Our final day was hectic, the Lindley Hall had a constant stream of visitors of all ages and we were busy answering questions regarding the techniques and topics we teach and materials we use in our artwork. There was lot of discussion about mylar, which is not readily available in the U.K. We also got many questions about egg tempera. More about them here below:
Mylar® is used in our School for a variety of media: colored pencils, pen and ink (technical pen and quill), ink washes and polycarbonate pencil (plastic pencil). Mylar is a polyester film and one of the brand names for stretched polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The true Mylar® is a registered trademark owned by DuPont Tejin Films. Since Mylar® polyester film was invented in the early 1950s, it has been used in a variety of applications that add value to products in virtually all segments of the world. Its excellent balance of properties and extraordinary range of performance capabilities make Mylar® ideal for a broad array of applications in the electrical, electronics, magnetic media, industrial specialty, imaging and graphics, and packaging markets (cooking bags are also mylar). Mylar® is available in a variety of finishes and gauges. We typically use double frosted Mylar® for colored pencil, ink and plastic pencil, we like the 5 mil thickness best. The inquiries were to find the best supplies for you can addressed to Grafix Plastics.
Please click here to see more mages from the last day at the RHS 2017 Botanical Art Exhibit.