Smart Art Box August 2015 Subscription Box Review 2


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Smart Art Box
Cost:$49.95/month.
Ships To: United States.
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Smart Art Box August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Smart Art Box August 2015 Subscription Box

Smart Art provides artists with diverse high quality materials that inspire and nourish creativity. Each month subscribers receive a new box featuring a different artist that highlights their time period, 8-11 trial/full sized art supplies, a suggested project and a detailed pamphlet introducing a new art medium.

Smart Art Box August 2015 Subscription Box Review

The Box

Smart Art ships via USPS and ships on or around the 1st of the month.

Smart Art Box August 2015 Subscription Box Review

First Look

I was super excited when I opened this box up and saw that it was painting themed!

Smart Art Box August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Instructions

Reading the instructions I thought, oh, okay, I can do this.  Looking back, I wasn’t being very realistic.  My painting skills are limited to walls and one Painting with a Twist class, but I still felt confident I could nail this.  WRONG!

Smart Art Box August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Supplies

Smart Art Box August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Supplies (there was also a blue tube of paint)

The August 2015 Smart Art Box included all of the supplies necessary to complete the van Gogh’ inspired painting including 4 oil based paint tubes (white, red, yellow and blue), a paintbrush, a paint knife, brush cleaner and a canvas. The information card breaks out the prices of these items and shows that the box has a value of $82.98.  I didn’t price them out individually, but I thought everything was high-quality so I would agree with their prices.

The Project

Smart Art Box August 2015 Subscription Box Review

Sketch

Step one was to sketch the van Gogh’ inspired landscape.  I thought this was easy enough and was sure I was off to a good start.

Smart Art Box August 2015 Subscription Box Review

In Progress

Step 2 – Step 6 is where it all went downhill.  LOL!  I had a really good time painting, but my painting exactly turn out like a van Gogh.  Or even close. One of my main problems was that I used too much paint.  WAY too much paint.  So it was difficult to get paint to layer.  The instructions said you’d probably need about a day for it to dry after you layer down the background (like you see above), but mine probably needed a week.  LOL.

Smart Art Box August 2015 Subscription Box Review

All Done

As you can see it’s not an amazing work of art, but I really did have a good time with it.  I was telling B how much I liked painting and he just looked at me like, well, you aren’t very good at it ;).  No matter, it was fun!

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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include Popsugar Must Have Box, Boxycharm, Mommy Mailbox and Rachel Zoe Box of Style.


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2 thoughts on “Smart Art Box August 2015 Subscription Box Review

  • Charity

    Coming from an artist, it really isn’t about how well you art, but if you enjoy doing it. I’m really glad you had fun. Personally I find art incredibly relaxing and it allows me to get out what I’m feeling at the time.