Finally…the hype of Valentine’s Day is over! I hope everyone was able to enjoy themselves, whether it was staying in to avoid the chaos or deciding to have a traditional romantic restaurant dinner; though when it comes to these kinds of things, I’m always looking for something out of the ordinary to do. So this past Valentine’s Day, after being swept off my feet with an early morning rose delivery and an unforgettable dinner at Da Marco from my boyfriend, I decided to surprise him with a Love is Art Couple’s Paint Kit that lets you paint each other and transfer it onto a canvas to create an original work of art.
On the website, there are a variety of paint colors and canvases you can choose from starting at $60. You can choose up to four colors in a kit, and if you don’t like the color combinations available, there’s an option to customize what colors come in your kit. There are black and white canvases, along with special edition canvases too. I chose the Cosmos Edition Palette #6 ($79), which comes with a black canvas and blue, teal, purple, and white paint. It says the canvas is “screen printed with stars,” but that shit just looks like tiny white paint splatters.
Shipping is fast, and it’s delivered to you in a 25in x 3in tube. Along with the
- 3.5ft x 4.5ft cotton canvas and
- four 4oz all-natural and non-toxic (vagina-safe) paint bottles, it also comes with a
- 10ft x 12ft plastic drop to protect surfaces from paint
- two pairs of disposable slippers (surgical shoe covers),
- a loofah, and
We spread out the plastic drop and placed the canvas on top, then shook the paint bottles over the canvas and us to create drops and splatters. A tip is to warm the paint up (I let it sit in front of a space heater) beforehand. And from here, I don’t have to give you the play-by-play of what happens next…
This was our end product, and I’m in love with it! If you want to hang it (it’ll be a great story to tell if your guests asks where you got it from.), you’ll have to order their stretcher bar set separately for $36 or you can go to a craft store and have it done there. Their stretcher bar set comes with two 48in and two 36in bars so that means about 3in on each side of your canvas will be not be showing (something to consider when painting). The website also offers a simple online video tutorial to set it up.
The only negative part about this kit is showering off the paint. It was a bitch, and I was still tinged with enough blue the next couple days for my boyfriend to sing “I’m Blue” each time he saw me. Other than that, we had a lot of fun, and I think it would make for a playful and unconventionl date night activity.