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.