This month it was a bit of a weird combination for me. I wasn't sure how to work with the alcohol marker with the water-based acrylic paint. Then it took me a bit to decide what to create with the colors I received. I decided to go with a lotus flower. I then played with how the supplies would react with each other. See below for my review of each product.
Here is a list and my perspective on the supply:
1. The first thing you get is a bookmark with a list of all the supplies. There was a corny little joke on it this month "Why did the artist decide to become an impressionist? ~ For the Monet."
2. A Sticker of the ArtSnacks Logo.
3. A yummy treat. This month I got a chewy Jolly Rancher.
4. Robert Simmons Acrylic Short Handle Paintbrush ($5.99 Retail Value). This was a very nice paintbrush. I loved that the bristles did not separate or flare out.
5. Daler Rowney System 3 Medium Body Acrylic Paint ($6.50 Retail Value). I got the color Process Magenta. This is a very smooth paint. I ended up mixing it with quite a bit of water to get different values of the color. When I mixed it with a little bit of water it blended well. But when I mixed it with a lot of water it took a bit to mix it up.
6. Copic Classic Marker ($7.99 Retail Value). I got a green colored marker for this one. I love Copic Markers. My only gripe with this is these alcohol based markers work best when you are able to blend more than one color, so I was disappointed by only receiving one marker.
7. Small 3D Zip by Baggu ($6.50 Retail Value). This is a great little bag for carrying all your supplies.
First I did the sketch for the lotus flower. I then decided that it would be best to lay down the marker first. Then painted the flower and used the magenta on top of the green to change up the values. I really like the way it came out with the limited supplies I received.