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This introduces our extensive range of Bases for Miniature Painting

Mammoth Ivory


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Genuine Mammoth Ivory over 10,000 years old, relcaimed from Russian permafrost.
Specially selected, cut and finished to give an excellent painting surface indistinguishable to all but the specialists, from elephant ivory, without any legal or ethical constraints.
Available in rectangular or elliptical sheets approximately 0.5mm (0.020") thick. Standard sizes are:


50 x 40mm Oval (approx. 2" x 1 5/8")

Price £18.85

60 x 50mm Oval (approx. 2½" x 2 1/8")

Price £25.99

90 x 70mm Oval (approx. 3 3/8" x 2½")

Price £29.65

90 x 70mm Rectangle (approx. 3 3/8" x 2½")

Price £29.65

Ivorine

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Production of genuine Ivorine ceased in the UK in May 1994. Since this time it has been available from another manufacturer and has now been accepted by miniaturists at large.

Accordingly we are able to offer this material in sheets approximately 5¾" x 7¾" at £4.95 sheet

This product is on hold until a product can be found to replace it.

 

Polymin is fast becoming the replacement for Ivorine. It is very consistant & stable and does not distort with age.

It is ideal for watercolour, oil our acrylic painting

Polymin Original

The alterative to Ivorine

The modern base for Miniatures - dimensionally stable, chemically resistant , translucent, surface treated plastic sheet. The base material has been used for archival applications for 40 years without degradation. It has been colour matched to antique ivory. Due to manufacturing, sheet sizes are approximate. Thickness 0.006"

200mm x 140mm (8" x 5½") Price £3.50 or 200mm x 280mm (8" x 11") Price £6.95 per sheet

See Smoothcard to stiffen product

Polymin White

The alterative to Ivorine

The same base material and sheet size as Polymin Original. This product has been produced by special request for Landscape and Seascape painters to allow for bright whites in the subject matter. Due to manufacturing, sheet sizes are approximate. Thickness 0.006"

200mm x 140mm (8" x 5½") Price £3.50 or 200mm x 280mm (8" x 11") Price £6.95 per sheet

See Smoothcard to stiffen product

Polymin Original & White

The alterative to Ivorine

"NEW" By special request, now supplied as a backed sheet to give more rigidity.

Polymin is dimensionally stable, chemically resistant , translucent, surface treated plastic sheet. The base material has been used for archival applications for 40 years without degradation. Due to manufacturing, sheet sizes are approximate. Thickness 0.016"

200mm x 140mm (8" x 5½"). Price £4.95 or 200mm x 280mm (8" x 11") £9.90 per sheet.

Smooth Card

This is an adhesive faced lightweight (250 gsm) acid free card which can be used to provide a reflective backing to your picture whilst at the same time giving extra rigidity. The adhesive used is a permanent one therefore repositioning of the picture is not possible. Smoothcard is supplied in sheets approximately 8" x 6".

8" x 6" Price £1.05 or 8" x 12" Price £2.10 per sheet

Vellum

The finest quality Kelmscott Vellum. Standard sheet size 7" x 5".
7" x 5" Price £13.75 or 8" x 6" Price £18.75 each . Other sizes available on request.
Also available Natural Calfskin and Goatskin Vellum and Sheepskin Parchment in cut sizes from 6" x 4" to whole skins.

Polymers Smooth

100%Acid Free

Paper Based Range of Painting Bases

New Base Range

A superior, enviromentally friendly paper based painting surface exclusive to Polmers Plus. It is specially selected for its smooth surface with limited absorption, attractive colour range, heavy weight, ca 350gsm, 100% acid free. Available in sheets

Moonlight Smooth 21 x 15cm (8" x 6"approx.) Price 0.85p per sheet £ 7.50 for a pack of 10sheets
Ballard Smooth 21 x 15cm (8" x 6"approx.) Price 0.85p per sheet £ 7.50 for a pack of 10 sheets
Durleston Smooth 21 x 15cm (8" x 6"approx.) Price 0.85p per sheet £ 7.50 for a pack of 10 sheets
Ivory Smooth 21 x 15cm (8" x 6"approx.) Price 0.85p per sheet £ 7.50 for a pack of 10 sheets
8" x 12" Price £1.60 each or £13.00 for a pack of 10 sheets.
Larger sizes on application

Bristol Board

A paper based painting surfaces, frequently used for Miniatures, Silhouettes and Calligraphy.
Sheet size approximately 8" x 6" (203 x 152mm).Price £0.80 per sheet.

Porcelain Blanks

Opaque white porcelain blanks approximately 4 mm thick normally used in conjunction with paints that are fired after application, but can be used with acrylics, oils and watercolours. In all of these cases varnishing or lacquering is recommended. Painting on porcelain blanks can be framed as pictures or mounted and worn as jewellery. Mounts for brooches, earrings, stick pins etc. are available for most of these blanks.

Elliptical blanks   Circular blanks
10 x 8 mm (3/8" x 5/16") Price £2.15p each 18 mm diam. (¾") Price £2.60p each
14 x 10 mm (9/16" x3/8") Price £2.25p each 21 mm diam. (7/8") Price £2.75p each
18 x 13 mm (11/16" x ½") Price £2.75p each 27 mm diam. (1 1/16") Price £3.20p each
40 x 30 mm (1 3/8" x 1¼") Price £3.75p each    

Ceramic Alumina

This is a completely new base upon which to paint miniatures. It is thin (0.025" or 0.6 mm except where indicated), absolutely flat, rigid, chemically inert, dimensionally stable, will withstand temperature and humidity fluctuations without any change, and is unlikely to be affected by ultra violet light and other ageing influences. It is slightly translucent, has a clean white colour and a superb matt surface on both sides which will accept all media. Watercolours, even staining colours can be easily lifted off, but this does not apply to pastels, pencils or some inks which could require the use of a gentle abrasive product like Flash cream or Cif. Being a thin rigid ceramic material it will break if mishandled also, it is not possible to cut it by conventional methods.

Ellipse 74 x 59 mm (2 7/8" x 2 3/8") Price £5.65 each

Rectangle 75 x 63 mm (3" x 2½") Price £2.75 each.