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Massive Four-Month Art Supply Subscription Box Unboxing! My year-long Scrawlr Box subscription has come to an end. I saved the last four boxes, unboxed them all at once, and had an art supply party! You can learn about all the supplies -- and which ones I liked and didn't -- in this massive Four-Month Art Supply Subscription Box Unboxing Video: As promised, here's a list of all of the supplies in the boxes: Derwent Chromaflow Pencils: Uni PIN Extra Fine Brush Pen (Black): Staedtler Metal Double Sharpener: Factis P36 Eraser: Marabu Markers Alpha Robot Set: Read more →

Back in May, I bought myself a one year subscription to Scrawlr Box - a subscription art supply box from the UK. Each month I share the contents of the box and my first reaction to them. This month was a particularly fine box because (a) I loved everything in the box and, (b) because of the supplies in the box, I was pushed to do some things I don't normally do! For me, that's 100% what I want out of my art supply subscription. BOX CONTENTS: Spectrum Noir Metallic Paint Markers POSCA 3M Black Marker Gelly Roll Moonlight Derwent... Read more →

The November Scrawlr Box landed in my mailbox this week. And it contained A LOT of pens and markers. You can watch my unboxing/first thoughts video here: I ended up breaking my own self-imposed rules about only using what's in the box and I added some black paint, adhesive, and book pages to the mix. Here's what I made: And here are the box contents: Bruynzeel Fineliner/Brush Pens (Tokyo & Venice Set) Uni POSCA 1MR, White -- I already own some of these. Love them. Recommend them. Derwent Slim Eraser -- I couldn't find this exact eraser, but THIS is... Read more →

The October Scrawlr Box landed in my mailbox this week. And hooray for color! Three Copic Sketch Markers were included in the box and the (almost) primary palette, made for some easy and fun color mixing. Watch the unboxing video for all of the details: Box Contents: Copic Sketch Markers UNI PIN Fine Line, Black 0.3 Faber-Castell Grip 2001 Pencil Faber-Castell Kneadable Eraser A5 Marker Pad I have used Copics in the past for airbrushing. Here is a 2013 video where I am using the airbrushing system with a stencil I designed: Thanks for stopping by! Read more →

So the September Scrawlr Box landed in my mailbox on Monday, October 18. Shipping was very slow from the UK this time around, but the good news is that art supplies have a long shelf life. This was easily my favorite Scrawlr Box yet. Watch the unboxing video for all the deets: Contents: Derwent Charcoal & Graphite Blocks: could not find a link - sorry! Faber-Castell Pitt-Graphite Matt Pencils Clairefontaine Paint-On Denim A5 Pad Vairico Art-Graf Tailors Chalk Goldfaber White Colored Pencil Derwent Blending Stump And here's a better look at my doodle from the unboxing: As a side note,... Read more →

As you know, I purchased a one-year subscription to Scrawlr Box -- an art supply subscription box out of the UK. Each month I open the box and share my first impressions with you. These are my personal opinions about what works for me and what doesn't. I hope you find the video useful and entertaining! Here's a list of the box contents with links to purchase: Daler Rowney Mixed Media Art Boards Derwent Colour Line Maker Zig Vellum Twin Marker (link takes you to an orange marker, I couldn't find black) Molotow One-4-All Acrylic Twin Markers UNI Signo Broad... Read more →

My third Scrawlr Box arrived last week. I opened it up and tried it out and ended up making this: I had the camera running, so you can watch the video if you want all the details: I was delighted to open the box and find alcohol inks instead of pens! Yay! Here are a few more pros and cons: PRO: Yay for Yupo paper. It's a great surface for many kinds of mediums and if you haven't tried it out yet, you should. CON: I wish that they had included (a) instructions for opening the alcohol ink bottles, and... Read more →

My second Scrawlr Box arrived last week. I opened it up and tried it out and ended up making this: I had the camera running, so you can watch the video if you want all the details: 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... Read more →

I've been wanting to try out an art subscription box for a while. In my scrapbooking days, I loooooved kit clubs. So, I did some research and settled on ScrawlrBox. It's a UK-based art supply box. Because it's UK-based, there are art supplies in it from brands that are less common in the USA. I purchased a 12-month subscription and figured I'd really know after a year whether it was a good or bad fit. Because I'm in the US, my May box arrived in June. Here are the contents: I go into great detail about everything in the box... Read more →