With the #092 Scrawlrbox, we focused on finding inspiration beneath our feet as we explored the mini-beast wonderland. Candace Fincher led the way as our featured artist this month! With her wonderful not-so-creepy crawly creations. This box contained all you need to sketch all your findings with a set of Faber Castell watercolour pencils, masking fluid, and 10 sheets of paper. *Allergy Warning: Contains Latex
People often ask me how I got started painting. I’ve spent my entire life dabbling in different mediums but have always been drawn back to painting. Several years ago I was inspired to paint some insects. They were nice, but I felt apprehensive about putting myself out there. Some time later a friend asked me to paint two paintings. She calls her two little sons beetles and remembered the beetles I had painted. As I was working on them, I thought, “I’m going to add some flowers into the background”. We were both so happy with the paintings and I had finally found my unique style.
Sharing art online is very much like posting a diary photo. However, I shared in spite of my apprehension. I’m so glad I did because the positive response was so refreshing. I later decided to enter my first art festival and had to literally go home and take art off the walls to have art for the second day. It was the most wonderfully amazing blessing! The rest is history...
This month it’s time for a change... Inspired by our featured artist’s love for all things creepy and crawly we encourage you experiment with the versatility this transformative medium has to offer. Sketch, hatch, dot, colour, layer, blend or paint... Just add water to watch your creations transform before your eyes!
Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Magnus Watercolour Pencils
The Albrecht Dürer Magnus watercolour pencils from Faber-Castell are high quality watercolours that are great for providing versatility of expression when drawing, shading and painting. They feature acid free and lightfast pigment in a 5.3mm, fully water soluble lead. They are easily activated to be transformed for a soft, vibrant colour lay-down with only a few fine or broad brush strokes to reveal the full and unique power of the colours. Depending on the paper being used, the pigments can be completely dissolved, and will then behave in the same way as classic watercolour paints.
Frisk Masking Fluid Fineliner
*ALLERGY WARNING: CONTAINS LATEX
Frisk masking fluid comes with an easy to use applicator for accurately masking out areas that are required to be left blank. Once dry you can carefully peel or rub off with your finger tips, or an eraser, and the area underneath will be left blank. The metal nib applicator has a fine 0.5mm pin point that allows you to achieve the finest precision & sharpest lines making it perfect for adding in delicate details to your work.
ProArte Polar Round Brush, Size 4
Perfect for use will all forms of water based mediums, this round style paint brush offers the sound performance you would expect from one of the world leaders in brush making. This durable brush is great for soft and clean paint applications. The nylon fibres have a good-colour carrying capacity whilst maintaining their shape well.
Frisk Watercolour Paper, 300gsm CP A5 Pad
This lovely Frisk pad comes with 10 sheets of cold pressed, acid free, recyclable and biodegradable textured watercolour sheets. Keeps colours clean and bright and is perfect for all kinds of watercolour washes and blends. Ideal for use with all water activated mediums (as the name would suggest!) including watercolour pencils, pans, markers and tubes! Made in Britain with paper production supporting responsible forestry. Yay!