Smart Art Review December 2016 2


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Smart Art Review December 2016
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
Cost: $49.95/month.
Ships To: United States.
Coupon Code: N/A
Disclosure: This complimentary box was sent for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own, and no compensation was received.

Smart Art Review December 2016

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 January 28th will be shipped February 1st. A purchase made on January 29th will be shipped March 1st.

Smart Art Review December 2016

Smart Art Review December 2016

I was excited to see that this was a painting project!

Smart Art Review December 2016

The December 2016 Smart Art explored the Mixed Media painting technique and focused on the artist Robert Rauschenberg.  Mr. Rauschenbergis considered one of the most influential American artists for his role in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to modern art movements.

The Materials 

Smart Art Review December 2016

Smart Art Review December 2016

The box included:
~Decoart Media Fluid Acrylics (Pyrrole Red, Cobalt Blue, Primary Yellow & Titanium White)
~Decoart Media Texture Sand Paste
~Pebeo Cerne Relief Paint (Gold)
~Black Canvas Panel 8″x10″
~Da Vinci Hobby Brush Round 2
~Daler-Rowney 101 Mixed Media Pad 7″x10.”

Instructions 

Smart Art Review December 2016

Every Smart Art project includes detailed instructions on how to complete that month’s project.

The Project
Smart Art Review December 2016

Smart Art Review December 2016

Smart Art Review December 2016

Smart Art Review December 2016

Hmm.  So my project didn’t turn out much like the pictures on the instructions.  I can pinpoint a few areas where I went wrong, though.  I used too much paint and didn’t let the layers/coats dry before moving on to the next step.  The paint was thinner than I expected (except for the yellow which was thicker than anticipated) so when I dropped it on the canvas it was just way more than I was expecting. Luckily Smart Art included a second canvas and a mixed media pad so that I can try this again!

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