I had nearly forgotten about painted rocks until recently when all of a sudden, painted rocks are back and with a vengeance! They aren't just silly pet rocks anymore with googly eyes, they are something far more sophisticated and creative. Doing it is quite fun and relaxing and great for every age. The possibilities are endless; rock painting parties for the kids, elegant mandala rocks for wedding centerpieces, use them to add some interest to your garden, etc.

This past week, we here at Art Creations have been having an absolute blast painting river rocks! It's the new thing trending now and we wanted to find out what the deal was. Apparently it's super simple and inexpensive. All you n...

Free Samples To Try! Just Ask!

We have a wide variety of FREE art supplies to give away! This week’s blog will feature a few of the many samples we have in our store.

Do you love creating and want to try a new medium? We are here to help you explore your love for art with our incredible assortment of samples. SAMPLES ARE FREE. All you need to do is ask!

Our sample inventory includes (but is not limited to) the following:

QOR Watercolor

Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolour Sticks

Liquitex Professional Spray Paint

Liquitex Professional Acrylic and Mediums

Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colour

Gamblin Gamsol

Ampersand Gessobord, Claybord, Scratchbord, Encausticbord, etc.

Fabriano Cold Press Watercolour Paper (140 lbs.)


Come by a...

How to Use Our Handmade Paper for A Cute Present!

So I found out this week how easy and fun it is to make your own book!

One of my good friends is getting married soon and I wanted to get her something very special while still staying within my tight budget. I chose to make her a unique gift instead of just skimming the wedding registry and opting for the cheapest set of dinner napkins or something impersonal like that.

Using one sheet of our beautiful Black Ink handmade paper, and PVA bookbinding glue, I easily put together a scrapbook for my friend and her to-be husband. I personalized it using one of the amazing Molotov CHROME paint pens in fun, whimsical hand-lettering. The CHROME is so neat cause it's actually reflective! I love the paper on the inside because it is hea...

Featured Product: Faber Castell PITT Brush Pens


Faber Castell's line of PITT Brush Pens has a wide, vibrant range of colors and the flexible brush tip offers incredible versatility.  Excellent for any fine art drawing, fashion illustration, cartooning, comics, brush lettering and calligraphy, they can also add color and flair to floor plans and architectural drawings. Scrap-booking, stamping, and printmaking are also possible.

Fade resistant and waterproof once dry, they can be layered on top of India inks or have watercolors added on top of them without smudging easily to add color to any illustration. The line also has an opaque white marker for adding highlights and white detailing where needed.

Available in regular and large sizes, we ...

***Featured*** New Classes and Workshops Available

We have some exciting new classes and workshops starting in the coming months. This week’s blog will feature a few of the new ones we are offering but there are plenty more available!

Our hand-lettering workshop with Lesley Miller has proven to be a real hit! Students have really enjoyed practicing this trendy new writing technique and Lesley is such a delight to learn from. Her next workshop on August 19th will be followed by a card-making class where you can apply your freshly learned hand-lettering to 5 personalized unique hand-made stationary!


Our in-house acrylic painter and teacher, Jane Newman, is conducting a drapery and folds workshop on August 19th so that artists can practice rendering fabric in their dra...

Back to School Art and Graphic Supplies at Art Creations

Both locations of our Art Creations stores are geared up and excited about Back to School Shopping!



  We are a one stop shop for all of your art supply or graphic supply school needs. If you are needing painting materials, we carry several lines of canvas, brushes, oil paint, acrylic paint, palette knives, palettes (paper, wood and glass) brush cases, gamisol, varnish, gesso or any form of medium, we have it all.  We also carry student and professional grade brushes, canvas and paints: Princeton Brush, Silver Brush, Winsor & Newton Brush, Escoda Brush; AA, Fredrix, and Masterpiece canvas; Golden, Williamsburg, Gamblin, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, and even our own house brand (Art Creations) of acrylic paint, which rivals Am...

Thank you to those who attended our Palette Knife Workshop! Stay tuned for the next workshop!

We had a full house this past Friday when Alisa Koch came to teach a one-day palette knife minimalist workshop! Our students were very pleased and came away with some valuable information and techniques with the palette knife. Alisa WILL BE BACK! Make sure to sign up to receive our newsletter so you can sign up as soon as the class is up.