Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around the outside of an aircraft carrier. Showcase extraordinary artwork with today’s Groupon to Jerry’s Artarama in Antioch. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get $40 worth of art supplies.
- For $24, you get $50 worth of custom framing.<p>
The amply stocked shelves at Jerry’s Artarama provide artists of every ilk with specialty supplies to realize visions, or custom framing to sheath already-created artwork or photography in style. Lukas 1862 oil colors ($4.29–$47.99)—imported from Germany and beloved by Vincent Van Gogh—lend projects alluring hues that come in 37- or 200-milliliter tubes; a dozen Raffiné graphite pencils ($7.19) fill paper with monochromatic shades or serve as makeshift chopsticks. Sets of five Rhapsody Kolinsky sable-hair brushes ($69.99) tickle canvases with spill-proof points that are responsive, resilient, and attached to polished-wood handles by chrome-plated brass ferrules. The selection boggles eyes and inspires projects as shoppers stroll or cartwheel down aisles brimming with high-quality supplies that are often missing from larger craft stores.
Alternatively, the custom framers at Jerry’s Artarama skillfully sheath all manner of display-worthy pieces with innumerable options. Custom framing averages about $200–$300, but costs can vary widely depending on size and materials, from $25 for a small, simply framed piece to thousands for an elaborately framed whale.