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    Paletteful Packs – January 2022

    Wait, what? January 2021 box? But LW, it’s MARCH! Well, yes, I have a tiny delay 😀 There are 2 reasons for that. First of all, a lot was happening in my life throughout January, February and half of March so I was a bit too busy and a bit too stressed to focus on the blog. Another thing is – I got some suggestions to first create the art with the supplies and just then write about them so I already have my thoughts and opinions I can add to the post and that’s what I’ll try to do from now on. But since I couldn’t focus on more time-consuming art recently – the blog posts had to wait too. But, for the time being – I’m back, so let’s get to the point of the post! Contents Caran D’Ache Neocolor II Aquarelle Set of 10 All-Stabilo Water-Soluble Blue…

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    Paletteful Packs – December 2021

    My December Pack has finally arrived! It took even longer than usually, but it’s most probably because of Christmas fever and a lot of work in all kinds of courier and postal services. I’m just happy I got it before Christmas 🙂 What is Paletteful Packs?ContentsPricesSuppliesPrompts Contents This time there isn’t many various supplies in the box, it’s mostly 9 markers altogether, 2 brands though. Copic Sketch markers x 5 Marabu Graphix Sketch Markers x 3 Alcohol Black Marker Winsor Newton Fineliners – Gray 0.1 Marabu Marker Pad (8.3″ X 11.7″) 100% Cellulose The cutest sticker yet  Prices I paid for the pack 35$ (around 145 PLN) plus 15$ for shipping (~62,5 PLN) and 40 PLN (around 10$) for customs fees. Altogether it was 60$/245,5 PLN. Let’s see what’s the actual cost of the items inside the package then. Copic Sketch markers x 5 – MSRP: $7.99 each / 32,61…

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    Paletteful Packs – November 2021

    When I’m writing this it’s already December and the December Paletteful Packs have been shipped, so I have to be relatively quick with the blog post. Fortunately shipping the Packs from USA to Poland takes about two weeks, so I don’t need to rush it too much 😀 What is Paletteful Packs?ContentsPricesSuppliesPrompts Contents At the moment the contents on the website list the December Pack’s contents but I copied them along with their stated prices so I can compare them to Polish prices if they’re available 🙂 Standard Series Acrylics General Selection Set 6 × 20 ml POSCA Paint Marker, Extra-Fine Bullet – Violet Winsor Newton Fineliners 0.5 fineliner in Cool Grey Robert Simmons Sapphire Sable-Synthetic Blend Brush Art Alternatives Artist Palette Knife Art Alternatives Stretched Canvas – 8″ x 10″ Crescent Canvas Textured Boards 3pk – 8″ x 10″ Paletteful Packs Pouch – Free Gift! Anniversary sticker Prices I…

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    Paletteful Packs – October 2021

    Wait, it’s almost December and you’re writing about the October pack? Well, yes. I ordered the pack in September, it needs around 2 weeks to arrive in Poland and it got stuck in Warsaw’s airport for a month… But, it finally arrived! But, first things first. What is Paletteful Packs? Contents Prices Supplies Prompts Contents Sadly, because the package I received was delayed I don’t have access to the original October Pack content listing, but of course I’m going to tell you what I found in the box 🙂 Tombow Dual Brush Blue Blendables set (6 pens) Tombow Blending Kit Winsor & Newton 0.1 Fineliner in Indigo Blue (x2) Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens Strathmore Toned Blue Mixed Media paper pad (6×8 in., 15 sheets) White Sakura Gelly Roll 10 pen A cute blue sticker Prices I paid for the pack 35$ (around 145 PLN) plus 15$ for shipping (~62,5 PLN)…

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    Testing Phoenix Artist’s Palette

    As expected, my Mijello palette lost its easy peel-off feature after a while, and because I don’t want to waste my time neither on scratching the paint off it nor on destroying my poor nails while doing it, recently I came back to my old “budget” setting (clipboard + white piece of paper + tracing paper) while looking for a new palette. I tried a small round paper palette earlier but after giving it a few tries I realized it’s just too small for me (size matters! 😉 ). I have to admit though I generally liked the idea of the easy cleaning (you just tear off the top sheet!) palette so I thought I could try out something similar but more matching the kind of palettes I’m used to, so rectangle and A3 size. Since  I was on an art supplies buying spree recently I decided to also add…

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    Pencil eraser or Eraser pencil?

    So what’s the difference between a pencil eraser and eraser pencil?Well, one is an eraser and the other one is… also an eraser. Just in a pencil form. And it’s pretty awesome! I bought one a while ago but never really used it seriously, only to test it out. But now as I’m trying to delve more into mixed media traditional art I needed to make a sketch and that’s when I discovered this awesomeness. The eraser (in) pencil I have is the simplest possible Koh-I-Noor Era eraser which it’s super cheap and, surprisingly, super good. It erases pencils really well and is extremely handy when you have to erase only a small detail and your regular big eraser would mess up the other details around. You may say it’s a special task eraser for demanding. I really have no words to express how much I’m in love with this…

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    Testing new Mijello Peel-off palette

    First art post after a long while! I really missed it. As some of you may know – one of my favourite traditional art media is acrylic paints. Just like any other paints you have to have a place to keep and mix this medium while painting – a palette. Most of the traditional artists I know paint either with oils or watercolours, so many things about acrylics I have to discover on my own, including what palette is the best for acrylics and which one I like the most. The first palette I was using was a cheap watercolor plastic palette, the kind you can buy in supermarkets (and I believe that’s where I got mine) with round-ish shape, recesses for paints and a hole for a thumb. It was way too small for my needs so using it was a constant struggle and I was told by my…

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    Markers testing

    *coughs* First things first and since this is my first post here I feel obligated to say “hi”. So – Hi 😉 But seriously – I felt this strong need to get a place where I’d be able to write and post freely whatever I want, since on my website i only want to post finished art and places like Facebook Page, tumblr or Instagram are not good for long posts. So here I am and for a good start I have some art markers tests/short review. They are not big tests of huge amount of markers but still it’s something I did and someone may need it. Like I could in the future when I forget everything but shhhh.