For the month of mer-May, our theme was all things Mythical! Chapter 2 contained lovely art supplies to create the magical beings of the sea, from red hair and purple bra all the way to shiny green scales. Of course, subscribers could always go for purple eyes and red-gold hair, or paint another magical creature altogether - unicorns, dragons, or fairies - who's to say where your imagination might take you?
Pearl watercolours - Coliro Colors
The featured colours were Fiji and Deep Space, two of Coliro Colors' most popular shades. Perfect for both painting and for pointed pen calligraphy, as they have a beautiful shimmer and add a little sparkle to any artwork.
Artisan watercolours - Kristine Petersone
Kristine is the creative soul behind London Gifties - it's heaven for anyone who loves washi, stamps and paper ephemera! Her shop is full of vintage goodness, and every now and then she releases a palette of handmade watercolors, specially put together for the season. For our Chapter 2 box, she came up with a lovely combination of skin tones designed to be inclusive of every mermaid-type, whether you're rosy cheeked, fair skinned, or caramel tanned!
Koi Coloring Brush Pens
These pens feature bright, dye-based ink and have soft, flexible tips, more suited for the experienced letterer. The colours can be smoothly blended to create seamless gradations and ombre effects.
Karin Decobrush Pens
These brush pens are made with "liquid ink" technology, making them beautifully rich and juicy. After drying, they are permanent, light-resistant and waterproof. No worries about spilling your tea over your lettering!
Artist postcard - Marta Morales
Our postcard this month featured a bubbly, happy mermaid by Marta. Did you have a go at painting your own mermaid, with fiery, passionate red hair rising among the waves?
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Hi, I'm Natalie, and Sketch and Story is my passion project. Check this blog for features of indie makers, local artists, and more details on the Sketch and Story subscription experience.