Apparently ANYTHING can be ART SUPPLIES?! – ScrawlrBox Mystery Unboxing
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Apparently ANYTHING can be ART SUPPLIES?! – ScrawlrBox Mystery Unboxing


Hey you! Yeah you! Do you want to see what’s inside this mystery art supply box ScrawlrBox? You-
You don’t? Oh. Uhm… Well, bye then. Just kidding, hah! What a good gag. Let’s get into unboxing this mystery art supply box. Here we go. You know the first thing I see? This purple… Scrawlr box logo sticker. I can accept it. I guess because it’s more on the earthy side. So let’s go ahead and get all our art supplies out. Oh my gosh, I see paint. And let’s take a peek here. Is this part of the art supply? I’m going to get this out just in case. If I can get it out. Here we go. So here is our print of the month by the artist of the month who is Katie Jobling, I think. Joe-bling? So here is our list of supplies for this month, July. And this is really cool! They supply you with what looks like a business card, but it’s actually like your own DIY palette knife sort of thing. So you cut off one of the edges and you can use it to paint and apply paint to your canvas. That is really cool and really cute. It’s very thick and sturdy. I’m just going to put that over here. But first let’s review our candy. We have a… vidal Lollipop. Let’s test it out. And by test it I mean… taste. Okay. So as I suspected it was very sour. I think this blue raspberry flavor, but you know what? I like sour. Let’s get into it. We have our paints. We have Cobra artist water mixable oil paints in…. “Ultramarine” “Primary magenta” “Titanium white” So there you go. We can make purple out of these colors. I’m-
I’m telling you guys I’ve never used oil so I’m very scared but I’m so excited to finally try it and that’s what these boxes are for. Ooh what’s this? We have a zon custom flat synthetic Universal brush branded with the scrawlr box a logo. That is super adorable. Nice small little brush. Feels like a brush. Next up we have the most adorable tiny little canvas.
The primed stretched canvas panel. Here’s our little canvas. Super tiny. Super cute. I think I’m actually not going to swatch our supplies and we’re just going to get into it. Later when I get to arting. For now, we have one more thing. We have… our Derwent sketching pencil. Graphic 2B. There we go And of course we do have our palette knife card, which I still think is super adorable and very clever. I love that. A nice little tiny pocket thing you can put in your wallet take it with you. Though I guess oil isn’t the best thing to do on the go because it takes so long to dry. Oh, and it looks like that paper is something. This is a palette paper 45 GSM. This special paper sheet is a vegetable parchment. Wow. So it looks like this is a piece of paper that you can use as a palette and you can mix on it and also save your paint on. That is super cool, and I can’t wait to try that out either. Alright. Is this it? Is this all of our supplies? And I might actually end up busting out my own canvas. Just because having one little tiny teeny weeny little thing to work is kind of sad. I might want to do more. So I’ve got another canvas just because I have canvas on me. And with that, let’s see what our… monthly challenge is. It is “abstract floral”. Alright. Here we go.
Oils. Oils? Oils. So I’m going to do some sketching on this paper. We’re gonna cut our card, we’re going to do some swatching and… I’m scared, but we’re just-
We’re gonna get into it. Alright first things first. Let’s cut this card and I think I’m just going to cut along… where they suggested cutting. I like this, it’s fun. It’s fun. Does it sound like I’m having fun? Or should I just watch first? I was gonna say before we get to sketching Wow, I don’t know what I’m doing. Let’s just watch our colors and see what’s up. I’m scared, but you know Let’s just- let’s just do it. We’ll just get a little bit and then blend them into each other and you know see what we’re all about. Like I said, this is actually my first experience using oil paints ever. Like ever ever. Never touched them before. They feel a lot less goofier than acrylic so I kind of like that aspect about it. I’m just not super in love with the whole three to five days to dry situation. Not my jam. I like to finish art pieces and like one sitting. I think there’s just this whole thing about oils needing a lot more care with cleanup and taking care of things and maybe ventilation and all this stuff. I really like the way the texture just seems a lot different than acrylic and I really like that. Actually know what I didn’t play around with maybe like applying-
What am I doing? Let’s just see what happens if we used to card. So I don’t know we could do with this. Whoa but… Ooh hold up. I just really- I do want to abstract I think in my last unboxing video I was like I want to do abstract and I did the character. But also look how cool this is. I just put some swatches down and then went over it with this and smeared it around. It looks so cool. Okay, so we’ve got our swatches down. That was fun. Cool. I have a better idea-
That sounded so sarcastic I have a better idea now of what sort of colors we’re working with and what we can mix so I’m going to do some some thumbnailing and see-
Oh our canvas is a square. So I’m like, oh I just got this paint down.
I don’t want to get dirty. So maybe I’ll do some thumbnailing get some ideas down, see what’s up. So if we do want to stick to the theme it was “abstract floral”. So I was thinking about playing with texture and doing like a field of flowers or something. That might be really fun.
And then having like… Like a little fairy or sprite or something and contrast with this little guy Which now I’m starting to think would be so cute if they had like a little red hat in this purplish bluish field of flowers with red-
Oh my gosh. I’m loving this. With pink cheeks! Oh! I’m already sold on that idea. But let’s continue. Shall we do… I don’t want to do a figure ’cause I did like a portrait in the last mystery unboxing where we painted with acrylics. Gosh, we’re just doing all of the painting aren’t we? You know, I just did, a few videos ago, I painted a girl that had flowers for eyes. What if we had like flowers for hair, and she did have vines for hair. Big anime eyes or something. An anime nose? I could just draw anime. Don’t know why I went in that direction. But here we are. Wait is she still gonna have flowers? Maybe she just have a flower in her hair. She’s an anime character. I gotta give her anime hair! Why am I drawing this… again? Can anybody remind me? Okay, I just got a really crazy idea. I know, I’m so crazy. So remember this canvas? I do have a few of these but remember this canvas? Well, I was thinking maybe to get warmed up we could do like an abstract painting or something where I just kind of I’m not gonna use all this paint on this tiny canvas I mean I might as well have fun and do something kind of crazy, right? I think we should warm up do something abstracts on here and then once I get a feel for the paint’s we can do our field of flowers on this little thing. Sound good? No? Well, I’m going to do it anyways. I think a nice… I don’t even know where to start. I think a nice gradient from dark to light would be pretty cool. We’re just gonna see what happens. I- I think it’s really cool that it’s been experiment with no direction in mind. So the brush is very small. Maybe I should start off with the card and just see where it goes from here. Ooooooh abstract. What if I like the swirls more than the lines? We could always do a little bit of both, huh? There’s too much purple! It turned into nothing but purple and now it makes me very sad. Okay, it looks like I put more red down… You guys are probably like screaming at all the paint I’m using. So I’m gonna start at the bottom and we’re just gonna do circles all the way… to the top of the canvas. I’m just gonna see what the paint does. See what happens. Here we go. Some spots are gonna be thicker than others. Some are going to be thinner than others. What if I love this? The only thing I don’t like is I wish there was like a better smoother gradient from like the lighter one to like a pink because I do really like this pastel-y pinkily purple color. I just think it’s really fun and interesting and it just captures that I just had fun and just let loose and did something really… whatever this is.
And I really like it. And I’m kind of Obsessed with wanting to paint the edges though. I just don’t know how to get the same color. I gotta be honest with you guys. I enjoyed this abstract painting. This is my abstract floral. We have a lovely bouquet of pink white flowers going to red and purple and it’s nice and textured. I think it’s really cool. I think it’s really fun. I just got paint on my arm. I’m going to have to have this sit somewhere for three days to dry, so that’s terrifying. But I think it’s really cool. I mean, look at these textures. It’s really fun. There’s chunks of paint. I just went loose, had fun and thanks for coming to my video. I hope-
No I’m joking. I’m actually going to do the small canvas next. So I hope you guys enjoyed me just experimenting and having fun. Let’s move to something a little more Illustrative a little bit more my style.
Fun and cute. Let’s get into it. Okay, so that campus is actually so small. I’m going to need to zoom. Is that good? I think that might be okay. I hope it is because honestly, that’s the most my camera can zoom in. Alright. So let’s use the box how we’re supposed to. Wow. I did put it in some paints there. That’s fine. Okay, so let’s just go ahead and get some colors out. With my abstract painting I learned that you actually don’t need that much paint. It can go a very long way. I think that’s the difference between oil and acrylic. Oil really stretches out. It’s very… something with oil.
And again I don’t know anything about oil paint.
But something with it seemed like it was able to spread out a lot easier than acrylic.
Acrylic seem to be really chunky. I guess I could pencil up probably directly onto the canvas right since paint goes over it? I mean why not? That’s why we have this pencil. Okay, so just like our little sketch there. I was thinking about having some clouds in the sky don’t really need to sketch clouds. Okay. And there’s gonna be flowers in the field to keep to our theme but I mean I already did my abstract floral. Did you not see that masterpiece I just created like a second ago? Mean I wish I put way more blue in that piece because it’s super purple heavy, but I can always do another one. I want to start off with like a… pink sky. So we’ll get just a little bit. Okay, that is not just a little bit. I’m not used to mixing colors with white because I’m so used to watercolor where if you want something white you either leave the paper blank or you just add water to your paints. However with acrylic and oil I am out of practice because I know you’re only supposed to add like a little bit of color to white because the color will overpower the white. Okay, so I want this guy to fade to white So I’m just going to get some white It’s just so different than watercolor where I can play around with the texture of material whereas watercolor is just super flat. I want to play with it just being really loose so I’m not super concerned… with consistency of color or anything. About ready for another disaster. Maybe I should start off with a base and then add on top of it. Feel like this isn’t really adding texture. I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing. just going through and adding texture and layering darknesses the best I can. I know the drying time of these paints is three to five days but Yeah, that’s just not for me we’re just gonna jump in and try to layer this as best as we can while it’s wet. I wish our brush was smaller. The brush is like as big as the canvas. Would have been nice to have like a finer point to work with because we’re working so tiny, but that’s okay. So I want a little elf guy’s skin to be just white. But I don’t want it to be like clean white canvas. I want to cover everything in paint but because oil has that long drying time I’m so scared that it’s just going to mix everything up in this poor little guy’s face, and he’ll become this purple red blob. Wish me luck. I’m gonna be really close. I actually kind of want to try to smooth out the red bits because they’re just So 3d. I don’t know how oils work. I feel like there’s just too much paint. I actually think I want the texture of the brushstrokes should go around the hat instead of up the hat. I think that creates a more visually interesting texture and also helps suggest that the hat is round. I like that. I like that a lot more. Okay, cool. We’re getting somewhere. Do I want to add a mouth? Oh my gosh. I think I love this little guy. He’s cute. Alright, let’s add… some… red flowers to the field. Okay, is this it? Is that our abstract floral situation? So this is- I’m afraid to touch it because it’s forever wet till the day I die. ⚰️ Here is our little first oil painting with the theme “abstract floral.” We had our little gnome elf thing running in this purple field of red flowers and a pink sky we have our textured clouds. This was a struggle. I’m pretty sure I don’t know what I’m doing. This was a struggle This was really cool. But this was a struggle.
Everything was a struggle, but you know I actually had a lot of fun doing our abstract painting which is across the room drying because it’s going to take 10,000 days to dry. So I’m not gonna touch it because I’m scared. But I had a lot of fun. This was really interesting. I enjoyed my first experience with oil paints even though it was really scary and you know what? I had the most fun with that abstract painting with just swirling colors together and just doing it and having fun. So… Would I do that again? Yeah. It might be fun to add little characters in these abstract paintings. So it’s something that I want to try doing and playing around with. Alright guys. Hope you enjoyed this disaster Hopefully you had some fun. I had some fun with the abstract painting definitely playing loosely with this was really fun even though I didn’t do the drawing time properly. But it was fun. Did I say I had fun yet? It was fun. Thank you so much for watching. Thank you of course to ScrawlrBox for sending me this box. If you want your own box, check out the link in the description. And Stay Golden! Bye. And now a huge thank you to my wonderful patrons for all of their support. You guys are the best. If you want to be in the credits at the end of my videos, see secret sketches, coloring pages, early access and more, check out my patreon by clicking the link in the description. Thank you guys all so much for the support. Bye! [Music]

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100 thoughts on “Apparently ANYTHING can be ART SUPPLIES?! – ScrawlrBox Mystery Unboxing

  1. Do you like abstract art or are you more figurative?

    I can appreciate abstract but I’m more into figurative illustration myself!

  2. This was a struggle. I’m pretty sure I don’t know what I’m doing. This was a struggle. This was really cool, but this was a struggle. Everything was a struggle. “

  3. I’m half way through the video and I’m wondering when kasey is going to remember this is water soluble oil paints

  4. Oil and watercolor are my favorite mediums. If you use mineral spirits, you can thin the oil until it works similarly to watercolor, and you can build up layers. You can definitely use oil for a single sitting piece, or you can use drying mediums like walnut medium, waiting a day between painting layers. Oils dry to light touch in a week, but the painting doesn't finish curing for about a month or two. If the paint is really thick, it takes longer, and you don't want to bump it into things even after that first week because it can damage the painting and transfer paint onto other things. However, for artists who love realism and being frugal, its the most forgiving medium, and it goes a long way, similarly to watercolors. If you keep your palette sealed up, you can also save extra paint for several days, where as acrylic can be a nightmare for those who hate wasting paint. I find the prices aren't too bad for student grade oils either, only a couple dollars more than acrylics.

  5. I want to experiment with oils because my grandma was an oil painter, and my wife literally won't let oil paints in our house because they're such a smelly pain in the butt. This box looked like a lot of fun!

  6. Oil paint scares me too… the clean up and fumes especially.
    I love both canvases you did. =)
    I really love abstract art.

  7. I'm not a huge fan of abstract art personally in making it
    there is a gallery in town that has some abstract art from time to time and there are pieces that catch my eye and I enjoy just not my type to create
    Oils I have a love hate relationship with because I love how they can blend and work and their texture BUT sadly I am allergic to them and can not use them due to that. They burn my skin and I can't breath when I use them, while in college I had to wear rubber gloves and a mask and take multiple breaks just to get pieces done ;^;

  8. this video really spiked my anxiety bc all the formal training I have in painting is oil paints so like I sajkdgja s LINSEED OILLLL skjcfugdhjSHGHGDAAAAAA TURPENTINE aaaAAAAAA "it takes 3-5 days to dry" not if you have linsEED OIL hjahg but its not ur fault for not knowing oils I just hhhhhhhhhhh
    also I haven't painted in years and I'm itchin to get back into the studio

  9. I saw drawingwithwaffles do this. This box finally gave art supplies. I canceled after getting office supplies. Eff my life.

  10. I swear to god no matter what medium you use, you make it look so easy. Really loved these pieces!! And secretly glad you've been getting purple paint in these last few boxes because purple is my favourite.

  11. Not finished the video, why have they not given you anything like turpintine or something to wash and clean the brush or thin the paint.

  12. Ok, so I haven't made it to the end of the video yet, but I think it would look AMAZING if once the abstract piece was dry, you used it as a background to another painting!

    You could paint directly over it, and attempt to even out the texture just where you were adding characters and/or stuff, OR you could make a there dimensional watercolour piece, and place that over the really awesome abstract piece.

    Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE your abstract painting as is, but u just have so many ideas on how to bring it to an entirely new, insane, potentially amazing level!

  13. I'm forever afraid to use oil tbh
    I'll just stick to watercolor, pencil and markers :')
    How are the paintings now Kasey?

  14. I think most people like figurative art, but I date an abstract painter so I learned to appreciate and be patient with abstract art. [:
    I also so illustration and other forms of art on my channel if anyone wants to check it out

  15. Kasey: I wanna actually do abstract this time!
    Kasey: draws a character in a field
    Me: KASEY YOU DID IT AGAIN

  16. Your little elf friend is lowkey looking like Alphur from Hilda the series!🥰😍💜 I love that!! I still need to try oils but it makes me nervous just thinking about it!!🤣

  17. I loved the colours of the paints but I just cannot be doing with oils – my piece using this box took a week to dry and I'm just way too impatient. 🤣

    I actually just got my August box this morning! I won't post any spoilers, but I really liked this one. 😊

  18. "Water mixable oil paints"

    Kasey: "Normally I add water instead of white to my watercolours which I cant do to these oil paints"

  19. ScrawlrBox videos from this selection of supplies has been a HUGE Disappointment! Every Youtuber started making representational sketches. Kasey, you did the best on your “practice” piece! I know that your usual style is an abstraction of people and animals, nobody has triangles for noses, etc. but the difference between abstraction: creating a semblance of something, Then abstract : shapes patterns and colors that do not have any particular basis in reality are quite different. That is why a yellow smear on a canvas could be a banana or the revelation of light of God showing through clouds! It’s abstract it can be interpreted in any manner that the viewer brings to the painting! I thought your first practice paining was a pretty good success the following picture not so much. You made a great video watch till the end even gave you the thumbs up for trying! That’s all any of us can do keep trying, well then, have a good day Kasey!

  20. I also genuinely like the swirls piece (& the little canvas work). The sketch of the flower-headed dog is going to be in my nightmares, though.

  21. Tourism sketches return. Let's take a look at your painting video. This time the subject matter is very good, your process is also very beautiful, it is worth to take a look at it often, thank you! .

  22. Ok thats the perfect lollie to include tho cus i have them at college and their called Paint lickers!! Cus they stain ur mouth…. the green ones are the best

  23. i love this illustration a lot!! the little guy is adorable and magical-looking and the field is gorgeous n real cutte!

  24. If oil drying time is an issue for you, try using retardant medium or Liquin. I like when my stuff dries in a day myself. Can't live without the stuff.

  25. Depending upon the thickness of oil paint it can take up to a year before its dry, so maybe you have to wait more than 4 – 5 days

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