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Only at Wet Paint: Caran d’Ache Wood Box Sets

These Caran d’Ache Wood Box sets are the crème de la crème! Choose from three different drawing media, each the pinnacle of quality and performance, each in a sumptuous wooden box: the 80 piece Luminance box contains the most lightfast, velvety-smooth colored pencils available; the 80 piece Museum box has one each of the most paint-like watercolor pencils you’ve ever seen; the 84 piece Neocolor II set collects everyone’s favorite watersoluble crayons, all in one big box.  Just get a big bow or two and put ‘em right under the tree!

 

This holiday season we are featuring some of the unique, creative supplies that are regionally, or nationally, exclusive to Wet Paint. These items are great gift ideas that you will not find anywhere else.


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Only at Wet Paint: New Wave Palette/Michael Harding Oil Paint Combo

00128New! Experience an artist’s oil paint and palette set of the highest caliber with the New Wave Palette/Michael Harding Oil Paint Combo! The 12×16” POSH hard white maple wood tabletop palette is finished with a proprietary, nonabsorbent grey satin finish…it’s warp resistant, easy to clean & super durable. Michael Harding Artists Oil Colours are handmade in the UK using techniques that date back to the Old Masters…creamy, smooth & highly pigmented. Each combo contains the palette and a set of six 40ml tubes of paint; choose either the “Introductory” or the “Modern Master” color selection.  A deluxe gift for the accomplished (or soon to be accomplished) oil painter on your list.

This holiday season we are featuring some of the unique, creative supplies that are regionally, or nationally, exclusive to Wet Paint. These items are great gift ideas that you will not find anywhere else.


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Only at Wet Paint: Bee/Pentalic Pad Super Pack

2095816Two sizes of two of our most favorite drawing pads in one remarkable package! Long described as the “only sketchbook you’ll ever need,” the Bee Super Deluxe features heavy, archival, natural white drawing paper that’s great for most any media. Pentalic’s Nature Sketch has even heavier (130 lb!), creamier, 25% cotton sheets.  The paper in both pads has a toothier, textured side and a smoother side. Both also feature heavy paper laminate covers and chipboard backs. All four pads are packaged in a zippered mesh tote…perfect for gift giving!  Need a sketchbook yourself?  Give three as a gift and keep one for you!

This holiday season we are featuring some of the unique, creative supplies that are regionally, or nationally, exclusive to Wet Paint. These items are great gift ideas that you will not find anywhere else.

 


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Only at Wet Paint: Bigso Pencil Boxes and Notebooks

This holiday season we are featuring some of the unique, creative supplies that are regionally, or nationally, exclusive to Wet Paint. These items are great gift ideas that you will not find anywhere else.

Brand new to Wet Paint, the hearty fibreboard Bigso Astrid pencil boxes feature hinged lids that close firmly with a satisfying magnetic click. Available in three beautiful colors (that look great together!), these simple, classic pencil boxes make the perfect stocking stuffers…when they’re filled with your lovingly chosen art supplies, of course.

Also from Bigso are the A5 Color Way Notebooks. These two packs of 40 blank page, stitch-bound, A5 size notebooks with cover colors chosen specifically for our Minnesota winters: Grey, Light Grey, and Icy Turquoise!


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Only at Wet Paint: Fabriano Ingres & Cretacolor Drawing Materials Set

This holiday season we are featuring some of the unique, creative supplies that are regionally, or nationally, exclusive to Wet Paint. These items are great gift ideas that you will not find anywhere else.

Once upon a time there was a beautiful drawing paper named after a famous French artist. This laid-grain paper was almost handmade and available in beautiful colors, including black. Unfortunately, the cruel wind of modern times dictated that the black paper could not be made anymore, and the paper quietly retired.  The Holidays are indeed full of happy and sad tales.

And then…joyous news: our importer found an old stock of Ingres Black mould-made paper at the Fabriano mill in Italy, and thought it would be fantastic to offer it during the Holidays.  We at Wet Paint thought it would be even more fantastic to create an exclusive, custom combination pairing the Ingres Black pad with a pack of three toned Cretacolor Sketching Pencils that would be perfect for classically inspired marks on a dark surface. This is not your usual sketching set, and quantities are extremely limited.

So as not to leave out fans of traditional black-marks-on-white-paper sketching, Wet Paint also developed another custom combination pairing a White Ingres pad with Cretacolor’s new Nero “Deep Black” Pocket Tin which contains our favorite dense, oil-based pencils & sticks.  Floor manager, Greg Graham (pictured above), had this to say about the Cretacolor Nero pencils: “Draws like graphite without the silvery sheen: has a smoky black finish like charcoal without the smudgy-ness.  Results in rich, velvety blacks.”  I’ll have what he’s having!


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Only at Wet Paint:Schmincke Horadam Custom Watercolor Set

This holiday season we are featuring some of the unique, creative supplies that are regionally, or nationally, exclusive to Wet Paint. These items are great gift ideas that you will not find anywhere else.

We’ve talked about the Custom Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Set a lot since we got them in last year, but if this is your first time hearing about it, (or 7th) you know that we LOVE Schmincke and this set is an excellent intro to the Horadam Watercolor line. Extremely moist watercolors in a classic metal tin. This custom palette features a selection of six split (warm & cool) primaries, and six secondary & mixing colors. Our most popular item at Wet Paint is indispensable for the painter, sketcher, designer or architect.

Already have the set? Wet Paint staffer, Liz, will be doing a Color Chart Class with this set that would be a great add-on gift for anyone wanting to see what this set can do! Click here for more info!


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Only at Wet Paint: Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbooks

This holiday season we are featuring some of the unique, creative supplies that are regionally, or nationally, exclusive to Wet Paint. These items are great gift ideas that you will not find anywhere else. 

Heavy (190gsm) Hahnemühle Nostalgie paper is suitable for most any technique – the fine tooth is smooth enough for pen, yet textured enough for dry media…it’s also heavy enough for a light wash of ink or watercolor. The anthracite-colored hard covers feature a linen pattern that simultaneously makes the books durable and beautiful. And of course they’re stitch bound so the sheets lay virtually flat. And it’s not just us that loves Nostalgie sketchbooks…check out what our friend Roz Stendahl says about ‘em on her hugely popular blog!

Wet Paint is currently your exclusive North American source for Nostalgie sketchbooks. Choose from six sizes, but hurry…limited quantities available!


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Only at Wet Paint: ArtGraf Watersoluble Monochromatic Set

This holiday season we are featuring some of the unique, creative supplies that are regionally, or nationally, exclusive to Wet Paint. These items are great gift ideas that you will not find anywhere else. 

We’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas and our dreams have been answered: the ArtGraf Tailor Shape watersoluble chalk is now available in long awaited white! Get it as a part of the brand new Monochromatic Set (also includes new Graphite Grey & old favorite Carbon Black), but don’t wait long…this much anticipated set is sure to sell out this season, and Wet Paint is the only place in Minnesota that’s got it!

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If you’re new to ArtGraf, you’re in for a real treat.  Viarco has been manufacturing drawing materials in Portugal since 1907.  Their ArtGraf premium drawing products are some of the highest quality, most innovative supplies available to the fine artist worldwide.  We particularly love the Tailor Shape discs.  As the name implies, they are a block of pressed pigment – like what the tailor uses when marking clothes for alteration, but with fancy artists’ pigment. Draw with them like a crayon, draw color from them with a wet brush and apply like watercolor, or activate the marks in your drawing with water after you’ve put them down…Tailor Shape discs are incredibly useful and versatile. And, besides the Monochromatic Set, they’re also available in a Primary Set and an Earth Tone Set, which all mix beautifully together.

The entire range of watersoluble chalks, graphites and pencils from Viarco are on sale at Wet Paint thru the end of 2016.

 


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Only at Wet Paint: Black Velvet Custom Brush Set

This holiday season we are featuring some of the unique, creative supplies that are regionally, or nationally, exclusive to Wet Paint. These items are great gift ideas that you will not find anywhere else. 

wp3304sFor the watercolorist,  we’ve partnered with Silver Brush to bring you a new, custom Black Velvet brush set…amazing capillary action meets unbelievable control to produce one of our favorite brushes. The versatile Black Velvet is unique to any other brush on the market; they hold an enormous amount of water, yet release it with excellent control. This Wet Paint exclusive set will allow you to experience the brush that we – and well-known artists the world over – feel is an indispensable tool for the watercolorist.

Wet Paint staffer, Liz (pictured above), chose the 4 brushes in this set:

“These brushes were selected with all purpose painting in mind – the Round 6 for detail, the Small Jumbo Round for filling in larger areas, the Flat 1/2 for crisp edges, and the Dagger Striper for loose expressive lettering marks.”

 


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Only at Wet Paint: Write Notepads

This holiday season we are featuring some of the unique, creative supplies that are regionally, or nationally, exclusive to Wet Paint. These items are great gift ideas that you will not find anywhere else. 

Write Notepads are hand letterpressed, pocket-sized journals made by Chris Rothe, a 3rd generation bookbinder in Baltimore, MD.  Write Notepads & Co. was borne out of his family’s business, Allied Binding Co., a 52,000sf bindery & finishing facility, in 2011.  Using Allied Binding’s equipment, Write Notepads produces a variety of notebooks and writing pads with beautiful, custom covers printed on classic letterpress machines. Since its creation, Write has sold more than 10,000 of its hand-crafted notepads in the United States and around the world.  The notebooks are cool all by themselves, but there’s more: Write Notepads donates a notebook to a Baltimore school for each one it sells. A code on the inside of the cover shows which school received the paired pad.

Wet Paint is offering two unique three packs for the Holidays: the classic (1 each lined, gridded, blank), or the new limited edition “Royal Blue” celebrating the B&O Railroad (all 3 books lined).  Both packs contain glue bound notebooks with 100-pound cover stock and a 70-pound paper stock which has been meticulously selected to perform best for most writing instruments.  Either (or both!) would be a perfect stocking stuffer, or as part of a fine writing gift when you combine a Write Notepad with a Lamy fine writing instrument.  We’re the only place in Minnesota with Write Notepads…stop in to see them!