A few days ago I received the February 2018 ArtSnacks subscription box! I love getting these every month because it gives me a chance to try new art supplies I might not give a chance otherwise, and also challenges me to use the new supplies to create new, original artworks.
Here is what we got this month:
- 2 Sennelier French Artists’ Watercolor Tubes
- Raphael Mini Precision Paint Brush
- Faber-Castell Goldfaber Sketching Pencil, 2H
- Sakura Pigma Micron PN Pen
- Sweethearts Candy Hearts
- A bonus sheet of Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper (shown below)
Of all the items included, my favorites are definitely the french watercolor tubes. Together, these two small tubes of paint retail for $23.50…so they had better be good! I am not a huge fan of the sketching pencil because it is very light and I prefer a darker lead when sketching. The paintbrush is very nice, but it is so short, it kind of annoys me when painting with it. The Micron pen is fine, but nothing thrilling to me.
Every month, ArtSnacks encourages recipients to try to create new artworks using only the materials in that month’s box, which I did, so here are a couple I came up with. The first uses the bonus sheet of watercolor paper that came in the box, which was bookmark shaped:
I also made an expressionistic ACEO art trading card using the supplies:
As always, these artworks will be listed for sale on my Ebay store, along with my other art currently for sale!