Spring is in the air and the 2014 Cheap Joe’s Spring Sales Event is proof!
Look at all of this great stuff! This annual sales event is our chance to introduce great new products for the spring, as well as, the name brands you just love! Take a glance at all of these exciting and innovative items that are featured at the best prices around!
New Art Stuff!
It is exciting to be introducing a whole new line of professional acrylics under the American Journey brand name! The wonderful acrylics have been made using a unique blend of acrylic polymer emulsion, thus, creating a high viscosity that dries flexible. They are also free of unnecessary fillers and other agents, such as compounds that are usually added to help reduce costs. Mill Strength means they are brimming with pure concentrated pigments straight from the mill to the tube. American Journey Artists’ Acrylic may be thinned with water or various acrylic mediums.
Available in 60 ml. tubes and select 150 ml. tubes.
Canson’s New Moulin du Roy watercolor paper (pronounced “Moo-lon Do Wah”, (yes, I also said “Roy” when I first read it!) is manufactured on a cylinder mould machine which gives it the feel and look of handmade paper. The paper has enhanced surface cohesion to allow several layers of paint without damaging the paper surface. Special internal and surface sizing allows for even and easy pigment spreading and wet strength.
Late last year, we introduced the first of the Pseudo Squirrel family, the squirrel tail wash brushes. I compared these synthetic squirrel wash brushes to the best of the best natural squirrel hair brushes and they held more water and were more resilient for a fraction of the cost. Now, we have some new additions to the line, with shapes and sizes for every purpose.
You won’t believe Miller’s Pseudo Squirrel Brush is not natural squirrel. In fact, you might argue that it’s better than than the real thing. Using the newest processes for synthetic brush manufacturing, the Pseudo Squirrel is thirstier and more resilient than its natural counterpart. This means no shedding, no breakage and best load-carrying ability but with added control for sharper edges.
The traditional watercolor handle is painted silver with a black tip and coated in a high gloss lacquer. A seamless nickel ferrule houses the Synthetic Squirrel bristle filaments.
Available now in rounds, flats, and oval shapes. Coming soon is the Pseudo Squirrel Quill Mop, available soon!
4. New Books-
Making Art: Materials and Techniques for Today’s Artist by Ed Brickler is only one of many new books included in the spring sales flyer. It is a great resource for any artist looking to master a wide range of tools and painting techniques. Learn how to paint and draw with tested tips and tricks covering a wide range of media including watercolor, acrylic, oil, encaustic and graphite. Learn how to transform your own art in new and exciting ways with this comprehensive painting and drawing book. Ed guides you through complete step-by-step demonstrations complete with close-up photos and simple instructions. Each demo shows you how to use different art tools and different media in a variety of ways.
160 pages, spiral bound art instruction book.
Also available- Creative You by Otto Kroeger and David B. Goldstein, Paint Stunning Crystal & Glass by Joyce Faulknor, and Secrets to Painting Realistic Faces in Watercolor by Carrie Stuart Parks and Rick Parks.
5. Gridvu Artist’s Drawing Tool for Artists-
The Gridvu Artist’s Drawing Tool is a viewable grid system that helps the artist to observe the interplay of visual elements in terms of scale, direction and location.
An innovative yet simple tool for artists, the Gridvu simplifies scale and proportion by making it easier to locate the center of the subject. The grid system breaks down sizes and distances into easy-to-calibrate sections providing a reference for the closer observation of lines and shapes in drawing or painting.
The Gridvu is portable and easy to store. Measures 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.
6. American Journey Watercolor Sample Sets-
We know that your watercolor tubes are an investment, so here’s an ample sample you may test before you invest. A little dab will go a long way, so each sample is generous enough to paint an entire picture. These great little clam shell palettes are made from sturdy compressed recycled materials and are the perfect size for travel journaling! You can even refill them when you have used all of the great American Journey samples! Try em’, then Buy em’!
Joe’s Essential Colors Set - This paint set includes an ample sample each of Aureolin, Blue Stone, Brown Madder, Gamboge, Joe’s Red, Joe’s Yellow, Quinacridone Gold Deep, Rambling Rose, Raw Sienna, Royal Amethyst, Skip’s Green and Ultramarine Blue.
Top 10 Colors Set - This paint set includes an ample sample each of Alizarin Crimson, Aureolin, Burnt Sienna, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Gamboge, Joe’s Blue, Quinacridone Gold, Raw Sienna and Ultramarine Blue.
Quinacridone Sample Set - This paint set includes an ample sample each of Alizarin Crimson, Brown Madder, Coral Red, Permanent Magenta, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet, Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Gold Deep, Quinacridone Red, Quinacridone Sienna, Quinacridone Violet and Rose Madder.
Joe’s Sample Colors Set - This paint set includes an ample sample each of Joe’s Blue, Joe’s Green, Joe’s Red and Joe’s Yellow.
Save your good brushes for painting! This economical natural bristle brush is great for varnishing, glazing or gessoing and encaustics. So inexpensive, you can use them up and dispose of them when you are done! Each brush has a short, un-lacquered wood handle with a tin ferrule.
Cheap Joe’s Big Red Sable Oil and Acrylic Brushes are created entirely of pure red sable. These art brushes are perfect for blending (like portrait work) as well as producing eye-catching details (like in still-life painting) in both oil and acrylic. Each paint brush has a beautifully crafted and perfectly balanced long handle that allows you to comfortably paint at standing or sitting at a tabletop easel. Now available in Filberts, Rounds, and Brights with three money saving sets to choose from!
The Miller’s Workhorse Interlocked Bristle Brushes offer interlocked Chungking bristle for maximum stability, endurance, spring and control. These art brushes are tough enough to suit the needs of any oil or acrylic artist. Workhorse Interlocked Bristle Brushes feature Chungking bristle, a nickel ferrule and a long handle.
Cheap Joe’s Big Red Sable Oil and Acrylic Brushes are created entirely of pure red sable. Each paint brush has a beautifully crafted and perfectly balanced handle that allows you to comfortably paint at standing or sitting at a tabletop easel.
Big Red Workhorse Combo Set - This 13 brush set includes 9 Miller’s Workhorse Interlocked bristle brushes (Size 14 Flat, Size 8 and 12 Bright, Sizes 6, 10 and 12 Filbert, Sizes 2, 4 and 8 Round and a Size 8 Fan) and three Cheap Joe’s Big Red Sable Brushes, Sizes 4, 8 and 12 Bright. All 13 brushes are conveniently nestled into a monogrammed zippered canvas brush holder. The savings make this complete set a great investment for beginners, as well as, professional artists!
Global Art Materials Canvas Pencil Cases are an attractive choice to carry your favorite artists pencils. This panel style pencil case is handcrafted with a finely woven 16 oz. canvas and features a black zipper to keep your pencils secure. Available cases to hold 24, 48, and 120 pencils, as well as, in assorted colors- Sage, Rose, Wheat, Steel Blue and Black.
Rembrandt Soft Pastels are world-renowned for their pure pigments, high degree of light-fastness and velvety consistency. Their creamy, softness allows them to be applied over existing layers of pastel and not move the color. This is achieved by the use of kaolin, an extra-fine clear china clay. Rembrandt Pastels are ideal for layering techniques. Available in twelve diverse sets including three New Sets- 15 Dark Shades, 40 Half-Stick Dark Shades and 120 Half-Stick Colors. Full stick measures approximately 7/16″ x 2 3/4″.
Digital projectors are an artist’s best tool when producing larger than life paintings. Artograph’s newest state-of-the-art LED 500 Digital Art Projector is brighter, lighter and uses 40% less power than its sister version the LED 300. At 500 Lumens and the high ratio of the luminance of the brightest white to the darkest black, this projector will give you a better, brighter image when you project your artwork, presentations or the one-of-a-kind home videos from your computer, your iPad® or iPhone®. The Artograph LED 500 Digital Art Projector comes complete with 19 new “Rule of Thirds” grids, remote with battery, storage bag, cables (RGB, Composite and Mini-Display Port to VGA Adapter [MAC]) and printed manual. Tripod and Deluxe or Economy hard cases sold separately.
The ArtBin Lift-Out Tray Box is the perfect way to store all your art or craft items for easy transport. Made from clear, heavy duty Polypropylene, the Lift-Out Tray Box is a great value in a two-level storage box. Comes complete with a comfort grip handle and matching latches. Available in two sizes, 14″ long and 16″ long. Made in the USA. Acid-Free. Stuff not included.
The Spring Sales Event continues until April 30th, 2014. So, there is plenty of time to shop and get the most out of your money! With hundreds of products at huge discounts, the Spring Sales Event Flyer is also teeming with “gift with purchase” offers, new stuff and lots of Cheap Joe’s inspiration! So, you don’t have to look any longer to find the best deals around!
Oh, I almost forgot! You also get $8.95 flat rate shipping to anywhere in the contiguous United States when you choose Joe’s Value Shipping and it’s FREE when you order $150.00 or more! Every order will also include our Spring Flower Mix seed packet, so you can start planting early! (There is a special discount on the back of your packet, so make sure you check it out, as well!) If you don’t have a sale flyer or catalog, feel free to request one on our website or call 800 227 2788.
Soon, the weather will warm, temperatures will rise, and it will be time to get outside and paint! With spring flowers on the way, you will have plenty of painting inspiration to choose from and now is the time to get everything you need to get going!
Happy Spring To It Day!
and May All of Your Days be Filled with Color!