I got some new art supplies today! The boring kind!
I purchased some mildly toxic chemicals and low quality brushes! Hooray!!!
I purchased a nine count brush set from The Fine Touch at Hobby Lobby for $6.99. They seem to be exactly the same quality / type as the brushes I previously purchased, but dyed brown.
Text on the packaging reads…
The Fine Touch Brush Set
For use with Oil, Watercolor, Acrylics, and Tempera.
For use on Canvas, Ceramic, Fabric, Wood, Copper, Tin, and Other Surfaces.
I also purchased Grumbacher’s linseed oil. I’ve never used this brand before and I’m sure it’ll be like all other linseed oils when it comes down to it. I think the seal that is supposed to prevent spilling came off with the cap when I opened it, which kind of defeats the purpose, so be careful opening your bottle! Grumbacher’s linseed oil comes with a drying agent which you can smell if you take a whiff. The smell strongly reminds of Sunnyside linseed oil. You know, the kind you get at Home Depot in like 1 Gallon tins. Honestly it would be so funny if Grumbacher’s was exactly the same as Sunnyside’s linseed oil. I purchased a 2 1/2 fluid ounce bottle for $7.49 at Hobby Lobby and those gallon tins at Home Depot cost about $18. I might be a fool, A FOOL.
My last item that I purchased is Odorless Turpenoid made by Weber. I’ve never used odorless turpenoid before so I have no idea what to expect. Upon opening the bottle though, I promise you this Odorless Turpenoid is in fact odorless. I mean, you can smell something. But not much and it’s not a chemical smell. It normally costs $7.99 at Hobby Lobby, but with a 40% off coupon, cost me a whole $4.79.
Grumbacher and Weber are both American art supplies companies. The Fine Touch brushes are made in China.
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