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One of my favorite things to paint is whimsical botanical, especially mushrooms. The theme of the June box was gouache color values, which I thought would be perfect for a group of brightly colored monochromatic mushrooms. I really love how it came out, simple and fun.

SmileCreateRepeat June Box

Included in the June box are 2 tubes of Savoir Faire opaque artist-grade gouache. I really enjoy the color choices of red and blue, the value range you can get is great, and the quality is awesome. They also included a tube of white gouache from Utrecht. It’s amazing for lightening your value range and getting the most from these colors. I was highly impressed with how much fun gouache is to use! If acrylic and watercolor had a baby it would be named gouache. The opacity of these paints is amazing! I love the ability to paint light over dark and vice versa. 

They also included a General’s Kimberly pencil. This isn’t just any pencil, it’s a graphite drawing pencil that can withstand 4 x normal pressure. For those of us that are heavy-handed, this is a win! I also love that Smilecreaterepeat is including a different grade of this pencil in upcoming boxes, so it goes with a collection. I for one have what I like to call “ full set syndrome”. I NEED the whole set, so one more reason for me to jump on signing up for this awesome subscription box! 

Princeton makes some of the best brushes on the market, so when I saw a Princeton select size 4 shader brush, I was stoked. It’s perfect for a variety of versatile strokes and the quality is just superb. I love that they included a brush, it’s something all artists need and you can never have enough of! 

And last but not least, a few sheets of Bockingford watercolor paper. This is the first time I’ve uses this paper, and I love it! I’m super picky with my watercolor paper, especially with a heavy dense medium such as gouache. But this brand held its own! This paper is amazing and 100% alpha cellulose and worked perfectly! 

I really enjoyed playing with the June box, they include everything you need to create whatever you can imagine. Its also an amazing way to grow your art supply collection without breaking the bank!

Smilecreaterepeat is a small business created by a professional illustrator and his wife. It promotes open-ended artistic expression for anyone from children to professional artists. Every month at least 5 new high-quality supplies will show up at your door, along with a lesson about your new supplies and how to use them! An amazing gift for any art lover. Not only will they receive artist-grade supplies to build their collection, but you’re also gifting them an experience.