We are so excited to talk about our love for this item!
So it all started because we thought it would be fun to have some sort of body paint aspect in this box. Before we knew it, we were tossing around on a canvas in our living room, covered in paint and having the time of our lives. It's such a fun thing to do with a partner. It's basically team building to a whole new level. There's no truly right or wrong way to enjoy it, although having a game for anything attitude is a must. This is an incredibly intimate experience and the "success" of it really relies on your ability to get in the mood, have some fun and enjoy yourself with your partner.
So, what is a Love is Art kit? From the founder, Jeremy Brown:
"Simply put, the LOVE IS ART kit includes everything a couple needs to craft a one-of-a-kind abstract painting while being intimate with one another. What is left is a unique painting that represents that special moment. It can then be stretched, framed and hung on the wall - a lasting reminder of the love and passion that was shared. The kit also provides a unique bonding experience for the couples involved, as they work together as a team to craft their own unique masterpiece."
The kit includes:
10' x 12' plastic painters tarp to protect surfaces from paint splatters
41" x 54" specially treated white cotton canvas
4 oz bottle of specially-formulated non-toxic black paint
Two pairs of disposable slippers
Soft mesh body scrubber
Since we're planners and love to obsess, here's what we suggest for your Unbound Box Art Lover experience:
-Start by setting everything up ahead of time. Maybe a candle or a glass of wine (or a few of both) might help too!
-Have your bathroom ready! Place the mesh body scrubber and body wash in the shower and keep the light on so you'll be able to get in without touching too much
-Lay out the tarp in your desired spot
-Roll the special treated canvas out on top
-Place slippers to the side
-Set the bottle of paint in a warm bowl of water to warm up the paint a bit.
-Open the bottle of paint. Squirt small to medium "plops" of paint throughout the canvas. We kinda thought this looked like a dalmatian like pattern.
-Fire up the Art Lover Playlist!
-Start with some foreplay. You two are about to experience something seriously fun and new together! Enjoy the build up a bit before hitting the mat.
-Use your bodies to move the paint around and across the canvas, creating a unique abstract image. In other words, make some sweet, sweet love. This is the fun part! Don't worry about the paint and where its going on the canvas. If you're enjoying yourselves and moving into different positions, it will look great. It may be a little cold.
-After you've completed your masterpiece, throw on the disposable slippers and hit the showers to wash each other off. It takes quite a bit of scrubbing to get the paint off. Use the mesh body scrubber and Champagne scented body wash from the kit. Don't panic, it does come off. If you have a body scrub on hand, this will definitely speed up the process. Take your time to wash your partner off. Enjoy talking about experience you just had together. Try to pull up some of those fancy smancy terms from Art Appreciation in college.
-Keep the bowl near the edge of the tarp with some paper towels, it can be very helpful to wash off a needed hand once its covered in paint!
-One of the things we found was helpful was to attempt to keep one hand clean. While it wasn't easy, it was helpful in case you need to touch your partner or yourself in a paint sensitive area (read: your vagina, clit, a penis, etc) Again, not easy, but doable. You'll want to avoid getting paint all over (or in) your junk.
-We found that woman on top was a great position for this (lots of hand prints!). Also try a position where you're both on your sides (either facing each other or with your back to your partner.
Wanna share your masterpiece on Instagram? Tag your pic with #LoveisArtUnbound or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll show you ours if you show us yours. ;)
And if you're interested in displaying your work of art on your wall, follow these instructions below from Love is Art founder, Jeremy Brown.