Friday, October 8, 2010

Cool deal at Dick Blick

(And why does that sound like it could be the title for a porn film?)

If you like Derwent Inktense pencils or you've been wanting to try them check out this listing.

The pack of 24 is only $26.32, plus it comes with a four pack of Winsor & Newton brushes. They are the smaller brushes, but they're not eeny little ones only a miniaturist could use. There was a size 1 rigger, a short flat, and two rounds, a 1 and a 5. Plus the Inktense set came with a small 4 1/2 by 6 inch sketchbook attached. All that for about $30.00!

*gives high sqee*

Sorry, it's just that I've been wanting the 24 set of Inktense pencils and they've been going for almost $20 on eBay. So I figured at that price I might as well buy from Dick Blick (porn star in a previous life?) and pay a little extra for shipping to get the free gift. I didn't expect to get a sketchbook as well.

Anyway if y'all know any art supply addicts pass the word. I'm thinking of ordering another set for a friend's daughter. I got her a set of 24 watercolor pencils for 5.88 (eBay) and a set of 24 Graphitint (Michael's clearance; was 54.99, priced down to 7.99)

Now I don't know what to do with my gently used Inktense pencils. Maybe sell them on Etsy for shipping cost only?

Actually Etsy won't let you do that, you have to charge for what it would cost to ship, and put shipping down as 'free'.

Found that out from someone who sells off her scrap watercolor paper. (I think her shop does graphics and scrap booking printed stuff.) She ends up with these rectangular scraps after cutting down her 22x30 sheets so she 'sells' them for shipping only on Etsy.

They actually sell too. A lot faster than other supplies.

Anyway if y'all know any other arty types let them know about the Inktense pencils in case they want some.

Edit: The person selling the watercolor cutting blanks is Orange Art Cat. Orange Art Cat does art photography and prints on the watercolor paper.

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