Art Alternatives

6" Extension Beam Art Alternatives

This 6" nickel-plated brass beam features a black fiberglass sliding adapter. It is packaged in a reusable protective pouch.

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Academy Portfolios Art Alternatives

Light-weight and water-resistant, these portfolios are constructed of durable polypropylene with 2" gussets. They feature a dual-action zipper, an inner pocket and an elastic cross strap that keeps artwork secure. Plastic feet provide stability. The 32" x 42" portfolio features a 2.5" gusset and a side handle for extra support.

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Architectural Chip Board Art Alternatives

Sturdy and rigid with a smooth finish, these boards are ideal for framing or as a base for mounting architectural models. Available in three architectural thicknesses in 30" × 40" sheets: single- (.03), double- (.06) and triple-weight (.13) as well as two thicknesses for framing in 32" × 40" sheets: (.04) and (.08).

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Articulated Wooden Hands Art Alternatives

These quality wooden male hands are accurately jointed for posing in a variety of positions. They are made from imported hardwood.

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Artist's Black Books - Multi-Media Sketch Art Alternatives

Perfect for travel, special studies, workshops and classes, or as a note book and sketch diary, this book is capable of handling just about any media - pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, pastel, markers, light washes and multi-media techniques. Its flexible paper cover makes it easy to slip in a bag or pocket and allows it to open flat so drawings can spill across both pages. Each staple-bound book contains 24 sheets (48 pages) of 90 lb. (130 gsm) acid- and chlorine-free bright white paper sourced from sustainably managed forests.

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Artist's Clear Palettes Art Alternatives

Clear for perfect color matching! These clear acrylic palettes appeal to any artist who wants to see the true color of their painting medium. Each palette features smooth edges for a comfortable grip, and the glossy surface is perfect for mixing oils, alkyds or acrylics. Rubbing alcohol can be used to remove dried-on acrylic paint, and mineral spirits or thinner can be used to remove alkyds or oils.

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Artist's Easel Brush Boxes Art Alternatives

These brush boxes are ideal for protecting and storing brushes of various sizes. They also function as brush easels - the lid folds around creating a stand and making brushes easily accessible. They're constructed of elm hardwood and top grade plywood with elm veneer. They feature durable finger-joint construction, are hand-sanded and are finished with sturdy brass hinges and latches. The divided compartments are perfect for storing additional painting supplies.

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Black Itty Bitties Canvas Art Alternatives

Itty canvases have gone over to the dark side! Made with the same acid-free acrylic primed cotton duck as our larger Black Studio and Gallery canvases, these are a great way to experiment with new techniques. The rich black background provides a striking contrast for use with traditional paints as well as paint markers, spray paint and multi-media techniques.

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Black Primed 8 oz. Cotton Duck Artist Canvas Roll Art Alternatives

This black canvas is made with natural, unbleached medium-weight (8 oz.) 100% cotton duck primed with acid-free black acrylic gesso, providing a dark rich background for traditional paints and techniques as well as paint markers, spray paint and multi-media techniques. Great for creating custom stretched canvas sizes.

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Classic Cotton Stretched Canvas Art Alternatives

An all-purpose canvas, Classic Cotton Stretched Canvas is great for traditional painting techniques as well as mixed media, aerosol art, home decor and craft project and is suitable for use with all acrylic paints, oil paints and other wet or dry media. The unbleached 5 oz. cotton duck is primed with acid-free acrylic titanium gesso to a finished weight of 10 oz. and stretched around and back-stapled to kiln-dried solid pine stretcher bars. Sizes with a dimension of 24" or longer are braced for additional support. Available in three profile depths: Studio Canvases have a 3/4" deep profile, Gallery canvases have a 1-3/8" deep profile and Deep Canvases have a 2-1/4" deep profile. Gallery and Deep profiles provide additional strength and support, especially for larger sizes.

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Disposable Dust Masks Art Alternatives

Use Disposable Dust Masks to protect your lungs against non-toxic nuisance dust. Five masks per pack.

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Double Clip-On Palette Cups Art Alternatives

Suitable for all water-based media this pair of palette cups features a durable metal clip and screw-on lids. The cups may be removed from the clip for cleaning. The molded white plastic is highly durable and easy to clean.

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Double Zipper Artist Portfolio Art Alternatives

The Double Zipper Artist Portfolio features a removable and adjustable shoulder strap with a no-slip shoulder pad, an ergonomic, comfort grip handle, and reinforced, bound seams for added durability. Imitation leather corner reinforcements provide stylish strength and two large zippered compartments create separate storage options for the artist. They are made of water-resistant nylon and sized two inches larger than stated dimensions in each direction.

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Drafting Tape Art Alternatives

Designed for the drafting and stationery trades, this drafting tape is a low tack, industrial grade masking tape with a specially formulated adhesive system that minimizes residue, resists water solvents and oil and has an excellent shelf life. It is not designed nor guaranteed for exacting industrial masking, spray painting or oven baking applications.

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Gaffer Tape Art Alternatives

This strong, vinyl, pressure sensitive tape is used by professionals in the film industry, but is also suitable for a wide range of crafts including bookbinding, framing and displays. Available in 30 yd. rolls.

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Mariposa Aluminum Table Easel Art Alternatives

Compact and light-weight, the Mariposa's adjustable wings extend to the sides for extra support. The easel folds to 19-1/2" x 3-3/4" for easy storage and transport. It features non-skid feet for stability. Durable carrying case included. Accommodates canvas up to 24" high x 1" deep.

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Marquis Desk Easel Art Alternatives

The Marquis easel is a portable storage box that converts to a painting easel with one simple adjustment - and folds back up just as easily. The easel incline adjusts to four positions and will accommodate a canvas up to 11" x 14". Made of pine, it is light-weight yet sturdy and has a drawer with three compartments to hold brushes, paints, sketching tools and other essential gear. The drawer latches securely for storage or travel. The handle provides easy portability. Fully assembled.

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MDF Panels Art Alternatives

Designed for painting, mounting, encaustic, and mixed media, these 5mm boards provide a smooth, strong and warp-resistant surface. They are also great for creating a customized panel or drawing board, or for stretching watercolor paper. Each panel features two dovetail slots for easy hanging of artwork.

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Mesh Bags Art Alternatives

Constructed of durable transparent plastic mesh, these bags allow you to easily see all of your supplies at once while keeping them secure. They feature heavy-duty zippers with nylon pulls that glide easily and keep supplies safely inside. The zippers are stitched, not glued in, for strength and sturdiness over time. Sizes 10" x 14" and smaller have a 3/4" gusseted bottom while the 12" x 16" and larger bags have a 1" gusseted bottom for added storage capacity. The 20" x 26" and 24" x 32" bags feature double nylon handles, long enough to be worn over the shoulder for easy carrying. All sizes include a nylon loop on side of the bag allowing kits to be zip tied for security. Offered in a range of sizes to fit a variety of storage and travel needs.

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Mini Easels Art Alternatives

Measuring just 5" tall and made of pine, these mini easels are perfect for displaying mini canvases, cards or any other small, flat memorabilia. They are available in a natural or black finish.

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Mini Stretched Canvas Art Alternatives

Using mini canvases, create tiny art such as unique format paintings or mosaic tiles to accent your home decor, artwork and craft projects. With your imagination the possibilities are endless! Once completed, your mini art can be displayed on mini easels, traded as artist trading cards and more. Made with the same acid-free acrylic primed cotton duck as the larger Studio and Gallery canvases.

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Miniature Boxwood Modeling Tools Art Alternatives

Shape, cut, smooth and contour clay, polymer clay and other modeling materials with these six mini tools. Made of finely sanded boxwood with a smooth, natural finish, they offer a full range of utility for detailed work.

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Modeling Pulp Board Art Alternatives

This versatile, cream-colored, neutral pH board is ideal for architectural model making and sculpting. It cuts like soft butter at any angle allowing for precise detail work. The edges and surface can be sanded to correct mistakes or add texture and it accepts a variety of media for realistic effects. The board can be easily bent using steam or water and will regain rigidity once completely dry. It works well with adhesives for adding coverings or to laminate it to additional boards. Size: 30" x 40" x 1/32".

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Natural Vine & Willow Charcoal Art Alternatives

Both the Vine and Willow Charcoal are all natural products made of carbonized twigs. As a drawing and sketching material they create velvety black marks - from uniform lines to rich fills. They also lend themselves to blending and shading in a variety of gradations. Use a kneaded eraser to create highlights in your drawing. The Willow Charcoal package contains assorted sizes in thin, medium and thick grades.

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Nylon Palette Knives Art Alternatives

Mix or apply oil and acrylic colors with these universal color mixing tools. The flexible blade easily manipulates paint strokes and texture. The high strength, one-piece, molded nylon is more durable than plastic and is easily wiped clean. More economical than metal, they are light-weight and will never rust. Suitable for both studio and classroom work. Durable enough for many uses.

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Plastic Palette Lid Art Alternatives

The perfect companion to the Art Alternatives 10-Well Round Palette. Measuring 7" in diameter, this light-weight plastic palette lid fits the 10-Well Round Palette (AA15408). When not painting, cover the palette with the lid to keep out any dust or particles and to prevent paint from drying out and spilling. The clear lid also allows you to see the colors inside.

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Professional Landscaping Template Art Alternatives

For scaled drawing of common shapes and enclosures for landscape layouts such as trees and shrubs, fences and flagstones. Made of flexible, durable 0.03" transparent green plastic with a matte finish on one side to reduce glare, it features built-in ink risers for smear-free drawing in pen or pencil. The allowance on all openings is designed for use with .5mm pencil lead or pen point. Scale: 1/4" = 1 ft.

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Protractor Ruler Art Alternatives

This 12" light-weight, flexible, transparent plastic ruler features a 180º protractor, scales in both inch and centimeter calibrations and 1/8" and 1/4" architectural scales. The inch ruler is divided into a 1/8" grid with a 1/16" graduated edge, as well as a 1/10" grid.

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Pump for Half Gallon Studio Acrylic Bottles Art Alternatives

A lockable plastic pump for designed for use with the half gallon bottles of Art Alternatives Studio Acrylics. Also works with most other half-gallon and gallon bottles.

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Puncher Set Art Alternatives

Use these punch tools to cut clean holes in clay and other modeling materials. It is made of sharpened brass set in hardwood handles. The set of four includes 1/8", 1/3", 1/2" and 7/8" diameters.

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Rubber Texture Combs Set Art Alternatives

Use these multi-textured comb scrapers to create lines, stripes, cross patterns and textures in clay, paint and other mediums. Firm rubber provides control and stability. Each rubber comb features a different design on each of its four edges. The set includes two combs.

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Sanding Blocks Art Alternatives

Ideal for a variety of sanding needs - from resurfacing and paint removal to final finishing and creating artistic effects - these versatile sanding blocks are made of polyurethane foam coated with long-lasting grit. They can be used wet or dry and are available in fine/medium and medium/coarse grit combinations.

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Sandpaper Sheets Art Alternatives

From resurfacing and paint removal to final finishing and creating artistic effects, these versatile new sanding tools are ideal for a variety of sanding needs. Available in packs of three 3.75"w x 9"h sheets in either fine (320 grit), medium (240 grit) or coarse (120 grit). The multi-pack includes one sheet of each grit.

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Sculpting & Armature Wire Art Alternatives

Coil, bend, wrap and manipulate this light-weight and fully pliable aluminum alloy wire into any shape. Perfect for creating an internal support structure for clay or wax sculpture or to be used alone as wire sculpture. The wire will not corrode or stain, and has a melting point of 1220 degrees F/660 degrees C.

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Sierra Watercolor Easel Art Alternatives

Great for indoor, outdoor or table top use, this stable light-weight metal easel is great for painting, sketching and display in both horizontal and vertical positions. It accommodates canvases or panels from 3"- 36" in the horizontal position and up to 69" high in the vertical position. This versatile easel works equally well with thin panels, standard .75" Studio canvas or 1.5" Gallery canvas. Also features a swing-out brush holder, water bucket hook and telescoping legs with pivoting, non-skid rubber feet. Includes a carrying case with shoulder strap and pocket. Weighs 4 lbs. Fully assembled, includes adjustment instructions.

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Silicone Rib Sets Art Alternatives

Use these silicone ribs for contouring, smoothing and scraping clay and other modeling materials. They are easy to grip and fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. The soft silicone provides flexibility and pliability while the firm silicone offers strength and stability.

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Soft White Cotton Gloves Art Alternatives

Use Soft White Cotton Gloves to protect your artwork from oil, dirt and fingerprints. They're perfect for precise work, and are comfortable and machine-washable. In a 4-pack.

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Stainless Steel Palette Cups Art Alternatives

Painting accessories that offer the durability of metal combined with simple design that is long lasting and easy to clean. Stainless Steel Palette Cups without lids have the same form and function as the palette cups with lids. They are designed to hold solvents, linseed oil or other painting mediums, and clip conveniently to the edge of your palette.

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Stainless Steel Palette Cups w/Lids Art Alternatives

Designed to hold solvents, linseed oil or other painting mediums these stainless steel palette cups clip conveniently to the edge of your palette and feature sealed lids forming an airtight seal to prevent spilling or evaporation.

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Super Black Presentation & Mounting Boards Art Alternatives

Super Black presentation boards are ph neutral and have an extremely rich matte black surface and core. The durable 14-ply thickness is perfect for all mounting and presentation projects. Available both in bulk packed cartons and individually bar coded packages of five ready-cut boards in our most popular sizes.

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Tahoe Aluminum Studio Easel Art Alternatives

This stable, light-weight easel accommodates canvases up to 44" high and 1-1/2" deep. Fully extended, the Tahoe stands 67" tall and features an adjustable tray and canvas holder, adjustable incline and non-skid feet. It also includes a convenient storage tray with palette holder and brush rest. Ready to go where you do, the Tahoe folds up easily for storage, and weighs only 5 lbs.

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Textured Latex Gloves Art Alternatives

Textured Latex Gloves protect your hands from the drying or toxic elements in art supplies. They're non-sterile and slightly textured for better grip. In a package of 10.

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Very Big Sketch Book Art Alternatives

An over-sized blank sketch book awaiting your artwork! It contains 300 sheets (600 pages!) of 75 lb. (110 gsm) acid-free, bright white paper sourced from sustainably managed forests. Each sheet measures 12½" × 10¾". Leave it on your coffee table and watch as the blank pages slowly fill up with treasured artwork from you, your family or friends. It makes a great gift and is a perfect way to remember and record good times shared with family and friends, or how your own art evolves over time.

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Wooden Rib Set Art Alternatives

Use these boxwood potter's ribs for contouring, shaping, smoothing, flattening and trimming clay and other molding materials. These ribs fit easily in the palm of your hand. The set includes an assortment of five wooden ribs.

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10-Well Paint Tray w/Thumb Hole Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Suitable for all water-based media, this paint tray has six round wells and four rectangular wells. It has the contour of a traditional palette and features a thumb hole. The molded white plastic is highly durable, and the smooth surface is easy to clean.

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11-Piece Pottery Tool Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

A set of 11 fine tools for clearing, smoothing, shaping and sculpting clay. Great for intricate work, smooth edges, finishing, trimming and adding detail. Each tool measures approximately 7" to 9" long, and has a long-lasting wood handle and durable steel tips. The set includes a salt-and-pepper drill, wire brush, straight needles, double-ended clean-up and lace tools and more.

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12" Clear Plastic T-Square Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Flexible and clear, this 12" plastic t-square has both standard and metric scales, a beveled edge and a single hole for hanging.

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12" Shatter Resistant Ruler Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This shatter-resistant ruler is flexible and has a transparent smoke tint for easy visibility. With inch calibrations on one side and centimeters on the other, it features a single hole for hanging, beveled edges and rounded safety corners.

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16-Well Paint Tray Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Suitable for all water-based media, this paint tray features eight rectangular slant wells, and eight round wells. The molded white plastic is highly durable, and the smooth surface is easy to clean.

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17-Well Palette with Thumb Hole Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Suitable for all painting media, this traditionally shaped 17-well palette has 12 color wells and five mixing areas. It features a comfortable thumb hole and is made of smooth, highly durable plastic for easy clean-up.

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4-Piece Combo Geometry Sets Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Packaged in a plastic pouch with two divided pockets, these sets each contain a 180° Protractor, 45° and 60° triangles with beveled inking edges and a 6", 8" or 12" ruler. The rulers and triangles all have inch and centimeter calibrations. The sets with the 6" and 8" rulers have holes on the side of the pouch so that they can be stored in a 3-ring binder.

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6" Protractors Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These clear acrylic protractors are divided into 1/2° increments and feature a center cutout for easy lifting.

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8" Boxwood Modeling Tool Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This 8" modeling tool is made of finely sanded boxwood with a smooth, natural finish. Use it to shape, cut, smooth and contour clay and other modeling materials.

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9-Well Paint Tray Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Suitable for all water-based media, this sturdy paint tray is rectangular with rounded corners, a smooth easy to clean surface and nine paint wells. The tray is 7¼" x 3½". The 7 small wells are 1" × ½" and the 2 large wells are about 3½" × 1½".

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A-1 Art & Craft Knives Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Perfect for precision cutting and trimming of paper and other light-weight materials; these knives create elaborate detailed cuts. The A-1 Aluminum Light Duty Knife (AA17960) features an aluminum barrel with two textured grip areas to prevent slipping. The A-1 Comfort Grip Light Duty Knife (AA17962) features a comfort grip non-slip handle and is designed to prevent rolling. Each comes with one A-11 carbon steel blade and a hard plastic safety cap. Replacement A-11 blades are available in either a re-usable plastic case of 5 (AA17981), or a bulk pack of 100 (AA17981100).

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A-11 Carbon Steel Blades Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Ideal for precision cutting and trimming of paper and other light-weight materials; these carbon steel blades create elaborate detailed cuts. Available in a package of five blades in a re-usable plastic container that safely stores and protects blades (AA17981). Also available in a bulk package of 100 blades in a re-usable, matchbox-style case (AA17981100). For use with AA17960, AA17962 and similar style knives.

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A-2 Aluminum Art & Craft Knife Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Perfect for precision cutting of medium- to heavy-weight materials including paper, board, plastic, leather, wood, rubber, foam and more. The aluminum barrel features two textured grip areas to prevent slipping. Comes with one A-2 carbon steel blade and a hard plastic safety cap. Replacement A-2 blades are available in re-usable plastic cases of five each (AA17982).

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A-2 Carbon Steel Blades Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Five carbon steel blades packaged in a re-usable plastic container that safely stores and protects blades. Perfect for precision cutting of medium- to heavy-weight materials including paper, board, plastic, leather, wood, rubber, foam and more. For use with AA17961 and similar style knives.

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Acid-Free Black Masking Tape Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This pH neutral masking tape is ideal for use with all types of paint and is easy to apply and remove. All widths are available in 60 yd. rolls.

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Acid-Free Masking Tape Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This pH neutral masking tape is economical yet highly versatile, being well suited for light-duty packaging, paint masking, general sealing, holding, reinforcing and splicing applications. It provides very good hold and adhesion, is moisture resistant and has limited temperature resistance. Each roll measures 60 yards in length.

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Acrylic Paint Marker Sets Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These pigmented, water-based acrylic paint markers make opaque, lightfast marks on almost any surface including canvas, paper, wood, metal and glass. Once dry, the ink is waterproof. Each set contains a variety of colors in a medium 2mm nib. The 2-color set includes silver and gold. The 6-color set includes red, yellow, green, blue, black and white. The 12-color set includes red, yellow, green, blue, black, white, magenta, orange, light green, light blue, purple and brown.

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Acrylic Triangles Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These professional quality, light-weight acrylic triangles have a transparent smoke tint for easy visibility. They also feature a double inking edge to prevent smearing and a double-beveled center cutout finger lift.

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Adjustable Triangles Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Made of clear, warp-resistant acrylic for easy viewing, this adjustable triangle is accurately divided into increments of 1/2° from 0° to 90° and has beveled edges. The protractor scale provides additional slope and rise, and features a magnifier for precise, easy-to-read settings. It also has a thumbscrew that locks the angle securely in place.

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Allman Plastic Palette Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Tough white plastic palette for watercolors. Features twelve wells and two large wash areas. Diameter: 10"

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Aluminum Palettes Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Made of light-weight, durable and rust-proof aluminum, these palettes may be used with all painting media including oil, acrylic and watercolor. Simply designed and easy to clean!

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Art & Craft Cases Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These translucent cases are perfect for securely storing, organizing, and transporting all your drawing, painting and other accessories. The durable clear plastic is impact-resistant and allows for easy visibility of supplies. The molded handle is easy to grip and carry, while the black sliding clasps are lockable and keep everything inside. Made in the USA.

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Artist 2-Tray Toolbox Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Ideal for students, artists, hobbyists and more, this durable plastic box features two cantilever trays and a lower storage area for larger items. It is made of recyclable clear plastic for easy viewing of supplies and has stylish blue handles and clasps. Measures 14"w x 7.25"h x 7.39"d.

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Artist Organizer Boxes Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Artist Organizer boxes are a perfect way to store your art supplies. Customize these see-through boxes with removable dividers, great for rearranging and storing your small and medium sized items. Light-weight, peggable and stackable, these durable boxes perfectly store brushes, pencils, pens, erasers, pen nibs, clips, blades, notions and embellishments. The 7.1"w x 5"h x 1.3"d and the 11"w x 7.2"h x 1.7"d boxes features three rows of compartments and the 14"w x 9"h x 1.7"d box features 4 rows of compartments.

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Artist Palette Knives Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Use these knives to mix and apply even the thickest media, and manipulate texture with ease - the springy blade practically sings as you work! Artist palette knives are also useful for scraping and cleaning up unused paint after a painting session. Each knife features a flexible, solvent-compatible steel blade and a solid, hardwood handle with brass ferrule.

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Artist Soft Pastel Sets Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Artist Soft Pastels feature vibrant colors and offer a rich laydown. Each set comes in colorful, eye-catching, peggable packaging with cut-out windows that show color selection. A reusable inner tray and box with foam padding makes each set easy to transport and store. Each stick measures 2-5/8" x 3/8".

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Artist Tape Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These pH-neutral paper tapes are for edging display boards, hanging presentations or blocking out and cropping photos. They accept all forms of writing media, such as pencil, marker or ballpoint pen, which makes them ideal for labeling artwork, film cans, studio equipment, etc. Available in 60 yd. rolls except where otherwise noted.

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Artist Tool Boxes Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Get organized with these durable, lockable and recyclable clear plastic boxes that feature blue handles and clasps, and convenient in-lid storage for small items. The 14", 16" and 20" sizes also include a lift out inner tray. Ideal for students, professionals, hobbyists or artists of all kinds.

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Artist Tote Boards Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These portable, multifunctional tote boards are great for both indoor or outdoor sketching and painting. Made of untempered 5mm MDF, they feature heavy duty clips, an easy-carry cutout handle and a heavy-duty rubber band to keep pad or paper in position.

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Artist Work Knives Art Alternatives Special Order Only

All-around tools designed to scrape, mix, spread or apply just about anything. These universal tools have such a wide range of applications, they're bound to be a mainstay of any artist's studio or crafter's toolbox. Use them with clay or pottery, in printmaking and for impasto application of heavy-body color. They're also excellent for scraping and clean-up. Featuring a tapered steel blade with varnished wood handle and a leather thong to hang by when not in use. The sturdy construction can handle just about any medium-weight job.

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Artist's Brush Boxes Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Protect, store and transport your brush collection. These boxes are constructed of elm hardwood, top grade plywood with elm veneer, and feature durable finger-joint construction. They are hand-sanded and finished with sturdy brass hinges and latches. Ventilation holes allow brushes to dry. Brushes stay secure and protected with a foam padding insert.

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Artist's Brush Carrier Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Protect, store and transport your extra-long and oversized brushes with ease. This 15-7/8" x 3-1/2" x 2" box is constructed of elm hardwood and top grade plywood with elm veneer, and features durable finger-joint construction. It is hand sanded and finished with sturdy brass hinges and latches. The adjustable woven canvas shoulder strap lets you take your brushes with you anywhere you go. Ventilation holes allow brushes to dry and a foam insert provides padding for added protection.

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Artist's Display & Sketching Easels Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This economical easel is the smart choice for sketching and display. It is ideal for the artist who is looking for a light-weight, portable easel. Each easel is made of hand-sanded pine wood and features an adjustable tray, rubber feet and a leg chain for added stability. 64" tall. Assembly required; instructions included.

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Artist's Essential On-the-Go Portfolio + Tote Board Combo Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Perfect for transporting, storing or protecting artwork and important documents, this On-the-Go Portfolio and Tote Board Combo features a sturdy 23"w x 26"h Artist Tote Board inside a 27"w x 26-1/2"h Classic Edition Portfolio. The portfolio is made of durable, water-resistant nylon fabric with an easy glide zipper, reinforced bottom and an adjustable and removable shoulder strap. The portable and multifunctional Artist Tote Board is made of durable MDF, and features an easy-carry cutout handle, two sturdy, low profile grip clips and a heavy-duty rubber band to keep artwork in place.

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Artist's Pastel Storage Boxes Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Designed for pastels, these boxes can also store pens, pencils, charcoal, blending tools, small accessories and more. The hand-sanded pastel boxes are constructed of elm hardwood and top grade plywood with elm veneer, and they feature durable finger-joint construction. Individual drawers have five separate foam-padded compartments ideal for arranging your colors and keeping them separated from stumps, tortillons and kneaded erasers. The drawers are removable for convenient access to stored materials. Boxes measure 15-1/4" x 9-5/8", and the height varies depending on the number of drawers.

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Artist's Pencil Easel Box Art Alternatives Special Order Only

The pencil easel box is a fun and functional way to protect, store and transport pencils. The box is constructed of elm hardwood and top quality plywood with elm veneer, and is hand sanded. It is designed to hold a set of 12 pencils. The top of the box flips over allowing you to see and select pencils while keeping them conveniently within reach. The slim design fits nicely into portfolios and drawers. The box measures 4¾" × 8¼" × ½".

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Artist's Pencil Pod Art Alternatives Special Order Only

The pencil pod is a fun and functional way to store your pencils, pens and small tools. It is designed to hold a set of 12 pencils. Constructed of beautiful hand sanded hardwood, it will conveniently store and protect your drawing essentials. This 9" x 2-3/8" x 1" box features a sliding lid with a snug ball bearing closure.

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Artist's Sketch Box with Palette Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Protect and organize pens, pencils, charcoal, blending tools, inks, small accessories and more. This hand sanded box is constructed of elm hardwood and features durable finger-joint construction. It is finished with sturdy brass latches and hinges. The sketch box measures 12-1/2" x 6-1/2" x 2-1/8" and includes a 5-1/2" x 11-5/8" artist's palette that fits securely over the interior compartments. The interior is divided into four compartments, one long, one large and two small.

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Artist's Supply Chest Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Protect, organize and transport your paints, brushes, tools and supplies in this classic version of the traditional tool box. This elegant, unfinished wood box is constructed of elm hardwood and top quality plywood with elm veneer using finger-joint construction. It is light-weight yet sturdy, and it features brass hardware and a durable handle. Eight separate, removable storage dividers provide versatile organization. The top storage tray lifts out for easy access to supplies stored below. Chest measures 16-1/8" x 8" x 5-7/8".

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Artist's Value Pack Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This special value-pack includes three great surfaces that are great for sketching, drawing and writing in any dry media. The set includes an 8½" × 11" hard-bound sketch book with 110 sheets (220 pages) of 75 lb. (110 gsm) paper, a 9" × 12" tape-bound drawing pad with 24 sheets of 90 lb. (135 gsm) paper and a 9" × 12" wire-bound sketching pad with 50 sheets of 75 lb. (110 gsm) paper. The paper is acid-free, bright white and sourced from certified sustainable forests. Ideal for use in the studio, classroom or on the go.

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Artist's Wooden Palettes Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Keep your paint at arms length. With four oval and rectangular sizes to choose from, every artist will find the perfect palette to suit their painting needs. These 5mm thick hand sanded wood palettes are both durable and economical.

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Artists Classic Edition Portfolios Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Transport, store and protect your artwork in these classic portfolios. Perfect for students, they're made of a durable, water-resistant nylon. They feature bound seams for added durability, a removable and adjustable shoulder strap with a no-slip shoulder pad, an ergonomic carrying handle and a full-length easy glide zipper. Sized two inches larger than stated dimensions in each direction.

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Atomizer Art Alternatives Special Order Only

A traditional, non-aerosol way to apply fixative, this mouth atomizer functions like an airbrush, powered by your breath. It can also be used to spray watercolor, ink and thinned acrylics for special effects.

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Bag o' Brushes Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This 25 brush assortment features a wide range of choices in filament, size and shape to suit practically any art or craft application. Use with oil, acrylic, watercolor, tempera, gouache and more. With brushes this economical they're great for any application where the brush may only be expected to endure a few uses. Set includes: two 1" foam; a 1" chip; six golden nylon (two each washes, shaders and rounds); five white nylon (two shaders, one each liner, round and angular shader); five camel hair (three rounds and 2 washes); two sable rounds; and four bristle brushes (three flats and a round).

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Bamboo Ravenna Sketch Box Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This silky-smooth, eco-friendly bamboo easel embodies form, function and beauty! It unfolds for use on any steady surface and locks up snugly for travel. You'll never be hindered by a lack of space with this studio in a box. Canvas supports extend to accommodate canvases up to 34" and yet folds to a compact, portable size of 16" x 14" x 5". It has an easily accessible side drawer with four compartments to hold all your supplies plus a carrying handle. Clasps keep materials secured for transport.

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Bamboo Roll-Up Brush Holder Art Alternatives Special Order Only

On the road, painting in the countryside or going to class, keep your brushes in order with this durable bamboo roll-up brush holder. Bamboo allows air circulation for drying brushes. This holder features an elastic band that holds up to 14 brushes securely on both sides. It measures 12" x 10-1/2" and includes a FREE good quality synthetic brush.

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Bamboo Sonoma Sketch Box Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

The Bamboo Sonoma Sketch Box is a fully adjustable field easel and storage unit all in one! Made from renewable bamboo and finished with brass hardware, it features a sliding drawer with divided compartments, a removable wooden palette, adjustable shoulder strap and a durable leather handle. Perfect for painting outdoors or at home. Adjusts easily from 45° to 90° and extends to a full height of 71". Accomodates canvases up to 34". Dimensions: 28-1/2"W x 45"D x 71"H. Fully assembled.

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Basic Field Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This versatile field easel accommodates canvases up to 28" and can be adjusted to lie flat for watercolor. Constructed of hand-finished beechwood, it is light-weight and sturdy and folds up easily for travel or storage. Rubber-tipped feet provide stability and protect floors. It weighs a mere 3 lbs. and its height adjusts from 49"-72". Fully assembled.

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Black Heavy-Duty Tool Boxes Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Form and function come together in these heavy-duty tool boxes. Made of durable and recyclable black plastic, they are specially molded for added strength. Their rugged good looks are complimented by heavy-duty black handles and clasps. The boxes are lockable and feature in-lid storage for small items, a lift-out inner tray and ample storage space.

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Black Pencil Box Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This box is perfect for pencils, pens, erasers, sharpeners and more. Easy storage with secure closures make this box great for travel or for slipping inside a larger tool box. Made in the USA.

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Blending Stumps Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Excellent for blending and smoothing pastels, charcoal, graphite or any other dry media. Double-ended, pointed and made from soft, gray paper felt these stumps are easily sharpened with a sandpaper block. Available in packages of two per size, except for the 6-Piece Set which contains one each of six sizes (1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 7/16").

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Bow Compass Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Packaged in a reusable storage box, this compass makes circles up to 12" in diameter. It has a technical pen adaptor and features a center wheel to set and maintain a precise radius and a thumbscrew that allows for fine adjustments. The knee joints provide extra flexibility. It comes with spare lead and a sharpener.

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Boxwood Modeling Tools Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Shape, cut, smooth and contour clay, polymer clay and other modeling materials. These 6" modeling tools are handmade from quality boxwood and finely sanded to a smooth, natural finish. Six different shapes offer a full range of utility.

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Brush Caddy Art Alternatives Special Order Only

The Brush Caddy is made of a durable, water-resistant nylon fabric. It features a velcro closure and is padded to protect the contents inside. Its stand-up assembly allows easy access to tools and the display angle adjusts using a drawstring cord. It also can store pens, painting knives and other small tools. Measures 6-3/4" x 12-3/4" folded and 13-1/2" x 12-3/4" open.

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Brush Cleaning Basins Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Soak, scrub, rinse and air-dry your brushes! Fine brushes are investments, and it pays to have a well-designed brush basin to keep drying paint from ruining them. These sturdy plastic basins are compartmentalized, one side for soaking, the other for washing. Angled slots hold larger brushes off the bottom while they soak, and graduated ridges in the washing chamber make proper scrubbing painless. Holes along the rim hold brushes of varying sizes, bristles up, for drying, and the lid functions as a palette. Ideal for use with water, but safe for other solvents.

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Brush Washers Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Specially designed for use with mineral spirits, turpentine and other solvents the stainless steel Brush Washers feature latching lids that lock securely to minimize odors and prevent evaporation. A removable strainer cup lets sediment collect in the bottom. Perfect for studio or classroom use, the bucket style handle makes it easy to carry or hang. Disassembles for easy cleaning!

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Calligraphy Art Tin Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Put pen to paper and discover the art of calligraphy! The Art Alternatives Calligraphy Art Tin Set features three gold plated calligraphy nibs: fine, medium and broad; three black ink cartridges; a converter pump; a barrel; and a cap with metal clip.

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Canvas Brush Holder Art Alternatives Special Order Only

On the road, painting in the countryside or going to class, keep your brushes in order with this durable canvas brush holder. It is constructed of heavy canvas with sewn compartments on one side. An extended flap folds over brushes to secure and protect them. It measures 16-1/2" x 21-1/2", can hold up to 12 brushes and includes a FREE good quality synthetic brush.

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Canvas Corner Braces Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Whether you buy your canvas ready-made or make it yourself, these MDF corners are the perfect way to keep them square. They are also a great way to securely attach cross-braces. Each package contains four 8" MDF corners with pre-drilled holes to make attaching them easy.

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Canvas Panel Super Value Packs Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These value-priced, super value packs of canvas panels are great for lighter paint applications, quick studies, practice and class projects.

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Canvas Panels Art Alternatives Special Order Only

An economical and easily portable alternative to stretched canvas - great for students and artists on the go. Designed for use with all media. 100% medium-weight cotton canvas is primed with acid-free white acrylic gesso. Canvas wraps around all sides and is secured in place on the backside. The convenient label provides an area to identify the artist, title, medium, etc. Recycled paper board core is acid-free.

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Canvas Pliers Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These 8" long canvas pliers are constructed of nickel-plated zinc alloy. Their 2-3/8" serrated jaws have mated teeth to assure a firm grip. The handle has a spring return. The package includes simple instructions for stretching canvas.

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Cardboard Portfolio Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These sturdy 33" × 26" white cardboard portfolios feature a convenient handle and two bendable tabs on each side to hold contents in place. They are a great way to protect sheets of watercolor and specialty papers. The portfolios are reusable and recyclable.

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Carton Sealing Tapes Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This clear polypropylene film tape has an aggressive hot melt adhesive that provides for very quick, strong adhesion. Recommended for practically all carton sealing tape applications, it is available in 2" × 55 yd. rolls.

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Chalk Marker Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These opaque, water-based pigmented markers are ideal for use on chalkboards, dry erase boards and glass. The florescent ink is erasable from most non-porous surfaces with a damp cloth. The 8-color set contains red, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and white (white glows under a black light).

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Charcoal Art Tin Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

The Art Alternatives Charcoal Selection is made from fine compressed charcoal and selected binders, perfect for soft, flowing lines. Suitable for all artists, the selected range consists of three charcoal pencils: soft, medium and hard; and two compressed charcoal sticks: hard and soft. Used together and with the included blending stump, they produce a variety of tonal and linear qualities.

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Charcoal Drawing Sticks Art Alternatives Special Order Only

The compressed ingredients in the Charcoal Drawing Sticks form a semi-soft pastel designed to create effects similar to natural charcoal. Available in sets of 3, 6 or 12 sticks.

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Children's Easel Paper Rolls Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Available in two sizes 18" x 100' and 15" x 100', these good-quality white bond paper rolls are perfect replacement rolls for Art Alternatives kids easels (AA13320 and AA13325). They're also great just for drawing, painting and doodling fun.

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Children's Paint & Draw Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Paint, color, draw and create with this double-sided easel featuring a chalkboard and a dry erase board. Large trays on each side hold lots of supplies and act as a stabilizer, preventing the legs from moving or collapsing. The included 18" x 20 ft. paper roll feeds through the top and can be tucked into the slot under the white board to keep paper neatly out of the way, but always within reach. Light assembly required. Measures 22"w x 43"h x 19.5"d and weighs 12 lbs. 18" x 100 yd. replacement paper rolls (AA13326) available.

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Classic Acrylic Paint Sets Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Perfect for beginners, students and artists seeking quality at a great value, these student-grade acrylic paint sets can be used for painting on canvas, panels, paper or other porous surfaces. The thick consistency retains brush and knife marks – great for impasto. Colors blend together and may be mixed with water or acrylic mediums. Dries to a permanent, flexible, satin finish.

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Classic Black Cotton Stretched Canvas Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This all-purpose canvas is great for traditional painting techniques as well as mixed media, aerosol art, home decor and craft projects and is suitable for use with all acrylic paints, oil paints and other wet or dry media. The unbleached 5 oz. cotton duck is primed with acid-free black acrylic gesso to a finished weight of 8 oz. and stretched around and back-stapled to kiln-dried solid pine stretcher bars. Sizes with a dimension of 24" or longer are braced for additional support. Available with a 3/4" deep profile.

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Classic Lyre Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

The classic design of this lyre easel features a ratchet control for adjusting canvas height, and accommodates canvases up to 48". Constructed of hand-finished beechwood, it folds flat for easy storage. Weighs 11 lbs. The height adjusts from 63.75"-89" and the base measures 21.25"W x 30"D. Assembly required. Instructions are included.

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Classic Studio Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Constructed of hand-finished beechwood, this classic studio easel features a stable H-frame design and adjustable incline and height controls. Accommodates canvases up to 50", and includes a shelf for supplies. The height adjusts from 69.5"-96" and the base measures 21.5" square. Weighs 15 lbs. and folds flat for easy storage. Assembly required. Instructions are included.

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Clay Roller Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Roll and condition clay into smooth sheets of uniform thickness with this 3-1/2" wooden roller. Features a wire handle.

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Clean-Up Tool Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Featuring a double-ended design with two stainless steel blades to intricately trim, smooth, or clean up your project. The curved blade is ideal for pressing and smoothing. It's also useful for scooping and carving out material. Use the triangle blade for trimming, incising and fine detail work.

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Clutch Pencil Art Tin Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Many artists swear by clutch pencils (also known as drafting pencils or lead holders). Wood-cased pencils change in size, weight and balance a they are sharpened, which can be a problem. Clutch pencils have a constant weight and size for precise technique control. The 5.6mm, grade 2B lead is strong and will not break easily and the built-in sharpener can be a lifesaver during outdoor drawing trips. The set includes a drop lead mechanism, a built-in sharpener, three graphite leads and a kneaded eraser.

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Cold-Press Illustration Boards Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Bright white professional illustration board with a cold-press, medium-textured surface. Great for pencil, charcoal, pastels and all dry media. Also a great choice for watercolor illustrations. Sheets are available in both single and double thicknesses.

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Color Mixing Cups Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Indispensable, white plastic, 3" diameter mixing cup.

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Colored Pencil Sets Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Student-grade colored pencil sets perfect for use on paper, board or canvas. Colors lay down smoothly and can be blended by layering. Certified non-toxic.

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Compass with Lead Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This 5" tool can be used as a compass or divider and features a self-centering knee joint and removable lead holder secured with a side screw. It comes with a spare 2mm lead and reusable box.

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Cradled Wood Panel Super Value Packs Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These value-priced, super value packs of cradled wood panels are great for painting, especially thick, heavy applications and palette knife work, as well as encaustic, mixed media and craft use as a shadow box, frame or tray. The 4mm hand-sanded birch wood surface is smooth for detailed work and mounting, while the sturdy pine cradle adds support and allows for hanging without a frame. Available in two profile depths: Studio panels have a 3/4" deep profile and Gallery panels have a 1-1/2" deep profile. The number of panels per pack varies by size.

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Cradled Wood Panels Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These 4mm sanded birch plywood panels feature a smooth, strong surface mounted on a solid pine cradle. More durable than canvas, they resist flexing or warping. The sanded edges allow work to flow beyond the face of the panel. Great for painting, especially thick, heavy applications and palette knife work, mounting, encaustic, and mixed media; as well as for craft use as a shadow box, frame or tray. Available in two profile depths: Studio panels are 3/4" deep and Gallery panels are 1-1/2" deep.

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Cupcake Palettes Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Professional artists, students and teachers will appreciate the sensibility of these economical palettes. Deep wells help minimize the mess and keep your creativity where you want it to be, and keep your work space clean and organized. They're perfect for mixing colors (or keeping them separate) and ideal for holding water and all water-based media. Each well holds approximately 3 fl. oz. They're made of durable stain-proof plastic, and the smooth surface cleans up easily.

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Cut Off Needle Tool Art Alternatives Special Order Only

The Cut Off Needle Tool has a thin 1-3/4" stainless steel needle set in an easy to grip hardwood handle. Use it to remove the uneven top edge of thrown clay items and make a clean smooth cut. It can also be used to trim, poke and etch fine designs in clay, or to make holes, marks and impressions in beads, buttons and paper.

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Disposable Paper Palette Pads Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These paper palettes offer a time-saving alternative to the laborious task of scraping a palette. Each pad is tape-bound at the top, contains 40 disposable sheets of treated paper and helps you produce exactly the colors you want. Suitable for oils, acrylics and watercolor.

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Double Ball Stylus Embossing Tool Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This wooden-handled stylus features a small stainless steel ball point on one end and a medium ball point on the other. Used for many applications by decorators, crafters, artists and designers, this tool is ideal for burnishing, embossing, transferring patterns onto transfer paper and imprinting dots, signatures and details on countless surfaces.

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Double-Ended Ribbon Sculpting Tool Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These five double-ended tools offer a total of ten different shapes for sculpting. Ideal for contouring and removing controlled amounts of clay, wax, polymer clay or other modeling material. Each 6-1/2" tool features high-strength, loops of flattened stainless steel ribbon, fastened with brass ferrules to a varnished hardwood handle.

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Double-Ended Wire Sculpting Tool Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These five double-ended tools offer a total of ten different shapes for sculpting. Ideal for contouring and removing controlled amounts of clay, wax, polymer clay or other modeling material. Each 6-1/2" tool features high-strength, stainless steel wire loops fastened with brass ferrules to a varnished hardwood handle.

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Drawing Tools Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This set combines the essential tools a sketch artist needs to blend, shade, sharpen and erase drawings in graphite, charcoal, pastel and other dry media. It contains a sandpaper pointer, a 3" x 4" chamois, a kneaded eraser, a stainless steel erasing shield, two blending stumps (3/16" and 5/8") and three tortillons (3/16", 1/4" and 5/16").

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Duct Tape Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This silver, polycoated, utility grade, cloth tape offers excellent adhesion. It can be used for a wide variety of applications including packaging, vinyl repair, protection, waterproofing, patching, seaming and carpet laying. In 2" wide rolls.

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E-Z Clean Palettes Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These basic artist palettes are made of hard, stiff masonite coated with a durable white melamine surface on one side. The rectangular palette can be used right- or left-handed, while the traditional-shaped oval palettes are designed for the left-hand.

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Easy-Advance Lead Holder Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This lead holder features a metal barrel with a textured finger grip and a pocket clip. A spring-loaded mechanism holds the lead securely, and advances it incrementally with each click of the barrel end. A lead pointer is conveniently concealed within the removable barrel end. For use with all standard 2mm leads.

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Economy Acrylics Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These non-toxic and non-separating medium-bodied studio acrylics offer excellent mixing characteristics and dry to a water-proof satin finish. Ideal for large applications, schools, clubs, painting parties and other bulk needs. Colors come in pints (16 oz.) and half gallon (64 oz.) bottles. A lockable pump is available for the half gallon bottles.

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Economy Canvas Super Value Packs Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These economically friendly, super value packs of canvas are great for lighter paint applications, quick studies, practice and classroom or high volume use. The unbleached 4 oz. cotton is primed with acid-free acrylic titanium gesso to a finished weight of 8 oz. and stretched around and back-stapled to 5/8" deep, kiln-dried fir stretcher bars. Suitable for use with all acrylic paints, oil paints and other wet or dry media. The number of canvases per pack varies by size.

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Economy Stretched Canvas Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Back-stapled, primed with acid-free acrylic titanium gesso and made of unbleached cotton, these economical canvases are suitable for oil and acrylic painting. Value packs include two shrink-wrapped canvases.

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Eldajon Palette Art Alternatives Special Order Only

For years, this palette has been the choice of watercolorists and students. Small enough to fit in most art boxes, it makes a great travel palette and features three large mixing sections and twelve small slant wells for holding color. It stacks without disturbing colors and is made of white, stainproof, high impact styrene plastic. Size: 5-1/2" x 12".

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Erasing Shield Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Isolate areas for precision erasing with this flexible stainless steel shield. It measures 2-3/8" x 3-5/8" and features apertures for lines, dots, curves and more.

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Fettling Knives Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Use the fettling knife to trim pour hole waste, remove mold marks, carve and sculpt clay and greenware. The blade of the soft knife may be bent as desired, while the blade of the hard knife is tempered to have a spring-like feel. Both knives feature a 4-3/4" stainless steel blade and have a hardwood handle.

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Fineline Marker Sets Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These sets of fine point (0.4mm) pens feature a triangular comfort-grip barrel and water-based ink in a vibrant array of colors, perfect for drawing, illustrating and coloring on paper, board or canvas.

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Flexible Curves Art Alternatives Special Order Only

With a minimum radius of 3/8", these flexible curves hold their shape well and are easily adjustable. They are graduated in both inches and centimeters and have a vinyl casing that won't discolor or decompose with age. They feature a raised edge for smudge-free ink ruling and two offset edges for precision ruling.

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Foam Brush Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Economical single-use foam brushes are ideal for paint, enamel, latex, stain and tempera application. This set contains three foam brushes with wood handles in 1", 2" and 3" widths.

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Framers' Tape Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Pressure-sensitive tape developed for acid-free mounting, matting and framing. It is easy to tear off by hand. Because it's acid-free, it's compatible with alkaline papers, leaves no stain, and will definitely not deteriorate with time. In a 1" x 20 yd. roll.

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French Curve Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

A set of three of popular-sized French curves (5-1/2", 6-1/2" and 12-1/4") in a re-usable, divided plastic pouch. The curves have a smoke tint for easy visibility and double inking edges for smear-free ink work.

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Gesso - Black Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Save your black paint and make a stunning background with this opaque black primer! Art Alternatives Black Gesso provides a sufficiently rigid yet pliable surface with a clean black satin finish. It has a slight tooth to aid adhesion, dries quickly and will not crack. No prior sizing necessary. It is ideal for use with acrylics, oils or tempera, on a variety of porous surfaces including canvas, wood panels and paper. It also makes a great base for colored pencil, soft and oil pastels, crayon, paint markers, spray paint and more.

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Gesso - White Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Art Alternatives titanium-based white acrylic primer provides a reliable, classic foundation which is permanent, non-yellowing and flexible when dry. No prior sizing necessary. Great for artists and students alike, it may be used on a variety of porous surfaces, such as canvas, wood and other panels, or paper with oil, acrylic, alkyd and spray paint. Multiple coats may be sanded to create a smooth portrait surface.

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Graph Rulers Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These light-weight, flexible, transparent plastic rulers feature red markings that are easy to read on both light and dark surfaces and have zero-centering scales. With the exception of the metric ruler, they all have a 1/8" grid with a 1/16" graduated edge. The metric ruler has a scale of inches divided in 10ths on one side and has centimeter and millimeter graduations on the other.

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Graphic Arts Leading Gauge Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This light-weight, flexible, 12" transparent plastic ruler features 1/16" gradations, scales in picas and point sizes as well as a leading gauge. It measures 3" x 13.75".

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Graphite & Sketching Lead Sets Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Sets of 5.6mm leads for use with the Art Alternatives Clutch Pencil or other 5.6mm lead holders. The Graphite Set contains four graphite leads - two of grade 2B and one each of grades 4B and 6B. The Sketching Set contains five leads in traditional sketching colors: black, bistre, sepia, sanguine and white. Both sets conform to ASTM D-4236.

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Graphite Leads Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These 2mm leads can be used with any standard lead holder. Six leads per tube.

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Gummed Paper Tape Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Gummed Paper tape is an acid-free medium-weight kraft paper that is coated with water-activated gum on one side. It is widely preferred by watercolorists and printmakers for its ability to adhere damp paper to a backing board tightly and securely. Each roll measures 2" x 75'.

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Heavy-Duty Clip Art Alternatives Special Order Only

A stainless steel clip with plenty of bite, this 3" stainless steel metal clip is ideal for holding together artwork, paper, pads, charts and more. Perfect for home, studio or office use.

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Hot-Press Illustration Boards Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Bright white professional illustration board with a hot-press, exceptionally super smooth surface. Great for fine line drawings and illustrations as well as marker renderings.

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Illustration Marker Sets Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Art Alternatives Illustration Markers combine vibrant, easy flowing alcohol-based inks with dual nibs, making them ideal for coloring on canvas, paper, art boards and many other surfaces. These markers are quick drying, non smearing and feature both a brush and chisel nib for easy filling and precision coloring.

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Illustration Markers Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Art Alternatives Illustration Markers combine vibrant, easy flowing alcohol-based inks with dual nibs, making them ideal for coloring on canvas, paper, art boards and many other surfaces. These markers are quick drying, non smearing and feature both a brush and chisel nib for easy filling and precision coloring.

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Inclinable Lyre Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Constructed of sturdy, hand-finished beechwood, this refined lyre easel features a simple ratchet control for easy canvas height adjustments and accommodates canvases up to 50". The center mast incline is also adjustable - great for working with pastels or for bringing the top of tall canvases within closer reach. Folds flat for easy storage. The height adjusts from 64"-89" and the base measures 22"W x 39"D. Weighs 13 lbs. Assembly required. Instructions are included.

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Lace Tool Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This double-ended tool has a stainless steel curved blade on one end and a needle on the other. Widely used for the application of slip-soaked lace to greenware boxes, figurines and more, it can also be useful for many other kinds of intricate modeling work. The curved blade is ideal for pressing, smoothing and for scooping and carving out material. The needle can be used to trim, poke and etch fine designs in clay, or to make holes, marks and impressions.

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Large Folding Palette Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This sturdy white plastic palette folds and locks for travel or storage and is suitable for use with all media. It has five mixing areas, 28 color wells, five brush rests and a thumb tab for a convenient steady grip. It measures 10-1/2" x 10-1/4" unfolded.

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Lead Holder Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This lead holder features a durable, heavy-weight plastic barrel with a textured steel finger grip and pocket clip. A three-pronged vice holds the lead securely and releases it easily by depressing the barrel end. It comes preloaded with one 2mm lead. For use with all standard 2mm leads.

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Lead Holder Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This set includes a metal barreled lead holder, twelve HB 2mm graphite leads and an eraser. Both the lead holder and eraser have built-in sharpeners. The lead holder features a textured finger grip, a pocket clip and a spring-loaded mechanism which advances the lead incrementally with each click of the barrel end.

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Lead Holder with Indicator Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This lead holder features a durable, heavy-weight plastic barrel with a textured steel finger grip and pocket clip. The lead grade indicator at the end of the barrel can be easily adjusted to clearly display which grade of lead is in use, from 2H to 2B. A three-pronged vice holds the lead securely and releases it easily by depressing the barrel end. It comes preloaded with one 2mm lead. For use with all standard 2mm leads.

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Lead Pointer Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This hand-held lead pointer features a rotary action sharpener for graphite and colored leads. It has a built-in point cleaner and automatic cutting stop. Use with 2mm leads.

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Lettering Guide Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This set contains four guides with built-in ink risers: 1-1/4" uppercase & numerals, 3/4" uppercase & numerals, 3/8" uppercase, lowercase & numerals and 1/8" uppercase, lowercase & numerals.

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Locking Palette & Refill Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This palette keeps paint fresh and ready to use yet also locks securely making it great for saving mixed colors and traveling to your class or studio. Suitable for oil, acrylic and watercolor, it includes a 24-well molded plastic mixing tray, ten sheets of disposable palette paper and three sponges to keep paint moist. The refill contains 20 sheets of disposable palette paper specially sized for the palette.

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Locking Snap-Off Blade Knives Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Locking snap-off blade knives are available in both light-weight and heavy-weight versions and are perfect for use on a wide variety of materials. Use the light-weight knife for cutting paper, boards, textiles, leather, rubber and vinyl. The heavy-weight knife is suitable for cutting on almost any material: boards, textiles, wire, some metals, leather, plastic, rubber, vinyl, rope and more. The carbon steel segmented blade allows dull edges to be snapped-off as needed, revealing a fresh sharp edge. Blade length is adjustable and can be locked in position to prevent slipping. The light-duty blade has 13 segments and the heavy-duty blade has 8 segments. Replacement blades are available in re-usable plastic cases of 5 each (AA17985 and AA17986).

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Loop Tool Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This loop tool set features three stainless steel shapes set in thick, tapered, polished hardwood handles. Use these tools to contour, trim and remove controlled amounts of clay.

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Magnetic Manikin Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This accurately-proportioned magnetic manikin is flexible enough to mimic many human positions, and can even do handstands or ”climb” other metal surfaces. Made of unvarnished hardwood, it features magnetic hands and feet allowing it to go where most manikins can't. It comes with a magnetic ball accessory and stand that can attach to either its hands or feet.

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Manikins Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Manikins are useful tools for learning to draw. These are accurately proportioned, and they are flexible enough to mimic many human positions. Each is made of unvarnished hardwood and comes with a stand.

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Marin Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

The Marin easel brings utility and sophistication to your studio. Made of durable hand-finished beechwood, it adjusts for use standing or sitting and has a wide bottom canvas tray with a built-in storage shelf and an adjustable mast. It folds flat for storage and weighs approximately 38 lbs. The height adjusts from 54"to 90" and the base measures 22" wide by 24" deep. Accommodates canvases up to 84"h x 2"d. Fully assembled.

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Marker Sets Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These sets of student-grade water-based markers are perfect for use on paper, board or canvas. The fine tips are ideal for drawing, illustrating and coloring. The markers are acid-free and non-toxic.

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Masking Tape Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This standard masking tape is ideal for use with all types of paint, is easy to apply and easy to remove. All styles are available in 60 yd. rolls.

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Merced Table Sketch Box Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

The Merced table top sketch box table easel is a complete portable studio on-the-go. Made of hand-sanded beechwood and finished with brass hardware, it features a spacious, locking interior storage compartment with removable dividers, a wooden palette, rubber feet on both bottom edges for stability and to prevent sliding and a comfortable carrying handle. Easel incline can be adjusted from horizontal to fully vertical and any angle in between. Accommodates canvases up to 27" and folds to a compact portable size of 13"w x 18"l x 4"h. It can also be used to transport wet canvases! Fully assembled.

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Metal Edge Drawing Boards Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Portable, light-weight work surfaces that are more effective than your dining room table and less expensive to replace! With these light-weight drawing boards, you will have a stable, sturdy surface for working on any art or craft project, anywhere. The metal edge maintains a reliable track for T-squares, and the honeycomb core construction prevents surface warping. The wood is kiln-dried and sanded to a satin finish that resists pencil indentations.

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Micro Manikin Keychain Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Introducing Arty, your artistic side-kick! He may be small, but he's got big personality. This wooden micro manikin is a cute, 2-1/2" companion that will happily follow you everywhere. Accessorize keys, purses, backpacks - anything!

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Mini Canvas & Easel Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

A mini match made in heaven - two tiny easels showcasing two tiny canvases in one itty bitty box! Create and display Lilliputian masterpieces with the mini canvases and easels in this set. It features two 3" × 3" canvases and two 2¾" × 5" easels, plus project ideas. Ideal for fine art, craft, home decorating and more.

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Mini Lyre Display Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Made of smooth, hand-sanded pine, this mini lyre table top easel is ideal for displaying artwork, photographs and signs up to 12". No assembly is required. Easel measures 7-1/2" x 10-1/2".

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Mini Ribbon Sculpting Tool Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This ribbon sculpting tool set includes six high-strength stainless steel sculpting tools with aluminum handles. Use these tools to contour, shape, trim and detail clay and other modeling materials. Each tool in this set measures approximately 5" in length.

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Mini Studio Display Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Ideal for displaying paintings, matted artwork, photographs and announcements, this mini H-frame style table easel is made of smooth, finished hardwood. Fully assembled it is 17" in height. The top canvas support lock is adjustable and it will hold a canvas or frame up to 12".

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Multi-Media Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This versatile studio easel adjusts to any inclination from upright to horizontal. Ideal for use with any media, including watercolor. It accommodates canvases up to 45". The stable design also features a large storage platform for supplies. Constructed of hand-finished beechwood. Weighs 19 lbs. The height adjusts from 54"-90" and the base measures 23.5"W x 27.25"D. Some assembly required. Instructions are included.

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Napa Table Easel & Book Stand Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This tabletop easel and book stand is the perfect studio, office or home addition for use with books, tablets, canvas and panels. Made of hand-sanded beechwood, it features a fold-out 2" deep tray with two flip-up page holders to securely mark your place and a beveled center cut-out allowing tablets to charge while on the stand. The easel incline adjusts to three positions and will accommodate a canvas or panel up to 14" wide. Ships fully assembled and folds flat for easy storage or transport.

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Natural Hair Dusting Brushes Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These dusting brushes feature sterilized mixed hair bristles for smudge-free removal of dust, fibers and eraser bits.

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Norcross Portable Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Light-weight and easily adjustable, the Norcross easel tilts upright for acrylic or oil painting, or lies flat for watercolor painting. The tray can accommodate canvases up to 28", and the adjustable leg clips can hold a canvas up to 54". Easel collapses for easy storage and comes with a carrying case that features a shoulder strap. The extended easel height is 80". Weighs approximately 6 lbs. Fully assembled. Adjustment instructions are included.

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Paint Trays Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Suitable for all water-based media, this sturdy paint tray is rectangular with rounded corners, a smooth, easy-to-clean surface and six paint wells.

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Palette & Painting Knives Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This set contains a 10-well plastic palette (5 pigment wells and 5 mixing wells) and three plastic palette knives.

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Pen & Ink Ink Cartridges Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These replacement ink cartridges feature water-based, non-permanent black ink. They are available in a pack of 12 ink cartridges and can be used with the Pen & Ink Sketching Fountain Pen or any other standard fountain pen.

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Pen & Ink No-Shellac India Black Ink Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Available in a 30ml pen-friendly filler bottle, No-Shellac India Black Ink offers the ultimate sketching experience. It is a pigmented black India ink that is water-based, permanent and lightfast. Once dry, it does not bleed when used with a watercolor wash. It is also suitable for use with dip pens.

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Pen & Ink Sketch Books Art Alternatives Special Order Only

A selection of pocket-sized, hard-bound books with blank, lined or grid printed pages; perfect for sketching, doodling, writing or taking notes in pen, marker or pencil. Each book features a bookmark, an expandable inner pocket and an elastic closure.

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Pen & Ink Sketching Fountain Pens Art Alternatives Special Order Only

The beloved, bygone sketch fountain pen returns with an updated technology for a better ink flow! The sketching fountain pens feature an iridium nib that provides a smooth, enduring stroke. They come in three styles (extra-fine, fine and broad), and are boxed with a faux-suede pen wrap, an ink converter and three ink cartridges to get you started.

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Pencil Keeper Art Alternatives Special Order Only

The Pencil Keeper is a small pouch that is perfect for holding pencils, tools and other small supplies, and it's just the right size for fitting in a tote bag or backpack. It's made of a durable, water-resistant nylon fabric, has an easy glide zipper and measures 4-1/2" x 10".

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Permanent Marker Sets Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Ideal for art, crafting, home and office, these markers work well on paper, metal, ceramic, metal or plastic. The alcohol-based ink is water-resistant and permanent. They are durable and provide bold, long-lasting color, great for everyday use or for art projects. The fine tip markers feature a 4.2mm felt nib ideal for fine lines and writing; the extra-fine tip features a 1.2mm felt nib for extra fine details. The 2-piece sets include one fine tip and one extra-fine tip marker.

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Permanent Markers Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Ideal for art, crafting, home and office, these markers work well on paper, metal, ceramic, metal or plastic. The alcohol-based ink is water-resistant and permanent. They are durable and provide bold, long-lasting color, great for everyday use or for art projects. The fine tip markers feature a 4.2mm felt nib ideal for fine lines and writing; the extra-fine tip features a 1.2 mm felt nib for extra fine details.

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Pigment Liner Sets Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Pigment Liner pens are ideal for illustration, graphic and technical drawings, sketching, crafting and lettering. The durable nibs produce fine lines making them great for detail work. The pens contain acid-free, archival-quality water-based pigment ink that is water- and fade-resistant when dry. The 3- and 6-pen sets include a variety of nib sizes in black. The 12-color set includes one .5 pen each of black, blue, brown, gray, green, light blue, light green, orange, pink, purple, red and yellow.

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Plaster Wrap Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Create masks, props, models and more with this quick and easy modeling material. This roll of gauze cloth infused with plaster can be used for a variety of modeling techniques. Simply add water, then shape. Cover any form, including faces, and plaster wrap captures the shape. Make the surface smooth or add ridges, folds, texture and details. Plaster Wrap hardens in under 30 minutes, and the hardened surface can be sanded, painted or embellished with any medium or finish. Detailed instructions for use are included. Non-toxic.

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Plastic Modeling Tools Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Use these double-ended plastic modeling tools to shape, cut, smooth and contour modeling materials such as clay, polymer clay and any other modeling material. Durable and easy to clean.

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Plastic Painting Knife Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These durable molded plastic knives are an affordable choice for all artists. A safe alternative to metal knives they are non-staining and easy to clean. The set includes one each; straight, trowel and diamond trowel palette knives as well as narrow trowel and wide angle painting knives.

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Plastic Rib Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These plastic ribs are great for contouring, smoothing and scraping clay and other modeling materials. They are easy to grip and fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. The rigid plastic offers strength and stability.

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Potter's Finishing Rubber Ribs Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Smooth, shape and finish clay and other modeling materials with these pliable rubber hand tools that fit easily in the palm.

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Pottery Sponge Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Use these palm sized potter's sponges to moisten, refine and clean up ceramic and clay. Made of durable synthetic material. Two sponges per package.

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Pottery Tool Kit Art Alternatives Special Order Only

All the basic pottery tools required for the professional as well as the beginner come packaged in a reusable, clear vinyl bag with pockets for each tool. This kit contains one each of these eight tools: loop tool, ribbon tool, potter's rib, needle tool, wood modeling tool, sponge, scraper and wire clay cutter.

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Primed 10 oz. Cotton Duck Artist Canvas Rolls Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This medium-weight, unbleached artist canvas is primed with acid-free titanium acrylic gesso. It is ideal for most painting projects and a great base for use with oils, acrylics, alkyds, spray paint or other painting mediums. The canvas weight is 5 oz. before priming, 10 oz. after priming and is the same fabric used for the Classic Stretched Canvas line.

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Professional All-Purpose Template Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Made of flexible, durable 0.03" transparent green plastic with a matte finish on one side to reduce glare, this template features circles, squares, triangles, hexagons, rectangles and arrows in various sizes. It includes a graduated 6" ruler and built-in ink risers. The allowance on all openings is designed for use with .5mm pencil lead or pen point.

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Professional Circle Master Templates Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These templates feature circles with fractional and decimal inch markings plus metric equivalents and centering lines for precision placement. Template #1 includes 45 circles ranging from 1/16" to 2-1/4" in diameter. Template #2 includes 44 circles ranging from 1/16" to 3" in diameter.

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Professional Circles Template Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Made of flexible, durable 0.03" transparent green plastic with a matte finish on one side to reduce glare, this template features 39 circles ranging from 1/16" to 1-3/8" in diameter. It includes centering lines for precision placement and fractional and decimal inch markings. The allowance on all openings is designed for use with .5mm pencil lead or pen point.

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Professional Giant Circles Template Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Made of flexible, durable 0.03" transparent green plastic with a matte finish on one side to reduce glare," to beginning of description, this template contains 13 circles ranging from 1-1/4" to 3-1/2" in diameter. It includes fractional and decimal inch markings, centering lines for precision placement and built-in ink risers for smear-free drawing in pen or pencil. The allowance on all openings is designed for use with .5mm pencil lead or pen point.

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Professional Home Furnishings Templates Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Made of flexible, durable 0.03" transparent green plastic with a matte finish on one side to reduce glare, these templates feature common furniture pieces for living and dining rooms, home offices, libraries, bedrooms and kitchens. Use them to plan furniture arrangement for a variety of purposes: interior design, pre-moving planning, new home design, stage design and store layout. Both feature centering lines for precision placement and built-in ink risers for smear-free drawing in pen or pencil. The allowance on all openings is designed for use with .5mm pencil lead or pen point. Scale: 1/8" = 1 ft; 1/4" = 1ft.

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Professional Home Planning & Layout Template Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This template contains a selection of symbols with standard lavatory and kitchen fixtures and appliances, door swings, electrical symbols and more. Made of flexible, durable .03" transparent green plastic, it has a matte finish on one side to reduce glare. It features ink risers for smear-free drawing, 16" spacing on centers and centering lines for precision placement. The allowance on all openings is designed for use with .5mm pencil lead or pen point. Scale: 1/4" = 1 ft.

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Professional Isometric Ellipse Master Template Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Made of flexible, durable 0.03" transparent green plastic with a matte finish on one side to reduce glare, this template includes 60 ellipses from 1/4" to 2-1/2" in projections of 25°, 35°, 45°, and 60°. Both include fractional and decimal inch markings plus metric equivalents, centering lines for precision placement and built-in ink risers for smear-free drawing in pen or pencil. The allowance on all openings is designed for use with .5mm pencil lead or pen point.

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Professional Isometric Ellipse Template Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Made of flexible, durable 0.03" transparent green plastic with a matte finish on one side to reduce glare, this template features 27 ellipses from 1/8" to 2" in projections of 35° with the isometric diameters measured through the 30° diagonal. It includes fractional and decimal inch markings plus metric equivalents, centering lines for precision placement and built-in ink risers for smear-free drawing in pen or pencil. The allowance on all openings is designed for use with .5mm pencil lead or pen point.

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Professional Needle Tool Art Alternatives Special Order Only

A professional quality needle tool designed for making holes and designs in countless materials. The sharp 1-1/2" needle is set in a finely textured handle that provides a firm grip, even with wet hands. Featuring strong, light-weight aluminum construction, it measures 6-3/4" in total length.

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Ravenna Sketch Box Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Form, function and beauty combine in the Ravenna Sketch Box Easel. It unfolds for use on any steady surface and locks up snugly for travel. You'll never be hindered by a lack of space with this studio in a box. Canvas supports extend to accommodate canvases up to 34" and yet it folds to a compact, portable size of 16" x 14" x 5". Made from seasoned hardwood, it has an easily accessible side drawer with four compartments to hold all your supplies plus a carrying handle. Clasps keep materials secured for transport.

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Real Canvas Pads Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Genuine artist's canvas sheets bound into an easily portable pad. There are ten sheets of medium-weight, archival quality, acid-free canvas per pad, each primed with acrylic gesso. Suitable for oils, acrylics, pastels and mixed media.

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Retractable Utility Knife Art Alternatives Special Order Only

A retractable utility knife for heavy-duty cutting on almost any material including boards, textiles, wire, some metals, leather, plastic, rubber, vinyl, rope and more. The design allows the blade to be completely retracted or extended at three cutting depths. The handle is smooth, balanced and features storage room inside for extra blades. One double-ended carbon steel blade included. Replacement blades are available in re-usable plastic cases of 5 each (AA17980).

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Ribbon Tool Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Use this double-ended ribbon tool to contour, shape and trim clay and other modeling materials. The high-strength loop of flattened stainless steel is fastened with brass ferrules to a varnished hardwood handle for ease of use.

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Rolling Parallel Ruler Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Use this 12" rolling ruler for drawing parallel lines, circles, arcs, angles and 3D objects. It is ideal for students, artists and designers in creating charts, graphs, patterns and technical drawings. It features a built-in protractor with inch and centimeter markings.

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Safety Compass & Protractor Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This 2-piece set includes a compass and protractor made of shatter-resistant plastic. The compass allows you to draw accurate angles and circles up to 12" in diameter. It features a safety tip that keeps the compass in place without tearing your paper. The 180° protractor is divided into one degree increments and has both inch and metric markings.

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Safety Glasses Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Safety Glasses are essential to protect your eyes from liquid splashes and sharp implements. These crystal clear plastic glasses provide full eye coverage and feature side ventilation.

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San Francisco Slant Palette Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Designed to incorporate features that many watercolorists appreciate, this sleek palette is flat, transportable and constructed of high-impact, stainproof styrene plastic with a glossy white finish. A selection of four large shallow dishes, four rectangular mixing sections, four adjacent slants and eight small round wells are all arranged on a 9" x 13" surface.

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Sandpaper Block Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Excellent for sharpening charcoal, blending stumps, crayons, pastels, pencils and tortillons. Twelve sheets of 1" x 4" medium grit sandpaper are attached to a pressboard paddle providing a portable yet sturdy surface.

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Scratch Wire Brush Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Make multiple fine lines in clay and other modeling materials with one stroke. The wire brush measures 5½" long and features stainless steel bristles that are firmly set in a textured aluminum handle.

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Sealed Cup Palette Art Alternatives Special Order Only

A peerless palette indeed. This set is perfect in the studio, on the road or in the classroom. The interchangeable sealed cups help keep your paint as fresh as your ideas. It has four slanted wells, five brush rests and twelve air-tight sealed removable cups. The concave bottom of the cups provide easy cleanup and each cup holds approximately .35 fl. oz. It is compact, light-weight and portable, perfect for mixing colors (or keeping them separate). Made of durable stain-proof plastic, it is ideal for all water-based media. Both the palette and the cups can be also used for storage and organization of inclusions, glitters, and small craft supplies. Measures approximately 6"W x 8"L x 1-1/8"D. The sealed cups are available separately in a package of twelve (AA15501).

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Sealed Cup Palette Refill Cups Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Designed for use with Art Alternatives Sealed Cup Palette (AA15500), this set contains12 air-tight sealed cups that will keep your paint as fresh as your ideas. Each cup holds approximately .35 fl. oz. Made of durable stain-proof plastic, they are ideal for all water-based media. They can also be used for storage and organization of inclusions, glitters, and small craft supplies.

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Self-Healing Cutting Mats Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Protect your table top from sharp blades, writing instruments and other art and craft tools. These 3mm thick PVC mats feature a durable 5-layer construction, a non-slip, non-glare surface, 1/2" grid with 1/8" marks for precise alignment as well as 45° and 60° guides. Resilient self-healing surface won't break down with repeated use and actually prolongs the life of knife blades.

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Sierra Aluminum Tripod Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Great for indoor, outdoor or table top use, this stable light-weight aluminum easel accommodates canvases or panels up to 48"h x 1.5"d and will hold up to 25 lbs. The spring-loaded top clamp secures canvases in place and the canvas tray has two height settings for versatile positioning. Telescoping legs with non-skid rubber feet adjust with one touch control. Fully extended height is 69" and it folds to 25" for easy storage and transport. It includes a carrying case with shoulder strap and pocket. Weighs 2.5 lbs. Comes assembled. Adjustment instructions included.

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Single Mast Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

The simple and sturdy design of the single mast easel accommodates canvases up to 50" H and 2" D. Constructed of hand-finished beechwood, it folds flat for easy storage and features a wide rear foot that ensures a steady work surface. Weighs 11 lbs. Assembled dimensions: 31"W x 72"H x 24.5"D. Some assembly is required. Instructions are included.

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Sketch & Draw Sketch Books Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Sketch and draw when the muse inspires, anywhere, anytime. The pages within these sketch books eagerly receive pen, pencil and light washes. They offer ample tooth for laying down graphite, charcoal, pastel, colored pencil and ink. Each acid-free blank sketch book features an elastic closure, bookmark and expandable inner pocket. The portrait books measure 3½" × 5½" and the landscape books measure 5½" × 3½".

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Sketch Books Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Classic black, hard-cover sketch books are an artist essential. These books feature acid-free, bright white, 75lb. (110 gsm) paper, sourced from certified sustainable forests, ideal for sketching, drawing, and writing in any dry media.

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Sketching Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This twelve piece sketching set is perfect for beginners or students. It contains six graphite pencils (4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), three paper stumps for blending, a vinyl eraser, a sanding block and a metal sharpener.

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Snap-Off Blades Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Five segmented carbon steel blades packaged in a re-usable plastic container that safely stores and protects blades. The segmented blade allows dull edges to be snapped-off as needed, revealing a fresh sharp edge. The light-duty blades each have 13 segments and are for use with the Locking Snap-Off Light-Duty Blade Knife (AA17975) and most other light-duty snap-off knives. The heavy-duty blades each have 8 segments and are for use with the Locking Snap-Off Heavy-Duty Blade Knife (AA17976) and most other heavy-duty snap-off knives.

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Sonoma Sketch Box Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

The Sonoma Sketch Box is a fully adjustable field easel and storage unit all in one! Made of hand-sanded beechwood and finished with brass hardware, it features a sliding drawer with divided compartments, a removable wooden palette, adjustable shoulder strap and a durable leather handle. Extends to a full height of 71" and accommodates canvases up to 34". Dimensions: 28½"W × 45"D × 71"H. Fully assembled.

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Stainless Steel Brush Washer Art Alternatives Special Order Only

The Stainless Steel Brush Washer features a spiral holder which suspends brush tips to prevent bending or deforming of the bristles as they hang to dry or soak in either water or solvents. A removable sediment grate provides a surface to whisk bristles clean and allows pigment to settle below. The cup measures 4-1/8" diameter x 2" deep. Washer disassembles for easy cleaning and will not rust!

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Stainless Steel Calipers Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Durable and light-weight, these 8" stainless steel calipers can be used to measure both inside and outside dimensions.

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Stainless Steel Loop Tool Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Use this loop tool to remove controlled amounts of clay from sculpted and wheel-thrown pieces. The stainless steel ribbon loop measures 1-3/4" wide and is attached to a hardwood handle.

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Stainless Steel Rulers Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These high quality, flexible stainless steel rulers have both inch and centimeter calibrations and feature a single hole for hanging. Their non-skid cork backing makes them perfect for cutting.

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Stainless Steel Serrated Scraper Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Used to shape, trim and texturize clay and other modeling materials, this scraper is made of thin, flexible spring stainless steel, and has a serrated edge.

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Stainless Steel T-Squares Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These T-squares have a stainless steel blade for accurate line drawing and cutting, a single hole for hanging and a plastic blue head. The blade features graduated inch markings in 16ths and 32nds on one side and centimeter markings on the other. The head has 1/8" markings on one side and millimeter markings on the other.

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Stencil Brushes Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These flat head brushes feature 100% white hog bristles. Made especially for stencil application on walls, furniture, fabric and other surfaces, the natural flags of the bristles allow them to hold generous amounts of color. The bristles are firm and springy, giving a nice bounce to every application, while maintaining the flexibility needed for subtle shading. They are secured to a comfortable, lacquered natural birch handle with a seamless aluminum ferrule. Set of 3 includes a .25", .5" and 1" brush.

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Studio Tabletop Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This versatile and stable H-frame table easel functions both as a working easel that can be used while standing or sitting, or as an elegant display easel suitable for any venue. Perfect for painting on smaller canvases or panels, it accommodates canvases up to 24"h and 1.5"d. Rubber feet protect table surfaces and prevent slipping. Folds flat for easy storage. Minimal assembly required, instructions included. Dimensions are 11.5"w x 32"- 40.5"h x 12.6"d. Weighs 3.5 lbs.

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Stumps & Tortillons Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Double-ended, pointed and made from soft, gray paper felt, stumps are excellent for blending and smoothing pastels, charcoal, graphite or any other dry media. More abrasive than stumps, the tortillons are excellent for rapid, thin blending on pencil, charcoal or pastel drawings. They are comprised of spiral-wound rolled paper and are single-ended. Both are easily sharpened with a sandpaper block. This 10-piece set includes six tortillons and four stumps in mixed sizes.

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Tilden Aluminum Tripod Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Light weight and adjustable to use while sitting, standing or placed on a table, the Tilden easel is great for travel. Made of light-weight aluminum, it weighs just 2 lbs. but can accommodate canvases or panels up to 32" high and 1" deep. A spring-loaded top clamp secures canvases in place and the telescoping legs with non-skid rubber feet are easily adjusted. The fully extended height is 65" and it folds to 21½" × 4¼" × 3" for easy storage and transport. It includes a carrying case with shoulder strap. Pre-assembled. Adjustment instructions included.

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Tortillons Art Alternatives Special Order Only

More abrasive than stumps, tortillons are excellent for rapid, thin blending on pencil, charcoal or pastel drawings. Comprised of rolled paper, these single-ended, spiral-wound tools are easily sharpened with a sandpaper block. Each package contains six tortillons. The assorted set includes two each of 3/16", 1/4" and 5/16" tortillons.

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Transfer Tape Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Specially engineered for splicing, laminating and mounting applications at high temperatures. This adhesive transfer tape has an easy-to-remove liner, comes in 60 yd. rolls and boasts a heat resistance of 390°, making it ideally suited for use in printers' drying tunnels. The high tack acrylic adhesive provides permanent adhesion that will not bleed into most paper stocks, minimizing the discoloration of print material.

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TransPorter Tubes Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Transport your artwork or documents in style! Made of transparent PVC and measuring 2-3/4" in diameter, these tubes feature an adjustable nylon strap for easy carrying. The removable caps fit securely on the tube to keep artwork and documents safe. Available in three lengths and stylish colors.

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Travel Tripod Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This light-weight travel tripod easel is constructed of hand-finished pine and folds up in a second for transport and storage. The adjustable mast accommodates canvases up to 28" high. Rubber-tipped feet protect your table or other surface. Weighs only 1 lb.

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Triangular Scales Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Professional quality, bright white plastic triangular 12" scales. The gradations are easy to read and designed to be long-lasting, while the colored grooves make it easy to find the scale you want. Used in making or measuring from reduced scale drawings, such as blueprints and floor plans.

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Tripod Table Easel Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This light-weight table tripod easel is constructed of hand-finished hardwood and folds up easily for transport and storage. A leg chain provides stability and rubber-tipped feet protect your table surface. At 22" high, it weighs a mere 1 lb.

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Uncradled Wood Panel Super Value Packs Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These value-priced, super value packs of double-sided, uncradled wood panels allow artists to bring the strength and beauty of wood into their work for a fraction of the cost of a heavier cradled wood panel. The smooth birch wood surface is great for traditional painting and drawing, as well as mounting, mixed media work, encaustic, model making and craft use, while the 5mm MDF core adds strength and resists warping. The number of panels per pack varies by size.

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Unprimed Cotton Canvas Folds Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This natural, unbleached cotton canvas is available in three weights including 5 oz., 8 oz. and 10 oz. These two-yard folds are ideal for both students and professionals, and come in easy-to-transport packaging. They are ready for priming with either oil or acrylic primers. They are great for use with oils, acrylics, alkyds, spray paint or other painting mediums.

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Utility Knife Blades Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Five double-ended carbon steel blades packaged in a re-usable plastic container that safely stores and protects blades. When dull, the blades can be flipped over to reveal a fresh sharp edge. For use with AA17970 and most other utility knives.

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Water/Paint Tray Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Circular white plastic mixing palette with ten deep wells circling one central reservoir.

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Watercolor Pan Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This set contains 36 one-inch round pans of vivid, non-toxic watercolors and a natural hair brush. The watercolors are easy-to-mix and clean up easily with soap and water.

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Wipe Out Tool Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This double-ended, rubber-tipped tool allows your to precisely manipulate clay, firing glazes, paint and more. The solvent-resistant tips are fastened with brass ferrules to a varnished, hardwood handle. Ideal for sculpting, ceramics, doll making and painting.

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Wipe Out Tool Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Use these double-ended, rubber-tipped wipe out tools to precisely manipulate clay, firing glazes, paint and more. The solvent-resistant tips are fastened with brass ferrules to a varnished, hardwood handle. The set includes three tools that are ideal for sculpting, ceramics, doll making and painting.

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Wire Clay Cutter Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Use to slice lump clay, and to cut finished works from the throwing head of the potter's wheel. Constructed with a heavy-gauge, stainless steel wire fastened between two hardwood toggle handles. To use, hold a toggle in each hand, pull the wire through the modeling medium, and then wipe the wire clean.

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Wood T-Squares with Acrylic Edges Art Alternatives Special Order Only

These wooden t-squares feature dual clear acrylic elevated edges for smear-free inking and a single hole for hanging. Great for accurate line drawing.

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Wooden Rib Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Use this boxwood potter's rib for contouring, shaping, smoothing, flattening and trimming. The rib measures 4¼" and fits easily in the palm of your hand.

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Woodless Graphite Pencil Art Tin Set Art Alternatives Special Order Only

Art Alternatives Woodless Graphite Pencils are made from pure graphite and fine clays with a lacquered exterior to facilitate clean handling. They possess excellent drawing and sketching properties, and are suitable for amateur and professional artists alike. The set features two each of 3 soft grades (2B, 4B and 6B), giving the user freedom to create a wide range of tonal effects and detailed drawings.

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