If you made a new year's resolution to become a master painter this year, this paint set will make your resolution come true. It's a "Paint your own Masterpiece Set" in which you paint a masterpiece of a famous artist.
Right now, we have 2 Van Gogh paintings to choose from; "Still Life" or "Starry Night". Start with the pre-printed grayscale canvas. Think about what colors to use and where to apply them. Or alternatively, you could even mix your own colors to create your personalized rendition of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings.
This set includes everything you need. See images below of what is included. Buy a Masterpiece Paint set at this link.
Did you know we sell 100 packs of clear bags in many different sizes? We know artists love them to keep their art safe, clean and dry. We know art venders love them to package up art prints they're selling. We love them to put together all kinds of art kits. What would you do with them?
They start as small as 2.5"x3.5" for artist trading cards for only $4.05 for 100 and go all the way up to 32"x40" for a pack of 50 for $83.27. Each clear bag:
See all sized and prices at this link.
Whew! 2020 is over and that's enough of a reason to celebrate! We look forward to a much better year in 2021! We wish you the best as we reach the tail end of the pandemic while the vaccines are distributed world wide. That gives us hope for 2021. At some point, we'll again open up our art supply and framing stores. In the meantime, we're wishing you a wonderful new year with this fun drawing tutorial.
In this video tutorial by Klaseo, we see how to make beautiful 3D calligraphy lettering of 2012. Click on the link to watch the video and see exactly how to do it.
Click on this link to order pencils pens and paper to create your happy 2012 new year drawing. Then post yours in your window or on your frig to remind you this is going to be a much, much better year than 2020! Hooray for 2021!
We loved seeing this step-by-step portrait drawn in only ball point pen. It's an article at Empty Easel that takes you through the complete process, even telling you what colored ball point pens to use to create a realistic skin tone. Does it seem unbelievable that it's ball point pen? I guess you have to try it to actually know it's true. Obviously, you'll need a lot of patience and a gentle touch to create a photorealistic portrait like the one in the article that you see below.
Each week, our art staff picks an art supply to talk about, letting you know what the product does, why you'd want to have it in your supplies and what to think about when you purchase it. If you're curious to learn more about any art supply or product. Let us know by sending us an email at this link. We'll be sure to do a feature on it
This week, our art staff pick is: WOODEN BOXES TO DECORATE! Small pencil box: $2.99. Medium Rectangle: $9.99. Large square: $7.69
What can you do with it, and how does it stand out?
These unfinished wood boxes can be painted with acrylics, decorated with decoupage, or embellished however you like! They close with a latch and metal hinge, and are great for storing art supplies or special possessions. They would make a fun project and a unique gift that can really be customized!
Any tips or techniques for using it? Likes/ dislikes?
I like using acrylic paints to add floral patterns on my wooden boxes! I recommend painting the box with a primer like gesso first, then drawing out your design on the box. When I'm finished painting, I like to seal the outside with a few coats of spray varnish. Some cool ideas for decorating might be to use stencils, try paint pens for adding lettering, or use wood burning tools to draw your design! I like that the dimensions of these boxes fit my prismacolor colored pencils perfectly. :)
Do we stock it regularly, or is it a special find?
This is a closeout deal, so get them while we have them. Small pencil box: $2.99. Medium Rectangle: $9.99. Large square: $7.69
Link to buy it on our art supply site:
You can buy these boxes by requesting them on the "curbside pickup" link on our website. <-----Click on the link.
It's almost a new year, and oh boy, are we ready for 2020 to be over and have a fresh start in 2021! If you make new year's resolutions, we found this video from "The Mom's View" that has a fun and easy project to make your new year's resolutions into wall art.
Click on the above link to watch the whole step-by-step video.
Click this link to make a curbside order for everything you'll need, including spray paint and letter stickers.
We have ready made frames that you can buy in a DIY kit, but did you know we also have standard size ready made mat in our online store? The smallest size is 5"x7" and is only $0.99. I swear we have the best price on these mats. They come in either white or black. Check out all the sizes at the link below.
Click here to buy your mats now.
Thank you so much for being our customers. We love you and would not be here without your support. You mean the world to us. We send you warm holiday wishes on this Christmas day. May you enjoy your celebration today. May you feel cheerful and light. XO, Your I've Been Framed Family!
Unique Used Art Supplies This Week Include: Vintage Oval Frames, Rembrandt Pastels, Doll Parts Mold, + More!
We've said it once and we'll say it again. We're one of the few art supply shops around that actually sell used art supplies. This means you can get some strange and unique items because we happen upon something that someone didn't need or want, and it isn't your usual item like a soap making set or doll part molds. This also means you can get some amazing deals on high quality supplies because they are gently used like a large set of Rembrandt Pastels which are $377.95 new and $140 used.
As of this posting we have the following items below, but they may not be there for long:
Do you have an artist in your life who loves to draw? Are they always looking to see how different brands perform compared to other brands? Do they always want more and more markers or pencils added to their collection of drawing supplies? Do they actually need a great carrying case to hold all of their drawing supplies? If you answered yes to these questions, we suggest these 2 different drawing sets.
Click on the above links to learn more about each set and to buy them.
Heather Reed is the Assistant Manager/Buyer and office rockstar at IBF. She writes all of our emails, blog posts and and manages all of our social media sites. Heather is also an artist and has experience in lots of various mediums. You will usually find her researching new products, finding the best bargains, writing, painting, enjoying nature, all while chasing around her two vivacious little boys.