Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Solana Adjustable Wood Desk Easel with Drawers Review

I've been wanting a small easel for Isaak to put on his desk. He loves to draw, and work on art. I got Solana Adjustable Wood Desk Easel with Drawers to review. It's pretty neat.



Once I opened it up, and used it I realized that it's not really for Isaak. The open holes won't allow him to draw on there without putting something behind the paper. The drawer was kind of hard for me to pull out, let alone a 7 year old.

I'm keeping it for me. As an art instructor it's perfect. I'm using it for demos in the classroom.
  • It comes fully assembled
  • It transports easily
  • It's wood, so it's sturdy
  • It fits things inside the drawers with 3 different compartments
  • It doesn't take up a lot of room
  • It will accommodate a canvas up to 11"x14"
  • The easel has 4 different positions for painting or drawing
  • It has a handle, so I can take it from room to room



No it's not going to work for Isaak, but it will work for me. :)




Usually I use canvas, or Illustration board to work on, so the holes in the easel do not bother me one bit. 


I still have a little problem opening the drawer. I do like that it has a latch system to ensure that things won't fall out.


Box Easel Size: 13-3/8"Wide x 10-1/4"Deep x2" High, (Adjusts to 11"High)

List Price: $39.99
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US Art Supply 12ml Acrylic Tube Artist Paint Set Review Part 2

You may remember that I reviewed US Art Supply 12ml Acrylic Tube Artist Paint Set. I got the set right before I left to go out of town. When I review art supplies it is so fun, yet at the same time it's more time consuming because I do feel like I need to create a project right away for it. We all know that companies like reviews to go up A.S.A.P. 

I since have done a project with the paint:


I did the painting using
  • US Art Supply 12ml Acrylic Tube Artist Paint Set
  • Gloss Medium
  • Paper Punches 
  • Fishing Line
The paint stuck well for the paper punches. A lot of time acrylic tends to repel on shinny surfaces. This paint didn't. If you ever have paint do that by the way just add a drop of soap to your paint. 

The paint also mixed well with my clear medium. Why use clear mediums? It works great as a replacement to glue. Dries clear, so yay. Also if you like your paint to be see through the clear medium can be mixed with paint as not to break down the chemical properties in the paint, like you would with water.

You can buy the paint on Amazon here



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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WW: Graham Cave {Linky}

Graham Cave State Park is pretty fun! They had a free walking tour. We went on it. 

It's a walk through ancient history. Artifacts uncovered in Graham Cave revealed that people were living in the cave more than 10,000 years ago. 

A little natural water spill area:



The tour leads you to Graham Cave:

 

You can go under the cave, but not in it. It's fenced off to help preserve the area. They do have a trail, and a rock wall that you can climb to get on top. Of course the boys picked the hardest way to get up there.



What was really cool up above was this S shaped tree! At least that's what we call that shape in art for a composition. I know it's not literally an S. The tree is no longer alive, but they left it because of it's shape.


We also found this cool Sycamore tree. It's trunk had a heart carved out of it, and it's base was like a maze with all different holes in it.


 


 

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Manga/Marker Paper by US Art Supply Review

Since school is about to start I'm trying to load up on art supplies. I recently got Manga/Marker Paper by US Art Supply to review.


I tried to sketch logo ideas on this with pencil first, and trace it with marker. The pencil wouldn't stick to the surface. It really meant for markers. 


I came up with a few logo ideas for the boys to have on t-shirts for school. I can't stand what the school comes up with, so I decided to sketch some out on my own. These are just preliminaries. Meaning they are the start of an idea, and not refined. Mica likes the middle one, and Isaak likes the bottom one.


The marker does go on the paper really smooth like. I'll share the final shirts with you when I get them done.
I'm also on a Mexican art kick, and doodled the crazy cacti below. I may or may not take the cacti further. If I do go farther with it, it will be mixed media.


Size: 9"X12", which is bigger than the standard size 8 1/2"x11" paper. 60 Pound - 24 Sheets
 
Cost: $6.96 - If you know anything about art supplies, that's a really great deal!

Other things about the paper:
  • Acid free
  • Neutral pH
  • Natural White Sheets
  • Used for sketching and other media - The say pencils work on it, but I had trouble erasing on it
  • Bleedproof
It was fun doodling on a different paper. 
 
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