Paletteful Packs October 2019 Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Alcohol Ink

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Paletteful Packs is a monthly subscription that sends the best art supplies to your door. Every box includes everything you need to create a work of art. They currently offer two types of boxes: Young Artist for children ages 8+ and Premier Pack for adults, whether beginners, professionals, or anyone in between.

DEAL: Save 10% on your first box. Use coupon code 10HOORAY.

The items were packed with purple squiggles.

There’s an information card that lists all the items in the box with a short description for each.

What makes the box more fun are the prompts and challenges! The back of the card features a list of prompts for each day of the month of October!

Everything in my box!

Yupo Paper Pad ($7.85) This 10-sheet pad of high-quality paper is made from acid-free, Polypropylene material and comes in a 5 x 7 inches dimension.

The paper is synthetic, meaning it’s tree-free! It’s also non-absorbent, so it’s suitable for almost all kind of media, especially watercolor, alcohol inks, and acrylic. I love that it easily retains the true clarity and brightness of the pigments!

These papers are manufactured by the Legion Paper and are 100% made in the USA!

Masterpiece Alcohol Ink Panel ($4.99) It’s a 1/8″ thick, non-porous vinyl mounted with pH neutral glue on both sides, creating a strong surface that is good enough for a variety of mixed media that includes alcohol ink, water, and acrylic paints.

According to the label, this panel is made by Masterpiece Artist Canvas based in San Diego, California.

The slightly textured panel offers you more control over your artwork compared to your normal traditional paper. The ink does not flow as much on this panel and that’s really awesome!

Princeton Brush Golden Taklon Set Of 4 ($12.50) Princeton is well-known for their premium-quality art brushes! This month, we got a set of 4 brushes, perfect for almost any kind of media including watercolor, oil, and acrylic.

The set includes a #2 round, #6 shader, #10 shader, and 1/2″ angle shader brush made with golden taklon and synthetic hair.

Here’s the #6 Princeton Shader, a 6 mm brush that is designed to shade smaller areas.

Next is the #10 shader, which has almost the same function as the first brush but for wider areas.

This one is a 1/2″ angle shader brush that features an unequal angular length. It’s normally used to shade the corner part of the paint.

Lastly, here’s the #2 round brush featuring a distinct round-shaped tip with a 2 mm diameter. It’s used to paint small details on your artwork.

Marabu Alcohol Ink: 7 Colors + Rainbow Color Additive ($31.92) These inks are fast-drying, permanent, acid-free, mixable, and dye-based, providing versatile ways to create beautiful works of art.

Speaking of versatility, these inks can be used on synthetic and glossy papers, metal, ceramic, glass, plastic, vinyl, leather, and other slick surfaces.

The ink’s color blends really well with each other, while the extender increases the ink’s transparency, and lightens and lifts its color.

The more ink you combine, the more it forms a fascinating shimmery effect. Here’s one of the best examples we made, the perfect scenery of a starry sky!

Here are two more paintings we made using the Marabu alcohol inks and the Yupo pad paper.

Like any other paint, the glow slowly fades as the paint goes dry, but the quality of each color looks pretty still the same.

On this one, we just randomly put droplets of blue ink on the Yupo paper and see how the ink retains its shape and doesn’t buckle easily. It’s one of the unique characteristics of the paper that made it really special.

Another thing you should note about this paper is it doesn’t dry the ink easily, so you can brush it, wipe it for a longer period of time.

The colors are vivid! They’re really awesome!

It’s easier to unleash our inner Picasso with these amazing art supplies! Paletteful Packs keeps getting better every month, giving us a fun way of discovering new art tools and also providing inspiration for budding artists. They always make sure to include only the best tools, and we really appreciate that. We totally love this subscription, and we’re looking forward to creating more art projects from the box! Totally worth it!

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