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Enjoy 50% off selected items from Scrap-n-Crop.com RED DOT SALE when you visit us on our Open Days | please email us 24 hours prior to the Open Day if you'd like to self collect your online orders at the Scrap.Abode

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

PRODUCT FEATURE: Christmas Themed Pattern Papers and Embellishments from Websters Pages


Spice up your Christmas with lovely Christmas themed embellishments and patterned papers by Websters Pages available from Scrap-n-Crop.com 


Click HERE to check outWebsters Pages Christmas collections available from Scrap-n-Crop.com 











Tuesday, December 11, 2018

SnC Warehouse is OPEN this Wednesday

Yes, Scrap-n-Crop.com's Scrap.Abode (warehouse) is OPEN this Wednesday
37 Jalan SL 2/2, Bandar Sungai Long, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
+6-012-386 2869 

or type Scrap-n-Crop into WAZE

Online purchases may be collected in person at Scrap-n-Crop.com's Scrap.Abode (warehouse) during the open days. 

However, please contact us 24 hours before hand with your PO# and details at:
admin@scrap-n-crop.com

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Monday, December 10, 2018

SAVE with Scrap-n-Crop's Christmas Gift Ideas: Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Kit


We will be featuring some unique Christmas Gift Ideas for some of your friends who have everything they ever need! Let them try a new craft or a new hobby and that's the de-stress motivation they just might need! Best of all some of these will be heavily discounted so don't forget to check out your mailbox for these special treats from us!

Have you seen Heidi Swapp's memory planners? They may be 2017 planners but they are undated and can still be used for 2019. We have 2 sets left at an unbeatable 
30% OFF for only RM138.68


Now you can combine organization and daily memory keeping into a gorgeous planner that is portable, functional and fun! Record your daily memories while also planning the future, documenting the now and looking back on the journey! Each Memory Planner is non-dated allowing you to start documenting the moment it arrives! The box kit includes everything you need for a successful year of memory keeping and calendaring! #HSMEMORYPLANNER

Each package contains 1 planner, 12 cards, 14 calendar stickers, 870 clear stickers, 6 clips, 1 notepad, 8 tabs, 1 washi tape roll.

PS: IF this is not your style - check our website for other fabulous designs....

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Friday, December 7, 2018

FEATURED PRODUCT: Heidi Swapp Minc Machine, Foil and Embellishments available from Scrap-n-Crop.com

The Heidi Swapp Mini MINC is fabulous for adding foil touches to your planner. It is small and compact enough to fit perfectly on your work space and is just the right size to pack around on your travels or to crop nights!

If you've not heard about the Minc machine, well, in short it's a must have if you're a party planner, card maker or simple love foiling - check out this easy illustration below to know what's the rave all about and how to create professional standard foiling at home:


We've got the UK version of the Minc (i.e. compatible with us) and we have restocked loads of Minc accessories and embellishments in Scrap-n-Crop.com!

So, with Christmas around the corner, better grab them quick as a gift or to start making lovely cards now - Click here to buy them now.
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

NEW ARRIVALS!!! Maggie Holmes Willow Lane Collection by Crate Paper available from Scrap-n-Crop.com


Willow Lane by Crate Paper transports me to a whimsical dreamland. With its perfectly pastel color palette of teals, pinks, blues, and yellows complementing quaint characters like foxes and pandas this collection is perfect for children theme paper crafting projects or even for ladies who are still girls at heart!

Our talented local designer Jessy Christopher continues to inspire with her take on Crate Paper's Willow Lane fanciful florals and lovely handwritten phrases - a blend of sophistication yet romantic and charming...
 

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

HOT PRODUCTS!!! Princeton Artist Brushes RESTOCK at Scrap-n-Crop.com

 Copyright Jenna Rainey

Check out what some big names in lettering artists love using from the Modern Calligraphy Summit in the video below
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With the more and more modern calligraphers using Princeton Artist Brush, and the massive interest in water colouring, we've been getting a lot of queries on them and one of the most common is what is so special about Princeton Artist Brush?


For us, we chose to supply Princeton Artist Brush because unlike other brush companies, Princeton concentrates and specialises in making ONLY brushes and their brushes are really value for money as they are quality built and will last very long if you care for the brushes appropriately.



So, here's a little bit about their brushes:


BRUSH CONSTRUCTION
HAIR - Just as they were in the past, artists’ brushes are still crafted by hand. Brush makers hand “cup” the hair to shape, so that each strand falls into place, giving the brush a fine tapered point or a clean, straight edge.
Hair is the most important and expensive part of the brush. We use the highest grade of hair to give you the best quality for your money.
Most hair types vary in quality. For example, all bristle hair is not the same; there are many different grades. The better grades offer unique properties, which enable them to hold more color and retain their shapes. Princeton offers a complete selection to meet different needs and budgets. Remember that a better quality hair makes a far better brush, and a better quality tool makes painting easier and more enjoyable.
FERRULE - This is the metal band, which holds the hair to the handle. Nearly all of our brushes have nickel-plated, seamless ferrules, so they will not rust or split.

HANDLE - Different hard woods are used, depending on where the brushes are manufactured: domestic or overseas. Handles are proportioned to balance in your hand and to give you more control. Three layers of lacquer and varnish are used to protect the wood from swelling and to shield the finish from cracking.
Hair is positioned within the ferrule to give maximum snap or responsiveness without going limp. This often means that as much as twenty five percent of the hair falls inside the ferrule or is trimmed at the back end, to allow secure fastening of the handle. The hair is thoroughly glued to the ferrule. The glue “seals” the ferrule, preventing any seepage of water or medium into the brush. Gluing the hair to the ferrule also prevents shedding of the hair. In addition, we crimp the ferrule to secure its hold on the handle.
HANDLE LENGTH - Generally the long handle, about 9” in length, is for easel work/traditional oil and acrylic painting. A short handle, 5” to 6” in length, is for watercolor and other painting done at a table.

SIZE - Using an appropriately sized brush head will save painting time and premature wear. Use of smaller size brushes, below size 4, are usually for detail work, medium sizes, 4 to 6, are for small areas, and large size brushes, above size 6, are for broad spaces.

BRUSH TYPES
BRUSHES FOR ACRYLIC - Synthetic hair brushes provide a smoother stroke than natural bristle, retain their stiffness, and when used with acrylics and other water based media, clean easily with soap and water. Most synthetic hair brushes are also more durable. When used with acrylics, natural bristle brushes tend to lose their stiffness, though natural hair brushes often carry more color. It is a matter of preference: synthetic or natural hair.
BRUSHES FOR OIL - Natural bristle brushes are not all alike. Yes, all hairs come from hogs or boars, but many factors affect the performance of the brush. The stiffest and the most desired bristles come from Chungking and Shanghai in China. The best bristle has long, soft split ends called “flags,” which increase the brush’s color-carrying capacity. Generally speaking, the more flags a brush has, the more color the brush holds. Control is further enhanced when the hairs curve inward and become interlocked. A good interlocked brush will maintain its original shape, help you to control the placement of color, and add textural qualities. Some artists who use acrylics prefer natural bristle, while some oil painters choose synthetic brushes. Again, it is your choice.

Sable is also used for blending and for fine detail in oil color. Unlike bristle, sable does not show brush strokes. Although natural bristle brushes can be used with acrylics, sable is not recommended.

BRUSHES FOR WATERCOLOR - Selecting the right watercolor brush can be both challenging and confusing. Natural hair, synthetics and combinations of the two offer seemingly endless choices. For example, sable hair is often recommended for watercolor painting. However, there are many different grades of sable. Even within the finest grade of sable, Kolinsky, there are variations in hair quality. In synthetics, two brushes can have the same hair color, but that may be where the similarities end. Inexpensive synthetic brushes often use a single diameter filament while better quality brushes are a blend of filament sizes. Multi-diameter filaments hold more color and are designed to simulate natural hair. Synthetics are often more durable and usually less expensive. The best synthetics and synthetic sable blends are indistinguishable in performance from many natural hair brushes.
DECORATIVE BRUSHES - Decorative artists have very specific needs related to the limitless techniques and mediums they employ in their art making. For that reason, our decorative series come in the broadest range of shapes and hair types. Our signature line, Select™, comes in 29 different shapes, includes 7 different types of hair filament and now features Petite brushes for fine detail painting.
Learn more about Select™ and other Princeton decorative series at inspiredbywillow.com
BRUSH SHAPES

Angle Shader
Angle Shader—A versatile brush used to paint both sharply defined edges and contrasting softly shaded areas like foliage.
Bright
Bright—Provides better control then flats for details; produces short, crisp paint strokes.

Fan
Fan—For blending and softening the edges of other strokes; dry brushing to create hair, trees, shrubbery and grass.
Filbert
Filbert—For edges and tight areas. Gives a rounded look to a flat stroke.
Flat
Flat—Broad sweeping strokes for laying in large areas of color like sky or foreground.
Flat Shader
Flat Shader—For blending and large, even strokes. Holds a lot of color. Clean crisp edges.
Grainer
Grainer—For creating multiple lines- grass, hair and fur.
Liner
Liner—Very long hairs create consistent thick to thin lines for tree branches, vines and foliage.
Mop
Mop—For covering large areas, softening and blending.
Round
Round—An all purpose brush; for fine detail and outlining; thin to thick lines, calligraphy.
Stroke
Stroke—Used for lettering, blending and glazing. Long hair length, holds a lot of color, hairs are longer than a shader.
Wash
Wash/Glaze—For broad strokes and blending. Apply washes of color or finishes.

BRUSH CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Brushes are an investment. If used and cared for properly, your brush will last a long time and perform better. A few basic suggestions:

Do not immerse the brush in paint up to the ferrule. Wet paint is hard to remove from this area and, if it dries, even more difficult.

Remove all excess paint with a rag or paper towel.

Never leave a brush soaking in water or mineral spirits for an extended period of time.

Never let your brush rest on its head. There are many accessories available that will suspend your brush.

Watercolor and acrylic paint should be cleaned with mild soap and water. Oil paint should be first cleaned with mineral spirits or turpentine and then with soap and water.

After cleaning, remove excess water, reshape the hairs into place with you fingers, and stand the brush upright on the handle to dry.

A little effort will protect your brush and save you money.

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To buy these professional artist grade brushes in Malaysia, please visit Scrap-n-Crop.com.

In addition to artist brushes, we have the Catalyst range of products fromPrinceton Artist Brush Co as well.

Click HERE to shop.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

SnC Warehouse is OPEN this Wednesday

Yes, Scrap-n-Crop.com's Scrap.Abode (warehouse) is OPEN this Wednesday
37 Jalan SL 2/2, Bandar Sungai Long, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
+6-012-386 2869 

or type Scrap-n-Crop into WAZE

Online purchases may be collected in person at Scrap-n-Crop.com's Scrap.Abode (warehouse) during the open days. 

However, please contact us 24 hours before hand with your PO# and details at:
admin@scrap-n-crop.com

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