July 2019

Sakura Pigma Graphic Pen, 1mm Bullet Nib

Make a big and bold statement with the Sakura Pigma Graphic Pen! Its larger felt tip makes this pen ideal for shading, texturing, or filling in large areas. The patented micro pigment ink delivers waterproof and fade resistant lines, so you can pair it with your new watercolors carefree.

Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors

New to ArtSnacks Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors are pretty extraordinary! Handmade in Seattle, every batch is tested for high-quality performance. They’re extremely pigmented and finely ground, featuring superior lightfastness and clear, clean washes even when colors are layered. Daniel Smith offers the widest color range of professional watercolors, so we’ve packed your box with two different hues this month!

General’s Sketch & Wash Pencil

Let creativity wash over you! With the General’s Sketch & Wash Pencil, the possibilities are endless. Create dramatic washes of gray and black using this water-soluble, soft black graphite pencil with a brush and some water. Or, draw directly on wet paper to darken lines and details.

Princeton Aqua Elite Series 4850 Synthetic Kolinsky Sable Brush, Round Size 8

Staff Favorite Dive into watercolor painting with the Aqua Elite brush from Princeton. This brush features synthetic bristles indistinguishable from natural Kolinsky hair in appearance, performance, and durability. Made for watercolor, it has maximum color-holding capacity and excellent shape retention. You’ll enjoy how easy it is to deliver controlled strokes with this brush’s comfy, lightweight handle

June 2019

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 water-based pigment ink delivers brilliant color and can be fanned out with a wet brush. WARNING: Be sure to never dip these pens directly into water!

Pentel Arts Micro Brush Sign Pen

New Product Depending on how you hold it, the Pentel Arts Micro Brush Sign Pen can give you the most delicate of fine lines, or it can lay down a bold line. The mark’s thickness depends on the pen’s angle, quickness of stroke, and paper texture. You’ll also be impressed with its bright and intense water-based ink!

Plumchester P0.5 Mechanical Pencil

The best ideas start with a sturdy, reliable pencil. That’s where the Plumchester P0.5 Mechanical Pencil comes in! Its sleek metal body is not only stylish, but also delivers comfort and control. Featuring 0.5 size lead, a rigid grip, and built-in eraser under the cap, it’s the ultimate drawing tool. We’ve stocked your new pencil with 2B lead to prevent breakage, but you can refill it with whatever grade you prefer!

Pentel Arts Hybrid Technica Gel Pen

Staff Favorite Get down to details with the Pentel Arts Hybrid Technica Gel Pen. This pen is pretty special – it features a unique tungsten carbide roller ball tip that ensures a consistent line from the first to last mark. The pigment ink is archival and water-resistant, and it won’t dry out if left uncapped during use.

May 2019

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Faber-Castell Gelatos

Staff Favorite You’re in for a real treat with Faber-Castell Gelatos! These compact, vibrant pigment sticks are creamy smooth, lightfast, and have great coverage. They easily glide onto paper, canvas, or wood. Blend your new colors with or without water, and watch them melt into your artwork!

Faber-Castell Art & Graphic Water Brush

Nothing holds water like this brush! The Faber-Castell Art & Graphic Water Brush is the perfect tool for mixed media artists – just unscrew the top, fill with water, and start painting. Gentle pressure on the barrel will allow water to flow to the tip. Another cool detail: the sharp point on the cap can be used for scratching and scraping techniques.

Chartpak Spectra AD Marker

From its brilliant alcohol-based ink to its ergonomically shaped body, the Spectra AD Marker was designed with the artist in mind. Its twin tips offer a wide range of line options. The flexible brush nib delivers a smooth line that adjusts with pressure, while the tri-nib provides thin, medium, and thick lines with a simple twist of the wrist.

Marabu Mixed Media Art Spray

Spritz some vivid color onto your artwork with Marabu Mixed Media Art Spray. This acrylic spray paint goes on a variety of surfaces and is permanent when dry, allowing for multiple layers of color and texture. Before each use, shake the bottle vigorously for 60 seconds.

Stillman & Birn Nova Trio Mixed Media Paper Sample Pack

This sample pack from Stillman & Birn features 150 GSM medium grain paper in three different tones: beige, gray, and black. With its enhanced wet strength, this paper is made for mixed media work. The full-sized version contains this trio of shades in one sketchbook, so artists can experiment and compare. If you enjoy this sample, Nova Trio sketchbooks are now available for purchase in the ArtSnacks Shop!

April 2019

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Caran d’Ache Luminance 6901 Colored Pencil

Introducing the most lightfast permanent colored pencil ever made: the Caran d’Ache Luminance 6901. Its subtle velvety effect stems from two years of technical research! The high pigment concentration results in intense, bright color with strong coverage and mixing capacity.

Zebra Zensations Double Ended Brush Pen

From super fine lines to big bold strokes, the Zebra Zensations Double Ended Brush Pen offers amazing versatility. Achieve diverse lettering or illustration styles with two different felt tips on this pen: fine and medium. Waterproof pigment ink flows from both ends, delivering lush black color. The flexible brush nibs have excellent bounce and deliver consistent ink flow, responding to changes in pressure with ease.

Ironlak Pump Action Paint Marker, 7mm

StaffFavorite Pumpupyourartworkwith the Ironlak Pump Action Paint Marker.
This flexible tool can tackle a variety of surfaces – from fabric to skateboard decks to glass, and everything in between!

The custom-designed valve system allows for controlled output, ensuring a clean application every time. It’s also refillable and the nib is replaceable, so you can keep it working for a lifetime.

Pentel Orenz 1-Click Mechanical Pencil

This pencil is a one-click wonder! With its special Super Sliding SleeveTM, you only need to click once to extend the lead and start writing. The sleeve prevents even the finest lead from breaking. Do not extend the lead past the metal tip – it’ll write without you actually seeing the lead. It’s pre-loaded with B lead, which is super strong and produces clear, dark lines.

March 2019

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KINGARTTM Inkline Fine Line Color Ink Pen

Whether you’re jotting down quick sketches on the go or creating outlines for a masterpiece, the KINGARTTM Inkline Fine Line Color Ink Pen will never let you down. This reliable pen features archival, waterproof ink and a durable, precise 0.45mm tip.

Caran d’Ache Swiss Wood Pencils

Staff Favorite Experience the beauty of Switzerland’s forests with these swiss wood pencils from Caran d’Ache. You’ll find two varieties in your box: one produced from dark beech wood and one from pine. Both pencils feature super silky HB graphite and impressive point retention. If you sniff the tip of the dark beech wood, you'll get a whiff of brown sugar!

Royal Talens Ecoline Liquid Watercolor

New & Improved Things are about to get intense! Royal Talens Ecoline Liquid Watercolor has a dye-based formula that lends extreme luminosity. The possibilities are endless with this watercolor for a few reasons: 1) It’s not waterproof when dry, so you can work on it further by rewetting. 2) It has a very short drying time. 3) You can decrease its intensity by thinning with water. Pair it with your new Ecoline Brush Pen for a dynamic creative experience.

Royal Talens Ecoline Brush Pen

Introducing Royal Talens Ecoline Liquid Watercolor in pen form! Full of the same concentrated formula found in your new bottle, this brush pen has brilliant, transparent color that will liven up your artwork. Seamlessly transition from bottle to pen and make precise lines or energetic strokes. Dip the pen’s tip directly into the bottle to experiment with gradation.

Our Birthday Present to You!

ArtSnacks turns six years old this month! It’s been a super exciting year and we’re celebrating with a birthday gift to you – a limited edition ArtSnacks enamel pin. Thanks to all our loyal supporters for six wonderful years!

February 2019

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Zebra DelGuard Mechanical Pencil, 0.5mm

Spring into action with the Zebra DelGuard Mechanical Pencil! This pencil takes away the frustration of broken lead thanks to its double spring mechanism. The spring absorbs pressure and allows the lead to retract, making breakage nearly impossible. Stocked with plenty of HB lead and extra refills, you’ll experience a precise and enjoyable writing experience with this tool.

Rembrandt Soft Pastels, Set of 5

New to ArtSnacks Exclusive First Look!

Rembrandt Soft Pastels have been the most commonly used pastels in the world for many years – and now ArtSnackers are getting an exclusive first look at some new sets! Your set of five compatible hues features intense, pure color and the highest degree of lightfastness. Due to being produced with kaolin (an extra fine, clear China clay), these pastels have a velvety softness perfect for layering techniques.

Faber-Castell White Pitt Artist Pen, 1.5mm Bullet Nib

Filled with opaque white India ink, this Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen will be a staple in your supply stash. Waterproof, permanent, and extremely lightfast, India ink is a popular choice among artists. It stands out beautifully on dark paper and is great for adding highlights. You can even try it out on top of pastels to achieve a soft, blended effect.

Faber-Castell Kneaded Eraser

Introducing the perfect artist’s tool: the kneaded eraser! This eraser doesn’t wear down or leave behind residue, so it lasts much longer than other erasers. Start warming up your new eraser by pulling and folding its body. Mold it into whatever shape you need to pick up extra pastel pigments or add highlights to your work. To clean, re-stretch and knead the eraser into itself.

Stonehenge Kraft Paper by Legion Paper

Inspired by the industrial look of paper grocery bags, Stonehenge Kraft Paper features a 100% cotton, earth-toned surface perfect for your new pastels. If you enjoy this paper, full-sized pads are available for purchase in the ArtSnacks Shop!

January 2019

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Stabilo Sensor Black Fineliner, F-Tip

Whether you’re sketching or writing, you’ll reach for the Stabilo Sensor Fineliner again and again. Designed to be the perfect all-around fineliner, this pen features a 0.3mm tip that can withstand high drawing pressure. The felt tip retracts into the metal casing, so no breaking or bending occurs. You’ll only experience a smooth, consistent performance with this pen!

GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics

Staff Favorite Experience highly intense, permanent acrylic color with GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics. This month, we’ve packed your box with two bold colors! Produced from lightfast pigments instead of dyes, they have the same strength of GOLDEN heavy body acrylics but with a thin consistency similar to heavy cream.

KINGART Original Gold 9000 Series Golden Taklon Brush, Round Size 2

New to ArtSnacks KINGART designs their brushes with the artist in mind, manufactur- ing them to survive years of steady use. Their Original Gold 9000 Series Golden Taklon Brush features smooth filaments that have been baked for softness and optimal absorption. The bristles are resilient and easily spring back to their original shape.

Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Heavy Mini Paper Pad by Legion Paper

BONUS ITEM For Stonehenge paper, versatility is the name of the game! Made in the USA, this 100% cotton paper can handle a variety of wet media. Designed brawnier than its Coldpress sibling, Coldpress Heavy has the heft (600 GSM!) to take multiple layers of color in a controllable way. Whether you use watercolor, acrylic, or gouache, your colors will stay vibrant from bottle to paper.

December 2018

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KRINK K-75 Paint Marker

Headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, KRINK makes creative tools for creative thinkers. The K-75 Paint Marker features a 7mm chisel tip and is filled with permanent, alcohol-based paint. This ultra-smooth, opaque paint maintains its vibrant color on a variety of light or dark surfaces. To use: shake well until thoroughly mixed, remove the cap, and press the nib down several times until saturated.

Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens, Black Set of 4

Staff Favorite Experience the unique combination of a modern, easy-to-use pen and traditional India ink with Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens. India ink is pigmented, very lightfast (it can last over 25 years!), and waterproof, making it a popular choice among artists everywhere. This set has all your drawing needs covered with four different nib styles: B (brush), SB (soft brush), SC (soft calligraphy), and 1,5 (bullet).

Tombow Fudenosuke Colors Brush Pen

New Product The wait is finally over! The much-loved Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Pen now comes in a variety of vibrant colors. A wonderful tool for both hand letterers and illustrators, this water-based pen features a firm brush nib that allows for an easy transition from thick to thin lines.

General’s Draughting Pencil

We love a sturdy, well-rounded pencil! Made by family-owned General Pencil Company in Jersey City, New Jersey, the Draughting (pronounced “drafting”) Pencil can be used for pretty much everything. It has a thick core and is made with genuine Incense Cedar wood, which ensures smooth sharpening and performance. The soft graphite delivers super dark marks, so you’ll achieve beautiful dark-to-light gradations on any bright surface.

November 2018

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Liquitex Acrylic Gouache

This fall, Liquitex is introducing “new paint for a new artist”: acrylic gouache! Say goodbye to visible brushstrokes and cracks – this ultra- pigmented paint has a solid matte finish that doesn’t reflect light. With excellent fluidity and application, there’s no need to dilute this gouache with water. Thanks to its acrylic base, it’s permanent and water-resistant when dry and cannot be reactivated with water. Pair this paint with your new Winsor & Newton brush and be amazed at its smooth performance, perfect for design, illustration, and fine art.

Winsor & Newton Galeria Short Handle Brush, Round Size 3
Specifically designed for use with acrylic paints, the Winsor & Newton Galeria Short Handle Brush features a unique blend of synthetic filaments developed to provide control and shape retention. Acrylic color places heavy demands on brushes, which is why Winsor & Newton made the Galeria strong and resilient, yet flexible and sensitive. This short-handled version is ideal for close-up work and fine details.

Sakura Microperm Pen

The Sakura Microperm Pen works like magic! From paper to diamonds, this pen writes on almost every surface imaginable. Its black ink is waterproof and permanent, perfect for making precise, long-lasting fine lines. The nib also has a protected tip, so you don’t have to worry about splitting.

Cretacolor MegaGraphite Pencil
This pencil deserves full marks! With an exceptionally strong jumbo (10mm diameter) body, the Cretacolor MegaGraphite Pencil makes a huge statement. It’s loaded with high-quality graphite formulated to be extra-smooth and easily blended. The traditional hard cedar wood casing can be sharpened to a clean, fine point, ideal for thin lines as well as covering large areas. This pencil is available in a variety of grades – which one did you get?

October 2018

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Kuretake Bimoji Fude Brush Pen

ArtSnacks Exclusive Limited Edition

In this month’s box, we’ve included a special edition Kuretake Bimoji Fude Brush Pen imported all the way from Japan, just for ArtSnackers! It’s no coincidence bimoji means “beautiful letters” in Japanese – with its comfortable rubber grip and durable felt tip, this brush pen was made for lettering. It lends the user complete control, so each pen stroke appears exactly as expected. This unique pen comes in ten different patterns – which one did you get?

Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pen

Everyone’s favorite gel pen just got an upgrade! Sakura has perfected the smooth ink flow technology of their Classic White Gelly Roll Pen to now offer new sizes – 0.5mm and 1.0mm (fine and bold). Whether you received the fine or bold tip in your box, you can use it for either small details or large, prominent marks. The opaque white ink stands out beautifully on dark and colored paper, as well as makes highlights pop in illustrations.

Amsterdam Acrylic Marker, 2mm

Perfect for mixed media applications, the Amsterdam Acrylic Marker lets you work quickly and directly on a variety of surfaces. It features water-based, pigmented ink that’s waterproof and permanent when dry. The 2mm round nib allows you to draw on a smaller scale, however, broad washes are also achievable by mixing some water with the ink on a palette and applying it to your art surface with a brush.

Marabu Graphix Colour Fineliners, Skyline

New Product Whether you’re jotting down quick sketches on the go or creating outlines for a masterpiece, Marabu Graphix Colour Fineliners will help you get your ideas on the page. This set includes four different brilliant colors: ruby red, ultramarine blue, dark green, and black. Each pen features lightfast, water-based pigment ink and a durable, metal- enclosed 0.5mm plastic nib.