Each week, our art staff picks an art supply to talk about, letting you know what the product does, why you'd want to have it in your supplies and what to think about when you purchase it. If you're curious to learn more about any art supply or product. Let us know by sending us an email at this link. We'll be sure to do a feature on it
This week, our art staff pick is: WOODEN BOXES TO DECORATE! Small pencil box: $2.99. Medium Rectangle: $9.99. Large square: $7.69
What can you do with it, and how does it stand out?
These unfinished wood boxes can be painted with acrylics, decorated with decoupage, or embellished however you like! They close with a latch and metal hinge, and are great for storing art supplies or special possessions. They would make a fun project and a unique gift that can really be customized!
Any tips or techniques for using it? Likes/ dislikes?
I like using acrylic paints to add floral patterns on my wooden boxes! I recommend painting the box with a primer like gesso first, then drawing out your design on the box. When I'm finished painting, I like to seal the outside with a few coats of spray varnish. Some cool ideas for decorating might be to use stencils, try paint pens for adding lettering, or use wood burning tools to draw your design! I like that the dimensions of these boxes fit my prismacolor colored pencils perfectly. :)
Do we stock it regularly, or is it a special find?
This is a closeout deal, so get them while we have them. Small pencil box: $2.99. Medium Rectangle: $9.99. Large square: $7.69
Link to buy it on our art supply site:
You can buy these boxes by requesting them on the "curbside pickup" link on our website. <-----Click on the link.
Heather Reed is the Assistant Manager/Buyer and office rockstar at IBF. She writes all of our emails, blog posts and and manages all of our social media sites. Heather is also an artist and has experience in lots of various mediums. You will usually find her researching new products, finding the best bargains, writing, painting, enjoying nature, all while chasing around her two vivacious little boys.