Holiday Gift Guide: Send Love This Holiday Season with iHeartArt Artist Portfolio Sets

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iHeartArt, the brand of premium art supplies, has quickly become a hot ticket item on this seasons gift giving list as gift-givers decide on that special something to feed the imagination of budding artist of any age.

Give a budding artist a blank piece of paper and a fistful of gel pens and watch what happens. Creativity sparks, drawing from their imagination to doodle or draw a masterpiece. Say hello to iHeartArt and its rollout of the Fall 2020 Collection of rich bold art supplies at family-budget prices (starting with 18 Oil Pastels at $4.49 or 12 Brush Tip + Fine Tip Markers at $6.99).

This stunning Fall 2020 line comes with a "good news" factor for every purchase. The designer and distributor Bright Stripes gives 5% profits of every iHeartArt purchase to Art Feeds International division ( This nonprofit equips schools and children's organizations with resources to create spaces where children's creativity and expression thrive. In the midst of the new normal of children attending school from their kitchen table, this dynamic combination of children's supplies and a method of expression has never been more important.

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One brand of premium art supplies – watercolors, sketch pads, fine-tip markers, all-in-one portfolio sets and more– has found the perfect spot between chunky crayons and professional tools to empower the next generation of artistic expression.


"We created iHeartArt to fill a need we saw for older kids who love art but can't find any supplies that are just for them," reveals Bright Stripes partner Eric von Stein. "We empower kids by giving them step-by-step Artist Technique Guides in each and every supply that shows kids how to use the materials." He adds, "The guides even include a practice project to get kids started right away!"

Which tools to draw with is a personal preference. iHeartArt gives budding artists of all ages exposure to various tools from gel pens to markers to oil pastels. Create everything from broad strokes to fine detail with the sturdy and versatile cone-shaped nib in the 12 Cone Tip Markers set ($4.99). With a rubber comfort grip for artists ages 6 and up, the 6-pack of Neon Gel Pens ($4.99) provides a long-lasting ink supply in neon bright colors.

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If paint and brush is more the choice, check out the perfect travel watercolor set, 24 Watercolors + Water Brush Set ($23.99). With two dozen rich, high quality watercolor cakes in a compact case with water brush pen, it's easy to take with you to the backyard or on a hike. The mixing palette pops out of the case, and the removable sponges help clean the brush. It also comes with a techniques guide to help get those create juices flowing.

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With holiday or birthday present shopping on everyone's To Do List, iHeartArt has created Mash-Up kits with everything an emerging artist would love, like making pop art with the Batik FX Mash-Up Art Pack ($29.99). This handy kit is ideal for all genders and grades from elementary to high school level.


A perfect holiday gift for budding artists of any age, young or old, artists can use oil pastels, masking tape, and wet on wet techniques with the various watercolors to create dramatic lines, different gradients, and textures. 

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Click on iHeartArt's YouTube channel for inspiration using this and other Mash-Up kits.

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