Fine Art Supplies & Creative Tools for the Artists
Available at our Ben Franklin Crafts store in Monroe, WA
Ink Art Supplies
We have a great selection of quality supplies to help you be successful with your Ink Art designs.
Sale going on now!
Faber-Castell Polychromos Color Pencils
24-Piece Tin Set: SALE $49.97 (reg. $69.99) While supplies last.
36-Piece Tin Set: SALE $69.97 (reg. $99.99) While supplies last.
Polychromos Colored Pencils contain the highest-quality pigments for unsurpassed lightfastness. They have a buttery smooth color laydown and can be easily blended for layered effects, highlights and transitions. Thick 3.8mm leads are break and water-resistant, smudgeproof. They provide permanent, rich color and sharp fine lines with excellent point retention.
30-Piece Drawing Set
Graphite, charcoal & soft pastel. SALE $29.97 (reg. $34.99). Limited time offer.
Magic Painting Board
SALE $24.97 (reg. $34.99). Limited time offer.
Paint with water and watch the image disappear. Fun and creative for any artistic level! Re-use over and over again!
Stipple Texture Professional Series Paper
9" x 12" Pads (25 sheets).
This uniquely textured paper has a pebble-like surface that's ideal for shading and blending. Use Stipple Paper with dry media such as soft pencil, crayons, charcoal, and pastels. It's also excellent for detailed cartooning, sketching, and drawing.
Derwent Watercolor Pencils
The Derwent watercolor pencils can be used wet or dry, on wet or dry paper, to achieve a variety of effects, from bold, vibrant images to delicate watercolour washes.
Grumbacher Watercolor Paints
Only finely ground pigments are used in making this smooth, rich paint. Either straight from the tube or when mixed with white, strokes and washes are vibrant and luminescent.
Daniel Smith Products
Watercolors - Daniel Smith Watercolors are perfect for professional artists and beginners alike. Their formula provides dense and rich colors.
Watercolor Ground - (video introduction). 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!
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.
SAKURA Koi Water Colors - Field Sketch Travel Kit
Includes a refillable water brush to transport and store water while on the road, dabbing sponges, built-in palette, mini watercolor cakes, and plastic case. Perfect for plein air painting! Sets of 24, 18, or 12 colors.
Strathmore Art Paper Pads
Choose from drawing, tracing, watercolor, mixed media or sketching tablets.
Portfolio Series - Water Soluble Oil Pastels
Dip in water or use a wet brush to blend colors and create exciting watercolor effects.
Copic markers are high quality alcohol markers developed for, and widely adopted by, the Japanese manga industry, Copic markers are ideal for all styles of art, design, illustration, and crafts.
General's Brand Pencils
We have assorted styles including drawing, woodless graphite, white charcoal, black charcoal, china markers and more.
Calligraphy Pens and Sets
Shop our Fine Art Department for a variety of calligraphy pens and calligraphy starter kits. We're here to help! If you're not sure what supplies you need, our knowledgeable staff is ready to help!
Strathmore Designs for Watercoloring
Relax and enjoy the soothing process of adding colors to pre-printed designs.
$6.99 per pad. Different styles to choose from.
Koh-I-Noor Watercolor Wheels
Four stackable trays hold 24 rich, opaque watercolors. $9.99
Our Fine Arts Department is bigger than ever!
You'll find supplies for all artist levels. Come see our new selection!
FABER-CASTELL PITT ARTIST PEN SETS
Perfect for creative lettering, these pens have brush nib that works like a paintbrush for wide or thin lines. India ink won't bleed through and color can be layered on paper, canvas and journals.
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.
Profolio Midtown Cases and Portfolios
The portfolios fit inside the Midtown Cases! Come in multiple sizes. Choose from grey or black cases.
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.
• 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.
• BLADES: Works well with all media. Use for painting, encaustics, ceramics, and food crafting. Solvent-resistant, heat-resistant, and easy to clean.
• WEDGES: Works well with all media. Ergonomically designed to fit in your hand. Solvent-resistant, heat-resistant, and easy to clean.
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.
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.
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.
Winsor Newton's Galleria
Golden Trail Set
Le France & Bourgeois Starter Set
Williamsburg Trial Set
Winsor Newton's Winton
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
Kuretake Gansai Tambi
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
Paper – for wet and dry media
Strathmore - NEW SIZES
Black or White
All types come in a wide variety of sizes.
Masonite and watercolor canvas available by special order (restrictions may apply)
Rulers – clear & metal
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
Easels – both wood and metal
Table Models & Floor Models
Winsor & Newton
Jacquard airbrush paint