of accuracy.

Recommended for most surfaces including Wood, Concrete, Metal, Glass, Plastic and Canvas Supplied with a standard nozzle, there are also 5 different nozzles available separately and in an assorted cap pack .

Features 180 Acrylic based colours| 100% lead & CFC-free | Suitable for indoor and outdoor use | Fast drying | Matt finish | Almost odour-free | Twice the normal coverage | Lightfast for over 10 years

Montana - METALLIC effect Cans 400ml

High-covering abrasion proof metallic effect

The Montana Metallic Effect Sprays bring state of the art paint technology to traditional metallic effect colours. Loaded with a Montana Standard cap, these cans provide excellent delivery and reliability under medium pressure output. Not only are the Montana Metallic Effect colours ideal for application on functional objects such as bikes and furniture, they can also add a metallic flare to any creative or artistic project on paper, cardboard, primed canvas, wood, glass, metal, ceramics, porcelain, stone, acrylic and other paintable materials. Made from an Acrylic-Nitro Combination base, the paint surface dries to a durable semi-gloss finish which is both hard wearing when cured (24+ hours) as well as flexible. Offering great lightfastness, the Montana Metallic Effect line can also be combined with the Montana GOLD, Montana BLACK and Montana ACRYLIC marker lines.

Liquitex Spray Paint 400ml SERIES 1

Low odour, water-based technology for brilliant lightfast colour.

Introducing Liquitex Professional Spray Paint, a stunning innovation developed for professional artists. Combining artist grade pigments with revolutionary water-based technology, Liquitex Professional Spray. This paint offers colour brilliance, lightfastness and durability in a unique low odour formulation. Versatile for use on multiple surfaces.

Colour matches Liquitex colour range, heavy body, soft body, acrylic ink and professional paint markers. Replacement caps available in standard and assorted sizes.

  • Professional Quality Paint
  • Spectrum : 100 Colours
  • Properties : Highly pigmented, Water-based Technology
  • Finish : Matt
  • Caps : Standard caps ideal for detail work
  • Size : 400ml 

Silver Pens for that Fine Detailing, Scrolling Script and Languid Lines!

Silver pens and pencils

Hybrid Gel Grip DX Metallic

  • 1.0mm tip gives approx a 0.5mm line width
  • Distinctive chunky barrel
  • Gel ink for smooth writing
  • Metallic ink stands out well on dark paper, as well as ordinary white paper.
  • Ideal for decorating cards and gifts
  • Rubber grip for hours of comfortable writing
  • Ultra smooth flowing pigment gel ink
  • Water and fade-resistant
  • Delivers smooth and stress-free writing 

Hybrid Dual Metallic Gel Rollerball - Mixed Colours (Pack of 8)

  • Each pen produces a different shade on dark or light coloured paper
  • 8 Shimmering metallic pens
  • Irresistibly smooth
  • See two different colours at different angles
  • Perfect for cards, decorations, pictures, drawings and designs

Faber - Castell PITT Artists Pens - 1.5mm Metallic Bullet Tip Pen

These pens are great for decorative work and cardmaking. The fibre-tip is suitable to be used on a variety of surfaces and the ink has good coverage. The acid-free, archival ink is smudge proof, waterproof and won't bleed through paper.

FABER-CASTELL Metallic Bullet Nib Pens - Singles

  • Suitable for bright, dark coloured papers and smooth surfaces (plastic, transparencies, porcelain, glass, metal)
  • Smudge & splash-proof
  • Heat fix at 160° in the oven, waterproof not dishwasher safe
  • Water-based ink
  • Does not bleed through paper
  • Odour Free
  • No need to pump or shake 

Pilot Super Color Marker Pens

Pilot Super Colour Paint Markers offer brilliant, opaque, permanent marking on almost any surface. Xylene-free ink.

SCWEF Extra-Fine Bullet Tip gives 0.5mm line.

SCWF Fine Bullet Tip gives 1.0mm line.

SCWM Medium Bullet Tip gives 2.0mm line.

Note on operation: Shake several times, then press the tip down 3 or 4 times on scrap paper to start the ink flowing. Cap the pen tightly and store horizontally.

Uni-Ball Signo UM-153 Broad Metallic Rollerball Pens - Set of 3

The Uni-ball Signo Broad pen has a 1.0mm rollerball and writes with fail-safe pigment ink with an opaque, fade and water resistant finish. The pen has a rubber grip area for comfort and the cap features a plastic pocket clip.

  • Metallic Gold, Silver & White
  • Perfect for adding a personal, decorative touch to greetings cards or invitations
  • Vibrant, bold, metallic colours
  • High quality gel ink rollerball
  • Broad 1mm line
  • Premium quality smooth writing gel ink pen
  • Comfort Grip
  • Suitable for light & dark paper or card. 

Silver Markers For that Bold, and Extra Bold Silver line or large lettering!

Silver markers

Pentel Paint Markers

  • Bullet point paint marker with rich, vivid ink colour
  • Suitable for many surfaces, especially thick card, metal, glass or plastic. Permanent, opaque pigment-based ink.
  • Lightweight plastic barrel
  • 4.0mm bullet tip gives a line width of approx. 2.0mm
  • Suitable for a wide range of industrial applications or crafts such as rock painting

Montana Acrylic Line 30mm/50mm Broad Marker

The 30mm and 50mm Montana Acrylic markers are the widest in the Acrylic marker range. The extra wide felt tips are perfect to create great calligraphic effects on a large scale. Users can apply marks firmly and exactly with even colour distribution and consistency. Available in Black and Silver, these markers are excellent for filling in large surface areas fast. Optimum flow control pump-valve system allows accurate handling and professional application.

Montana Markers work well on a variety of surfaces including; paper, board, canvas, sealed wood, concrete, brick, metals, plastics and glass. 

For best results with exterior work use Montana Universal primer to provide a solid surface preparation for markers.

Yono Marker set of 4 Bullet Tip (1.5-3mm) - Metal

YONO is the opaque acrylic marker for almost all surfaces. Let your ideas run wild, think big. The rich matt colours have just as few limits as your creativity. Bring your ideas to light and show your environment what's in you. The water-based and light-fast colours offer you all possibilities. No matter what task you want to implement YOU ONLY NEED ONE

Contents: 4 x YONO Marker 1.5-3 mm (Rose-gold 734, Gold 084, Silver 082, Black 073)

Uni POSCA Markers Extra Bold PC-17K

Uni POSCA Markers Extra Bold PC-17K

Uni POSCA Markers contain water-based pigment inks that produce poster-like, vibrant colours. They are lightfast and waterproof and will write on virtually any surface from glass to paper without bleed. Once dry the opaque ink can be completely covered with a new ink application. We recommend giving these pens a try with black paper for a look that really pops or Bristol Board for exceptionally smooth flat application. 

  • Line width: 15mm 
  • Nib: Acrylic/Chisel shaped

Posca Markers - 0.9 - 1.3mm - 4 Mono Tones - PC-3M

Uni POSCA Markers contain water-based pigment inks that produce poster-like, vibrant colours. They are lightfast and waterproof and will write on virtually any surface from glass to paper without bleed.

Once dry the opaque ink can be completely covered with a new ink application.

We recommend giving these pens a try with black paper for a look that really pops or Bristol Board for exceptionally smooth flat application. 

Colours included: White, Gold, Black and Silver ( PC-3M 1.3mm size nib)

Metallic products for restoring, Gilding Silver Paint, and Metallic Silver paste.

Liquid Leaf 30ml Bottles

Liquid Leaf 30ml Bottles. Highly-concentrated, solvent based metallic effect paint.

Liquid Leaf is a remarkable gilding paint that contains its own red primer and film of lustrous gold, pre-mixed into a single liquid. This is the most effective finish you can use on carved and ornamental furniture, frames, mouldings, decorative ceilings, lamps, figurines and other objects. Liquid Leaf flows easily onto the surface (with no brush marks), forming a beautiful, lustrous finish. It can be used with a rigger brush or ruling pen to create fine lines and scrolls.

This easy to control paint gives a brilliant sheen without brassiness, a permanent finish closely resembling traditional leafing. The 30ml bottle will cover approximately 2 sq/m.

For directions of use, instructions and health & safety information see label on the bottle.

Goldfinger Metallic Paste

Goldfinger, a unique product developed by Daler-Rowney. The all purpose rub-on metallic paste is available in five finishes for:

 The Restoration of antiques,  Picture Framing gilding,  Stencilling, Plaster, clay or wood decoration,  Mouldings for imitation ormolu furniture,  Textiles,  Leather,  Plastics,  Model Making,  Greetings Cards. 4 colours: Antique Gold, Sovereign Gold, Copper (Imit.), Silver (Imit.)

Easy to use, Goldfinger is simply applied with a soft cloth or finger and after a short time can be buffed to a fine lustre. It produces a really professional finish with no signs of metallic particles or smears. For intricate work, Goldfinger can be thinned with white spirit or turps and used with a brush. To preserve the lustre Goldfinger can be treated with Goldfinger Varnish. It is very economical in use - a little Goldfinger goes a long way. Takes best on porous or slightly abraded surfaces.

Treasure Gold - 25gm Jars

Metallic wax which is unexcelled in restoring gold leaf and the finishing touches for antiquing. Blend any of the colours together for just the right shade. Apply with the fingers or a cloth and buff lightly. The metal lustre will not fade or tarnish.

Treasure gold is easy to use on furniture, frames, ceramics or virtually any other surface and it adheres to contoured surfaces without cracking or peeling whilst touch drying immediately to a permanent non-tarnishing finish.

It is ready to be polished in ten minutes. Treasure Gold is highly concentrated and is to be used sparingly. A 25g jar will cover approximately 2sq/m.

Silver Craft paint, Metallic Gelatos sticks and Manuscript Sealing Wax. 

Americana Multi-Surface Premium Acrylics - 59ml

Use this premium, satin, indoor/outdoor acrylic on almost any surface including most plastics. They are self-sealing, so no primer or varnish is required and they offer excellent coverage in one to two coats. This special formula is designed to brush out smoothly and once fully cured, creates a durable, hard finish that is highly resistant to cleaning chemicals.

Clean stencils quickly before paint dries for easier re-use. No primer or sealer is needed before painting or to protect the finish afterwards. Get a nice, even finish on slick surfaces like glass and metal by using a soft brush to spread out Multi-Surface paint, then leaving it to self-level.

Use a light touch on slick surfaces for better coverage. Pressing too firmly with the brush can cause paint to slide off the surface. For an eggshell finish, use a high-density cosmetic sponge to tap the paint onto the surface. This technique will also give your base coat "tooth" that makes it easier for additional coats of paint or painted designs to adhere.

Superior flow and leveling, Acid-free, Intermixable colours, Permanent, lightfast pigments

Soap and water clean-up, Water-based, Made in the USA.

Lumiere Multi-Surface Acrylics 66.54ml

The most versatile and wide-ranging assortment of metallic and pearlescent acrylics available, these stunning light-bodied paints brush on smoothly and are formulated to last. Use Lumiere paints whenever a metallic or pearlescent effect is desired, for fine arts, craft, home decor or textile applications.

They won't crack, peel or chip, even on flexible surfaces like fabric, leather, vinyl or rubber. Soft to the touch and wash-fast on fabric, Lumiere paints also exhibit unparalleled adhesive properties, even on non-porous surfaces like ceramic and metal. Lumiere colours are lightfast and weather-resistant, and their high pigmentation provides excellent coverage, even on dark grounds.

FABRIC/SURFACES, natural and synthetic fabrics, leather, wood, canvas, vinyl, plastic, rubber, clay, paper and more.

Faber-Castell Mix & Match Gelatos - Metallics

Compact acid-free pigment sticks glide on creamy smooth for vibrant colour and coverage.

Nothing on the market today compares with Design Memory Craft Gelatos. Compact acid-free pigment sticks glide on creamy smooth for vibrant colour and coverage. All Gelatos  blend easily with or without water. Try this unique medium on paper, canvas, or wood!

  • Water-soluble
  • Acid-free
  • Odourless
  • Mix easily to form liquids
  • Can be applied to paper, fabric, canvas and wood
  • Ideal for use with stamps
  • 12colour tones in a set with water brush and accessories

Manuscript Sealing Wax Gold, Silver & Bronze

A traditional method of adding a wax seal to your scrapbooks, letters, certificates etc. It is suitable for mailing.

Light up the wick and allow the wax to drip onto your paper before applying the seal.

Each stick measures approximately 198mm and will make about 12 seals using a standard 2cm seal

Pack contains one of each colour wax, bronze, silver & gold.

Silver Oil Paint

Daler Rowney Graduate Oil Colour 200ml Tube

Daler-Rowney Graduate Oil is an affordable range of oil paints ideal for students and hobbyists looking for reliability and performance. Graduate Oil colours are smooth, easy to use, and mix well together, drying to a low gloss satin sheen within 5 days.

Can be used with a traditional palette or directly from the tube with brush or knife and applied to the canvas.

  • Impressive pigment loading.
  • High lightfastness (3*).
  • Smooth body.
  • Dries to a low gloss satin sheen within 5 days.
  • Ideal for students and amateurs. Good inter-mixability. Easy to use.
  • Please note oil paint must be cleaned with turpentine or mineral spirit and will not wash out with water.

Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colour 37ml Tubes Series 3

Pigments are ground in pure, premium, alkali-refined and PH-balanced linseed oil and made in batches no larger than five gallons at a time.

Each colour is ground to an individual consistency designed to enhance the beauty and luminosity specific to that particular pigment.

Wash brushes with turpentine, low odour thinner or mineral spirit after use.

Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Colour 37ml Series 2

  • A Supreme Quality Artists' Oil Colour Produced From The Finest Pigments.
  • Thins and cleaned with Turpentine, Mineral Spirit or Low Odour Thinner.
  • Series 1 to 5 available               
  • See up to date colour chart here

Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Colour 200ml Series 2

Winsor and newton artists oil - silver 200ml

  • A Supreme Quality Artists' Oil Colour Produced From The Finest Pigments.
  • Thins and cleaned with Turpentine, Mineral Spirit or Low Odour Thinner.
  • Series 1 to 4 available    
  • See up to date colour swatch here

Silver Textile screen and block printing inks

Textile Silver inks

System 3 Textile Screen Printing Acrylic Colour - 250ml - (White Cap)

System 3 acrylic screen printing ink formulated for screen printing onto fabric such as t-shirts and canvas bags. Use straight from the pot, mix with other colours in the range and dilute with water if necessary. 

Colours have excellent wash fastness and work well on cotton, cotton mixes, synthetic, silk and natural fibres. For best results heat fix once dry using an iron on the reverse side of the textile .

Brian Clegg 300ml Block/Lino Printing Inks

These water-based inks are perfect for lino, potato and stick printing techniques, ensuring maximum working time whilst still maintaining excellent transfer properties.


  • Great lightfastness
  • Special Water-based resoluble formulation
  • Wheat and gluten free
  • Comes in a 300ml bottle with flow control cap. 

Silver Glitter for all the projects you want to add a little bit of sparkle!

Jakar Glitter Pots - 40g nett

Glitter is an essential for any craft project - a sprinkle of sparkle is sure to transform your ordinary creations into wonderful, dazzling masterpieces. The handy shaker top allows you to scatter the glitter evenly over any surface. Simply apply a layer of glue or other adhesive to stick down the glitter.

  • Sprinkler top
  • Non-toxic
  • Polyester glitter 

Large Pots of Glitter

  • 250gms craft glitter available in; Silver, Gold, Red, Green , Blue, White, Multi-coloured or Crystal.
  • Hopefully you will find there is a Silver product for every project!


Ellie Jakeman
Ellie Jakeman

I have had a strong interest in the visual and creative arts since a very early age. After completing an Art and Design Degree and Post graduate studies I have taught Art and Design, Fashion and Textiles, Textile design , Fine Art print and Illustration for over 20 years. Before teaching I was a freelance artist and illustrator and decided 4 years ago I would return to freelance and commissioned work. I have created many domestic and commercial murals for hospitals and hospices. I work part time for ARTdiscount as a content creator and product tester.

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A Buyer's Guide to Artist Pens: Fineliners, Brush Pens, and Alcohol Markers

by Joseph Short May 08, 2024

Technical pens and markers have been a staple of the graphic artist toolbox for many years. In this article, we'll take a look at the wide variety of markers available here at ARTdiscount, and demystify some of the terms and technicalities associated with fineliners, brush pens, and markers.
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Artist Interview: Naomi Jenkin
Artist Interview: Naomi Jenkin

by Izzy Latimer April 24, 2024

Naomi Jenkin is a Cornwall based pastel artist of whom specialises in creating animal portraits. Her art is heavily inspired by her love of wildlife and the importance of protecting them, which consequently led to Naomi becoming a finalist in the 2022 Wildlife Artist Of The Year!
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Meet MEEDEN; Affordable, High Quality Artists Studio Equipment.
Meet MEEDEN; Affordable, High Quality Artists Studio Equipment.

by Ellie Jakeman April 18, 2024

MEEDEN is a company known for providing high-quality art supplies and tools to artists and enthusiasts. They are committed to inspiring creativity and supporting artistic endeavours through their range of products, which include Easels, Artist Supplies storage drawers, Table Easels, and Artists’ Print rack with castors. 

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