Archive for October, 2013

Beautiful Materials Inspire Creativity

Friday, October 18th, 2013

We’ve been getting some exciting deliveries here at Artterro lately!
It’s always fun to see a big box of our amazing materials before they go into kits.  It reminds us an important part of our mission is to get artist-quality materials into the hands of kids.  Because if you really want them to develop creativity, artistic motivation and confidence, they need to work with supplies that inspire!  Like our gorgeous natural shell coin beads:

shell beads

That goes for adult artists too!  You don’t have to be extravagant but you do need to feel inspired to use the materials you buy so they don’t languish on the shelf.  We love to recommend artists and crafters mix it up with high-quality supplies and random recycled items.  For instance, paring our luscious, handmade (and 100% recycled) decorative papers with magazine clippings, newspaper, photos or even pieces of packaging can add up to an interesting mix of textures and patterns.

Handmade paper

There’s still time to stock up on the handmade paper in our Bookmaking Kit–FREE with any $50 purchase at!  Just use coupon code FREEBOOK.  And, it’s never too early to start thinking about gifts for the holidays, or activities for the chilly, snowbound days to come.

What materials inspire you to create?

Autumn at Artterro: Colorful Crafting

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Happy Fall!  Here at Artterro, we are looking ahead to another busy holiday season, but also finding time to enjoy the beautiful skies and crisp air of autumn.

When a fall rain arrives we’re also happy to get cozy inside with a fall craft or two.  Card-making seems like a natural fit for the season.  It’s a great time to start stockpiling homemade holiday cards, or a “just because” card for someone you want to connect with.  Our new production assistant and crafter-extraordinaire Shari, whipped up a quick seasonal card for a friend today.

Fall card

Another production assistant, Sierra, created some awesomely intricate pins, necklaces and barrettes with our Wool Felt Jewelry Kit.

Wool felt pinwool felt hair clip

Hope you’re doing some colorful crafting too!

bookmaking paper