ArtSnacks Unboxing: June 2016

ArtSnacks Unboxing: June 2016

ArtSnacks is a company which ships a small box containing 4 to 5 different art supplies and 1 piece of candy to your home each month. The box also includes a Menu, which explains what each art supply is, and a sticker with the Art Snacks logo; any other items are entirely promotional. It's finally June, which is crazy because 2016 is already half gone. The good news, however, is that my ArtSnacks box is here and I'm thrilled about it! I'm sure you're curious to see what goodies were hiding inside, and so was I. So curious, in fact, that I postponed my mini-getaway just so that I could open it. Below you will find a photo of the contents in this month's ArtSnacks! Of course, I'd be a monster if I'd done that away from my camera, so I set up my desk and filmed it, too.

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This month, the box included 5 art supplies. The first item was by the brand AD, a new supply called the Spectra Marker, which is alcohol based and came in ultramarine. The next item was a specialty softcover sketchbook, which was produced specifically for ArtSnacks by the company Denik; it contains 34 thin pages (68 front/back) in a sturdy binding of four sewn signatures. This box also contained a water based brush marker by the company Caran d'Ache, and is a new product called the Fibralo. Next in line is the Kuretake No. 7 brush pen in black, which luckily came with a bonus refill, as I couldn't read the packaging if I had too! Finally was General's Layout pencil, self described as "Extra Black," and a supposed favorite among animators. Here is the "menu" for more information:

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June's ArtSnacks did not include any other items besides the supplies, menu, and sticker. ArtSnacks values the 5 art supplies at a total of $20.15. Given the chance (and the cash), I would personally purchase 4/5 supplies, not having much use for the sketchbook. The sketchbook is valued at $5, which I find to be incredibly reasonable for the special design, so I'm still happy to receive it. With the exception of the sketchbook, you can see a detail photograph below of each supply in use.

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Click the video below (or go here) to see my unboxing of June's ArtSnacks—and stick around to the second half in order to see my application of each supply for my version of the ArtSnacks Challenge!

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Below is the finished art journal spread that is featured in my June ArtSnacks video. This spread was created using multiple different supplies, including the contents of June's ArtSnacks box.

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If you subscribe to ArtSnacks (or any other artsy/craftsy monthly subscription box), tell me about it in the comments: I'd love to hear your input!

Note: This ArtSnacks subscription is out-of-pocket for my household. I am not affiliated with ArtSnacks nor any of the brands shown in this video or discussed in the blog post. I have received no payment or gifts to participate in this ArtSnacks unboxing. Yet. That being said, if you work for any of these companies, please feel free to get a hold of me and send me free stuff. Seriously, though, I'll take what I can get.

Art Journal  Speed Process: "Ink Blot Buffalo"

Art Journal Speed Process: "Ink Blot Buffalo"

Finished Spreads: Week of 5/29-6/4

Finished Spreads: Week of 5/29-6/4

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