Fine Arts


Fine Art Supplies & Creative Tools for the Artists

Available at our Ben Franklin Crafts store in Monroe, WA


Canvas Sale

Stretched Canvas Sale

Buy 17 or more, get 70% off reg. price

Buy 6-16, get 60% off reg. price

Buy 1-5, get 50% off reg. price

Sale runs now through Sat. March 31, 2018.
Looking for canvas craft ideas? Visit our Pinterest Board!



Our Fine Arts Department is bigger than ever!

We are excited to announce that we have expanded our Fine Arts Department. You'll find new supplies for all artists. Come see our new selection!

Our Fine Arts Department has expanded!

Our Fine Arts Department has expanded!

Our Fine Arts Department has expanded!





New arrival! Ken Oliver Color Burst Watercolor Powders

Use Ken Oliver Color Burst Watercolor Powder to create backgrounds for your cards, scrapbook pages and mixed media projects. Details on our blog - click here.

Ken Oliver Color Burst Watercolor Powders





New! Profolio Midtown Cases and Portfolios

The portfolios fit inside the Midtown Cases! Come in multiple sizes. Choose from grey or black cases.



Profolio Midtown Cases and Portfolios




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)






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

Gel, Medium, Gloss, Gesso





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





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





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




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

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

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

And a selection of Gessos, Mediums and Varnishes.



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



Paperfor wet and dry media
Strathmore - NEW SIZES
Art Advantage

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

Art Advantage

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


Drawing & Graphics:

Rulers – clear & metal
Drafting pencil
Flow chart

Pencil: Graphite, Charcoal, Colored, Watercolor, and Woodless
General Pencil Co.

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

Pastels: Chalk and Oil
Le France & Bourgeois
General Pencil Co.

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



Design, Calligraphy, Markers



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


Also available:

Badger Airbrushes
Jacquard airbrush paint
Supplies storage
Clean-up supplies


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