My second Scrawlr Box arrived last week. I opened it up and tried it out and ended up making this:
Once again, these are not supplies that I need or would have chosen, but I still enjoyed trying them out. I threw the pencils into my colored pencil stash (it's a red Solo cup). The watercolor paints are sitting on my desk staring at me. I can't decide whether to keep them or donate them. The brush went into my stash -- it's a hardy little beast and might be my favorite item from this box. And the watercolor paper was filed away with all of my other watercolor paper.
Because I have so many art supplies already, it takes a lot to impress me. But I'm open to it happening. In fact, I'm hopeful. Ten more boxes to come!
This experience has made me think a little more deeply about what I'd like to see in my dream art supply subscription box.
- Surfaces are less interesting to me, unless it's a super unusual substrate. I don't need more watercolor paper. I'd be interested in unusual papers, though.
- I like tools. Tools could be stamps or stencils, but they could also be scissors, a craft knife, or even a pencil sharpener.
- I really don't need the candy and the stickers. I'd rather have more art supplies.
- I would love to be introduced to new adhesives.
- I like the tips and tricks in the Scrawlr Zine. I find them useful.
- I'd like some bigger brushes. Thus far the two boxes I've gotten have had very small brushes.
- Thus far the two boxes have been very watercolor heavy. I understand. But, I'd love to see other art supplies -- markers, acrylic paint, etc.
Looking at my list, it looks like a much more expensive box than this one. Tools, adhesives, and bigger brushes are all expensive. But I would be willing to pay if the quality was good and every box had at least one thing in it that I really liked. Do you know of a box like this? I'd love to hear about it!
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