Jul '19 ScrawlrBox

Oil-paints can be intimidating to use, especially when paired with the solvents and thinners that are usually required to use them.  However, these Cobra oil paints are water-soluble, so you can try out this medium without worrying about the toxic solvents.  In this box, Katie Jobling explores abstract, floral designs with this simple but expressive three-tone colour selection.  You will also get a Zahn Custom Flat Synthetic Universal Brush, a mini pre-primed and stretched Canvas Panel, a Derwent Sketching Pencil, an experimental Palette Card and Palette Paper for mixing all of your paints.


What was in the box?

Cobra Artists Water Mixable Oil Paint

An artists’ quality, water mixable oil paint with an exceptionally high degree of pigmentation. Painting with these is the same as painting with traditional oil paint, and provides a perfect oil paint result with a uniform drying time and degree of gloss. The colour and brush stroke (or applied texture) retains its full expression and remains the same as when applied even after the paint has dried. The only difference is you don’t need all the scary and harmful solvents to use it. Use straight from the tube or dilute it to your desired consistency with a little water. Plus, the cleaning process is also much simpler as you only need soapy water to clean your hands and brushes.

Primed Stretched Canvas Panel

Good quality canvas that is mounted on a heavy card panel, which is glued on the reverse, and primed ready for use. Simply add paint and let your creativity flow.

Palette Knife Card

Brushes are not the only paint applicator you can use and we wanted to give you another option to help mix and apply your paint. Try using this card to mix colours and experiment with the different ways it can put paint on canvas. Cut it into various shapes and use it to scrape, scratch and add textures to your work.

Zahn Custom Flat Synthetic Universal Brush

This short handle, size 10, brush has a hair mixture of different fibre thickness for optimized elasticity and paint holding capacity, perfect for defined brush strokes. The flat brush head has excellent shape retention and is suitable for all paint types, including oil and watercolour.

Derwent Sketching Pencil

Sketching is all about being loose and free to create. These pencils have a wide strip of graphite, making it easy to rough-out a loose sketch, or quickly capture a passing cloud before it disappears! While still being able to add those all important details to your drawing by sharpening it to a fine point. Making these pencils a highly versatile addition to your artist arsenal.

Palette Paper 45gsm

This special paper sheet is a vegetable parchment impervious to oil and acrylic, making it perfect for a temporary art palette. Use it to mix (and save) your colours, safe in the knowledge that it will not bleed or leak through onto the surface below.

Previous Boxes

Like this box? Then take a look at some of the other Previous boxes still available.