7 Unique Ways to Try Monoprinting

Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that allows you to create unique, freeform printed images every time. Unlike the more common relief printing, which uses a block stamp to reproduce the same image over and over again, monoprinting allows the freedom to create each image anew. This will allow you to produce abstract compositions, more...

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Sculptors: Here are 5 Casted Statues to Inspire you!

Do you need some inspiration before you embark on your mold making and casting project (courtesy of this month’s Smart Art Box)? Whether you’re a beginner or more seasoned artist, travel around the world and through time with us now, to discover some of the most inspiring sculptures ever made! Have you ever seen them...

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How to Duplicate Something or Make an Original Artwork all using One Handy Technique in your Smart Art Box!

  When art was “invented” all those millennia ago, along with the concept of the original work of art came that of the copy or reproduction. The Italian cast court. Photo credit: Matt From London via Visual Hunt / CC BY At different points in time, copies have had varying degrees of value. Plaster copies...

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History of Mold Making and Casting

Mold making and casting are central techniques in the history of art and design. But their uses and applications are longstanding and varied, and also play a vast role in today’s arenas of artistic production and industrial manufacture. In the world of art, the techniques of mold making and casting have served as tools by...

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Photogram Fun in this Month’s Box: All the Solar-Print Art Project Ideas You’ve Ever Wanted!

Are you ready to join the long line of artists who have worked with photograms, from Man Ray and Pablo Picasso to Imogene Cunningham? The magical ingredient in this month’s box is Purple Solarfast™ Dye, which can be used to create photograms of all types, from continuous tone images and detailed photographs to shadow prints...

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