Smart Art Review – February 2017


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Smart Art Review February 2017

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.
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Disclosure: This complimentary box was sent for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own, and no compensation was received.

Smart Art Review February 2017

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

Smart Art Review February 2017

I have been feeling pretty crafty lately, so I decided to tackle this project as soon as it arrived today.

Smart Art Review February 2017

Smart Art Review February 2017

The February 2017 Smart Art explored Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy.  With the exception of a Doodle Crate project a while back (which wasn’t even the same thing), I have never worked with anything like this.

The Materials

Smart Art Review February 2017

Smart Art Review February 2017

The box included:
~Mini Buddha Board ($13.93)
~Chinese Calligraphy Brushes 3PCS
~Calligraphy Drawing Pens 3PCS
~Tom Norton Walnut Drawing Ink ($7.99)
~Hanshi Calligraphy Paper

Instructions 

Smart Art Review February 2017

Every Smart Art project includes detailed instructions on how to complete that month’s project.  You can do their suggested project or use the tools for whatever project you have in mind.

The Project

Smart Art Review February 2017

Smart Art Review February 2017

Smart Art Review February 2017

I decided to go with the suggested project this month.  Mine didn’t turn out quite as well as the one on the instructions, but I had fun.  The box included plenty of additional paper, and there was a ton of leftover ink, so I can experiment a little more with this technique.

~Mini Buddha Board

Smart Art Review February 2017

Smart Art Review February 2017

Smart Art Review February 2017

Smart Art Review February 2017

The Mini Buddhi Board is a 5-inches and is probably one of my favorite Smart Art items ever.  I wasn’t familiar with this before, but it’s now going to be a staple on my desk.  You paint on it with water and then slowly, your art disappears, and you have a fresh canvas to create with.  The box says it will last for years and all you need is water!  It’s not messy, and I found it so soothing!

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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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