COVID -19 Art Supply List from Michaels
It’s not scary...we’ve got this, and here is the list of everything you need to get your creative groove on during our social isolation time! First of all, if you have paints of any kind...we can work with what you’ve got. Although I prefer Utrecht Studio Brand from Blicks, Grumbacher is the next best thing and Liquitex Basics will do the trick. Try to avoid Artist Loft and other craft types of paints because they just don’t have very much pigment and your paintings won’t be as brilliant as they should be! You are brilliant and your paintings should be too! Again, if you already have those paints...USE WHAT YOU’VE GOT!
Here is “Elida’s Fab Fab Five” found at Michaels. They can do curbside pickup at most stores. When you log into Michaels at michaels.com make sure you pick the store that’s closest to you and that they have the colors in stock. I chose Grumbacher as they are the highest quality for the money in my opinion. You may want to double up on your yellow and white as they tend to be the colors you run out of the most. I also added a gold from Golden as an optional color (expensive but the best). Golden brand is the “golden standard” with acrylics but you pay a golden dollar so I buy them for a little pop of color here and there and use them sparingly. they are very expensive.
Grumbacher tubes run $6.99 each (currently there’s a coupon for 20% off) and if you plan to paint a lot, get a few tubes each or go to Blicks and order the Utrecht brand from my other list.
Down below It won’t let me put the individual link for each color, but if you tap the hyperlink, it will take you to the website and you can add to your cart the Fabulous 5 plus White.
Grumbacher Acrylic paints 3oz tubes
Alizarin Crimson # 10053963
Thalo Blue # 10053990
Ultramarine Blue # 10053995
Cadmium Red (medium hue) # 10053976 Cadmium Yellow (medium hue) # 10053978 Titanium White # M10053978
Mars Black # 10053985
Burnt Umber # 10053969
Golden® Heavy Body Iridescent Acrylics 2oz. Item # D045637S, # 10196585
If you prefer larger tubes, you can go with Liquitex Basics, but they don’t have all of the colors I suggest. These are what I found in stock.
Liquitex Acrylic Paints 8oz tubes https://www.michaels.com/liquitex-basics-acrylic-paint-8.5oz/10474525.html
Cadmium Red Medium Hue # 10474504 Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue # M10474509 Titanium White # 10474522
Utramarine Blue # 10474521
Optional-Mars Black # 10474515
Brown Tempera Angular Paintbrushes $5.99
Royal & Langnickel Pro Crafters Choice $8.99 https://www.michaels.com/royal-and-langnickel-pro-crafters-choice-synthetic-4-piece- angular-variety-brush-set/10622674.html
Palette Paper Pad $6.39
Get the packs of canvases for the best value...I usually use 11”x14” for most of the paint nights, but I’ll include a few different classic sizes.
8”x10”pack of 10
11”x14” pack of 7
10”x20” pack of 6
Artist Loft Palette knives are fun for many projects...
In store palette knives:
Artist Loft Palette Knife: $3.99 https://www.michaels.com/artists-loft-painting-knife-2.25in/10013443.html
Artist Loft Set of 5: $14.99 https://www.michaels.com/metal-palette-knive-set-by-artists-loft/10598004.html
Studio 71 Set of 5: $14.99 https://www.michaels.com/studio-71-stainless-steel-painting-knife-set/D044256S.html
COVID - 19 Art Supply List from Blicks
8”x 10” pack of 10:
11”x14” pack of 7:
12”x12” pack of 7:
*Blick Premier Gallery Profile 36”x36”:
Acrylic Paints: Utrecht Studio Acrylic Paints
These are a great paint with the best value for your dollar. I also love the Utrecht Artists Colors, but they are more expensive. I use these everyday and then supplement with Golden paint for that extra pop of color.
-Crimson (in other brands Alizarin Crimson) https://www.dickblick.com/items/01655-3008/
-Medium Red (in other brands its Cadmium Red medium hue)
-Medium Yellow (in other brands its Cadmium Yellow medium hue)
-Bright White (in other brands Titanium White)
I usually start with 3 brushes but this set comes with 5. Bonus! If you buy them somewhere else, make sure you have at least a 1/2” or 1/4” angled brush, a small round, and a 3/4” or 1” flat brush.
These are a few of the products I use for either drawing on the canvas, adding texture and finishing sprays etc.
Conte Crayons: https://www.dickblick.com/items/20201-0049/
Modeling paste extender: https://www.dickblick.com/items/02029-1096/
Gloss gel medium :https://www.dickblick.com/items/02029-1026/
Non yellowing varnish:https://www.dickblick.com/items/00435-1005/