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What I'm Buying: Cyber Monday Art Supply Haul (video + transcript)



Hi my name is Jasmine, AKA Black Girl Absolute. Today we're gonna be taking advantage of some of the sales for Cyber Monday in order to get some new art supplies, I'm very excited! So yeah, let's-let's jump right in!


Thank you everybody for putting up with me for the past few weeks, my sinuses have been horrible and so pronouncing anything has just been a nightmare. So, I am not a black friday shopper I've never been a black friday shopper. I've always been more of a fan of cyber monday because I feel like I'm getting the-near the same sales-but you know from the comfort of my own home. And this year is making that really appealing because yeah outside is not great. Today I'm going to be looking at my favorite art supply store, which is Blick Arts, I believe, technically a full name is Blick Art Materials, so we're going to the website which is unfortunately named dickblick.com and as you can see here there is a lot of red; they are having a huge sale. And so we're just going to go through and try to fill up our cart with as much good stuff as possible. The first thing that I see here is the up to 40% off list price for Golden heavy body artists acrylic paints, if you've seen my video about supplies that new acrylic painters would want to have in their arsenal. You may remember that with Golden I cautioned against it because it is an extremely expensive paint brand-I don't want to say extremely but it's definitely on the higher end. Seeing that this is 40% off is very interesting. I'm going to go through here put some of these in my cart because I'm absolutely taking advantage of this, because yeah Golden is expensive but for some reason I tried it out knowing that it was expensive and I love it. Um-so really I did this to myself in my local store they don't have any of the fluorescent shades, at least I've never seen them. I'm going to get a fluorescent blue. So yeah, that one's going to be on pre-order so I'm gonna have to do something with that fluorescent blue. So if you all have any ideas, anything that you want me to paint with that one, let me know. Jenkins Green. It's like if I had a weird grandpa. That would be his name is Jenkins Green.


Oh you're beautiful! Look at that. Oh, this was a bad idea. This is such a bad idea!

Golden is still golden. All of their, like, Titan shades, they're like these really bright pastel shades. And they just look so pretty! And so I have the Titan green pale and the Titan violet. I'm going to get this Mars, um, it's so pretty. Whoa, a set of 48 tubes of paint for $45. That's, that's really good. Oh. These colors are gorgeous-look at that, look at the diversity.


You know, I'm gonna check that out, we're gonna see what that's about.


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Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending I already have the majority of these colors. So I think in this front, I'm good. And so something that I'm actually interested in is seeing if they have any sales on a gouache paint, because I really eventually want to get into watercolor but because I've been an acrylic artist for so long, it's really hard for me to understand how watercolor works. And I have played around with gouache paint and it seems like it's this really good happy medium between the two. And so I feel like if I get really good at gouache then it can help me to bridge over into watercolor so let's see. Featured art supplies. Featured art supplies. Oh. Okay, here we go. Oh wait, I know this brand! Yeah, I think I played around with this specific brand before. I really liked how it felt-just gorgeous shades. Um, so let's see.

Eh, I can't afford that. So we're just going to move down a little bit!

So since I don't have any of these which-

these are beautiful, just going through and just taking in all the different shades. This is really exciting! So since I don't have any of these shades, I'm going to try to stick towards some of the more basic shades. And when those come in I can actually test run those with you guys so I'm really excited about that.


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The Canson XL water color pads. I love these, um, or at least I have used these in the past and I really liked them. And yeah for 37 off this price I think that's a good idea. I'm not going to go with that today. You can tell my cat really wants to cuddle because she really wants to rub against the stand that this is on. So we're gonna have to make this quick because I don't think she's gonna tolerate this any longer. They have these nice synthetic brushes and brush sets, that's good. Oh, and they sell individual brushes. Oh, nice! Okay. Uh I could spend like a year here, just going through the different brushes. I'm going to skip brushes for now. I mean that's still a pretty good deal for those brushes- brushes can get expensive! Especially if they're like really good quality so yeah that that is a pretty good deal. I might end up going back for those. Oh they have this travel easel! Oooh, travel easels are never not a good idea. So we're gonna add that to the list. Alright so we have acrylic paints, gouache paints, an easel Gotta go to canvases.


Aaw!These are canvases that are imperfect.


I thought this was like a brand name, but no this is like canvases that have like flaws. Aw!

Yeah a 36" by 60". Canvas. That's the same size as like Safe and Sound, my really big one that I just finished over the summer. That's a pretty big canvas and to get three of those for $116 is actually not bad. And I'm guessing some of the damages just like those like scuff marks. I'm probably not going to go for that one because having just one of those in this really small room was a lot. So we're not gonna go with those today. And the only thing that sucks is that even with like really good sales, I tend to try to like, not just go all out, which is good I guess because it's like you don't want to spend all of your money on stuff. Yeah, I just want to thank you all. I hope everyone's weekend going into the week is safe. I hope you take advantage of cyber Monday sales where you are. Love you all. You are enough, and I hope you take care! Bye!


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