Paper Tiger Paint Marker Illustration ScrawlrBox May 2019

Paper Tiger Paint Marker Illustration ScrawlrBox May 2019


Hello, and welcome back to Jenna Gets Creative!
It’s ScrawlrBox time! So this is the May ScrawlrBox, which means it was mailed out in May. I got
it in early June, surprisingly early June, and we are going to open it up, find out what’s
in it, and do some art with it. So, enjoy! Alright, May ScrawlrBox, Box #45, here we
go. Our featured artist of the month is Si Mitchell, and I absolutely love this print.
You can pause and check out his Instagram. And, reading off of the included menu card,
we have:”Pilot Pintor Marker. The Pintor (‘painter’ in Spanish) is the perfect addition to any
creative toolbox. It’s a water-based paint marker which is suitable for use on all surfaces.
The surface properties influence whether it is permanent or non-permanent. On porous surfaces
like wood, paper or cardboard it is permanent. Whilst it is removable on non-porous surfaces
such as plastic, glass and metal by wiping with a damp cloth and washing-up liquid. It’s
important to prime the markers before use. Remove the packaging by twisting the cap,
then sake about 2 times. Prime the ti by pressing down several times onto a scrap of paper until
the ink appears. The tip material is very strong and durable and the paint is quick
drying.” So obviously I didn’t read that instruction before I went ahead and did that, because
I cut the plastic off rather than just trying to twist the cap. The suggested retail price
in British Pounds Sterling is £3.50 each, and I will have that converted down below.
So they gave us four markers. We’ve got a gold, we’ve got a turquoise-y teal colour.
Those are both in a medium point. We have a black fine point, and a white extra fine
point. They also sent a “Molotow Liquid Chrome. This Liquid Chrome Marker from Molotow features
a medium 2mm tip. This exciting alcohol-based marker allows you to create high-gloss mirrored
effects. It will write on almost any surface, and is highly pigmented for great opacity.
Permanent, scratch and abrasion proof, this unique tool will allow you to add metallic
accents to your artwork. This is not just another silver marker, the ink in this pen
has a true chrome finish that we know you will love.” The suggested retail prince is
£5.95, and I do love that one. It is so pretty! I’m gonna pause here reading and talk about
what I am working on. The prompt is “Paper Tiger,” and I had to look that up because
I’ve never heard that before, but a paper tiger is something that appears to be more
dangerous than it is. So I decided to draw just a regular domestic house cat, and paint
it like a tiger. I thought that would be a cute idea. I’m not so sure that this paper
was the best choice for the paint markers. It doesn’t seem to be handling the wetness
of it all that well, and I think I probably could have done a much better job on the tiger
markings had I worked larger. Obviously this paper isn’t very big, they never are, they’re
always an A5 size. But yeah, in the future I think I would work larger with these markers
so that the details look finer and better. Continuing on with the card: “Milan Graphite
Pencil. This high quality graphite pencil has an ergonomic triangular barrel. We have
chosen the hard H lead, making it suitable for drawing fine, technical lines. The lead
creates a uniform stroke and is resistant to breakage due to its LPS (Lead Protection
System) which strengthens the lead by sticking it to the wood, which is sourced from sustainable
forests. This is a great pencil for lightly sketching out your work before adding line
and colour work.” The suggested retail price is £0.50. “Milan 430 Eraser. A great combination
of design and functionality, these Milan erasers have a unique vintage style. This soft, synthetic
rubber square eraser can be used to erase a wide range of graphite pencil strokes from
all types of paper. Unlike natural rubber, this synthetic rubber eraser won’t dry out.”
Retail price is £0.30. That’s nice, I do actually like this eraser. And the included
paper, we’ve seen it before, it is “Canaletto Liscio 125gsm Paper. Canaletto Papers encompass
Italian papermaking art with a touch of cotton, creating strength and beauty, durability and
class. Paper sheets produced with 20% cotton and 80% ECF (Elementary Chlorine Free) wood-free
primary pulp responsibly sourced.” So the blurb at the top of the card under the label,
May #45: “This month we want you to get inspired by the illustrative, street art style of our
featured artist and create some green, gold and chrome masterpieces. Explore the meaning
behind the challenge phrase and try to create something that may not be as threatening as
it may first appear. ScrawlrTip: These markers work on most surfaces, so don’t feel like
you have to stick to the paper included. Use the paper to swatch the supplies and sketch
out your ideas, but why not find a difference surface to get creative with. An old skateboard,
flower pot, or even an empty milk carton. There are lots of strange objects that could
use your creativity, so why not try painting an item that isn’t paper.” So that’s cool
that they’re encouraging us to do that. I think I may revisit these markers. I have
a thin little sheet of wood that was just packaging separation in a large power tool
unit that my husband bought, and he brought it in for me to play on, and I haven’t yet,
so that’s a possibility. I may do that. Now, I admit I saw the contents of the box, the
challenge, the featured art long before I got this box, because as I mention every time,
I am not local to ScrawlrBox. They’re in the UK, I’m in Canada. It has to come all the
way across the pond, and then on top of that, it comes in to Toronto in Ontario, and I’m
in Newfoundland. That’s a four hour plane flight away, and I’m on an island, so it takes
a while! Since I follow all of the related hashtags for ScrawlrBox on all of my social
medias, I do get to see these ahead of time. I’ve given up on trying not to spoil the surprise,
because it’s inevitable. I’m always going to spoil it. I saw this ahead of time. I was
so excited about it. I was going to plan ahead of time what my piece was going to be. I didn’t.
Best of intentions, I didn’t. But I am happy with what I came up with. Like I said, I would
like to do it again on something larger, just so that the details look better. This is going
to just be a subscription box week, because I do have another subscription box to open
on Thursday. I hope you will enjoy that. I’m not revealing what it is until we get there,
unless you’ve followed me on Instagram, in which case you probably already know. I’m
rambling. Anyway, there’s my piece. Please do subscribe if you haven’t already, ring
the bell for notifications, hit like, leave a comment down below. Tell me if you’ve tried
ScrawlrBox or any other subscription box, and I will see you on Thursday with a brand
new subscription box that we’ve never done here on my channel. Bye!

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