July 2018

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image via @moolabell

Marabu Graphix Aqua Ink

Marabu has a new addition to their exciting Graphix line – Aqua Ink! This ultra-brilliant pigmented watercolor ink is transparent and highly lightfast. Even after drying, the ink can be completely dissolved with water, making the creative possibilities endless. The bright hues can be mixed together, so pick up some more colors in the ArtSnacks Shop and get experimenting!

Molotow ONE4ALL Acrylic Twin Marker

Two sturdy tips, one awesome marker. The Molotow ONE4ALL Acrylic Twin Marker is filled with highly opaque, acrylic-based ink that flows from two different tips – 1.5mm on one end, and 4mm on the other. UV resistant and permanent on nearly all surfaces, this marker will be handy for a variety of projects. To begin paint flow, give the marker a good shake, then gently press down the nib several times on your art surface.

Copic Drawing Pen F02

Get the feeling of a traditional fountain pen without the inky mess! The Copic Drawing Pen features a stainless-steel tip, perfect for inking and drawing. Achieve a variety of line widths by simply changing your writing pressure. The water-based dye ink won’t bleed when used with Copic products or other markers, however it’s not waterproof – be sure to let ink or watercolor dry completely before using this pen over it.

Museum® Emerald Artist Brush by Weber®

The Museum® Emerald Artist Brush by Weber® is truly a gem! Its exclusive, patented handle lets your fingers rest gently in the indentations to relieve fatigue and maximize performance. The durable, synthetic taklon bristles provide ultimate control and can withstand extensive use in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. It’s suitable for various applications and techniques, so try it out with your new Marabu Graphix Aqua Ink!

Grumbacher Watercolor Paper Sample Pad

 This month, we’ve included a sample pad of Grumbacher Watercolor Paper for you to try out your new supplies. This 140 lb. (300 GSM) cold press paper is excellent for wet media, such as ink and watercolor.

June 2018

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image via @barbsotiart

ArtSnacks + KUM Automatic Long Point Sharpener

Sharpen your pencils in style with the Automatic Long Point Sharpener by KUM.
We collaborated with KUM to produce this limited-edition version in ArtSnacks teal, and it’ll never be available anywhere else! There are two steps to using this tool: 1) sharpen your pencil with the first blade to shape the wood 2) sharpen it with the second blade to shape the lead. It features two spare blades and an automatic stop function to prevent breakage, so don’t worry about over sharpening.

Sakura SumoGrip Retractable Eraser

Every artist needs a sturdy, reliable eraser. This month, we’re introducing the SumoGrip Retractable Eraser! Featuring innovative micro-porous foam technology, this eraser is able to pick up even the tiniest graphite particles. Minimal pressure is needed to erase dark marks, making it easy on your hands and the paper. The refillable holder has a convenient retractable design and protects the eraser when not in use.

Caran d’Ache Edelweiss Pencil

Don’t be fooled by this pencil’s simple design. The Caran d’Ache Edelweiss Pencil is anything but basic with its high-quality cedar casing and smooth core. It has a precise, long-lasting point and is easily erasable, so try it out with your new sharpener and eraser!

ShinHan Art Touch Twin Brush Marker

Experience the touch of real brush strokes with a marker! The Touch Twin Brush Marker features a flexible fiber brush nib on one end, and a medium-wide chisel nib on the other. Express a wide range of techniques with this alcohol-based marker. The controlled ink flow and quick drying time lets you create even the most detailed artwork. An added bonus to this marker: the ink is refillable and nibs are replaceable.

ZIG Millennium Pen, 0.5mm

Your artwork will last a millennium with this fine point pen. The ZIG Millennium Pen is permanent and lightfast, so it will not fade over time. After drying, the water-based pigment ink is smudge, fade, and waterproof, which makes it perfect for all types of work. To get the best performance from this pen, be sure to store it horizontally.

May 2018

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image via ruthietherobot

Copic Multiliner CS

Copic is making a mark with their new Multiliner CS (Calligraphy Small). Specially developed for calligraphy purposes, this pen has a 2mm tip that’s ideal for intricate, detailed expressions. The black pigment ink is waterproof and Copic-proof when dry, meaning it will not bleed when combined with Copic markers.

Tombow MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil

Shake up your sketches with the Tombow MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil! To extend the lead in this unique pencil, just jiggle it! Once you’re done drawing, click the lock on the side to prevent accidental lead extension. This pencil also features one of the most popular erasers in Japan – the MONO eraser. Twistable, refillable, and high-performance, this eraser is the total package.

KUM Correc-Stick Eraser

It’s all about control with the Correc-Stick Eraser by KUM. Hold this handy tool just like a pencil and erase with complete accuracy, thanks to its ergonomic grip zone and precision point.
The high-quality, durable rubber material also prevents smearing, so you’ll achieve
a clean erase every time.

Faber-Castell PITT Big Brush Artist Pen

Think big and draw even bigger! The Faber-Castell PITT Big Brush Artist Pen combines a modern brush nib with traditional India Ink. India Ink is pigmented, very lightfast (it can last over 25 years!), and waterproof, making it a popular choice among artists everywhere. Lay down full coverage as well as narrow, detailed strokes with this versatile pen.

Liquitex Professional Paint Marker, 2mm

Discover the vibrant, high pigment quality of Liquitex professional paint – in pen form! The Liquitex Professional Paint Marker features water-based, acrylic paint that can be applied on a variety of surfaces, such as paper, canvas, wood, metal, or glass. The 2mm precision nib lends the artist ultimate control and can produce multiple line thicknesses. To begin paint flow, give the marker a good shake, then gently press down the nib several times on your art surface. Be sure to replace the cap after use!

April 2018

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen, Twin Tip, Black/Grey

Add another dimension to your artwork with this dual-tipped Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen. Featuring black ink on one end, and grey ink on the other, this pen is perfect for both lettering and drawing. The firm, yet flexible brush tips can create extra-fine, fine, or medium strokes by a simple change in pressure. An added perk to this unique tool – it’s waterproof when dry, making it an excellent companion to your new watercolor pencil.

Caran d’Ache Supracolor Soft Aquarelle Pencil

Deliver a delicate, yet vivid touch to your paper with the Caran d’Ache Supracolor Soft Aquarelle Pencil. This water-soluble colored pencil easily meets the needs of any artist, thanks to its excellent coverage and lightfastness. The brilliant color remains intense wet or dry, giving you unlimited options for blending techniques.

Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Artists’ Ink

Layer up this month with Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Artists’ Ink! This acrylic-based, water-resistant ink is highly pigmented for creating multiple color layers on top of your art. Dilute the ink with water to achieve an intense watercolor effect, or use a dry brush to create textured strokes.

Robert Simmons Short Handle Acrylic Paintbrush

Different types of mediums require different types of paintbrushes, and a good acrylic brush should hold color without losing its shape. The Robert Simmons Short Handle Acrylic Paintbrush features synthetic filaments chosen to provide both the softness and control you need to get the most out your acrylic ink.

L’Aquarelle Canson Heritage Watercolor Paper

Try out your new art supplies with three bonus sheets of cold press L’Aquarelle Canson Heritage Watercolor Paper. This heavy (300gsm), 100% cotton paper is strong and absorbent, offering excellent color laydown and ultra-sharp brush strokes. Experience precise control as color flows smoothly from your brush to paper. If you like this paper, full-sized pads will be available for purchase in the ArtSnacks Shop!

March 2018

ArtSnacks Pencil Case

We love the convenience of having all our favorite art supplies with us on the go! Tote this limited edition ArtSnacks Pencil Case around town, proudly showing off your ArtSnacks pride. Custom-made from durable nylon, this case comes in ArtSnacks teal (a color exclusive to our customers) and will never be available anywhere else!

Copic Ciao Double Ended Marker

Get ready to use one of the highest quality alcohol-based markers around.
The extremely versatile Copic Ciao Double Ended Marker has two durable nibs – super brush on one end, and medium broad chisel on the other – making it ideal for all styles of art, design, and illustration. Two standard perks of this Copic marker: it’s refillable and the nibs are replaceable.

Copic Multiliner

That’s right – we’re including two Copic products this month! The Copic Multiliner features a sturdy nib and smooth ink flow, which results in clean, precise drawings. The archival, pigment-based ink is waterproof and Copic-proof when dry, meaning it will not bleed when colored over with your new Copic Ciao marker. To avoid smearing, we recommend using this pen before applying colored pencils.

Lyra Color Giants

Lay down some major color with Lyra Color Giants. These oversized, highly pigmented colored pencils are perfect for covering large areas in your artwork. Their extra-thick, break-resistant cores last three times longer than regular colored pencils. We’ve packed your box with two different colors, so you can fully experience their brilliant, lightfast quality.

 

February 2018

Sennelier French Artists’ Watercolor

Paint like a French Impressionist with Sennelier French Artists’ Watercolors. These rich watercolors evoke the timeless beauty and vibrancy of Southern France. Formulated with honey from the Alps, they boast incom- parable brilliance and luminosity. The triple- milled pigments have been produced in the same way for more than a century, giving these watercolors exceptional intensity and smoothness.

Raphaël Mini Precision Brush

High-quality watercolor paints deserve a high-quality paintbrush! Don’t be fooled by its adorable, small size – the Raphaël Mini Precision Brush (flat size 2) is a state of the art, synthetic watercolor brush. It mimics the exact performance of sable hair, creating the most accurate brush strokes of any synthetic brush on the market. The bristles hold pigment well, while also retaining their shape stroke after stroke.

Faber-Castell Goldfaber Sketching Pencil, 2H

Lightly sketch your outlines before painting with this 2H Faber-Castell Goldfaber Sketching Pencil. Made from finely ground graphite and clay, the lead is crafted for a smooth, consistent laydown. You won’t need to constantly sharpen this pencil either – its core is fully bonded with the wood for extreme durability and break-resistance.

Sakura Pigma Micron PN

Micron lovers, rejoice! Sakura has introduced the Pigma Micron PN, a new pen suited for everyday writing and drawing. Featuring the same quality Pigma Ink performance, its durable plastic nib (PN) produces consistent fine or medium lines. The archival ink is also quick-drying and waterproof, making this pen the perfect companion to your new watercolors.

Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper

Try out your new watercolors on a bonus sheet of 140 lb (300 gsm) Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper. This 100% cotton paper is sturdy and durable, and can withstand heavy layering and erasing.

January 2018

Uni-Posca PCF-350 Brush Tip Paint Marker

Everyone’s favorite paint marker now comes in brush form!
The PCF-350 Brush Tip Paint Marker by Uni-Posca contains opaque, water-based pigment ink that writes on all surface types. This odorless ink dries quickly and will not bleed through paper. To use, shake the marker gently and pump the push button on its end to prime the ink into the brush nib.

Marabu Graphix Aqua Pens

Wet your palette this month with two Marabu Graphix Aqua Pens. These felt tip watercolor pens are double-ended, featuring a fine contour tip and a larger brush tip. The high quality, water-based pigment ink delivers brilliant color and works best on watercolor paper. After applying color, use a wet brush to spread it out.

Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Tip Brush Pen

Start the new year off with an amazing new pen! The Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Tip Brush Pen is great for both lettering and drawing. Create controlled, precise strokes with the flexible brush tip. By changing the pressure, you can produce a variety of lines. The water-based, pigmented black ink is ideal for adding details and finishing touches to your work.

Sakura SumoGrip Mechanical Pencil

Grab this hefty pencil for some powerful drawing! The Sakura SumoGrip Mechanical Pencil is designed for ultimate comfort and function, featuring a triangular grip and jumbo twist eraser. Its oversized barrel allows for a relaxed grip, making lengthy sketching sessions enjoyable. Filled with 0.7mm lead, this tool produces crisp, medium lines of consistent density.

December 2017

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image via a.mess.of.jess

Bruynzeel Expression Colored Pencils Set

We specially designed this pack of Bruynzeel Expression Colored Pencils just for ArtSnackers! Imported from Holland, these cedar-encased pencils are packed with quality pigments. Barely any pressure is needed to achieve bright color, thanks to this pencil’s strong, thick 3.3mm core. The vivid hues will pop off your page!

Caran d’Ache Metallic Gold Fibralo Marker

Everything you touch will turn to gold with the Caran d’Ache Metallic Gold Fibralo Marker. Opaque, metallic ink flows beautifully from this marker’s fiber tip and is vibrant on paper. Don’t worry about leaving the cap off – this marker can go seven days uncapped without drying out! Add some flair to your work by layering the ink over colored pencils.

KRINK K-32 Acrylic Paint Marker

In this month’s box, we’ve included the K-32 Acrylic Paint Marker – a chisel-tipped marker filled with water-based, permanent acrylic paint. This ultra-smooth, opaque paint maintains its vibrant color on light or dark surfaces. To use, shake well until thoroughly mixed, remove the cap, and press the nib down several times until saturated.

Pentel Slicci Gel Pen, 0.25mm

Get down to details with the Pentel Slicci Gel Pen. This pen features an extra-fine, 0.25mm metal tip perfect for drawing on a smaller scale. Its ultra-smooth, gel ink is fast drying and comes in a variety of brilliant colors. Made from 87% recycled plastic, the Slicci is part of the Pentel Recycology product line.

Grumbacher Mixed Media Paper Sample Pad

This month, we’ve included a sample pad of Grumbacher Mixed Media Paper for you to try out your new supplies. The medium tooth texture of this heavy (185 GSM), white drawing paper is excellent for dry media and light washes of wet media. Your colored pencils and markers will stand out beautifully on this paper!

November 2017

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image via binals_

Molotow Liquid Chrome Marker, 1mm

For their 20th anniversary, Molotow has introduced the festive Liquid Chrome Marker – a celebration in a pen! With this unique marker, create high-gloss, mirror effects on nonporous paper, or metallic effects on regular, absorbent paper. The alcohol-based ink is highly opaque and permanent, which makes it perfect for adding shimmering, final touches to your work. This pen is also refillable, so don’t worry about using it too much!

Amsterdam Titanium White Acrylic Marker, 2mm

We always appreciate a valuable blending tool. The Amsterdam Titanium White Acrylic Marker lets you work quickly and directly on a variety of surfaces. It features water-based, pigmented white ink that can perfectly blend your two new Tombow TwinTone Markers together.

Caran d’Ache Grafwood Pencil

With the comfortable Caran d’Ache Grafwood Pencil, sketching has never been more enjoyable. Featuring a creamy, softcore and hexagonal body, no wonder this is the most premium graphite pencil offered by Caran d’Ache! This tool comes in a variety of grades, and its varnish color represents the hardness and depth of the graphite – which one did you get?

Tombow TwinTone Dual-Tip Markers

Double your creativity this month with two Tombow TwinTone Dual-Tip Markers. These water-based markers have durable fiber tips on both ends – a broad bullet tip, and an extra-fine tip. Their ink is saturated with color that pops on your page and can also be blended out using water. Clip these charming markers onto your sketchbook cover for spontaneous doodling or lettering!

YUPO Medium Mini Paper Pad by Legion Paper

Paper has never been more exciting! Dramatically change the way you draw or paint with YUPO Medium Paper. This synthetic, tree-free paper is non-absorbent and water-proof, making the creative possibilities endless. Build up layers easily on the smooth surface, but
be careful not to smudge your work as you go–markers and paint will take several minutes to dry.

October 2017

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image via ameliapendraws

Things Are What You Make of Them Pencil Pin and Mini Zine by Adam J.K.

With the release of his new book, Things Are What You Make of Them, we’ve partnered with artist/author Adam J.K. to bring you an enamel pencil pin created just for ArtSnackers! Filled with “insights and inspiration for anyone who makes art,” J.K.’s book will help you overcome creative fears and find your purpose. Flip through the mini zine for a preview, and wear your pencil pin proudly!

Marabu Fineliner Graphix Pens

This handy set of Marabu Fineliner Graphix Pens covers all your drawing needs. In this pack, you’ll find fine liners in sizes 0.2mm, 0.4mm, and 0.8mm, as well as a brush tip pen! They’re each filled with water-based pigment ink that flows consistently and smoothly.

Winsor & Newton Drawing Ink

Big things can come in small packages! A favorite of illustrators since the 1890s, Winsor & Newton Drawing Ink features brilliant, dye-based color that’s great for precise line work or looser application. You can easily layer your new pens on top since the ink is fast-drying and water-resistant when dry. Each iconic bottle features a whimsical illustration based on the ink color – which one did you get?

Speedball Standard Pen Nib Holder & No. 512 Pen Nib

A bottle of ink wouldn’t be complete without a reliable dip pen. That’s why we’ve included a Speedball Standard Pen Nib Holder and No. 512 Pen Nib for you to try out your new ink. This nib has a fine, semi-flexible tip that’s perfect for drawing or lettering. To use, insert the nib into the circular opening on the top of the nib holder. Be sure to wash your nib with warm water after every use!

Connoisseur Protégé Short Handle White Nylon Brush

For a different inking experience, use the Connoisseur Protégé Short Handle White Nylon Brush with your Winsor & Newton Drawing Ink. This sturdy brush has durable bristles that can handle a full paint (or ink!) load for long-lasting strokes of color.

ZIG Fudebiyori Brush Pen

The ZIG Fudebiyori Brush Pen packs a punch of color! Filled with dye-based ink, this pen can create a variety of vibrant lines. Its firm felt tip provides great control, making it perfect for adding finishing touches and details to your work.