In case you didn’t see my posts from the other site. Here’s the post of the review of some supplies I ordered from dickblick.com.
Ok. So I finally had some time to play with my new art supplies in between taking care of my cute little one. The first thing is my FAVOURITE! I love these little glass jars. I can pour hot water into them to mix up my paint, and then put a lid on them so nothing spills when I’m not using them. I had to write on the lids to tell the difference between the coffee though. Otherwise, they get mixed up when you move them. Oops.
I already knew I liked the Canson XL watercolor paper because, I was already using it. The Stanislaus brush set that I got didn’t work out. Even though it’s advertised for watercolor and acrylic, it’s too stiff for watercolor. I would consider it more of a craft acrylic brush. I’ll probably keep them for that, but I’ll need to get different brushes. These were cheap. So at least I didn’t spend a lot of money on something that didn’t work out. This is why I don’t have a painting for you guys. Even though I had time to mess around a little, the brushes ruined my painting. Sadness.
The Golden Archival Spray Varnish seems to work out alright. My only suggestion is to make sure it stays outside for a while, or in a very well ventilated room. The fumes are not pleasant. I also tested the Sakura Micron pen on the painting that didn’t work out. The pen works nicely. I’ll have to redo the painting thouh. I think it’ll be easier signing with the pen than how I have been doing it. Hopefully they’ll be a new painting for you soon!