|Lesley Crawford's Unison Pastels - open boxes|
Plus the nice bit about Unisons is that you can buy sets relating to a colour and it's nice to be able to keep them all together. I've still got mine in their original boxes with the foam inserts!
Lesley Crawford wrote to tell me about she stores her brand new Unison Pastels.
I was researching storage boxes, and found these when I googled plastic boxes. They were called boxes for peel-off stickers - something to do with card making I think.Above and below are photographs of Lesley's pastel boxes.
I picked up twelve plastic boxes on eBay for £13, including postage and packing I made a corrugated tray, and each box will take 60 Unison pastels, They arrange neatly in two rows of 15, 30 to a tray, so 60 in a box
They all fit neatly onto a table when opened, and stack with a very small footprint if I need to put them away, and being so light and small are ideal to transport.
It's as if they were made for Unison pastels. I won't tell you how many boxes are filled yet!!
|Pastel boxes open on Lesley's desk|
The boxes seem to be something called Peel Off boxes by Weston Boxes. They sell for £4.60 for a pack of 5. There's also a range of transparent boxes in lots of different sizes.
Lesley's taken a look at the link now and agrees they look very like them. We compared prices. She got 10 boxes from eBay for £13 and I priced them with Weston Boxes as being
- 2 packs of 5 boxes @ £4.60 per pack = £9.20
- postage = £4.25 (missing from the website bit I asked them!)
- total = £13.45
For more information about Unison Pastels (which are the most popular pastel in the poll I run) see Unison Pastels - Resources for Artists
|Plastic boxes full of Unison Pastels - and stacked|
You can see Lesley's pastel art on her website http://gaia-art.co.uk
If you've got a good solution for storage
or anything which is a cost-effective solution for anything to do with art
DO let me know by leaving a comment and a link or contacting me (see right hand column).