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: VELVET PAPER. Red, black, white, 20"x27", $2.99 each.
What can you do with it, and how does it stand out?
This paper has a fuzzy flocked surface that imitates velvet. When I'm not working at IBF, I run a vintage re-sale micro-business, and I like using this paper as a backdrop when photographing small products for my website or instagram. It doesn't really reflect light, and provides a soft surface for delicate objects to sit on. (Micro business is Vortex Vintage @vortexvtg).
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.