Smart Art Box
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Smart Art originated as a small group of traveling friends, driven by the desire to see the world and experience the culture created by historical visionaries. Along the way, this small group of traveling friends found inspiration in the many mediums found anywhere from the poorest of villages to the most prestigious of cities. Each medium expressed the artist’s individual communities, heritage and personality. For this reason, inspired by the passion portrayed in their art, a new determination was born to pursue and discover the many exciting art mediums across the world.
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Smart Art Box Review:
This is by far the coolest box subscriptions I’ve gotten to review! I was expecting the typical paint, brushes, canvas, colored pencils to arrive at my house but to much surprise I got something completely new to me. In my box I received Corafoam, Unline Comfort Grip Utility Knife, 2 pieces of 3M Production Sandpaper and Wood & Lino Carving Tools. It also comes with a helpful information pamphlet that explains how you can use these items. I love doing crafty things but I was a little worried about this box because I have never used any of these things before. The Corafoam is a high-density urethane foam that can be easily carved and sculpted, it can be painted like wood by using practical paint like fluid acrylics. You can use the Wood & Lino Carving tools on multiple surfaces, they are lightweight and feature natural wood handles. When working with the Corafoam its suggested to cut it into smaller pieces so you have multiple surfaces to carve and/or practice on.
In the pamphlet it explains about the Ancient Hawaiian Tiki and gives you step by step instructions on how to create Tiki Mask using all the tools provided. As you can see by my picture I didn’t do a Tiki and went with Thomas the train! I’m not to sure why I went with Thomas, maybe it’s because I’m surround by Thomas and his friends 24/7 (haha). You get 2 pieces of nice size corafoam to work with and like suggested I cut one of them so I could have a smaller piece. I was pretty surprise at how hard this was to cut and as I tried I began to doubt myself as to if I could this. Was I really going to be able to make this look anything like Thomas? I wouldn’t know until I tried and I was determined to get it to somewhat look like him. When using this box you cannot expect what you are sculpting to be done quickly, this takes patience and a steady hand. As you can see I’m far from finishing my project but I’m having a blast getting there. Sculpting this project is something I do right before bed, a little at a time.
Prior to diving into it I did gently draw Thomas on the Corafoam just to guide me along. I have nicked myself with some of the sculpting tools so this project is a labor of love. With this being my first time trying anything like this I’m pretty stoked with how my little Thomas is coming along. I have enough Corafoam left to do other projects too and I’m hoping I get better with each one that I do. Like I’ve mentioned before this isn’t some quick art project and takes times. With having to go slow it’s quite relaxing and can be a bit aggravating at times but luckily if you make a mistake it can be fixed pretty easy. The Smart Art subscription box are $49.95 monthly or $119.95 for 3 months; in each box you will get a different artist that highlights their time period, 8-11 full sized art supplies, a unique project and a pamphlet detailing a new art. I’m sure we have some crafty and art lovers on here who would like this subscription box company. To check them out for yourself all the link are posted above always.