As a mixed media artist, I am very interested in the best art supplies. I recommend two shops:
First, Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale, AZ! I enjoy walking around the downtown Scottsdale 5th Avenue area on weekdays, always stopping in to say hello to the friendly, helpful owner of Frenzy Stamper. You’ll find fine art papers and envelopes, Copic markers, craft items, stamps and inks, glitter; in every form imaginable, paints, pearly paints, everything you could possibly hope for is at this lovely shop! Frenzy Stamper is next to the bronze horse fountain on the north side of 5th Avenue! The store also carries some unusual 3D embellishments, the best selection in town! If you need a dose of inspiration, this is the store for you! You can visit the website for hours and class schedules at www.frenzystamper.com
Second, I really enjoy shopping with the helpful, knowledgeable staff at Blick’s in Tempe, AZ! They have a great selection of art supplies including fine art papers, paints (watercolor, acrylic, and oil), canvases in every size, chalk pastels, pencils, pens, printmaking supplies, markers, clay and sculpting tools, architectural supplies, a great selection of art portfolios of all sizes, and the list goes on and on. The manager has worked at Blick’s (formerly Utrecht) for several years. You can Blick’s on the corner of Scottsdale Road and University or visit the website at http://www.dickblick.com/stores/arizona
Be creative! Happy shopping!