Pretty art supplies to fuel your creativity
An L.A. company known for its graphic blockprinted textiles now sells a kit with everything you need—carved blocks, ink, paper—to DIY the signature style. TO BUY: Block Printing Kit, $84; blockshoptextiles.com.
1 PAINTERLY POUCH
Keep brushes and pencils in this fabric roll that makes it so easy to set up on the patio for plein air painting. TO BUY: Case for Making x Gravel & Gold Brush Roll, $66; caseformaking.com.
2 RAINBOW IN THE ROUND
The 21 watercolors are almost too pretty to paint with. But you’ll get over it when you realize how relaxing it is to swirl the pigments. TO BUY: Watercolors, $35; fredericksandmae.com. 3
You’ll have plenty of collage material to work with thanks to the 1,500-plus images in this compilation. TO BUY: Extraordinary Things to Cut Out and Collage by Maria Rivans, $20; store.moma.org.
CUT AND PASTE
4 SEW PRETTY
Learn the art of sashiko— a Japanese stitching technique—as you create a set of linen coasters. TO BUY: Sashiko Coaster Kit, $28; wegathergoods.com.
5 WORK IN PROGRESS
Let your creativity run wild in these notebooks. The covers feature color inspiration by artist John Derian. TO BUY: Color Studies Notebooks, $15 for 3; johnderian.com.
6 MODERN ART
These shapely crayons are objets on their own. Leave them on display when you’re not scribbling. TO BUY: Doodle Crayon Bundle, $31.50 for 5; areaware.com.
Just add water to the preloaded bottles and you’re ready to start tie-dyeing. Groovy! TO BUY: Mondo Llama Give It a Swirl Tie Dye Kit, $10; target.com.
8 7 TO DYE FOR QUICK CHANGE
The handle on this ingenious brush doubles as a cap for compact, mess-free portability. TO BUY: Matte Gold Travel Brush, from $16; caseformaking.com.