Easy Gift Sets for Artists!

Hey, everyone!

If you’re like me, you’ve probably put off your Christmas shopping ’til the last minute because you’re not sure what to get your loved ones…
So the Cheap Joe’s gang has put together some nifty art sets in the retail store that’ll make even the most clueless shopper seem like a gift-giving pro!
Unfortunately, we don’t sell these sets online (yet!), but you can recreate them on your own by clicking the products I’ve listed beneath each picture!


For that acrylic lover in your life, you can grab:
Some tubes of Joe’s Prime Really Good Lightfast Acrylic in Cadmium Yellow Medium, Ultramarine, Cadmium Red Medium, Payne’s Gray and Titanium White.
They’ll also need some brushes, like the Cheap Joe’s White Synthetics in round size 3, round sz 8, bright sz 6, and flat sz 10.
And of course, something to paint on! Why not one of the coveted Joe’s Prime Cradled Painting Panels?


Or for the more experienced painter, there’s any of our American Journey Artists’ Acrylic Sets!


Maybe you or someone you love is looking to break into oil painting! If so, you should pick up:
The primaries in Jack Richeson Shiva Series: Naphthol Red Medium, Hansa Yellow, Ultramarine Blue Deep, Sap Green, Dioxazine Violet, and Titanium White.
Brushes, like a round sz 2, bright sz 2, and filbert sz 6 in the Miller’s Workhorse Interlocked Bristle Brushes, and definitely treat yourself with a Big Red Sable bright sz 8!
Then use all of that stuff on a 9×12 Cradled Wood Panel or Canvas Panel!


And there’s always a watercolorist in every group! Give them the gift of:
A 10×5.5″ Kilimanjaro Watercolor Paint Book; 5 tubes of American Journey Artists’ Watercolor in Joe’s Red, Joe’s Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, and Hooker’s Green Dark; a round sz 2, round sz 10, and flat sz 3/4″ in the Cheap Joe’s Golden Fleece line; and a collapsible water bucket + sponge, all wrapped up in a Silver Brush Petite Tote!


Or for the watercolorist who’s always on the go, we’ve got the Watercolor Pencil Set! It contains:
A 9×12″ Visual Journal, 12-set of Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils, and a Niji Waterbrush!
Perfect for painting en plein air!


Colored pencil art is becoming more and more popular, why not join the fun with a set of:
Faber-Castell Polychromos or Prismacolor Premier colored pencil sets!
You can use them on this awesome Canson XL Smooth Bristol Pad or a Strathmore 400 Series Colored Pencil Pad!
And don’t forget a pencil sharpener!


Or maybe you know a budding illustrator who could use some more supplies!  You should get them:
This Canson XL Recycled Bristol Pad, a 12-Set of Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Brush Tip Markers, and 5-Set of Fine-Tipped Prismacolor Premier Illustration Markers.
Man, I’m drooling over those just writing about them!


Wanna get jiggy with some alcohol inks?  You should get:
Baja Blue, Santa Fe Red, Sunbright Yellow, Passion Purple, Rich Gold (it’s metallic!) and the Claro Extender from Jaquard Piñata and the Yupo Sample Pack!


For the artist who’s done ALL of the above and is looking for something new, why not try printmaking?
This Gelli Plate Set contains:
An 8×10″ Strathmore 400 Series Heavyweight Printmaking Pad, a Cheap Joe’s White Synthetic Flat sz 1/2″, Jo Sonja Artists’ Color in Aqua, Napthol Crimson, and Yellow Green.
Plus, obviously, a 5×7″ Gelli Arts Printmaking Plate, and a Princeton Catalyst Contour to make cool designs!


And for the artist who’s starting from scratch, the Sketchbook Set can kick it off right!
You’ll want to get:
An 8.5×11″ Canson Basic Sketchbook, the Cheap Joe’s Artists’ Sketching Pencils Set, the Conté a’ Paris Limited Edition Tin of sketching crayons, a pencil sharpener, and a pencil case!

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