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See details Akua Liquid Pigment™ Printmaking Ink 4oz Burnt Sienna: Brown, Bottle, Pigment, 4 oz, (model AKBS), price per each
SKU: ALV-AKBS

Developed to deliver brilliant colors intense blacks and unmatched working properties. Made with the highest quality lightfast pigments with no chalk or suspending agents. Colors are exceptionally strong yet transparent. I...

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See details All-Art® Woodless 4B Graphite Pencil: Black/Gray, 4B, (model 97-4B), price per dozen (12-pack)
SKU: ALV-97-4B

Smooth pure woodless graphite. Sold by the dozen. Specifications: Color: Black/Gray. Degree: 4B.

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See details Alvin® Draft-Matic Mab Graves Edition Mechanical Pencil .7mm Lavender: Black/Gray, .7mm, Mechanical, (model MAB-07), price per each
SKU: ALV-MAB-07

For thirty years the Alvin Draft/Matic mechanical pencil has been one of the best selling and most reliable pencils in the marketplace. To celebrate its birthday we have collaborated with artist Mab Graves (www.mabgraves.c...

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See details Alvin® Stainless Steel Erasing Shield: Steel, Eraser Shield, (model 3298), price per each
SKU: ALV-3298

Made of high quality .005" flexible stainless steel with 26 precision tooled apertures. For precise and controlled erasing. Polished finish resists tarnishing. Features: The material is steel.The type is eraser shield.. ...

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See details Alvin® Constant 2mm Drawing Lead Gross-Pack 4H: 4H, Black/Gray, 2mm, 144-Pack, Drawing Lead, (model 5019G-4H), price per 144-Pack gross-pack
SKU: ALV-5019G-4H

Top-grade imported 2mm refill drawing leads superior in both quality and strength. Uniform in texture and time-tested under rigid standards. Can be used with any standard lead holder. Features: The degree is 4h.The lead ...

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See details Alvin® Professional Drafting Dry Cleaning Pad Display/12: Gum, Manual, (model 1248D), price per each
SKU: ALV-1248D

Pad gently removes mistakes smudges and smears from artwork mat boards or drawing boards. Will clean up drawing tools. Pad contains finely powdered gum eraser in a soft fabric cover. Never needs washing. 3½ oz. pad.Displa...

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See details Alvin® Tech-Matic Deluxe Lead Holder Display: Blister-carded, Black/Gray, 2mm, Lead Holder, (model A134D), price per each
SKU: ALV-A134D

Size: 6¾"w x 9¾"h x 7"d Contents: 24 pieces of MF6. Features: It is blister-carded.The lead color is black/gray.The lead size is 2mm.The type is lead holder.. Contents: Qty.No.Description 24MF6Alvin® Tech-Matic Del...

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See details American Crafts - Metallic Markers - Fine Point with Extra Nibs- 3 Pack
SKU: PPF-AC374566

* 3 Pack Rose Gold, Gold And Silver. These markers are perfect for any craft project! This package contains three 5.5 inch long fine tip markers in three colors and 9 replacment pen nibs. Specifications: Collections: Adu...

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See details Clearsnap ColorBox Blends by Eileen Hull Tutu
SKU: PPF-CB17502

* Blends are ColorBox Crafters ink in an easy to hold, innovative applicator! Blends holds more than 10 times the ink of a traditional ink pad with a convenient sponge applicator that keeps hands clean while applying ink ...

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See details ColorBox® Archival Dye Refill Mermaid: Blue, Pad, Dye-Based, (model CS27410), price per each
SKU: ALV-CS27410

Archival dye ink is a fast-drying and permanent color. Works great with Copic markers. Refill. Mermaid. Specifications: Color: Blue. Format: Pad. Ink Type: Dye-Based.

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See details Copic Ciao Marker: Chamois
SKU: PPF-COE35I

* Our Most Economical Marker. Refillable, Replaceable Nibs, Guaranteed 3-year Shelf Life, Features Medium, Broad, and Super Brush Nibs, Guaranteed Color Consistency, Great for Comics, Scrapbooking and Crafts, Permanent and...

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See details Copic Sketch Markers Set: 36 Markers
SKU: PPF-COSB36

* Packaged in a clear plastic case, a Sketch set is the ideal way to begin or add to a marker collection. This set contains the following colors: C7, C9, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, 100, 110, B29, B32, B39, E09, E29, E33, C1, C3...

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See details Copic Spica Glitter Pens: Blossom
SKU: PPF-COGLBLO

* 24 colors (1 is clear!) Non-toxic Acid-Free Archival Transparent No-Clog Tip Pigment Based Writes for Over 360 Yards! The atyouSpica Glitter pens add sparkle and texture to any project. The glitter is achieved by the use...

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See details Copic® Display 72 Slot: Refillable, (model CSVDISP), price per each
SKU: ALV-CSVDISP

Can be used for Sketch series Copic series or Various Ink refill series. Each empty rack has 72 slots. Each slot holds 4 Sketch markers 3 Copic markers or 2 Various Inks. Overall dimensions are: 16" x 9.75" x 4.25". For a ...

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See details Copic® Original 72 Marker Set A: Multi, Double-Ended, Alcohol-Based, Refillable, Broad Nib, Fine Nib, (model C72A), price per set
SKU: ALV-C72A

The original line of high quality illustrating tools used for decades by professionals around the world. Preferred for architectural design product rendering and other forms of industrial design they are also popular for u...

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See details Copic® Sketch 6-Color Skin Tones Marker Set: Multi, Double-Ended, Alcohol-Based, Refillable, Broad Nib, Brush Nib, (model SSKIN1), price per set
SKU: ALV-SSKIN1

The most popular marker in the Copic line. Perfect for scrapbooking professional illustration fashion design manga and craft projects. Photocopy safe and guaranteed color consistency. The Super Brush nib acts like a paintb...

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See details Copic® Sketch 72-Color Marker Set D: Multi, Double-Ended, Alcohol-Based, Refillable, Broad Nib, Brush Nib, (model S72D), price per set
SKU: ALV-S72D

The most popular marker in the Copic line. Perfect for scrapbooking professional illustration fashion design manga and craft projects. Photocopy safe and guaranteed color consistency. The Super Brush nib acts like a paintb...

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See details Cray-Pas® Specialist® Oil Pastel 50-Color Set: Multi, Stick, Oil, (model ESP50), price per pack
SKU: ALV-ESP50

Formulated and shaped for the fine artist commercial illustrator and professional. Square sticks are ideal for either fine line detailed work or broad stoke large area coverage. Can be used for a variety of techniques. Cer...

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See details Dahle Premium Rotary Sharpener: Model 166
SKU: DAH-166

Main Features:. Model: 166. Portable: Yes. Blade Type: Ground Fluted Cylinder. Replaceable Blade: Yes. Accepts Oversize Pencils: Yes. Shavings Cup: Yes. Additional Features:. Fluted cylinder blade contains 12 precision g...

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See details Derwent Inktense Pencil 72-Color Tin Set: Multi, Watercolor, (model 2301843), price per set
SKU: ALV-2301843

Highly blendable vibrant water soluble colors. Wide 4mm core with 8mm barrel. Set includes 72 pencils: Sherbet Lemon Sun Yellow Cadmium Yellow Sicilian Yellow Golden Yellow Sienna Gold Cadmium Orange Burnt Orange Tangerine...

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See details Derwent XL Burnt Umber (04) Graphite Block: Brown, Drawing Lead, (model 2302020), price per each
SKU: ALV-2302020

Generous block of dense graphite. Water soluble formula releases rich color and silvery graphite for tonal washes and painting. Distinctive soft feel and silvery sheen. Each XL stick measures 20mm x 20mm x 60mm (0.787" x 0...

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See details Faber-Castell 7058B Perfection Eraser Pencil with Brush
SKU: FAB-185800

* Ideal for pin-point erasing. White, hard eraser point for ink, drawing ink,ballpoint pens and typewriters. Available in 4 models.

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See details Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Artists' Watercolour Pencil: Tin of 120
SKU: FAB-117511

* Albrecht Durer Artists' Watercolor pencils of the highest quality: Perfectly water-soluble, thick leads (Ø 3.8 mm). Superior pigments of unsurpassed light-fastness and brilliance. Intense colours, smooth stroke Al...

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See details Faber-Castell PITT Pastel Pencil: Sanguine
SKU: FAB-112288

* High-quality artists' pencils. Extra-thick pastel leads (Ø 4.3 mm). Unsurpassed light-fastness. Can be wiped with a finger, paper wiper, or brush. Pencils should be sharpened with a sharp knife only.

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See details Faber-Castell Polychromos Artists Pastel: Cardboard Box of 36
SKU: FAB-128536

* Polychromos artists’ pastels of the highestquality: Superior pigments of unsurpassed light-fastness. Intense colours, smooth colour laydown. Polychromos artists’ pastels are available: As 120 individual colours – i...

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See details Faber-Castell® 9000 111th Anniversary Set: Drawing, (model FC119091), price per set
SKU: ALV-FC119091

Delivery to Canada is not available at this time.. The Castell 9000 - a genuinely classic pencil - was launched by Count Alexander von Faber-Castell in 1905. Its quality and finely graduated degrees of hardness have made...

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See details Faber-Castell® Natural Willow Charcoal Stick 12-Pack: Black/Gray, Stick, 5 mm - 8 mm, Willow, (model FC129298), price per pack
SKU: ALV-FC129298

Delivery to Canada is not available at this time.. Natural willow charcoal sticks have a slightly bluish color and can be wiped at will. 5-8mm 12-pack. Specifications: Color: Black/Gray. Format: Stick. Size: 5 mm - 8 m...

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See details FW Liquid Artists' Acrylic Ink 6-Color Pearl Effects Set: Multi, Bottle, Acrylic, 1 oz, (model FW603200006), price per set
SKU: ALV-FW603200006

Acrylic-based inks are water-soluble when wet but dry to a water-resistant film on most surfaces. All colors are very to extremely lightfast. The best means of applying pearlescent colors is by using a dipper pen ruling pe...

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See details Gallery Artist Semi Hard Pastels with Wooden Box: Set of 72 pieces
SKU: MUD-MPL-72W

* Deluxe Wooden Case of 72 assorted colors of Long Square size Semi-hard pastels. Protected in a case.

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See details Gelly Roll® Stardust™ Gel Pen Display: Multi, Gel, Glitter, Pigment, 1mm, (model S37911D), price per each
SKU: ALV-S37911D

Size: 6¼"H x 3" DiameterContents: 48 Assorted color pens. Contents: Qty.No.Description 1237953Gelly Roll® Stardust™ Red Gel Pen 1237956Gelly Roll® Stardust™ Purple Gel Pen 637960Gelly Roll® Stardust™ Blue Gel ...

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See details General's® Factis® Mechanical Eraser: Stick, Plastic, Refillable, Display, (model BM-2), price per set
SKU: ALV-BM-2

Soft non-abrasive plastic eraser in a retractable holder. Ideal for precise fine detailed erasing. Great for travel. Refillable. Latex Free. Specifications: Format: Stick. Material: Plastic. Refillable: Yes. Type: Display.

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See details Helix® Auto Eraser: Vinyl, Refillable, Battery, (model H19060), price per each
SKU: ALV-H19060

Battery operated professional grade eraser for precise erasing or feathering. Includes pencil and ink eraser refills. Uses two AA batteries (not included). Blister-carded. Specifications: Material: Vinyl. Refillable: Yes...

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See details Heritage Arts™ Blending Stumps 15/32" x 6": 15/32" x 6", Blending Stump, (model T814), price per box
SKU: ALV-T814

Soft paper felt with double pointed ends used for blending charcoal pastels etc. Use sand paper to repoint. 48/box. Features: The size is 15/32" x 6".The type is blending stump.. Specifications: Size: 15/32" x 6". Type...

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See details Heritage Arts™ Pastel Storage Box 2 Drawer: Brown, Wood, 9 1/2"l x 14 3/4"w x 3 1/8"h, Storage Box, (model HWB164), price per each
SKU: ALV-HWB164

These wood storage boxes provide attractive handy storage for almost any type of artist. Each foam lined drawer has five compartments that are perfect for organizing pastels pencils charcoals erasers and other small items....

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See details Higgins® Pen Cleaner: Jar, 2.5 oz, Cleaning Solution, (model SN45101), price per each
SKU: ALV-SN45101

For every drafting room art studio and school. Removes dried waterproof India ink from pens lettering instruments and brushes. 2½ oz. jar. Specifications: Format: Jar. Size: 2.5 oz. Type: Cleaning Solution.

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See details Koh-I-Noor® Rapidograph® 7-Pen Tech Set: Black/Gray, India, .25mm, .35mm, .5mm, .6mm, .8mm, 1.2mm, Technical, (model SP-7P), price per set
SKU: ALV-SP-7P

Sets provide storage for technical pens in a convenient hinged-lid case with push button release. 7-pen set includes one each of 3x0 00 0 1 2 3 and 4 a bottle of Koh-I-Noor waterproof black India drawing ink and two nib ke...

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See details Koh-I-Noor® Rapidograph® Pen Point .50mm: Black/Gray, India, Refill, .5mm, Replacement Nib, Technical, (model 72D1), price per each
SKU: ALV-72D1

Replacement nibs for Rapidograph® technical pens. Available in stainless steel for use on paper vellum or tracing paper. Specifications: Color: Black/Gray. Ink Type: India. Refill: Yes. Tip Size: .5mm. Type: Replacement...

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See details Krylon® Crystal Clear Glaze Spray: Gloss, Varnish & Specialty, (model K0500), price per each
SKU: ALV-K0500

Creates a clear triple-thick glaze with glass-like illusion for decoupage collage papier-mâché and other arts and craft projects. 12 oz. can. Specifications: Finish: Gloss. Type: Varnish & Specialty.

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See details Krylon® Workable Fixative Spray: Matte, Workable Fixative, (model K1306), price per each
SKU: ALV-K1306

Dries in seconds to a clear finish. Protects pencil charcoal chalk pastels calligraphy layouts and more without smudging wrinkling or gloss. Compatible with tempera colors and India ink. 11 oz. can. Specifications: Finis...

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See details Kum® Double-Hole Brass Wedge Sharpener 24-Piece Display: Two, Manual, (model 300-2KMD), price per pack
SKU: ALV-300-2KMD

Size: 3"h x 4" diameter Contents: 24 double-hole brass wedge-shaped sharpeners. Contents: Qty.No.Description 24300-2/EA DOUBLE-HOLE BRASS SHARPENER . Specifications: Holes: Two. Type: Manual.

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See details Manuscript Wooden Pen Holder Display: Calligraphy, (model WPH48D), price per each
SKU: ALV-WPH48D

Size: 2¾"W x 6 7/8"H x 2¾"D Contents: 48 Assorted wooden pen holders. Specifications: Type: Calligraphy.

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See details Marabu Art Crayon Flesh: White/Ivory, Stick, Watercolor, (model M01409003029), price per each
SKU: ALV-M01409003029

High pigment water soluble wax crayon with smooth soft consistency. The vivid lightfast colours can be smoothly mixed for brightly coloured blending and a watercolour appearance when combined with water. Also ideal for pro...

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See details Marabu Art Crayons Lovely Red: Set Of 4, Model M01409000202
SKU: ALV-M01409000202

High pigment water-soluble crayon with smooth soft consistency. The vivid lightfast colors can be used for mixing/blending watercolor techniques and wipe stenciling. Use on paper canvas wood etc. Set includes 4 Art Crayons...

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See details Natural Pigments Silverpoint Drawing Kit
SKU: NAP-900-1001

Details Silverpoint Drawing Kit has everything needed for silverpoint (and metalpoint) drawing. The kit includes a silverpoint dual stylus, two fine silverpoints (99.9% pure silver), two copper points, two red...

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See details PanPastel® Ultra Soft Artists’ Painting Pastel Violet: Purple, Pan, Ultra Soft, (model PP24705), price per each
SKU: ALV-PP24705

Professional grade extremely fine lightfast pastel color in a cake form which is applied to almost any surface. Dry colors are essentially dustless go on smooth as if like fluid are easily blended for an infinite range of ...

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See details PanPastel® Ultra Soft Painting Pastels 80-Color Set: Multi, Pan, Ultra Soft, (model PP30800), price per set
SKU: ALV-PP30800

Professional grade extremely fine lightfast pastel color in a cake form which is applied to almost any surface. Each pan contains 9ml (0.30 fl. oz.) of color 40% more than the average pastel stick. Set includes pastels in ...

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See details Pelikan 4001® Fountain Pen Brilliant Black Ink: Black/Gray, Jar, Fountain, 62.5 ml, Calligraphy, (model 329144), price per each
SKU: ALV-329144

Designed for traditional Pelikan fountain pens and any other fountain pen with a plunger mechanism and converter. Made with a non-clogging non-toxic formula. Brilliant black. 2 fl. oz. Specifications: Color: Black/Gray. ...

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See details Pentel® Refill Ink Pocket Brush Pen : Black/Gray, Pigment, Refill, (model FP10BP6A), price per pack
SKU: ALV-FP10BP6A

6-pack ink refill for Pocket Brush Pen # GFKP3BPA. Specifications: Color: Black/Gray. Ink Type: Pigment. Refill: Yes.

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See details Primo® Euro Blend™ 324-Piece Charcoal Pencil Display: Multi, Charcoal, (model 59-DIS), price per each
SKU: ALV-59-DIS

Size: 7½"w x 6½"h x 2¼"d Contents: 6 dozen each HB B 3B W 3 dozen Elite Grande. Contents: Qty.No.Description 7259-3BPrimo® Euro Blend™ 3B Charcoal Pencils 7259-BPrimo® Euro Blend™ B Charcoal Pencils 7259-HBPrim...

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See details Prismacolor® Art Stix® Premier Colored Pencil Display Assortment: Pencil, Multi, (model SN77781D), price per each
SKU: ALV-SN77781D

Size: 33.4"W x 23.9"H x 16.9"DContents: 168 dz. assorted pencils and Art Stix. Contents: Qty.No.Description 12PC1011Prismacolor® Premier Colored Pencil Deco Yellow 12PC1013Prismacolor® Premier Colored Pencil Deco Peac...

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See details Prismacolor® Complete Art Tower Display Assortment: Multi, Alcohol-Based, Dye-Based, (model SN8412D), price per each
SKU: ALV-SN8412D

Size: 48"w x 84"h x 40"d Contents: 6 each of 7 brush markers 3 each of 145 brush markers 12 each of 4 original markers 6 each of 152 original markers 12 each of 5 illustration markers 6 each of brush and chisel illustratio...

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See details Prismacolor® NuPastel® 24-Color Set: Multi, Stick, Drawing, (model 27049), price per set
SKU: ALV-27049

Larger sticks for longer use. The firm sticks are cleaner and stronger than ordinary pastels. Features a creamy texture for easy blending and less dusting for a cleaner area neater work and less erasure. Use to create broa...

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See details Prismacolor® Premier Art Marker 48-Color Set: Multi, Double-Ended, Alcohol-Based, Dye-Based, Extra Broad Nib, Fine Nib, (model BP48C), price per set
SKU: ALV-BP48C

Recognized by the industry for their high standard of quality these art markers offer an exciting array of vibrant colors. Certified as non-toxic by the Arts & Crafts Materials Institute they carry the AP non-toxic seal. C...

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See details Prismacolor® Verithin® Premier Pencil Black: Black/Gray, (model E747), price per dozen (12-pack)
SKU: ALV-E747

Strong leads that sharpen to a needle point. Perfect for making check marks or accounting ledger entries. The brilliant colors will not smear even when wet. Individual colors packaged 12/box. Specifications: Color: Black...

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See details Ranger - Mini Mister Display Globe - 50 Pieces
SKU: PPF-RIIMMD23586

* This POP display includes an eye catching globe with label and 50 Mini Misters. Mini Misters are perfect to use with water or your favorite craft mediums for interesting techniques. Fill with dye inks, reinkers, resist ...

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See details Ranger - Vintaj Patina Kit - Santa Fe Market
SKU: PPF-VJVPK58212

* Includes Deep Turquoise, Malachite & Pyrite. Vintaj Patinas are opaque inks specially formulated to adhere to metal. They create beautiful and durable patina effects. The Patinas will colorize Vintaj findings and filigre...

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See details Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks Nature Walk
SKU: PPF-THTIM19787

* Acid-free, fast drying transparent coordinating Earthtones, Lights and Brights dye inks specially formulated to create a colorful, polished stone effect. Use on glossy paper, dominoes, metal, shrink plastic, glass, and o...

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See details Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks Tuscan Garden
SKU: PPF-THTIM20707

* Acid-free, fast drying transparent coordinating Earthtones, Lights and Brights dye inks specially formulated to create a colorful, polished stone effect. Use on glossy paper, dominoes, metal, shrink plastic, glass, and o...

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See details Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Marker: Festive Berries
SKU: PPF-THTDM38191

* Distress Markers are water based inks for coloring, journaling, stamping and more. Specifications: Collections: Distress Markers. Color: Red. Designers: Tim Holtz.

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See details Royal & Langnickel® Premier Sketching Pencil Set: Multi, Drawing, (model RSET-SKET1600), price per set
SKU: ALV-RSET-SKET1600

Set includes 12 graphite pencils 12 compressed color sticks 6 sketching sticks 6 charcoal sticks 4 pieces of vine charcoal 3 charcoal pencils 2 blending stumps and 1 each of sandpaper block kneadable eraser drawing eraser ...

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See details Royal Talens Rembrandt® Artists' Pastel 15-Color Stick Set; Color: Multi; Format: Stick; Quantity: 15 Sticks; (model 31823017), price per each
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See details Royal Talens Rembrandt® Artists' Soft Pastel Raw Sienna 234.3: Brown, Stick, Soft, (model 31992343), price per box
SKU: ALV-31992343

Unsurpassed glow purity and intensity! Made from the best quality finely ground pure pigments in an extra-fine Kaolin clay binder. The result is a velvety-smooth softness in every color. Each rich color is thoroughly blend...

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See details Sofft® No. 2 Flat Covers 10-pack: Plastic, (model PP62002), price per pack
SKU: ALV-PP62002

A line of applicatiors and tools designed specifically for use with PanPastel colors. Also ideal tools for use with any water-based medium to create a variety of exciting techniques and effects. Finished effects are differ...

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See details Speedball® Acrylic Screen Printing Ink Brown 32oz.: Brown, Jar, Acrylic, 32 oz, Screen Printing, (model 4656), price per each
SKU: ALV-4656

Brilliant colors for use on paper wood and cardboard. Cleans up easily with water. Non-flammable contains no solvents. AP non-toxic conforms to ASTM D-4236. Can be screen printed or painted on with a brush. Archival qualit...

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See details Speedball® Calligraphy Broad Edge Pen Points C1 Flat: C-Style, Flat Nib, Calligraphy, (model H30210), price per box
SKU: ALV-H30210

Hand-crafted stainless steel nibs can be inserted into Speedball pen holders. When lettering Italic Roman Blackletter etc. select a broad-edged tool like the C-Series Speedball nibs. When lettering pointed pen hands such a...

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See details Speedball® Pen Holder Nib Ink & Pen Cleaner Set: Water-Resistant, Globe Nib, Pen Holder & Nib Sets, (model H94157), price per set
SKU: ALV-H94157

Set offers a beautiful gold and black marbled pen holder gold plated 513EF pen nib and 12ml black ink that is archival acid-free waterproof and non-toxic. Also comes with pen cleaner. Specifications: Ink Type: Water-Res...

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See details Staedtler® Triplus® Carmine Fineliner Pen : Red/Pink, .3mm, Fine Nib, Technical, (model 334-21), price per each
SKU: ALV-334-21

Slim and lightweight with a 0.3mm superfine metal-clad tip. Ergonomic triangular-shaped barrel for fatigue-free writing. Dry-safe feature allows for several days of cap-off time without ink drying out. Acid-free. Specific...

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See details Tombow® Mono Twin Permanent Marker Display: Black/Gray, Permanent, (model 56499D), price per each
SKU: ALV-56499D

Permanent Black Marker featuring two tips; fine and broad. Great for drawing lettering and getting a variety of line widths. Long lasting marker gives a very black solid line. Ink is smear proof and can be colored overtop ...

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See details Tsukineko VersaMagic Dew Drops: Oasis Green
SKU: PPF-TSGD079

* The perfect chalk pigment ink that dries beautifully on any color cardstock- even dark cardstock! Soft, opaque, chalk-like look with none of that chalky residue. 41 charming colors available in inkpads and inkers. Speci...

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See details We R Memory Keepers - Heatwave Pen - Starter Kit
SKU: PPF-AC662586

* Includes Heatwave Pen & 20 Sheets Of 4 x 6 Foil. Specifications: Color: 1408.

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See details X-Acto® School Pro® Electric Pencil Sharpener: Blue, Six, Plastic, Electric, (model 1670), price per each
SKU: ALV-1670

Introducing the first electric pencil sharpener specifically designed for classroom use. Features quiet operation for less classroom disruption heavy-duty motor and extra-durable outer case. Safe-Start will not operate if ...

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See details Xyron Adhesive Eraser
SKU: PPF-XY23675

* This square eraser removes most adhesive residue from paper, plastics, glass, and more. Acid free, quick and easily removes misplaced adhesives and is non-toxic. Perfect for school and home projects, scrapbooking, paper ...

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See details Yarka® Natural Willow Charcoal Set: Black/Gray, Stick, Willow, (model YK19101), price per box
SKU: ALV-YK19101

Natural willow charcoal features smooth coverage in a soft-medium grade which provides easy shading from black to gray. Produces an even line with no blank spaces. Supplied in wood box. Fade-resistant. Certified AP non-tox...

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See details Zig® Calligraphy Markers 8-Color Set: Multi, Double-Ended, Water-Based, 2mm, 5mm, Broad Nib, Fine Nib, (model MS-3400/8V), price per set
SKU: ALV-MS-3400/8V

Each double-ended marker has a narrow tip (2mm) and broad tip (5mm). Use for making beautiful calligraphy letters and borders. Water-based pigment ink is photo-safe lightfast odorless xylene and acid-free. Set includes 8 m...

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See details Alvin® Draft-Matic Mab Graves Edition Mechanical Pencil .3mm Pink: Black/Gray, .3mm, Mechanical, (model MAB-03), price per each
SKU: ALV-MAB-03

For thirty years the Alvin Draft/Matic mechanical pencil has been one of the best selling and most reliable pencils in the marketplace. To celebrate its birthday we have collaborated with artist Mab Graves (www.mabgraves.c...

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See details Alvin® Professional Drafting Dry Cleaning Pad Display/36: Gum, Manual, (model 1238D), price per each
SKU: ALV-1238D

Pad gently removes mistakes smudges and smears from artwork mat boards or drawing boards. Will clean up drawing tools. Pad contains finely powdered gum eraser in a soft fabric cover. Never needs washing. 1½ oz. pad.Displa...

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See details Alvin® Solid Brass Double-Hole Round Pencil Sharpener : Metallic, One, Brass, 12-Box, Manual, (model 9867), price per dozen (12-pack)
SKU: ALV-9867

Double-hole sharpener with a replaceable blade. Accepts large diameter pencils up to 5/16". Blister-carded. Features: The color is metallic.The holes is one.The material is brass.The quantity is 12-box.The type is manual...

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See details Alvin® Tech DA Lead Holder Display: Blister-carded, Black/Gray, 2mm, Lead Holder, (model A133D), price per each
SKU: ALV-A133D

Size: 6¾"w x 9¾"h x 7"d Contents: 24 pieces of DA. Features: It is blister-carded.The lead color is black/gray.The lead size is 2mm.The type is lead holder.. Contents: Qty.No.Description 1RACK53Generic Acrylic Peg H...

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See details ColorBox® Archival Dye Refill Pumpkin Pie: Orange, Pad, Dye-Based, (model CS27401), price per each
SKU: ALV-CS27401

Archival dye ink is a fast-drying and permanent color. Works great with Copic markers. Refill. Pumpkin pie. Specifications: Color: Orange. Format: Pad. Ink Type: Dye-Based.

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See details Copic Nibs: Brush
SKU: PPF-COBRUSHN

* All of the standard marker Nibs can be replaced and customized to your own taste. Replacing your worn out nibs ensures the longevity of your tools. All available Nibs are shown. Unfortunately, we are unable to ship Copic...

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See details Copic® Ciao Ciao 24-Marker Set Basic: Multi, Double-Ended, Alcohol-Based, Refillable, Broad Nib, Fine Nib, (model IB24), price per set
SKU: ALV-IB24

Perfect for beginners Ciao has the exact same features as the Sketch marker but in a smaller size and without the airbrush capability. Photocopy safe and guaranteed color consistency. Great for scrapbooking crafts fine wri...

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See details Copic® Original 72 Marker Set C: Multi, Double-Ended, Alcohol-Based, Refillable, Broad Nib, Fine Nib, (model C72C), price per set
SKU: ALV-C72C

The original line of high quality illustrating tools used for decades by professionals around the world. Preferred for architectural design product rendering and other forms of industrial design they are also popular for u...

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See details Copic® Sketch 6-Color Perfect Primary Marker Set: Multi, Double-Ended, Alcohol-Based, Refillable, Broad Nib, Brush Nib, (model SPRIMARIES), price per set
SKU: ALV-SPRIMARIES

The most popular marker in the Copic line. Perfect for scrapbooking professional illustration fashion design manga and craft projects. Photocopy safe and guaranteed color consistency. The Super Brush nib acts like a paintb...

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See details Copic® Sketch 72-Color Marker Set A: Multi, Double-Ended, Alcohol-Based, Refillable, Broad Nib, Brush Nib, (model S72A), price per set
SKU: ALV-S72A

The most popular marker in the Copic line. Perfect for scrapbooking professional illustration fashion design manga and craft projects. Photocopy safe and guaranteed color consistency. The Super Brush nib acts like a paintb...

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See details Copic® Sketch 72-Color Marker Set B: Multi, Double-Ended, Alcohol-Based, Refillable, Broad Nib, Brush Nib, (model S72B), price per set
SKU: ALV-S72B

The most popular marker in the Copic line. Perfect for scrapbooking professional illustration fashion design manga and craft projects. Photocopy safe and guaranteed color consistency. The Super Brush nib acts like a paintb...

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See details Cray-Pas® Expressionist® Oil Pastel 50-Color Set: Multi, Stick, Oil, (model XLP50), price per pack
SKU: ALV-XLP50

Widely used by high school students instructors hobbyists and seasoned artists. Jumbo-sized round stick is ideal for adult size hands. Suitable for many surfaces such as paper cardboard canvas and wood. Use for still life ...

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See details Dahle Professional Rotary Sharpener: Model 155
SKU: DAH-155

Main Features:. Model: 155. Portable: Yes. Blade Type: Ground Fluted Cylinder. Replaceable Blade: Yes. Accepts Oversize Pencils: Yes. Shavings Cup: Yes. Additional Features:. Fluted cylinder blade contains 12 precision g...

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See details Derwent Inktense Pencil Black: Black/Gray, Watercolor, (model 0700924), price per each
SKU: ALV-0700924

Highly blendable vibrant water soluble colors. Wide 4mm core with 8mm barrel. Specifications: Color: Black/Gray. Type: Watercolor.

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See details Derwent Watercolor Pencil 72-Color Tin Set: Multi, Watercolor, (model 32889), price per set
SKU: ALV-32889

Water soluble pencils with a 3.4mm core and hexagonal 6.9mm barrel. Can be used wet or dry on wet or dry paper to achieve a variety of effects from bold vibrant images to delicate watercolor washes. Set includes 72 pencils...

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See details Derwent XL Graphite Block 6-Color Set: Multi, Drawing Lead, (model 2302010), price per set
SKU: ALV-2302010

Generous block of dense graphite. Water soluble formula releases rich color and silvery graphite for tonal washes and painting. Distinctive soft feel and silvery sheen. Each XL stick measures 20mm x 20mm x 60mm (0.787" x 0...

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See details Erase-A-Mark® Fabric Marking Set: Multi, Clamshell, Marking, (model MARK72), price per set
SKU: ALV-MARK72

Specially crafted chalk marker for fabric marking that is washable too! The clamshell set includes a chalk holder a microfiber eraser a sharpener and four chalk sticks (three marine blue one shell pink). Related video: ...

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See details Faber-Castell 7058 Perfection Eraser Pencil
SKU: FAB-185812

* Ideal for pin-point erasing. White, hard eraser point for ink, drawing ink,ballpoint pens and typewriters. Available in 4 models.

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See details Faber-Castell PITT Monochrome Artists' Pastels: Burnt Umber
SKU: FAB-122880

* PITT artists’ pencils of the highest quality: Rich in pigments and very resistant to fading. Square cross-section, 83 mm long. Ideal for large areas, or filigree details.

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See details Faber-Castell PITT Oil Base Pencil: Black, Extra Soft
SKU: FAB-112601

* PITT artists's pencils of the highest quality: Rich in pigments and very resistant to fading. Especially suited to fine filigree work. The oil-free (pastel) leads should only be sharpened with a sharp knife.

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See details Faber-Castell® Do Art Drawing & Sketching Pencil Set: Kit, Children's Art Kit, (model FC14558), price per set
SKU: ALV-FC14558

Delivery to Canada is not available at this time.. Set includes 4 graphite pencils (various degrees) 2 black ink pens (various nib sizes) copy grid color paper tracing paper a pencil sharpener an eraser a 24-page sketchb...

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See details Finetec Chubby Colored Pencil Gold: Metallic, Pencil, 6mm, (model S555), price per each
SKU: ALV-S555

Large 6mm colored lead in a natural uncoated wood casing. Rounded triangular shape for a comfortable grip. Creates fine strokes as well as bold area coverage. CE certified conforms to ASTM D-4236. Gold. Specifications: C...

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See details Finetec Graphite Crayon Display: Black/Gray, (model ML420D), price per each
SKU: ALV-ML420D

Size: 5½"H x 3½" DiameterContents: 24 Assorted graphite crayons. Contents: Qty.No.Description 8ML422Finetec Graphite Crayon 2B 8ML426Finetec Graphite Crayon 6B 8ML429Finetec Graphite Crayon 9B . Specifications: Col...

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See details FW Liquid Artists' Acrylic Ink 6 oz. White: White/Ivory, Bottle, Acrylic, 6 oz, (model FW160180011), price per each
SKU: ALV-FW160180011

An acrylic-based pigmented water-resistant inks (on most surfaces) with a 3 or 4 star rating for permanence high degree of lightfastness and are fully intermixable. Alternatively dilute colors to achieve subtle tones very ...

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See details Helix® Technical Drawing Value Pack: 2mm, 2 mm, 2mm, Lead Holder, (model 37049), price per set
SKU: ALV-37049

Contains a 2mm all-metal lead holder lead pointer 12 lead refills and an eraser. Specifications: Lead Size: 2mm. Size: 2 mm. Tip Size: 2mm. Type: Lead Holder.

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See details Heritage Arts™ Blending Stumps 13/32" x 6": 13/32" x 6", Blending Stump, (model T813), price per box
SKU: ALV-T813

Soft paper felt with double pointed ends used for blending charcoal pastels etc. Use sand paper to repoint. 48/box. Features: The size is 13/32" x 6".The type is blending stump.. Specifications: Size: 13/32" x 6". Type...

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Pencil Drawings: Seeing the World in Black and White

A lot of artists use vivid hues to represent the world they see around them. They buy paints in every color of the rainbow, or huge sets of markers to help them do so. Other people prefer to give a starker view of the world. They work in shades of black and white, capturing shadows and space. Most favor using graphite pencils as the instruments to create their artwork with. These consist of a narrow core, or lead, of graphite inside a protective casing, like wood or plastic. The casing prevents the core from falling out, breaking, and smearing all over the user's hands. Artists can wield these writing tools carefully, laying down the fine lines and dark smudges that will detail their arts and crafts ideas for all to see.

Many pencil artists hone their drawing skills during their school years. They find themselves trapped in endless lectures about subjects that do not appeal to them, and doodle in their notebooks with their #2 pencils to pass the time. This pencil graphite is actually excellent to practice writing and sketching with. It has "lead" with a medium-hard consistency, which means it can make both light and dark lines, depending on how blunt the tip of the pencil becomes with use. If the graphite lead is softer, it will make dark lines. Harder graphite will leave behind light lines. A lot of artists who draw large illustrations, still-life pictures, and landscapes enjoy using sticks of graphite. Graphite sticks are similar to compressed charcoal sticks. They have broad sides good for doing shading and composition. Other great graphite tools for drawing include crayons with pointed tips that can provide better definition. Most online art supply stores carry graphite products in varying grades and sizes.

Artists looking to make drawings with more precision may want to purchase a graphite pencil set with leads of varying hardness. Almost every art supply store will have such sets for sale, and they can be ordered from a stationary retailer’s online store, as well. Graphite pencils make great learning tools, because even though their markings are extremely durable, they can still be erased if made in error. There are many types of erasers that will work well for removing pencil designs from paper and other surfaces. The best erasers will pick up the graphite molecules off of a surface without an excessive amount of force being used, will not do any damage, and will not produce a lot of residual mess. Good erasers will also last through several art projects. They should not fall apart soon after someone begins using them.

Most people are familiar with cheap rubber erasers, like the Pink Pearl erasers from their childhood. These are good for picking up graphite off of surfaces, but they have a tendency to smear dark markings around, and will tear through paper surfaces when being used. A soft, vinyl eraser will also remove pencil markings easily, but the paper they are on will most likely be traumatized in some way. Art gum erasers are favored by artists, because they can pick up graphite without tearing paper surfaces, but they are constructed from coarse rubber which crumbles rapidly, so they will not last very long once they have been taken out of the wrapper. Kneaded erasers can actually absorb graphite and charcoal markings right off of paper, however, the substances will remain on the outside of them and transfer elsewhere when the erasers are used again. These kinds of erasers have to be cleaned periodically to remove the graphite dust clinging to them. All sorts of erasers can be purchased at arts and crafts stores, or people can order them from an online catalog.

In addition to wooden graphite pencils, artists use mechanical pencils to make drawings with. These are plastic or metal pencils with mechanisms that propel lead down through their tips with simple button clicks. The best mechanical pencils are prized for their ability to produce lines of a consistent size, and because they are well-balanced in the artists' hands. Since they are not repeatedly ground down by an old pencil sharpener, mechanical pencils last for years. They are higher in price than wooden pencils, however, their lead and erasers are completely refillable, so using these pencils actually saves the artist money in the long run. Cheap Bic mechanical pencils or Papermate mechanical pencils also make great sketching pencils for artists to use out in the field, because they are portable and have retractable lead.

Artists can purchase pencils that have specific sizes of mechanical pencil lead for doing different kinds of artwork. Pencils with thick lead are used for sketching, and thin-leaded pencils are used for writing and technical drawing. Architectural drafting, or the hand-drawing of structural blueprints, is an example of drawing that requires a pencil with thin lead. Staedtler mechanical pencils are perfect for this, because they can come with lead less than a millimeter thick. Japanese mechanical pencils are also valued by artists and draftsmen for their precision markings. People can buy most mechanical pencils best at art supply stores, or get them from office supply retailers.



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