For our summer box, we are celebrating lazy beach days, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This month's nautical themed watercolors are actually hand-mulled and hand-poured, on a SAILBOAT! Maisy, who is the artistic soul behind Lighthouse Cove Watercolors, was our Featured Maker and all her paints come to life on her home, the boat :) Did you get the multiple hints of lighthouse quotes and lighthouse art lately?
And of course, the ocean theme also symbolises the fact that this is our first ever Featured Maker from waaay across the Atlantic!
You can see I do love my multiple layers of meaning :) That's it about the theme, let's chat about what was INSIDE Sketch and Story Chapter 3!
Artisan watercolours - Maisy LaClair
The featured colours were Lobster and Bahama Vacation, handmade by Maisy. They were perfect for painting lighthouses, cerulean blue waves, and bright red buoys. Stay tuned for an interview with Maisy coming soon, with swatches of these lovely paints!
Albrecht Dürer Dual Watercolour Markers
I picked Cobalt Turquoise and Cadmium Yellow, perfect for sunshine and sparkling turquoise waves. Choose from the brush tip for painting, or bullet tip for tiny details! These markers are super pigmented and come in multiple vibrant shades.
Pilot Frixion Erasable Pens
You'll never worry about a mistake again! Simply rub off the offending part with the rubber tip of the pen. Not just erasable, but also very smooth to write and draw with. This month our subscribers got to choose their colour for these pens - to my surprise all of you chose each colour quite equally :D
Seaspray Droplets Clips
When you're out on the beach sketching on a windy day, these clips, in lovely metallic colours, will help keep your sketchbook pages in place!
Artist postcard - Margarita Fomenko
Our lovely postcard this month was painted by Margarita - she is our first Featured Artist from across the Atlantic too! She portrayed the beach scene with such a lovely glow - you could almost feel the ocean spray from the waves crashing against the lighthouse.
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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.