Paletteful Packs Art Review + Coupon – July 2019


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Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Unopened Box

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Side Of Box

Paletteful Packs is a carefully themed selection of art supplies for artists of every skill level and all ages. Every box will include a variety of media. Products include paint, pens, pencils, brushes, markers, and more! There are 3 different pack options including:

  • Petite Pack: 4+ artist quality supplies per box for $24.95/month
  • Premier Pack: 5+ artist quality supplies per box for $35.95/month
  • Young Artist: for ages 8 and up, 4+ items per box for $30.95/month

This review is for the $35.95/month Premier Pack.

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Box Opened

This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out the review processes post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - All Items Laidout

About Paletteful Packs

The Subscription Box: Paletteful Packs

The Cost: $35.95 per month + free shipping (save with longer commitments)

The Products: Carefully-selected art supplies are provided to create a unique project

Ships to: US for free, Canada for $10, and International for $15

Paletteful Packs July 2019 Review

This month’s theme features watercolor pens and I couldn’t be more excited! Paletteful Packs Premier includes enough pens and paper for 60 watercolor creations!

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Contents Sheet Front

Each month you receive a content list with detailed descriptions, retail values, and helpful tips to get the most out of your box. I love how helpful this little list is! 

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Contents Sheet Back

The back of the included card features the July 2019 Prompt and Challenge. This month is Metropolitan, Office, Future, and Shy. You can share and hashtag your prompt on social media with #palettefulprompt and #palettefulpacks. It’s really fun to see what everyone else comes up with!

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Sakura Koi Water Brush Front Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Sakura Koi Water Brush Back Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Sakura Koi Water Brush Opened

Sakura Koi Water Brush – Round #8 Large 9mL– Listed Value $7.49 (found here for $7.69)

Check out this water brush! It is perfect for easy transportation and storage, and is so easy to use! All you do is remove the black cap, fill with water, screw on the brush tip, and squeeze! It is comfortable to use and glides beautifully! I’ve never used a water brush before, but this one worked great for blending and shading.

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Graphix Aqua Pens - Metropolitan 6 Piece Set Front Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Graphix Aqua Pens - Metropolitan 6 Piece Set Back Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Graphix Aqua Pens - Metropolitan 6 Piece Set Opened Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Graphix Aqua Pens - Metropolitan 6 Piece Set Brush Tip Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Graphix Aqua Pens - Metropolitan 6 Piece Set Marker Tip

Graphix Aqua Pens – Metropolitan 6 Piece Set – Retail Value $14.99 (found here for $14.13) 

I am loving the colors of these aqua pens! This 6 pack features brilliant colored watercolor pens that have a brush and contour tip. They are easy to hold, easy to use, and are extremely fun!

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Graphix Aqua Pens - Mega Mash 12 Piece Set Front Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Graphix Aqua Pens - Mega Mash 12 Piece Set Back Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Graphix Aqua Pens - Mega Mash 12 Piece Set Opened Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Graphix Aqua Pens - Mega Mash 12 Piece Set Brush Tip Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Graphix Aqua Pens - Mega Mash 12 Piece Set Contour Tip

Graphix Aqua Pens – Mega Mash 12 Piece Set – Retail Value $29.98 (found here for $19.99)

These pens are exactly the same as the 6 pack, except with more colors! This mega mash set has every color you need to create brilliant artwork! I am in love with these pens!

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Sakura MicroPerm Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Sakura MicroPerm Uncapped

Sakura MicroPerm .35mm Pen – Retail Value $2.79 (found here for $6.88)

I love a fine tip pen, and this one is ultra-fine! I love how this pen can write on just about anything, is quick drying, and waterproof. While I used it for my watercolor pictures, I also tried it out on the bottom of my sons’ Hot Wheels cars (writing their names so they don’t fight over them) and it worked amazingly! 

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Bee Paper 6” X 6” 93lb. Super Deluxe Mixed Media Pad

Bee Paper 6”x 6” 93lb. Super Deluxe Mixed Media Pad – Retail Value: $11.75 (found here for $10.79) 

This professional series paper pad is beautiful! The burgundy cover is very thick and will protect the pad from damage. It has 60 sheets of 93lb. 6”x 6” paper, which can easily be torn out, or kept in the pad. While it holds watercolor well, I did notice some of my ink started to bleed through.

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - All Items Swatched

Here are all of the included items swatched on the included paper. I am loving the control I have with these markers, and how the water pen works! I can’t wait to create something with these babies!

Project # 1: Pikachu

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Pikachu Sketch

My son is obsessed with Pokemon and is begging for a Pikachu-themed birthday party (his birthday is in December), so I found it only fitting to try and watercolor him a Pikachu. Here I did a rough sketch with pencil on the included paper pad.

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Pikachu Started

After the sketch was complete, I decided to start with yellow and just play around. 

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Pikachu Yellow Nandred

It starts looking a little more exciting with the bright red! 

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Pikachu Finished

And here is my version of Pikachu. My son was pretty excited and asked if we could make copies and use this for his invitations!

Project #2: Peacock

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Peacock Sketch

The next project I attempted was a peacock. Here I did a rough sketch of how I wanted my bird to look. 

Paletteful Packs July 2019 - Peacock Finished

And here it is completed. I was fairly happy with how it turned out. I am by no means an artist, but I had a lot of fun!

The Verdict: Every month I look forward to Paletteful Packs, and this month was no exception. Because of this pack, I have discovered a love of watercoloring, and this month brought me more and different supplies for my newly found passion! I love that this box is for such an array of skills and ages, because it is something my children and I can enjoy together. Although I liked the paper pad, I wish they would have sent thicker paper for this project, but other than that I am completely satisfied! I feel they did a great job curating this box and they really do give you the supplies to create projects from start to finish. 

This subscription costs $35.95 a month. The content card shows a retail value of $67.01 in this box. I found everything online for around $59.48, which is a few dollars less than the retail value but just shy of double the subscription cost! I do want to mention that if you were to purchase everything individually you would probably spend more than this in shipping costs, and it is curated so well that I feel it is a great deal and definitely worth it!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but sign up by July 26th to get the August box!

Value Breakdown: At $35.95 for the box including 4 unique items, you’re paying approximately $8.98 per item.

Check out all of our Paletteful Packs reviews and the best arts & crafts subscription boxes of 2019!

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Written by Becca Peterson

Becca Peterson

While I am taking a time-out from being a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, I am currently staying at home with my 2 sweet boys! My first subscription was Julep thanks to happening upon the MSA website, and it all went downhill from there! I have subscribed to Ipsy, Boxycharm, Degustabox, Julep, Graze, Bluum, Walmart, and more because I love a good surprise! I truly am a subscription addict!

Posted in Craft Subscription Boxes, Paletteful Packs Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: paletteful packs | 4 comments

4 Comments

  1. You did such an awesome job! You really made the box come to life with your paintings 🙂

    • Ashley you are too kind!!! 😊 thank you so much! This box is so much fun!

  2. This box looks great and the curation is lovely

    • Thanks for commenting Kathy! This box is a lot of fun! I look forward to it every month!

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