June Art Snacks, Sketch Box, iPen Box, and Maker Monthly :P

I’m way behind on reviewing these, so I’m just going to combine the four into one Mega-Post.


Art Snacks:

June Art Snacks 1Art Snacks 2

  • I’m not huge on pencils, but this one was fairly pleasant to work with.
  • Kuretake #7 is NOTHING like the #8 I love so much! #8 is an actually brush with bristles and everything. #7 is a felt-tip marker. They look the same and have the same cartridges, though.
  • Caran d’Ache Fibralo Brush Marker functions a lot like the Koi Coloring Brush Pen from an earlier box. This color is nice for shading.
  • I have no opinion on the Spectra AD Marker; i received the lightest shade of pink in existence, and I can’t even see it, let alone experiment with it lol
  • The tiny Denik sketchbook is adorable. It’s in my shoulder bag along with my Field Notes. I do wish they could have found a way to ship it without rolling it up; it has a permanent crease on the cover now.


Sketch Box (Premium):

June Sketch Box

  • I wasn’t expecting to like Pan Pastels– pastels and me don’t get along well– but these are applied with (basically) make-up sponges and thus don’t make a mess. They’re also crazy expensive (I want more colors!! >_<). I will have to experiment more in order to get better at creating depth of color.
  • Love the Pitt Marker πŸ™‚ I may need to buy more of these; I’d forgotten how nice they are.
  • The Pitt Pastel (charcoal?) pencil worked ok, but it doesn’t seem to like my go-to paper, so I guess I won’t be using it often.


iPen Box:

June iPen Box

  • Theme-wise, this box was a lot more laid back than the others; it looks– for lack of a better term– more ‘masculine’, and didn’t really appeal to me aesthetically.
  • The two Baoer Eight Horses pens– the rollerball and the fountain pen– both look lovely but skip far more often than I’d like.
  • Totally loving the Caran d’Ache Carpenter Pencil πŸ™‚ I wish I had a sharpener for it, though. It’s great for quick, expressive sketching.
  • The Schneider Sharky ballpoint is just another ballpoint. The grip section is too large for my hands, so this will probably be given away.
  • I love Field Notes πŸ™‚ This oneΒ  with the Cherry cover is really cool; I haven’t decided what to use it for yet, but I LIKE.
  • The ink sample– Diamine Rustic Brown– is a rich, gorgeous brown; I’m saving it for a special project, so more on that later πŸ™‚


Maker Monthly:

Apparently I was mistaken; April was not the last box I had paid for before ending my subscription… which turned out to be an epically good thing, because this was my favorite package in June πŸ™‚

June Maker Monthly

The Tombow pencils are wonderful– I’ve been using them a lot– but what impressed me most was the leather Fauxdori πŸ˜€ I added extra elastic so I can fir three Field Notes in there, and it’s been going with me everywhere ❀ As much as I love this package, though, I can’t see using notebooks fast enough to have to re-subscribe any time soon.

In conclusion:

Other than Sketchbox, I’ve already tried three boxes for each subscription service. So far I’m leaning towards cancelling all but iPen– I’m just not getting inspired the way I suspected I would; having the freedom and $ to buy supplies as I find them and as they inspire me would probably be better. It’s been fun, though πŸ™‚



June Other

Today’s page Catch-Up πŸ™‚

yarny june

Local shop had a massive yarn sale. I’ve been back three times so far 0_0 I’m trying to progressively buy up all their alpaca! Also a scarf I made lol

That’s all for right-this-moment; catch y’all later πŸ™‚

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