Paletteful Packs March Unboxing & Review!

Hi guys! I’m back in action today with a fun unboxing video from Paletteful Packs! This is the March box, and I hope you enjoy!

You can pick up your own Paletteful Pack from their website here: http://www.palettefulpacks.com

Here’s what was in my box:

  • Bruynzeel 24 Colored Pencils Tin
  • Strathmore 6×8″ Colored Pencil Paper Pad
  • Tombow Mono Sand Eraser
  • Faber-Castell Pencil Eraser
  • Prismacolor Colorless Blender Marker
  • Derwent Blender Pencil
  • Derwent Burnisher Pencil
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My box of goodies!

My Ratings:

Happy Christmas Factor: 9/10

Value Factor: 10/10

I was quite impressed with this box! I really like the idea of being able to create an entire work of art using just the items in the box, even if you’re a beginner to making art.  So leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts on the box, and thanks so much for watching!

It’s good to be back.  Update video is on the way!

-Ashley <3

Sketchbox September Premium Box Review!

Hey guys! In this video, I’ll be unboxing and reviewing Sketchbox’s September 2015 Premium art supply box! Let’s take a look at what’s inside!

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Look at these gorgeous items! I’m so excited!

The Products:

  • Sakura Micron Pen in Black 05
  • Pentel Aquash Watercolor Brush
  • Sakura Koi Tube Watercolor 12 piece set
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Another look at what was in this Sepetember Premium box

The Ratings:

Happy Christmas Factor: 8/10
Value Factor: 9/10

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Those watercolors are beautiful! I can’t wait to try them out!

Wow, this box was awesome! If you’d like to check out Sketchbox for yourself, you can visit their website here: http://www.getsketchbox.com

They have Premium and Basic boxes, available by a monthly charge or you can purchase multiple months at a time to save money.

Let me know in a comment below what you think, I think Sketchbox is a real contender against Artsnacks and Pigment+Palette. Thanks Sketchbox for introducing us to your box!

Check out my previous Sketchbox review of a Basic Box here!

***Full disclosure: I was sent this box for free for the purpose of creating a review. All opinions are, of course, my own.

Thanks for watching!

-Ashley <3

High Flow Acrylics & Marker Demo!

Hi friends! Today’s I’ll be doing a demo of Golden’s High Flow acrylics testing them out and seeing how they work in the empty markers that they can fill and with other various acrylic mediums.

I’m making a little art journal page to test these paints out, and I use the paints on their own from the bottle, over glass bead gel, over light molding paste textured stencils, and over scrapbooking paper with self-leveling clear gel. I also test them wet-in-wet and wet on already dried paint.


Leave a comment below if this demo was helpful, and be sure to check out my full review here! Thanks for watching!

You can buy these paints from Dick Blick by clicking here!

-Ashley <3

**Please note that this post contains affiliate links to Dick Blick, and in clicking on my link I will receive a small portion of any sale resulting from that link.  This does not cost you any more, and it helps me continue to post free tutorials and reviews on my site. Thanks so much for your support!

D’Artisan Shoppe Maestro XV Brush Set Review

Hey guys! So today I have my review of the Maestro XV brush set by the very generous D’Artisan Shoppe who sent me a set to try out. These are the brushes I used in my Night Owls painting you can see here.

 

You can buy your own set of brushes on Amazon, and help support this blog at the same time by clicking here!

So I’ve been playing around with the brushes, and I’m very impressed by them! I’ve used them in both acrylic and watercolor, and the brushes hold their shape when wet, return to their shape beautifully, are super soft and elegant-looking, and come in a great range of shapes and sizes! They also include a mix of both synthetic and natural fibers, so they’re perfect for all paint mediums and from beginners to advanced painters. (Please note that the coupon promo I mention in the video has now expired):

A good quality brush set is so critical for an artist, and especially if you’re a beginner! There are so many other barriers to creating art you want to create when you’re new to painting. Your brushes shouldn’t be one of them. This brush set is perfect for both beginners and professionals, and I can’t say anything but good things about them!

So let me know in a comment below what your thoughts are on the brushes and if you’re planning on picking up a set for yourself! Thank you D’Artisan Shoppe for reaching out to me, and thank you so much for watching!

-Ashley <3

**Please note that I was sent the brush set free for the purpose of reviewing them, but the opinions I’ve formed after using them are entirely my own and honest, as always. 

***UPDATE: This post is now 2 years old, and I am still using the brushes from this set as my primary painting prushes!

Sketchbox April Unboxing & Review!

Hi guys! I’m super excited to share this video with you guys today because it’s about a NEW monthly art supply box subscription! Sketchbox reached out to me to see if I would be interested in doing an unboxing and review of their latest box, so here it is!

***Please note that there is an extra charge of $5 shipping within the USA

If you’re interested in trying out Sketchbox for yourself, they offer two different subscription services: $25 per month for the Basic box (like the one I’m opening) and $35 for a Premium box (they also offer discounts for subscribing for a longer period upfront). If you live outside the USA, they do ship to Canada for an extra $10 per box for shipping, and do ship Internationally as well. So check out their website for all the details!

Sketchbox’s website: http://www.getsketchbox.com/

So let’s get into this box!

The Products:

  • Tombow ABT Watercolor Markers (3)
  • Sakura Pigma Micron Pens (2)
  • Yasutomo Calligraphy Brush
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Here’s what was in my box!

The Ratings:

Happy Christmas Factor: 9/10
Value Factor: 8/10

Overall, I’m happy with this box! I really like that instead of many different items, we got fewer items but more of each one! This way it’s easier to really try them out and decide if they’re going to become a new favorite tool or not.

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Lovely colors!

What are your thoughts on this box?? Let me know in a comment below, and thanks so much for watching!

-Ashley <3

Full Disclosure: I was sent this box for free for review. My opinions however are always my own and are honest. Thanks for watching!