Options is well known for our bright color palettes and playful patterns, but
we also have a less-conspicuous side. Did you know that Creative Options offers
products designed for fine arts enthusiasts and art students? Our Fine Arts line is defined by a neutral and professional color palette of natural, black,
and platinum, making it perfect for any artist. From utilities to travel cases to
tray boxes, our products are perfect for drawing, painting, sculpting and more.
Each product is carefully designed for durability and function, with practical
features like lift-out trays, adjustable compartments, secure latches and molded
padlock tabs. Every case protects art supplies and allows for secure
transportation. Read on for more details!
utilities are ideal for storing and organizing charcoal and graphite pencils,
erasers, sharpeners and blending stumps. Simply adjust the dividers to make the
compartments the perfect length. Our utilities are available in three basic
sizes: small (9.13 x 4.88”), medium (10.88 x 7.38”) and large (14.13 x 9.13”). We
also offer deep versions of select utilities; these offer great storage options
for paint tubes and brushes.
boxes offer both adjustable compartments to sort small parts and bulk storage in
the base for larger items. They are perfect for organizing a wide assortment of
tools and materials. We have two-tray and three-tray versions available in the
Fine Arts line. Each box features a secure brass-bailed latch and a carrying
handle for easy transportation. Molded padlock tabs give added security, making
these a great option for bringing supplies to studios or classrooms.
One of our
most popular items is the 1612 Artist Travel Case. This unique case features an
extra deep storage compartment in its base and is well-suited for tall items,
like tubes of paint or jars of glaze. You can store additional tools and
brushes in the lift-out tray or the in-lid compartment. Our Grab ‘n’ Go Box
also offers a bulk storage compartment with removable tray. It also includes one
removable utility that can be stored in the lid. Both artist tool boxes are
portable and secure, with brass-bailed latches and molded padlock tabs.
THE BOTTOM LINE Our Fine
Arts line offers great storage for professional and budding artists. The
professional and timeless color palette is great for anyone. Whether you’ve got
a few items to store or a collection to sort, we can help organize and protect
your supplies so you have more time to create your next masterpiece!
Some of you may know that May is National Photography Month, a time to celebrate photographers and the images that they capture. The art of photography is certainly something to celebrate. Our photographs are treasures; they preserve moments that we never want to forget, from family get-togethers to weddings to birthday celebrations and first days of school.
Many of us have stacks of photo albums or shoe boxes full of unframed portraits. I recently found some old photos that I had tucked away and completely forgotten. Although the images are from different years and places, I decided I wanted to display them together. I didn't feel that a traditional collage frame would be dramatic enough, so I started looking at craft projects.
And before long, this project from Martha Stewart's website caught my attention:
This is such a clever and creative way to display several photographs without buying a bunch of frames! I can't wait to try it!
Of course, photographs can be incorporated into many other crafts too... scrapbook pages, mixed media pieces, home-décor projects, and more. Celebrate National Photography Month by making your own craft project and show-off some of your favorite snapshots. :)
In case you didn't receive our newsletter, the Creative Options website has received a new look for 2013! We were so proud to introduce our new color palettes (that's right, two new color palettes) at the Winter CHA Show, and we're even more excited to launch our redesigned website with this fresh new look.
The new website features all the colors from our French Garden palette - magenta, apple green, avocado, and royal purple. Let us know what you think! Leave a comment below or write a post on our Facebook page. We love to hear your feedback. :)
Creative Options is an innovator in craft organization and storage with its line of fashion-forward, functional and affordable products. Whether you knit, stitch or scrap, our goal is to keep you -- and all of your crafts – covered.