Ideally, oil paint should contain maximum pigment content and should be combined with non-yellowing oils as well as a unique plasticizer to result in a smooth film.
The oldest civilizations, Greek, Roman or Egyptian have extensively used painting techniques based on mixtures of bees wax, mineral pigments and tempera.
The Flemish painter, Jan van Eyck (1395-1441), is said to have invented oil painting when he used the new medium to achieve a higher degree of realism in his work.
Did you know that if a document is bound with natural yellow gum, it will never be harmed by termites or fungus, as gum is termite-proof.
You know that your glue is of good quality if your brush applicator forms a thin, continuos thread while you remove it.
Nearly 5,000 years ago, the Egyptians were using hide glue for their furniture adhesive. This is proven by hairs found in Pharaoh's tombs and by stone carvings depicting the process of gluing different woods.
Scissors that claim to be child-safe should always be blunt at the end with round edges, so that they will not hurt anyone.
Scissors were invented thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt. These early scissors were made from just one piece of metal.
Scissors should always shear away what they are cutting, rather than actually cut off the material.
The crayon got its name from the French 'craie' or chalk, which came from the Latin 'creta' or chalk. The crayon was originally a pointed stick or pencil of coloured chalk.