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Artist Storage Box by US Art Supply

Artist Storage Box by US Art Supply

US Art Supply invited me to review their Artist Storage Box. This is a wooden storage box that features 8 removable storage dividers, brass hardware and a removable storage tray. It’s made of unfinished Beechwood. This is a well crafted artist storage box. It’s unfinished Beechwood which allows me to personalize it. The removable storage tray is a nice touch. It fits a little loosely so it might move around some in transport. The removable storage dividers allow you to customize the compartments to fit your need. One of the eight removable dividers I received will not fit this artist storage box. It’s cut just a hair too narrow. It falls out and can’t be used. This minor defect doesn’t affect my needs. I need a larger cutout space to store my paintbrushes. I didn’t contact US Art Supply to resolve this has it would have been removed by me any way….
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Small Cutting Board by Pratico Kitchen

Small Cutting Board

Pratico Kitchen invited me to review their small 8 x 6 x 3/4 in cutting board. This is a well made solid small cutting board. This is the perfect size for cutting cheese but is large enough to cut other items as well. This is large enough to cut fruits and vegetables. Bamboo is strong and dense as hardwoods, but unlike glass or plastic cutting boards, won’t dull your kitchen knives. Bamboo has natural anti-bacterial properties and resists knife scaring and warping. To this small cutting board I cut 1/2 a block of mozzarella cheese and 1/2 a block of pepper jack cheese. If you need recipe inspiration please read my Arla Dofino Creamy Havarti Baked Spaghetti Bread recipe. It requires cubing cheese like pictured below. I used a serrated knife. After use I can see visible dents and scratches in the wood. This is pretty standard for a cutting board…
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8 Port USB Wall Charger Review

8 Port USB Wall Charger

Volmate invited me to review their 8 Port USB Wall Charger. In the ever evolving technological age we live in, one can’t have enough charging ports for all of the electronics we own. The Volmate USB Wall Charger has 8 separate ports to choose from. I was able to test and successfully charge an iPad, iPod, iPhone 5S, Kindle HD 7, portable UBS charger, Bluetooth headset, and a PS4 controller with this USB charger. It’s ability to charge my PS4 controller was a big positive for me, as every other USB charger I’ve tried was unable to charge the controller. Each port worked as intended, and charges at a rate of about 40% per hour, making the total charge time from 0% to 100% about 2.5 hours. The LED lights turn on for each port when a device is plugged into it. I’m pretty sensitive to bright LED’s when I’m trying to sleep…
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Premium Drawing Paper Pad Review

Premium Drawing Paper Pad

US Art Supply invited me to review their Premium Drawing Paper Pad. This is an incredibly affordable sketchbook. This is something I would buy over and over again for my daughter. She’s 11 and doesn’t spend as much time on each sketch so she goes through sketchbooks rather quickly. This is an affordable option for her. I can support her hobby while not going broke. I too like to draw though so I reviewed this and kept it for myself. I’m very heavy handed when I draw. The sketchbook I’ve been using is 98 lb mixed media paper. It’s the Canson XL. With a coupon I can normally get this one locally for about $8. What I like about it is that when I sketch in the book (not removing the paper) I don’t leave impressions marks on the pages behind it. Being heavy handed I normally can’t use most sketchbooks. I…
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Square Canvas Panel Assortment Pack

Square Canvas Panel Assortment Pack

US Art Supply invited me to review their Square Canvas Panel Assortment Pack. US Art Supply constantly provides high quality products at an affordable price. This bundle is no exception. Panel Assortment Includes: 6-5″x5″, 6-8″x8″, 6-10″x10″, 6-12″x12″ Square Canvas Panels. Some key things to note about these square canvas panels. These aren’t a wrapped stretched canvases. These are solid panels. Attached are photos to give you a 360 view of one of the square canvas panel sized 10″x10″. Each square canvas panel comes well packaged; individually wrapped by size. The corners weren’t bent or damaged in any way which is impressive. Each canvas lays flat, they aren’t warped or bowed. Overall these canvases are well made and were received defect free. These canvases are versatile and can support various mixed mediums. To test this particular canvas we used water colors. This watercolor painting attached to my review was done by a 3 year…
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Nylon Hair Artist Paint Brush Set

Nylon Hair Artist Paint Brush Set

US Art Supply invited me to review their Nylon Hair Artist Paint Brush Set. This is a set of 7 Short Handle Artist Brushes. There’s (1-each Wash 3/4″, 1-each Flat Shader #2, 1-each Flat Shader #6, 1-each Round #2, Round #4, 1-each Liner #2/0, 1-each Flat Angular Shader #1/4″) I used this Nylon Hair Artist Paint Brush Set to also review US Art Supply’s canvases. To test these paint brushed out I decided I would paint my owl. For this project I used US Art Supply’s Acrylic Tube Artist Paint Set, a 9″x12″ canvas, paintbrushes , Mod Podge and ultra fine red glitter. My iPhone really doesn’t capture this piece of art well. The flash can’t process the glitter very well. I will keep experimenting with lighting and if I get a better picture I will update this post.   This Nylon Hair Artist Paint Brush Set is a good middle of the range set. These paintbrushes are nicer than cheap…
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