Fine Arts

 

Fine Art Supplies & Creative Tools for the Artists

Available at our Ben Franklin Crafts store in Monroe, WA


 

Daniel Smith Products

New! Watercolors - Daniel Smith Watercolors are perfect for professional artists and beginners alike. Their formula provides dense and rich colors.

New! Watercolor Ground - It is an amazing product that let's you turn almost any surface into a toned or black ground for watercolor painting, as well as collage, pastels, pencils and mixed media work. It comes in Transparent, Pearlescent and White. Now, with this exciting new ground, anything you've dreamed of painting with watercolor can become a reality. It's easy to use - just brush it on!

New! Masking Fluid - Masking Fluid makes an impervious barrier to protect your watercolor paper and preserve the white areas by blocking watercolor washes from flowing into areas you don't want leaving crisp, clean edges.

Daniel Smith Watercolor Paints and Watercolor Ground

 

 

 

 

JUST IN! GOLDEN Acrylics (Heavy Body and High Flow)

High Flow Acrylic has an ink-like consistency that lends itself to a wide range of techniques, including staining, leveling, calligraphy, and mixed media.

GOLDEN Acrylics (Heavy Body and High Flow)

 

 

 

 

JUST IN! - PRINCETON Tools

• CONTOURS AND MINI BLADES: Fun shapes and convenient sizes. Heat-resistant, solvent-resistant, and dishwasher safe. Great for food crafting, ceramics, plaster, and heavy acrylic media.

Princeton Catalyst Contours and Mini Blades

 

 

• BLADES: Works well with all media. Use for painting, encaustics, ceramics, and food crafting. Solvent-resistant, heat-resistant, and easy to clean.

Princeton Catalyst Blades

 

 

• WEDGES: Works well with all media. Ergonomically designed to fit in your hand. Solvent-resistant, heat-resistant, and easy to clean.

Princeton Catalyst Wedges

 

 


 

These products are available in-store.

 

 

Molding Paste and Gesso

Molding paste and gesso are substrate treatments. They provide a base for your paint to adhere to while allowing for texture. Molding pastes are opaque products that can be used to create textural surfaces. Manipulation can be done while wet, or after the paste has dried. Paste can be sanded, carved by hand or with power tools, and mixed with acrylic colors.

 

 

 

Mediums

Mediums are the less viscous polymer that give added properties to you paint. Use Mediums to control transparency, viscosity and surface sheen. They can be thought of as colorless paints, as they are composed of similar polymers as the acrylic paints. They are the "glue" or binder that dry to form continuous, durable films. They are made of 100% acrylic polymers, and have excellent flexibility and chemical, water and ultraviolet radiation resistance.

 

 

 

Gels

Gels are a stiffer polymer that can add more body and give you the ability to have more peaks when added to the paint. They will also add more translucency. Can be mixed with acrylic colors.

 

 

 

Varnishes

Varnishes are top surface treatments that secure, protect and enhance finished paintings. UV resistant.

Gel, Medium, Gloss, Gesso

 

 

 

Paints

Our selection of fine art acrylics, watercolors and oils will provide you with an excellent range of colors and mediums. Make your painting experience enjoyable while you experiment and discover new methods of artistry. Our helpful staff is always available to answer questions or suggest product. All acrylic based & water-resistant pigmented ink with a high degree of lightfastness can be used straight in pen and ink or in mixed media.

Acrylic Paints

 

 

 

Brushes

Our outstanding collection of brushes are suitable for beginner to the more advanced.  Choose from watercolor, acrylic and oil brushes or enjoy the benefit of brush sets created with your projects in mind. We offer the finest quality at the best prices.

Paint Brushes

 

 

 

Zentangle

What is Zentangle? It is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. We have many books and supplies for you to get started. You can Zentangle on many surfaces: metal, glass, jewelry, etc.  The books range from the beginner to the fashionista. They provide the most inspiration.  Learn more on our blog.

Paint Books, Zentangle, Abstract, kids

 


 

Paints:

Acrylics
Winsor Newton's Galleria
Golden Trail Set
Grumbacher Academy
Amsterdam Paint
Reeves Sets

Oils
Le France & Bourgeois Starter Set
Williamsburg Trial Set
Winsor Newton's Winton
Bob Ross
Reeves Sets

Watercolor
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
Kuretake Gansai Tambi
Reeves Sets
Prang Cakes
Reeves Gouache sets

And a selection of Gessos, Mediums and Varnishes.

 

Brushes:

A selection of natural and synthetic brushes by
Princeton Art & Brush Co.
Royal & Langnickel
Loew-Cornell
Bob Ross

 

Surfaces:

Paperfor wet and dry media
Strathmore - NEW SIZES
Canson
Fluid
Yasumoto
Art Advantage

Canvas
Stretched
Gallery Wrap
Regular Wrap
Black or White
All types come in a wide variety of sizes.

Boards
Art Advantage

Masonite and watercolor canvas available by special order (restrictions may apply)

 

Drawing & Graphics:

Curves
Protractors
Rulers – clear & metal
Drafting pencil
T-square
Triangles
Flow chart
Stencils

Pencil: Graphite, Charcoal, Colored, Watercolor, and Woodless
General Pencil Co.
Derwent
Reeves
Prismacolor
Prang
Koh-I-Noor
Faber-Castell

Charcoal: Pencil, Compressed, and Vine
General Pencil Co.
Winsor & Newton
Alphacolor
Derwent

Pastels: Chalk and Oil
Le France & Bourgeois
Portfolio
General Pencil Co.
Pentel
Faber-Castell
Loew-Cornell

And a selection of blending stumps, tortillons, erasers, sharpeners and rulers.

 

Inks:

Kuretake
Yasutomo
Design, Calligraphy, Markers
Higgins
Daler-Rowney
Sanford
Itoya
Pentel
Copic

 

Easels:

Art Alternatives
Easels – both wood and metal
Table Models & Floor Models
Stanrite
Winsor & Newton
Deluxe

 

Also available:

Badger Airbrushes
Jacquard airbrush paint
Palettes
Supplies storage
Clean-up supplies





 

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