Like many of you, we do a lot of art in our home. I try my best to encourage the creativity in Lady A and try to have the best art supplies I can afford in the home. When she was younger, I had the basics (crayons, construction paper, and Crayola watercolor paint) but as she gets older I've invested in different types of paint which really brings her art work on another level. I compiled a list of items below that I find pretty handy and can be helpful during the summer months.
I pinch myself for not using this earlier. The paper provides a level of thickness that makes her creations hold up a bit better.
From time to time, I pick up some canvas boards from my local arts and craft supply shop, especially when they are on sale. For some reason, everything on canvas looks that much more professional to me and it's easy to hang on the wall. I also like canvas since you can't really lose it as easily as paper.
These are one of my favorite mediums to use if you want your colors to really pop. Lady A used these in her This Is New York art project.
I love the looseness watercolor provides. You can also get a separate watercolor paper specifically for watercolor paint. I was pretty excited that the Michaels in my town now sales a reasonably priced watercolor set in tubes for rookies.
Acrylic and Tempura Paint
I tend to use these for arts and craft projects.
These are perfect to keep your child's artwork contained in one neat journal. I love flipping back at what Lady A created last year. I used these when we paint together.
I just think these add humor to any piece of art!
What's in your arts and craft stash?