August 2016 RLB Art Box Studio Review + 10% off Coupon

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RLB Art Box Studio
The Breakdown:
Monthly | Cost: $25.00/month
A new art project every month!
Ships via USPS | Ships to the US + other countries

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What is RLB Art Box Studio?

“We find the best art supplies and create fun works of art for our subscribers to try out. NO art experience is necessary, leave that up to us. Each art project kit contains enough supplies to do the art project twice. All supplies and art projects are tested and created by an artist and certified art educator.”

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Cute extras – a sticker, a bookmark that includes information on the subscription, and a note that lets you know the entire box was mindfully packaged.

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Supplies!

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Everything that was included for this month’s project…

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…which was paper precision art!

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It came with a pamphlet of step by step photo instructions so that you know what your art project should look like at every stage of the process.

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The last two photos are what the finished products should look like!

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There was also a listing of all the items you should have received in your box.

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And written step by step instructions to supplement the photos – which I thought was a really nice touch because I went back and forth between the pictures and the words to ensure I had done my project correctly. 🙂

Now onto the supplies!

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Colored paper squares.

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Blue and Teal paper.

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Design templates.

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Self-Healing Cutting Mat (this ensures that you don’t scratch up whatever surface you’re working on).

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Elmer’s Glue, a #2 pencil, and an Excel knife! (be very careful with the excel knife – this is super sharp and the blade at the end will cut you if you slip up.) :O

So what you do is actually very simple! You take the design and the Excel knife; you cut along the lines and then you glue your design onto one of the blue or teal pieces of paper.

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Here is my koi fish! Those scales took FOREVER. But it was a relaxing process and I went slowly to make sure I wouldn’t cut myself. 😀

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And here is my feather! I really should have started with this one first; the design and the cuts here are much simpler and smoother. The fish was definitely harder!

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Finished product – glued onto the paper! 😀 It gives a nice illusion of the koi fish being in water with the lily pads floating alongside it. I made some uneven cuts here but you can’t really tell, right? 😉

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And the peacock feather too. 😀 Without those bright, tell-tale colors, this almost could have passed as a fern. 😄

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Both finished projects. 😀

Overall enjoyment: I always find art to be relaxing and these two projects definitely helped me relax! It was really nice to just zone out and focus on making the simple cuts, following the lines, and blocking out everything else for a few hours. The finished products can also make great cards if you wanted to leave a message on the back!

If you’re interested in signing up for RLB Art Studio Box, make sure to use SAVE10 to get 10% off any purchase!

 

 

*Disclosure: The above item was complimentary and received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received. I only review things that are in line with my interests and wouldn’t subject you, my dear readers, to boring products or subscriptions.

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