When it comes to art supplies, much has been said about the importance of working with the best quality materials possible. Oh, how true! At the same time, though, there’s something to be said in favor of having a few inexpensive art supplies on hand.
The best thing I can say is that cheap means fun, as often as not. I love having a supply of inexpensive watercolor paper, cheap sets of paint, and bargain-priced brushes for the grandkids to play with. Yes, at times I do let them use my “artist-grade” materials, but most of our projects are just as much fun — as turn out just as successfully — when we go to my “kid’s bin” of art and craft supplies.
But cheap art supplies are not for kids and grandkids only, I’ve learned. I also have fun using very inexpensive watercolor paper, paints, and brushes. I…
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