Smart Art August 2016 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 August 2016 Subscription Box Review

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 August 2016 Subscription Box Review

Smart Art ships via USPS and ships on or around the 1st of the month. If you sign up on or before the 28th of the month, you will get the box that will be released on the 1st of the following month. All orders processed after the 28th will ship the month after the following month. For example, a purchase made on or before September 28th will be shipped October 1st. A purchase made on September 29th will be shipped November 1st.

Smart Art August 2016 Subscription Box Review

Smart Art sends all sorts of different art supplies and project ideas out, so you never quite know what you will receive.  I had no idea what this one was at first glance.

Smart Art August 2016 Subscription Box Review

Smart Art August 2016 Subscription Box Review

The August 2016 Smart Art focused on Sgraffito Painting.  The information booklet includes history on the technique and gives some details on the materials used in the technique.  Also included are some tips on how to complete the project, a list of included tools and set-by-step directions.

Materials

Smart Art August 2016 Subscription Box Review

The box included:
~Art Alternatives Oil Pastel 24 Piece Set
~Ampersand Claybord (8×8 2PCS, 5×5 1PC)
~Higgins Black Magic Waterproof India Ink (1oz)
~Royal Brush Engraving Tool Set
~Pro Stroke Premium White Bristle Brush (Round 6)

Instructions & Project

Smart Art August 2016 Subscription Box Review

I didn’t follow this project exactly.  I opted not to sketch out my subject on a piece of paper first. I decided to just do the project and then figure out what my design would be.

Smart Art August 2016 Subscription Box Review

I cannot even tell you how excited I was about this project.  I used to LOVE making these when I was a kid.  Except instead of oil pastels and India Ink, I would just use crayons and then scratch out my design with the end of a paper clip (it worked I swear).  I felt like this was the grown-up version of that!

Smart Art August 2016 Subscription Box Review
I used my oil pastels to create a random pattern on my board.  As I was doing it, I brushed the extra little clumps off, so they didn’t blend into another color.

Smart Art August 2016 Subscription Box Review
I did two coats of the India Ink and let it dry for about 20 minutes before stratching my pattern.

Smart Art August 2016 Subscription Box Review

As I mentioned, I didn’t sketch a design out first and transfer it to my board like the instructions said.  I decided just to wing it and have fun with it. I love how it came out and had such a good time with this one.

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About Jennifer

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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