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Paletteful Packs Art Box Review + Coupon – February 2021

Becca Peterson
ByBecca PetersonFeb 8, 2021 | 7 comments

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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.

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

About Paletteful Packs

The Subscription Box: Paletteful Packs

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

COUPON: Use code FIRSTMONTH10 to save 10% off your first box!

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

Ships to: The U.S. for free, Canada for $10.00, and international for $15.00

Paletteful Packs February 2021 Review

The February Paletteful Packs Premier box included all of the necessary supplies to create an entire sketchbook full of pen and marker creations!

 

Each month we receive a postcard listing all of the month’s contents, along with tips, tricks, and techniques. The opposing side also includes the prompts for the month. This month’s prompts are: cabin, furry, leaf, and eye. They also include a YouTube link that offers more info and inspiration – I recommend checking it out, as they have some really cool videos!

 

Sakura 100th Anniversary Edition Micron 10 Pen Set – Retail Value $26.99

Check out these handsome pens. I just can’t get over the sleek look of these Pigma Micron pens with their black barrels and gold pen clips. These pens are permanent, fade resistant, chemically stable, and will not bleed or run after the ink has dried. We received 10 different sized nibs, and all of them write remarkably well. I personally love using these for journaling, sketching, and writing letters, as they are comfortable in my hand and write beautifully, plus the techniques you can create with these varying sizes is out of this world!

 

Tombow Dual Brush Pens (Green Tone Set of 3) Buy the full set of 6 for $16.99

How pretty are these brush pens?! Featuring a flexible brush tip, and fine tip in one marker, these amazing pens work like a paintbrush, yet produce a marker like finish. Because the water-based ink is blendable, I found them really fun to mix and create new colors with. These would work extremely well with adult coloring books, and sketching. I found the pigments vibrant, and the pens themselves high quality…now I just need them in every color!

Just look at those fine lines and vibrant colors!

Special Edition Paletteful Packs Sketchbook Featuring HulloAlice

Is anyone else impressed with the special edition items in this months box? Also included is this Paletteful Packs sketchbook featuring the artwork of HulloAlice. I absolutely love the sketchbook art, and will definitely tote this baby around just because it’s so pretty. Inside contains 70lb premium recycle paper that is sewn with library quality binding. A little different from our traditional mediums, but super fun this month, and a great place to keep all of your sketches.

Sketches

 

This month I was inspired by the vast amount of geometric sketches I have been seeing on Pinterest lately. I love those crisp lines and varying line widths, so I had to give it a try. Using a ruler, I created my triangle, and added the mountain and tree details. Because I had to give those green pens a whirl, I added some color to my pine trees, and finished it off with the various sized nibs. Easy, yet impactful, I enjoyed creating this sketch, and love the way it looks in my new book!

 

For my second sketch, I drew it out in pencil first. Here I also used almost every single different nib and just traced to create my lightbulb encased butterfly/flower combo. I love using these pens for shading and using different techniques. I found them to be very versatile and easy to use, and actually a bit addicting!

Kid’s Corner

Of course we had to get the boys involved! At first Hank wasn’t all that interested in using my new fancy pens, but after he seen the nibs, he dove right in and sketched out his “Yamaha Mountain Max” snowmobile.

Charlie wanted to give these pens a try as well, and made his own triangle/mountain/tree picture, complete with a set of deer antlers.

The Verdict: This particular month of Paletteful Packs just might be one of my favorites. I am a bit of a pen snob, and getting an entire set of these Pigma Micron’s was really exciting. One might not understand the appeal of receiving 10 black pens, but once you see the varying techniques, different coverage, and overall effects you can create with these, I think you will change your mind. I also happened to love the 3 green markers and the hip sketchbook, so this month was a really big win for me. That coupled with the fact that I can share this experience and these tools with my kids is definitely worth the price.

This subscription costs $35.95 per month. The listed value on the website’s content card came to $57.51. I was able to find the pens and the markers online for about $35.49, not including the Limited Edition sketchbook, which is just over the cost of the subscription box. If you are into trying high-quality art supplies and new techniques, I highly suggest checking out this box.

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you’ll receive the March box.

Please note that we have a cutoff date of the last day of every month to order the box for the coming month. For example, a box ordered Oct. 1-Oct. 31st would be for the November box. Boxes will ship around the 1st of each month.

COUPON: Use code FIRSTMONTH10 to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $35.95 for the box including 3 unique items, you’re paying approximately $11.98 per item.

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

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What did you think of the Paletteful Packs February box? What would you create?

Paletteful Pack is a monthly art subscription that provides art supplies to create a work of art! Supplies may include pens, pencils, sketch pads, oil paints, and toolsets.

Petite Pack $24.00 - 4 to 6 items per box

Young Artist $30.00 - Ages 8 and up, 4+ items per box

Paletteful Pack $35... read more.

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!

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!
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7 comments

Anita

I wish this box was available now to buy as a one off! I really want those pens, and the markers look great too!

Whitney

I agree – my 13 year old daughter got the petite sub for her birthday last June and I think this month’s box may be her favorite yet!

Becca Peterson

Thanks so much for commenting Whitney! I’m glad your daughter liked her petite box so much!

mtvb

I’m a huuuuge fan of Tombow Dual Brush Pens for “parchment craft”. I use these pens for single color, blends, or watercolor (as long as I don’t use *too* much water) directly on the notoriously finicky vellum paper. I can use the pens directly on that paper or blend them separately then I apply the color with a Kolisky Sable Brush.

I’m glad to see Tombow and Micron pens in this sub. They are excellent. The only drawback is you’ll soon discover three green pens aren’t enough. For my Tombows, I found that buying basic colors plus some “themed” sets of pens and blending them to create what I wanted was more economical that buying all of their pens–they are quite expensive.

Becca Peterson

Thank you so much for commenting mtvb. I have to be honest, I had never heard of “parchment craft” before, so I had to do a little googling, and I’m so happy I did! That work is amazing! Very cool, and now I kind of want to give it a try!

Jennifer

Oooh, micron pens!!! A very nice box, and that sketchbook is pretty. I might have to pick this one up to replace all my nicer pens that have been worn out over the last decade.

Becca Peterson

This box is a really good one….I’m in love with these pens. I really can’t get enough of them! Thanks for commenting Jennifer.

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