September 2019

KRINK K-11 Acrylic Paint Marker

New Product Headquartered in Brooklyn, KRINK makes creative tools for creative thinkers. The K-11 Acrylic Paint Marker features a 3mm double-sided bullet tip and is filled with permanent, water-based paint that stays vibrant on a variety of surfaces.

To use: shake well until thoroughly mixed, remove the cap, and press the nib down several times until saturated.

Zebra Mildliner Double Ended Brush Pens

Add a gentle touch of color to your artwork with Zebra Mildliner Double Ended Brush Pens. These convenient pens feature two different tips: a flexible brush nib and super fine bullet nib. The soft, mild ink is translucent and water-resistant, so have fun and experiment with layering!

Princeton Snap! Series 9650 Golden Synthetic Brush, Filbert

Oh, snap! The Princeton Snap! Series 9650 Golden Synthetic Brush is fun and functional. Ideal for watercolor and acrylic, this versatile brush has taklon bristles that snap back into place and retain their shape, use after use. We’ve included a filbert shape in your box, which is great for blending.

Marvy Uchida LePen Flex

The Marvy Uchida LePen Flex is très chic! Featuring a sleek barrel and durable brush tip, this pen will become a fast favorite. It lends the user complete control, so each pen stroke appears exactly as expected. You’ll be impressed by the vividness of its water-based dye ink!

Daler-Rowney Aquafine Watercolour Ink

Summer may be winding down, but Daler-Rowney Aquafine Watercolour Ink will keep your days bright! This pigmented, water-soluble ink is extremely versatile – use it directly out of the bottle or dilute with water. Thanks to its high degree of lightfastness, the saturated color will resist fading over time.

August 2019

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Sennelier Abstract Matt Soft Body Acrylics

Experience acrylic innovation with Sennelier Abstract Matt Soft Body Acrylics! Made in France, this high-quality, fine acrylic paint is extremely pigmented and has incomparable coverage. It’s packaged in an ultra-strong, flexible pouch that ensures better preservation and keeps your paints safe during transport. You’ll find two different velvety, matte colors in your box!

Winsor & Newton Fineliner

New Product Fluidly capture your ideas with the Winsor & Newton Fineliner. With water-resistant, non-fading, black pigment ink, this pen fits every style of sketching. Its smoothly tapered nib is not only elegant, but also delivers consistent and reliable ink flow.

KINGARTTM Radiant Taklon Brush, Oval Wash Size 1/2

Limited Edition KINGARTTM designs their brushes with the artist in mind, manufacturing them to survive years of steady use. Their Radiant Taklon Brush features the finest synthetic fibers that are remarkably durable, easy to care for, and versatile. This month, ArtSnackers are receiving a limited edition 1/2 size of the Radiant oval wash brush, which works beautifully with the Sennelier acrylics!

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.