Make The World’s Easiest Impressive Gold Prosecco Bottle Painting

If the last time you made a painting you were still in a school uniform Da Vinci Box is here to bring a bit of joy to your lockdown. This painting looks very impressive when it’s finished. When you are shown the secrets and tricks to achieving it, you’ll realise how easy and enjoyable it is to make professional art.
Get ready to unlock your inner artist with Da Vinci Boxes EASY to follow step-by-step art tutorial by fine artist Sheila Flaherty and have all the art materials needed delivered straight to your door. When you are shown how, it’s amazing what you will do. Enjoy creating impressive art from your own home with Da Vinci Box. Order here from Etsy and challenge yourself to create the “Da Vinci Box Midas Touch” painting and then sit back and bask in all the compliments of your achievement.
#painting #artclass #artmaterials #onlineart

Prosecco not included :-(. Art materials only

Step by step tutorial

 

 

Get Creative Over Lockdown Level 3 With Da Vinci Box Now On Etsy

Fun news. Seeing as lockdown level 3 is upon us I have made the first two Da Vinci Boxes aka Da Vinci Box sketching and Da Vinci Box charcoal, available on Etsy. A box full of art materials, chosen by an artist delivered to your door (FREE delivery within Ireland), to inspire your creativity, from the comfort of your own space. Unlock your inner artist, you were created to create.

Da Vinci Box
sketching

A box with everything you need to elevate your sketching skills.
Contents include
1. Artways gorgeous leather bound sketchbook in a black gift box. I keep one in my bag for sketching outdoors and in studio. The pages are off white and the perfect shade and texture for sketching.
2. Derwent battery operated eraser. A personal favourite hero product. Fun to use and great for getting those sharp highlights in your drawings.
3. Blending stumps, easily the most underestimated, hardworking drawing tools.
4. Derwent sketching pencil pack, the essential pencil values.
5. Da Vinci Box sticker to customise your sketching books, pencil cases etc
6. Pens have caps but why not pencils. A metal cap (find it in the gift box with your sketchbook) to put on your pencil when you want to bring one on the go, to stop it scribbling all over the inside of your bag.
7. Just for a giggle the Earaser from Fred to “Gogh and Earase your mistakes”

Gorgeous to gift or self gift keep you creative over the lockdown restrictions.
€32 plus free delivery within Ireland

Box full of artistic treatsSketching in Italy last year but these days more local.Da Vinci Box in Florence (Last years photo)

Da Vinci Box

charcoal

Get creative with the best artists charcoal products in one handy box.
Contents include 1. Nitram charcoal. Nitram is Martin spelled backwards. It was named after Martin Gros the original charcoal producer. Nitram produces less dust, is easy to erase and sharpen to a finer point than other charcoals and it’s gorgeous to use.
2. Nitram sharpening block for sharpening your charcoal to the finest point. Also useful to sharpen mechanical pencils (mechanical pencil not included in this box)
3. Putty rubber or as some call it a kneaded eraser. Great for lifting off excess charcoal and doesn’t create eraser crumbs like traditional erasers.
4. The Da Vinci Box branding sticker
5. SpectraFix Fixative. This is a game changer, I have been using for years. A little pricier than other fixatives but well worth the extra spend. It’s a casin recipe based on that used by Impressionist painter Edgar Degas. There are no toxic fumes so it’s kinder to the environment, your art and on you.

Price €32.99 free delivery within Ireland

 Charcoal the art tool of choice of all the great historical artists and today.

The Nitram sharpening block is awesome. I use it to sharpen both charcoal and my pencils (pencil shown not included in the box)

The best fixative I have ever used. I’ve been using it for years becasue it’s brilliant. 

I was out sketching with my Da Vinci Box materials last year and ended up having this sketch in Dollards featured on Urban Sketchers instagram. Hope it brings all Da Vinci Box artists this kind of luck.

 

Fun Lockdown Activities: Hand Casting: Full Tutorial

A fun art activity you can enjoy at home is casting your hand from alginate. Put a finger down if you have ever had an impression made of your teeth at the dentist? Seaweed based alginate is the product dentists use. You can cast your own hand like you can see in the cover shot or get creative and cast a couple holding hands and experiment with hand poses and gestures. Check out the video for a fun tutorial / art class. (materials list with links below)

Enjoy making hand casts of loved ones. It could be a lovely gift or keepsake. Would you like a tutorial on how to draw the hand cast you made?

Materials used: Alginate impression moulding powder https://amzn.to/3cHEdqf 2L plastic jug Plaster of Paris https://amzn.to/3eYOik8 Kenwood immersion mixer https://amzn.to/2AbMFRn Petroleum jelly Plaster of Paris https://amzn.to/3eYOik8 Bowl https://amzn.to/2Ul5Tel Towel / table covering / something to protect your table / work surfacce Plaster of Paris https://amzn.to/3eYOik8 Blunt knife Acrylic paint: https://amzn.to/30kiO3K Paint brush set: https://amzn.to/3hbhRRB

WARNING: This video is only for entertainment purposes. Always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you rely on the information portrayed in this video, you assume the responsibility for the results. Have fun, but always think ahead, and remember that every project you try is at YOUR OWN RISK.

For more art content you can find me on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheila_draw… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheila.flahe… Twitter: https://twitter.com/sheilaflaherty2 Website/Blog: http://artacademy.ie/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sheila_artist

Affiliate links used which means if you choose to buy a product using these links I will get a small percentage from the sale. This does not affect the price you pay for the product.

4 Places to Buy Art Supplies Online

Hi Guys,

More good news on the art supplies front. Kennedy art shop has reached out to say they are taking online orders again. K&M Evans are trading online and Terenure Office have art materials for delivery. Amazon as always is handy. I’m keeping stocked and staying sane.

Sheila x

“COVID 19

COVID 19 Update

We along with almost all other retail have been closed by order of the government. While this is most unfortunate we fully support it in these unprecedented times.

We are very conscious many of you would love to get some Art Materials to help in these times of isolation. Following updated advice from government we are now in a position to open On Line again. With the current demand and the very strict but necessary conditions for order fulfillment turn around is currently 3 – 5 working days. We may also have to close the checkout from time to time to allow staff to catch up. Please bear with us!

Please note also it is on line only – NO collections.

At all times our priority is the health and well being of our staff and customers and like everyone else we are in an evolving situation. We are monitoring the official advice of the HSE and Government and keeping the situation under daily review.

All orders are being Processed from home, only assembly and dispatch are happening from our premises.

Stay safe and well and let’s create!

We’d love to see all your wonderful creations and help share some beautiful things to distract from all the anxiousness currently out there. Share them with us on Instagram and Facebook @kennedyartshop and we’ll share them on our stories! #sharethejoy

All at KennedyArt”

Online Art Classes to Help Make COVID19 Lockdown Easier

Requested by the parents of my lovely art students, I am making some online art tutorials. Share with those parents/guardians who need some activities while staying home.
What would you think about a different video each day? I can arrange a competition for those who have completed all the drawings? Maybe a prize for the best artists? What do you think?  https://youtu.be/D76CZ1lR3ag
#Covid19Kindness
#COVID19
TAG #drawabcanimals on social media, I’d love to see your drawings

Get the Best Art Materials for Your Masterpieces

I’m really enjoying trying and testing all potential Da Vinci Box art supplies at the moment. As some of you may know I have an art materials subscription box cooking, where only the best art materials make the cut. I love having an arsenal of great art supplies to hand to keep me motivated and creative. Soon you can have them all and have them delivered too. Every month a new box of creative treats. Little sneak peek in the images below of my favourite art treats at the minute.

On another note I am trying out Tik Tok. Very addictive. See what you think of my videos so far: @sheila_artist and @da_vinci_box

How to draw with DaVinciBox

Hi there,

Some of you are aware of my secret project Da Vinci box I’ve been putting together behind the scenes. Here is a sneak peek at a speed drawing 

If you’d like a peek inside Da Vinci Box, take a little look here.

If you’d like to see how this lightbulb was drawn check us out on Youtube:
https://youtu.be/l4eLzkflRfk

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/da_vinci_box/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/DaVinciBoxArtists/

Website:
www.davincibox.ie

#speeddrawing #timelapse #drawing #DaVinciBox #realismdrawing

I’ll keep you updated on this project. I’m very excited to share more soon.

 

 

Da Vinci Box: Ireland’s Premier, Fine Art Supplies, Monthly, Subscription box

Da Vinci Box is a project that I am excited to share with you. It’s something that I have been working on for a little over a year now. It will finally be set to launch this Autumn.

It is Ireland’s premier, fine art supplies, monthly, subscription box. Designed to unlock your inner artist and let you create art from the comfort of your own home, no artist’s studio necessary.  Professional art supplies will arrive at your door every month. You just set an hour aside for yourself, put the kettle on and enjoy creating in your own space.

At Da Vinci Box we believe everyone should enjoy making art and that you were created to create. So keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more updates and I will reveal more when I can. There is a place holder website up for the moment, while the grand masterpiece is being finessed, so bear with me. You can like, share and follow on instagram and facebook in the meantime. I can’t wait to unveil it all officially and start to build a creative Da Vinci Box art community together.

 

website:  www.davincibox.ie

Insta: da_vinci_box

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Da-Vinci-Box-1782680642029304/