Thursday, April 21, 2016

Smart Art: Monthly Art Project Subscription for All Levels!

**Complimentary products received in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

We love learning about and creating all types of art, so we were excited to get to try out Smart Art.
Smart Art provides artists with diverse high quality materials that inspire and nourish creativity.  Every month you get to explore new mediums and travel through time with renowned artists and cultures, and master their crafts.


Smart Art provides detailed instructions, practical tips to employ, and easy to follow projects that support the enhancement of every artist, no matter the level.  Each month subscribers receive a new box featuring a different artist or culture that highlights their time period, full sized art supplies, a suggested project and a detailed pamphlet introducing a new art medium.

This month's project was Mosaics:


Let's check out the supplies:


4 ¼“ SQUARE COASTER MOLD 
Jennifer’s Mosaics reusable, high impact plastic coaster mold is great for making customized mosaic coasters. This mold allows you to easily release tile, stones, glass and more to create unique mosaic coasters over and over!


MOSAIC STONE CEMENT 2 LBS 
Fast drying and easy to mix, this cement dries within one hour to a smooth, white porcelain-like finish. Designed for indoor projects, it is stronger and smoother than grout. Perfect for projects using boxes, frames, coasters, clocks, and more.


GOLD VEINED MOSAIC TILE 1 LB Specially chosen and organized for color harmony and contrast, this assortment makes it easy to start your mosaic masterpiece! This 1 lb bag will provide you with more than enough tile to create multiple mosaic projects.

CLEAR CON-TACT PAPER 
This clear, self-adhesive contact paper will allow you to see your sketch as you arrange your mosaic tile pieces to create your coaster design. Easily peel away once the cement is dry to reveal your completed masterpiece!


QUALITA GOLD LONG HANDLE FLAT BRUSH SIZE 8 
Offering great resiliency through every stroke, each Qualita Gold brush is hand-made and fabricated using golden Taklon hair. Featuring a gold tone seamless ferrule, and an artfully decorated wood handle, this brush handles both heavy bodied and fluid colors, making it a practical and versatile brush for artists.


CEMENT AND TILE SEALER
1 oz Easy to apply and offering long-lasting protection, this cement and tile sealer dries clear and will protect your mosaic against scuffs, stains, dust, water, etc. Simply apply using a brush, directly onto your mosaic coaster and allow a minimum of four hours of drying time.

The kit also comes with an awesome pamphlet full of great information on the history of mosaic as an art form and techniques and helpful hints on how to create your own masterpiece.




We really enjoyed learning more about mosaics and creating coasters with this kit!  Smart Art is just $49.95/month with discounts when you purchase more than one month up front.
Unleash your inner artist with a Smart Art subscription!


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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