We’ve partnered with Bright Stripes to share their newest products – the iHeart Art Mash-Up Art Packs! These six packs are the perfect way to try on a new art medium without expending a bunch of money while using quality products so you get a true sense of their possibilities. The kits are affordable and come in a fantastic tri-fold sturdy portfolio that stores your art equipment and paper beautifully while also being a workspace for your work in progress.
These kits were created with kids in mind, but adults will love them as well. Each comes complete with enough supplies to create many works of art and most of the products can be refilled at the iHeart Art online store so you’ll be able to keep your kit going as you grow your art skills.
There are six new iHeart Art Mash-Up Art Packs to choose from:
A true mixed media kit! Includes 12 watercolors, 8 gel pens, 8 markers, 2 paintbrushes, a 25-page art pad, and a Techniques Guide. Bold colors make this kit stand out, but you can create any color possible with the watercolors. Then use the pens to outline or add details that would be more difficult with a brush.
A deluxe kit that will help you master the skill of combining media in artistic and creative ways. Comes with 10 acrylic paint tubes, 12 chalk pastels, 3 brushes, a 25-page art pad, a palette, and a Techniques Guide. It’s a pretty comprehensive pallet of products for any budding artist.
This is the most expensive kit in the bunch, but it’s worth it. Batik is a traditional technique often used for fabric where wax, tape, or even twine are used to resist the dye. This kit includes thin masking tape and oil pastels to create a Batik effect on paper. Includes 10 watercolor paint tubes, 12 oil pastels, masking tape, water brush pen, 25- page art pad, palette, and a Techniques Guide.
If you like sparkly glitter, this is the art kit for you! The kit includes 12 metallic watercolors, 8 glitter gel pens, 8 glitter markers, 2 paintbrushes, a 25-page art pad, and a Techniques Guide to help you learn how to combine the media with fantastic results. I have a strange love for mandellas, so a black marker creates the base of the project, and then the metallic watercolors are added. This is just one way to use the kit – let your imagination go!
This may be my favorite pack. I love the look of watercolor pastels and ink pens. There’s something about the ethereal look of the watercolors with the crisp lines of the pen that I love. It’s a forgiving format – ink beyond the lines looks intentional, even if it isn’t. This kit includes 10 fine line pens, 8 watercolor pastels, a water brush pen, a 25-page art pad, and a Techniques Guide.
Have you ever wanted to try oil and chalk pastels but felt like you had to choose one? Not with this kit. You get both so you can feel the difference and see what each kind brings to your work. Use them together or alone, straight or blended. It’s all possible with this kit. It also comes with a peelable wax pencil, blending stick, 25-page art pad, and a Techniques Guide.
Your Purchase Supports Children through Art Feeds
What I love about the Bright Stripes company is that they care about their community so they support a non-profit called Art Feeds International (artfeeds.org). For every purchase made from iHeart Art, they give 5% of the profits to support children.
“Art Feeds believes that all children are curious, imaginative, creative, innovative and our greatest resource.”
Art Feeds provides schools and children’s organizations the resources they need to create a space where children’s creativity can thrive in their everyday lives. They work to give children a place to express themselves for the sake of their emotional and mental health.
“We created iHeartArt to fill a need we saw for older kids who love art but can’t find any supplies that are just for them,” reveals Bright Stripes partner Eric von Stein. “We empower kids by giving them step-by-step Artist Technique Guides in each and every supply that shows kids how to use the materials.” He adds, “The guides even include a practice project to get kids started right away!”
You don’t have to be a teen or tween to enjoy these beautiful kits. In fact, younger kids can enjoy them with parental help – what a fun way to spend an afternoon with your young child learning about colors, patterns, and more – certainly a way to make some wonderful memories.