In this post I’ll be sharing with you a quick video where you can watch me unbox each item and catch a glimpse of five different art supplies at work, as well as what pieces of collage material come in a very stuffed package. I will also be challenging myself to create an art journal page using these items, so make sure to come back tomorrow for that video! But before we get to that, let me explain why art supplies are the fuel for creative fire.
First of all, you’ve caught me…I don’t actually need any new art supplies. But, while making art is my passion, buying art supplies provides me the instant gratification that cannot come with literally watching paint dry. Its easy to become discouraged by a bad sketch or a slip of the paintbrush, but fresh pens and new paint is where the potential for greatness hides! Even ‘cheap’ acrylics and office supplies can transform a plain piece of paper into the blueprints for a masterpiece. Regardless, even if they don’t produce greatness, trying new supplies is always a fun experience.
Purchased Supplies (seen above):
• Vintage Style Collage Material, 63 piece pack (Tim Holtz brand)
• Honeycomb Stencil, 1 piece (Tim Holtz brand)
• Metallic Silver Gellyroll Pens, 3 piece .4mm tips (Sakura brand)
• Brush Tip Wink of Stella Marker, silver (ZIG brand)
• Ink Sprays, 2 pack w/ 2 oz purple & 2 oz turquoise (Dylusions brand)
• Micron Pen Set, 3 piece w/ .45mm & .35mm & .25mm tips (Sakura brand)
Well, I haven’t splurged in a while (on art supplies, that is) and decided to go to the store just to see if there were any deals worth exploiting. I was able to get 2 items on sale, 1 item on clearance, and—with the help of my husband and a coupon code—get 2 of my last 3 items each at 40% off retail price! I’ll be honest by saying that all of my shopping excursions don’t usually end up looking so thrifty, but I wasn’t willing to spend as much as I might during a more impulsive trip. It also helped that the store was only open for another half hour, strictly limiting how many products I could handle and covet.
So, without further ado, here is the video you’ve skipped through the text to get to…