Like most companies, Hahnemühle has products with their name and logo on them. And some of them are art accessories. You know, those handy little items that make it easier to use your paint and paper — especially when you are on the go. You’ll see some or all of these in a Hahnemühle World Watercolor Month giveaway. The link is below!
I thought it would be fun to show you some of my favorite items, so you know what you might win.
This is the one I use most. It’s a handy-dandy foldable water cup for carrying with you when you’re out and about. This is one of the nicest I’ve seen with a ribbon for carrying, and a lid.
The cup flattens down more than any other collapsible cup I’ve ever had. The lid fits whether it’s expanded or flattened. You don’t need to worry if you’re done, and you’ve still got drops of water trapped inside. The lid will keep them from getting on your painting or other items.
How secure does the lid fit? In the picture above, the cup is full of water and I was able to turn it upside down without fear. I wouldn’t trust it to stay on if the cup were being squeezed, knocked around a lot, or if the cup fell very far, but it stays on if you knock the cup over on the table. Don’t ask me how I know this.
These bright red clips are another item I use often. Honestly, not just for art. I use these to clip bills together, and keep my bread bags closed.
Good for any time you’d use clips.
They’re easy to open.
And they spread wide enough to hold the pages of your sketchbook open while you paint or draw, but are tight enough to hold a single sheet of paper to a hardboard.
You can use as a masking tape to hold your work flat while painting or as an element in mixed media work.
I’m told that there will be different colors eventually.
The next item is made of real wood, but it’s still called a bone folder.
You can use it to remove sheets from your block pads. The wood is thicker than many bone folders so I’ve found it doesn’t rip the paper the way many will do if you aren’t careful.
You can also use it in the more traditional way to press creases when you fold paper so it will be easier to tear.
Last, but not least, there’s a Hahnemühle apron. It’s made with a heavy, black fabric with an adjustable neck strap, tie strings that easily fit my zaftig* figure with length to spare, and big pockets for brushes. The Hahnemühle rooster and logo are beautifully stitched.
*zaftig = Uhm. It means I’m rather more than pleasingly plump.
So the catch is that for the most part, you have to find these items in giveaways, or store specials. Occasionally, stores will carry them for a while — if you see one you like, buy it while you can! They could be available at stores and just not listed. Don’t be shy and ask. They might be willing to special order if they don’t have them! And if enough people ask, they will start carrying them.
Over the years, I’ve received these items as a gift from Hahnemühle_USA, with no expectation that I would review them. I received no other considerations, though this post may contain affiliate links which help support Doodlewash. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.
WORLD WATERCOLOR MONTH GIVEAWAY: Hahnemühle Sketchbooks and Accessories!- $107 Value
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