We are surrounded by art and creativity every day. From pictures our kids color, doodling on note pads, to framed pictures on our walls, it’s everywhere. Art doesn’t have to be defined as something good enough to hang in a museum. But simply a piece that makes someone happy. And helping our kids feel happy and accomplished is a great way to help their artistic talents bloom! So this year for the holidays, encourage creativity with iHeart Art Supplies. No matter what medium your child likes the best, they have you covered.
About Bright Stripes
Sabre Mrkva and Eric von Stein have been working in the Toy and Children’s Product space collectively for over 20 years. They believe in the power of creative play to empower kids to create the world they want to live in. With a synergistic vision for innovative products and graphics, Sabre and Eric have teamed up with top-quality manufacturers to create charming lines of products for kids of all stripes!
One of our favorite line of art products is iHeart Art
About iHeart Art Products
We believe that all kids are creative and need artistic expression to thrive. That is why we started iHeartArt, a brand-new line of premium quality affordable art materials specifically for older kids who fall between young kids and young adults.
We believe that kids’ art should be celebrated. That is why we honor young artists and feature real art by real kids on each package. No two packages are alike, much like the young artists who’ve provided the work. Our goal is to use youthful artistic expression to speak directly to the hearts and minds of those we want to serve. Kids are creative geniuses. Let’s empower them to tap into their artistic potential!
iHeartArt empowers young artists by:
- Offering exceptional quality art supplies at affordable prices
- Including Technique Guides in every supply
- Giving back so that kids in need can create
- Celebrating kids’ art on all our packaging
iHeart Art donates 5% of profits to Art Feeds‘ International Program. This non-profit supplies art lessons, training and art materials to kids in need, allowing kids the world over to experience the life affirming joy of artistic expression.
Some of our favorite products include:
Convenient sets, kits and when traveling
I always try to purchase sets when introducing a new hobby or medium. These sets are perfect for that and they are self contained which makes them great for traveling.
The Travel Pack includes 10 gel pens, a 25 page sketching pad and a Techniques Guide that demonstrates how to use this medium.
The Mash Up Art Pack includes 12 watercolors, 8 gel pens, 8 markers, 2 paint brushes, 25-page art pad and a Techniques Guide.
The 12 Watercolors & Water Brush Pen set includes a plastic compact case with built-in palette of 12 rich concentrated watercolor cakes. It also includes a cleaning sponge, and medium-sized water brush pen.
This set includes a travel case with 12 watercolors and a water brush pen. It also has a technique guide that demonstrates how to use them in different painting techniques like wet on wet, wet on dry, and dry on dry.
Sketch and Paper Pads
Depending on the medium you are using, standard paper is not the best choice. Both of these are perfect for those renderings that are created with a wet or heavier medium like paint or gel pens.
This sketch pad contains 120 sheets made from 50 pound paper.
This 3 in 1 combination paper set includes a total of 80 sheets. 50 sketch paper sheets in 50 pound weight, 20 pages of tracing paper in 41 pound weight, and 10 watercolor sheets in 140 pound weight. The pack is a great combination of the most popular weights you need.
You can never have too many gel pens! The iHeart Art Gel Pens are special because they have a roller ball point which draws smoothly from start to finish. No more lumps and clumps of color on your renderings. These are hands down the best gel pens on the market. Made with a rubber comfort grip, easy-flow nib and a long-lasting ink supply. And for those times when you need a little sparkle and glitter, iHeart Art has you covered.
Markers are designed with the writing/drawing point in mind. Depending on the use, you can use the markers to color, provide shading, or even outline your work!
A set of 12 alcohol based markers, with two different nibs to choose from. One end has the classic chisel tip, and the other, a fine tip. It’s like having two markers in one!
Do your kids enjoy coloring? Mine sure do; with everything from crayons and copy paper, to pens and coloring books. It’s something they can do on their own independently. Plus it’s an easy and relatively inexpensive activity for them to do. As they get older or more interested in creating art, we naturally look for a higher quality of art supplies without breaking the budget. As a parent, how can you help? Be sure to encourage creativity with iHeart Art Supplies.
If your child, no matter their age, is always grabbing blank paper from your printer, it’s time to buy some proper art paper. And there are many types of paper, in a variety of weights and colors, and some are meant for specific types of paints, pens, or markers. If your artist uses mostly pencils, crayons, and pastels to color and draw, a great gift idea would be the iHeart Art Artist Sketch Pad. It’s spiral bound which makes it great on the go. And the paper is lightweight, so it’s perfect for those preferred tools! Now if your artist likes to mix it up, then consider the iHeart Art 3-In-1 Combo Pad. It includes 80 sheets of three different types of paper in one pack: Tracing, Sketching, and Watercolor. So no matter which style of art your child enjoys, they can have the perfect paper at their fingertips!
Coloring with pens and markers
Okay parents; you’ve probably seen one of the latest crazes lately: coloring with pens and markers! Even adults are getting into this trend as a way to relax and express themselves without breaking out the paint! If you’re a fan of markers then look into the iHeart Art 12 Thick & Thin Markers, Chisel & Fine Tip set. There are 12 colors in this alcohol ink set, with two different nibs to choose from. A chisel for broad strokes and larges areas, and a fine tip for outlining and detail work.
iHeart Art also has a nice selection of gel pens, to choose from as well. There is a set of the iHeart Art 12 Glitter Gel Pens, perfect to add that sparkle to any picture. Also available is the iHeart Art 6 Pastel Gel Pens and the iHeart Art 6 Neon Gel Pens. Both of these sets come with 6 beautiful colors, in soft pastel shades or bright neon ones. They all have soft rubber grips and an easy flow tip to help it glide over the paper.
Consider kits when just starting out
If you aren’t sure what your child may enjoy the most or you spend a lot of time on the go, consider buying a set that includes a travel case. The iHeart Art Travel Art Pack Gel Pens includes a set of 10 gel pens, a pad of paper, and a technique guide to follow. Another great collection is the iHeart Art Mash Up Art Pack Bold & Bright. This includes watercolors, gel pens, and markers, plus paintbrushes, a paper pad, and suggested techniques for practice. There’s a little bit of several mediums for the artist to try out before going forward.
For a very easy way to travel with paint, look at the iHeart Art 12 Watercolors & Water Brush Pen. It already comes in a ready to go compact; all you need is some water to begin painting! And for a softer look that you can layer up, there is the iHeart Art 12 Watercolors Pastels + Brush. This includes twelve beautiful pastels that you can use directly on the paper or soften with a wet paintbrush for a different look.
iHeart Art are awesome gifts
These art supplies would make a wonderful holiday gift, travel companion, or just introduce a new hobby to someone. No matter their age, we should always try to encourage creativity with iHeart Art Supplies by Bright Stripes.
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