Buying Art Materials on a Budget

Art materials don't have to cost the earth with our money-saving tips.

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I’m an avid arts and crafts lover. From lino printing to watercolour painting, I love to have a go at everything. Whether you are an amateur artist or a seasoned professional there is no denying that art materials can be very expensive. 

But how can we save money on art materials without compromising on quality? I’ve spent over 30 years creating and during most of that time, my budget has been pretty small.  I will share some tips on how you can save whilst enjoying the pastime you enjoy. 

Sarah-Jane Outten

Hi, I’m SJ. I’m an editor and content executive here at MyVoucherCodes. I started my journey here as a deals expert which gave me the skills to become a money-saving expert. You can find my tips and recommendations in various publications including The Sun, The Mirror, and The Telegraph.

I gained a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing in 2018, and I’ve put my writing skills into many projects since then. My portfolio at includes my work with Cardiff Times, Buzz Magazine and more. 

I write poetry and short stories for pleasure and enjoy getting creative with watercolours and lino printing. I hope that I can merge my love of writing and art into a children's book in the future - watch this space!