Art products we love! Here you will find a list of art products that we recommend for art exploration at home. Our list of favorites will update weekly, so check back often for great finds! (Learn more about our recommendations here).
We love to collage, although we're fond of using found objects and recycled papers, we can't resist using decorative and prepared papers too. Here's a few great decorative, collage paper pads.
Lately, I've been experimenting with watercolors. Love the loose, fluid feel of the medium and the methodical process of blending and shading. Here are a few watercolor sets good for novices and experienced watecolorist alike.
If you are interested in printmaking and would like to experiment a bit, the Gelli Art Brand is a great product and easy to use. The printing plates look and feel like a gelatin monoprinting plates. They are durable, reusable, and can be stored at room temperature. Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plates are ideal for mixed media art projects and card making. They measure 3/8" thick, and are easy to clean with soap-and-water, hand sanitizer, or baby wipes. Gelli Plate Printing: Mixed-Media Monoprinting Without a Press is a book to get your started on some projects.
Looking for an inspiring art book? Here are a few to get the creative juices flowing. We especially love "The Artful Parent."
Bring out your inner Picasso, with a great art kit, these are some of our go to kits that offer a wide assortment of media such as crayons, pastels, colored pencils, watercolor palettes and markers. If you are following "Ms. Simone's Creative Corner" projects daily, you'll want to have one of these kits on hand!
Selecting the right drawing or sketch pad is key, we like these because they are perfect for artists of all skill levels.
I love painting with acrylic paints, I've found these great sets which are awesome for beginner and intermediate painters. If you're painting at home with one of our virtual sessions, you'll want to have one of these sets!
For all things collage we love the Mod Podge brand. Here are a few of our favs!