U.S. Art Supply’s Large Display and Presentation Easel

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I may have to re-title this blog from “WOM-derful” to “Things I didn’t know I needed until I had them”. Such is the case with U.S. Art Supply’s Large 66″ Display and Presentation Easel. I like to create things, and sometimes, I like to display them. What I don’t want to do is put a bunch of holes on my walls to do it. So what’s a gal (or guy!) to do? Put your creation in the closet and never enjoy it? Stand it on the floor and hope no one kicks it? Now there’s a solution that makes displaying your creations (or even just a lovely framed print you couldn’t pass up) a snap, and looks nice too. It’s U.S. Art Supply’s Presentation Easel.

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It’s a showroom-quality, lightweight aluminum easel at a price that makes sense. It’s a free standing adjustable easel that goes from 36″ all the way up to 66″, and comes in a modern black satin anodized finish with non-slip rubber feet, so it’s good for wood and tile floors too. The tubular corrugated aluminum construction means it’s strong and sturdy without being heavy (Under 3lbs!) or difficult to move around or set up. You have a rare poster you want to display? You’re golden. A framed piece of art that would look great in a corner? Boom, done. Little one painted his latest “masterpiece” and want to show the world? Your little Picasso will have a place in his, or any, room. And the adjustable display holders will slide to fit almost any size piece, and hold up to a whopping 25lbs! DSC_0415I use it now for “seasonal” art that I can change and hot worry about what kind of hanger I need, or if that wall has a stud, or if I can find a drywall anchor in Hubby’s mess of a workbench. U.S. Art Supply’s Presentation Easel is always ready to go, and when I don’t need it I can fold it up and store it away in less space that you’d need for an umbrella.

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So, again we find ourselves with a thing we didn’t really know we needed until we had it. And that’s not a bad thing. In fact, I may pick up a couple more, because there’s more U.S. Art Supply goodies coming my way in the future. Their products are quality and their prices make sense. This easel has been my new best friend for a couple weeks now, and hope one makes it to your house and becomes your friend too. Unleash your creativity with U.S. Art Supply!

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Ander Blake Company’s Color Gallery Acrylic Paint Set

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If I’m being honest, I hadn’t picked up a paint brush since high school. I used to paint often, and enjoyed creating things. Then, life, work, and family started taking up nearly all of my time, and my creative side took a back seat to my other responsibilities. So when I got a chance from the Ander Blake Company to dip my toes back into that creative pool, I was more than a little excited.

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My experience had been heretofore been primarily oil paints, like the kind you had to buy for art class. And I tended to use mainly primary colors, so this set was not that hard to adapt to. It was smooth, spread easily, and mixed well. A big plus to these is that they thin with water, not the linseed oil I used to have to use for my old oils. Which also means that they can be sprayed through an airbrush. Painting on canvas or wood produced the same bright, vibrant colors, too.

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The tops seal well, so you don’t have to worry about them drying out, and the package they came in has dividers so storage is a breeze. All twelve tubes are .4 fl oz. each, which combined with their rich pigments and ability to thin so easily, means these paints should last you a good long while. Ander Blake says these paints are good for ceramics and fabrics as well, so the only limit to what you can create is your own imagination. If I had to pick one thing I didn’t truly love about these, it’s that the “forrest green” is not a very true, deep green, as you can see from my pictures. thankfully the blues and yellows were sufficient to make a very good, true green. At under $14 for the set of 12 paints, you could do much worse. A word of caution: These paints have a lot of pigment, which means that should you get it on something you didn’t intend (Like, say, a husband and his t-shirt), it will probably stain, most likely permanently. They do have also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, so you can buy with confidence.  Overall I liked them and would definitely recommend them to beginners or craftspeople alike.

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