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SunRai

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Reply #15 on: September 22, 2012, 09:27:49 PM
Thanks, Val!  I usually do check around before I order.  I don't use W & N watercolors so I didn't look!  I use Daniel Smith, because they are located in my hometown, and I get a 10% student discount.  They're great paints, and local, which makes it easy for me!  If I want to cross the bridge to Seattle, then I can also shop at Dick Blick, which is a fun shopping trip!

Speaking of student discount, I get that at several art stores around here - I found that out when I went in with a supply list for a computer art class i was taking.  They asked if I was a student, and I said, well, sort of, an online class.  That was good enough for them!  So, now I always tell them I'm taking an online art class (if I really am, which I always am!) and I get that discount.  So, it might not hurt to ask at whatever store you shop at, and maybe you'll save some money!  I never thought of being a student at my age, and online!  WOW - makes me feel young again!!
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Reply #16 on: September 23, 2012, 06:37:28 AM
Anything I purchase usually has to be ordered via the internet. Since shipping is so expensive, I only order when in an area that I know has reliable shipping. So that only happens maybe once a year...twice if I'm lucky.
Otherwise I must make do with whatever I can find locally...wherever I am!   :D

Will look into 'student discount' if available for internet orders.   O0
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Reply #17 on: November 06, 2012, 11:50:07 AM
Wish I had different art stores to choose from....... I'm in your boat Val.
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Reply #18 on: January 25, 2013, 10:30:19 AM
I recently started to paint on canvas panels instead of stretched canvas, which means that the final results need to be framed.  I wanted to buy five frames for the Big 5 painting lessons, but I did not want to pay a lot for the frames. I looked on line but was unsure about whether the companies were reputable.   I finally found a supplier on line that not only offered wholesale prices but was also in my neighbourhood. I was able to both visit them and talk to them on the phone.  To purchase from them you do not need to own a business but must order a minimum number of frames--in this case 5,  sometimes delivery is included.   I ordered the frames and I am quite happy with the results.  The 16 x 20 inch solid wood frame, along with hanging hardware only cost me $17.00 each.  I could not find anything in the stores near that price.  They also sell mats--in small or larger quantity, which means that you don't have to fool around with cutting them yourself, if you can't afford to have them cut professionally.  Their website in Canada is matshop.ca, they also have a US based website called matshop.com.  I can quite easily say that I recommend them.


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Reply #19 on: January 25, 2013, 12:13:17 PM
 :thankyou:  Gail for that information.  Patricia
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Reply #20 on: January 27, 2013, 06:15:44 AM
Michael's has STRATHMORE® 300 SERIES YELLOW ARTIST PAPER PADS - 40% OFF for all you wonderful drawers out there.  Valid January 27, 2013 through February 2, 2013
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Reply #21 on: January 27, 2013, 07:01:18 AM
Thanks, Lanie. Is it pretty smooth???
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Reply #22 on: January 27, 2013, 07:50:03 AM
Gee Sarah, I'm sorry but I don't know.  Found the ad and thought I'd pass it on.
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Reply #23 on: January 27, 2013, 09:30:18 AM
That's okay. I'll check if I get into 'the big city' before the 2nd. Thanks for the tip, and keep passing them on. :1hug:
Sarah


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Reply #24 on: January 27, 2013, 09:45:49 AM
Strathmore 300 has a medium surface and weight. 400 comes in medium or smooth, 500 in medium or plate (ultra-smooth)
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Reply #25 on: January 27, 2013, 09:49:39 AM
Wow! Thank you Ray. I have been trying to figure this out since I started Let's Draw. Some of the catalogues make it clear as mud. Now I just have to see what is sold here. You're an :angel: .
Sarah


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Reply #26 on: January 27, 2013, 10:22:36 AM
Ahhh, did I miss something here? I buy Strathmore watercolour paper - yellow covers 300 series and the brown, 400 series, but I never thought to use it for drawing on. I find it rather rough (it is cold pressed) and thought it would have too much tooth for pencil. . . . but what do I know. The 400 series does have a smoother side but still. . . . . Or, do they make a drawing paper and that is what you are talking about?
I use Grumbacher Multi-Media Drawing paper. medium weight (77lbs) and moderate tooth. Works for me.
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Reply #27 on: January 27, 2013, 11:15:39 AM
We are talking about drawing paper, Roxy.
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Reply #28 on: January 27, 2013, 12:27:47 PM
So, to further educate me, Strathmore makes drawing paper and uses the same coloured covers as the watercolour pads? I'll have to look in Michaels next time I'm in the city. It would be nice to have actual drawing paper!
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Reply #29 on: January 27, 2013, 12:36:22 PM
I only know their drawing paper. I didn't even know that they made watercolour paper.

Strathmore isn't widely obtainable in the UK.
Ray


 

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