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jenna rose
« on: August 30, 2007 07:00:29 PM »

Most of mine are either Anita's or Apple Barrel. I get them from Hobby Lobby and sometimes Wal-mart.

I'm curious to know what brands other painters/crafty people use.  And what do you consider to be the best brand out there?

I paint on wood and canvas, mostly.
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MDodson
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007 02:32:36 PM »

I used Anitas! it's the cheapest one at hobby lobby. lol. They're good colors though.
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007 05:14:55 PM »

Delta, always. Yeah they are a whopping 21 cents more expensive but the overall quality is much better. the pigments are denser and the colors cosistent from year to year. They also have the large bottles of basic colors. I've bought a few Apple Barrel ones here & there and if you let them sit long enough to separate you can see how much water is added. If my Delta paints separate it's pigment & acrylic medium only, which blend back just as beautiful as when they were new.

I'm a supply snob, I know...
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2007 10:49:10 AM »

I use Delta or whatever is on sale for some things-but the special pieces-such as in altered books- I much prefer Golden fluid acrylics. Very expensive and very beautiful. A little goes a long way used with glaze or medium. I have also used Liquitex. You can get Golden and Liquitex on sale sometimes.
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2007 07:40:55 PM »

I only use Golden and it's never let me down. I won't use anything else. Grin
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Jamaicandiva2
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2007 08:24:52 PM »

Grumbacher's (i think that's how you spell them!) they're more expensive (i think about $6-8 a tube) but better than the cheap ones. . . depending on your project of course! i use the cheap ones at walmart for basic stuff but for my projects, it's well worth the splurge!
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Seika
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2007 06:12:51 PM »

I use tri-art, but mostly because it's the second cheapest at curry's (the only store near here)  I like it cause it's easy to build up texture
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2007 08:24:46 AM »

I'm partial to Golden! Though, I'll admit, some colours I'll use Tri-Art for, just because certain reds and yellows are WAY too expensive to buy Golden. $20 for a tube of paint?! I'm too poor for that!
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Seika
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2007 12:51:07 PM »

I'm partial to Golden! Though, I'll admit, some colours I'll use Tri-Art for, just because certain reds and yellows are WAY too expensive to buy Golden. $20 for a tube of paint?! I'm too poor for that!

I get that!  I was in class and I had my paints with me and some girl was like, ten bucks for a little tub?  Thats expensive!!!  I was just thinking...you have noooo idea....
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2007 06:47:07 AM »

i LOVE curry's, by the way. I love going to Curry's and buying everything I need, then heading to Michael's and being shocked/laughing at what they charge people. No wonder some people don't use high quality paints!
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