Stewart Gill Paints & Products
The paint of choice by many mixed media artists, Stewart Gill paints are water-based, non-toxic and heat-fix simply with a hot dry iron. The colors are created using the finest Italian pigments, and are designed to be used both independently and layered with each other. Stewart Gill paints can be used on all fabrics — including both natural and synthetic blends — as well as paper, cardstock, shrink plastic, polymer clay, paperclay, Lutradur®, Tyvec®, foams and fusibles, leather, buckram, bone, shell, plaster. Essentially, any porous surface, or any one that can have heat applied to it, can have Stewart Gill products applied. Stewart Gill products are especially suited for textile use, as everything is archival, acid-free, and wash-permanent (machine or hand-wash, tumble dry, or dry clean), and offers a soft-to-touch feel.
Stewart Gill paints were originally created by husband and wife team Grant Stuart (a couture fashion and costume designer) and Rebecca Gill (a textile artist) in 1998, in order to have the very best coloration products for their professional textile commissions. Even after worldwide demand grew, the paints are still lovingly hand-produced in Scotland in small batches, using exactly the same recipes. A full range of metallic, matte, pearlescent and glitter paints for both beginners and professional users is available, giving amazing results on all surfaces. In addition to paints, Stewart Gill is known for wonderful texture products: Fresco Flakes and Gilding Chips. The company also produces a range of mediums and additives to further stretch and expand application of their products.