So I am going to be doing some catch up on these Sketchbox Unboxings. The main reason that I have fallen behind is that we recently bought a house and we had a month of searching, a month of packing and a month of moving in and unpacking. Now I am trying my best to catch up on all these boxes. So August through October will be late and November’s will be this month.
So let’s begin with August. Every month, I receive a Sketchbox. This month, I have the premium box for $35 plus $5 shipping. The basic box is $25 plus $5 shipping. When you look at all the products inside, they all retail for around this. Now there are things that come every month, this includes; Sketchbox Sticker, Artist of the month box, Artist of the month tile, and a product description card. I will go through each of these items in detail below so that you can see what you get for the price.
In every box, you get a special inspiration piece from the featured artist of the month. The artist creates something from everything that is offered in the box each month. You can read more about the Artists of the month by clicking here. This month we received this gem:
So, what do you get in this months box? Sometimes you get more than $40 and other times you may get just under. In this months box, we received less than $40 worth of product. This month is all about unique paint pens so I’m not mad. Well, let’s take a look below!
2x Montana Acrylic Ink 25ml bottles – $9.50/ea
2x .7mm Montana Acrylic Empty Markers – $4.25/ea
2mm Montana Acrylic Empty Marker – $4.25
Derwent Graphik Line Painter – $2.89/ea
Strathmore Artist Tiles – Black – $2.79/ea
Total Retail: $37.43
Montana Acrylic Ink 25ml bottles – $9.50
What’s more unique than mixing your own custom colors? This month we included two 25ml bottles of super high-quality fluid acrylic from Montana. Mix these two colors together to create your own unique acrylic markers. These acrylics can be used with brushes (like the one in the March box) and work well on many surfaces like paper, canvas, metal or wood.
.7mm Montana Acrylic Empty marker – $4.25
Use your new fluid acrylic bottles to fill up these empty markers in whatever color ratio you’d like! Use one for solid blue, one for solid yellow or opt for a unique color mix. These .7mm tips allow for unique precision and are great for detail work, line work, mandalas, or zentangles.
2mm Montana Acrylic Empty Marker
To add some variety in your line width, we added a thicker tipped empty pen. Use this to color larger areas or to add depth to your line work.
Derwent Graphik Line Painter – $2.89
These paint markers feature a Japanese nib and are filled with an acrylic/watercolor like opaque paint that becomes permanent when dry. The pigmented paint is water-based and solvent-free and dilutes with water. It can be used with a brush to create unique effects.
Strathmore Artist Tiles – Black – $2.79
Finally, we included some black artist tiles to really provide some contrast for your new pieces!
All in all, everything in this box is something that I will use in the future. If you would like to get your hands on this sketchbox, or any in the future, please use this link so that I can get a credit to use towards next month’s box.