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Hobby Lobby Art Supplies Clearance Haul

I went to Hobby Lobby this week and was able to score some great art journal supplies at a deep discount and keep within my art budget.  As you know, art supplies can be expensive.  I am taking an art class at my local college.  For these classes the teacher prepares a list of supplies needed to complete all the assignments.  This does become expensive.  After going to Michaels, JoAnns and the Art Supply Warehouse, I end up having to spend around $150 for those supplies.  I know I will be taking more classes so now I keep a look out for sales and discounts.

I find out that the Hobby Lobby by my house has been clearing a lot of their merchandise out of the store.  The shelves are not very stocked and so many of the products used to purchase have disappeared from the store.  I found that Hobby Lobby can be expensive when it comes to art supplies (painting, drawing and art journaling)  so I did not buy anything there when I was getting my kit together for school last January.

I was really surprised to find a set of Stadler color pencil sets at extremely discounted prices. I paid $1.24 for a box of 24 colour pencils.  I paid $2.99 for a Johanna Basford Colouring Canvas.  It is reinforced so that the user can use colour pencils to fill in the color of the canvas.

I bought two of the canvases. I am a fan of Johanna Basford's artwork and thought these would be great to hang them without coloring them in.

I also picked up a colored pencil set from Faber-Castell and their Eco Pencil line.  The box above was marked down to $2.49 for a box of 24 Grip EcoPencils.  The grip is little dots on the pencil that makes it easier to hold.

I got a box of 24 triangular Color Pencils with a break resistant lead for $1.74.  That is a pretty big markdown.

The next box is a box of 12 Metallic Colored EcoPencils for $1.74.  They are pretty fun to use on black or brown paper.

I also got a set of Royal & Langnickel Black Taklon Paint brushes for $3.49.  I also found a Royal & Langnickel Water Color set for $2.49 which came with a pad of watercolor paper, 10 watercolor tubes, a plastic pallet, 2 brushes, and a spatula type tool.

I was able to pick up quite a lot of supplies that I can use for practicing what I am learning at school. I have to save my expensive art quality supplies for assignments that I turn in to the teacher.  Being able to take advantage of these mark downs was great and I will get a lot of use from them.

Note: This is not a sponsored post, I do not work nor am I associated with Hobby Lobby.   I used my own money to pay for my purchase and just wanted to share my finds with my readers.

Tuesday Morning Art Journaling Supplies Haul $10 Challenge

The Tuesday Morning Stores are a great resource for buying art journaling and travelers journal supplies at a discount.  I recently did another shopping challenge with my friend to see what items I could purchase at the store without exceeding the budget.  The one rule we have is that we do not purchase anything that we truly will not use.

The first item that I bought was a Dina Wakley Ranger Stamp & Stencil Set (Essential Sihouttes) for $4.99.  This set sells for around $12.99 on Amazon.  I enjoy the Dina Walkley line and getting this set at that price was a cool score.  I will use these in my art journal and planners.  Below is a close up of the stamps.  They have some fun details.

The stencil has a good assortment of patterns that I will get a lot of use of.

The second item was a sticker sheet full of different quotes and phrases the "Little Bicycle line.  I thought the inspirational quotes are great to use in my planners and art journal.

I did not find anything else that I needed or wanted.  The total with tax came out to less than $8 which was below the $10 budget we had set for the day.  I think it was a pretty good haul for the amount I had to spend.  If you want to see a past haul I did at Tuesday Morning, then just click here to go to that post.

Note: This is not a sponsored post, I paid for everything with my own funds.