Artful Reviews

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About Artful:

Artful is the quarterly subscription box for people who love to create! Inside every box, you’ll find a selection of premium tools tailored to a specific style or medium of artistry. Each edition works closely with an established artist who hand-picks the contents of the box and lends their expertise on how to use it.

Every issue, you’ll gain new tools and skills to inspire creativity and help you grow as a creative!

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The quality of the supplies is great. I really like the fact that its not a monthly subscription but you quarterly, so you really get time to explore each box!
Lots of interesting ideas and good value materials every quarter.
I love the artful boxes, always good value and they follow up with inspirational emails in between deliveries. The only gripe I have is to do with the sturdiness of the boxes themselves, they usually arrive damaged, which is a disappointment as they are so beautiful and I like to use them for storage. If you’re hesitant to subscribe, just do it, you won’t regret it :)
Really nice to have a constant flow of new things to try, and inspiration to get creative!
I absolutely loved the first box I received, which was the lino printing. I saw the contents online before I bought it, and that's why I wanted it. I'd done lino printing at school but not since, and I wanted to get back into it but didn't have the equipment, so it was an excellent box to have everything I needed all at once- I used it to make Christmas cards and enjoyed it immensely. However, the next two boxes I received haven't lived up to the first. Both have been ink-based (as was the lino one), which has never been something I've been really into. I haven't yet tried it, as I fear it'll be messy so I need to clear a proper space and protect it before I start. I can tell the quality of the equipment is very high, however it hasn't sparked my imagination yet enough to get round to doing it. I've kept my subscription but if the next box, due to arrive soon, doesn't grab me then I might have to cancel, as much as I love the idea of the box. I also worry I'll have even less time to do the boxes as we come out of lockdown and I get busier again.
My first box from the Artful subscription is the Tombow one and love the pens and can see how much has gone into creating the accompanying magazine. The magazine tutorial for using the pens to create the fox was also very good but having done that, I really wanted to learn more about the calligraphy side - creating the letter shapes - which is where I stumbled. It seems to assume that I know how to draw freehand letters - but I struggled with this and ended up having to draw out horizontal practice lines just to get me started with controlling the thin and thick lines that the pens are capable of. Drawing the pencil lines was tedious, so it would have been useful to have a pad of paper with pre-drawn lines for novices to calligraphy such as I to practice on. I also feel the tutorials have missed this step of creating the lettering where I needed more guidance and so I rather lost interest and haven't opened the box since my first attempts. I was hoping for more help in the 2nd on-line tutorial but again it assumes I know how to do the lettering. Perhaps I have missed a box which dealt with calligraphy, or I am expecting too much of the tutorials, or I have assumed that we don't need any prior skills in order to make more use of the subscription. I have to say that I am a bit disappointed but will see what is in the next box before I decide whether to unsubscribe.
Hi Karen, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate our subscribers taking the time to give their honest options on boxes received. This enables us as a team, to know what products are appealing to our audience and what is not working as well. Your feedback has been taken on board and will be passed onto our creative team for further consideration on future box curation. Thank you, The Artful team
Great materials and tutorials. I’d like more tutorials on the basics of each technique
Hi Kirsty, Thank you for the feedback! We'll make sure this is passed onto our creative team for further review on our next boxes. Kind regards The Artful team
It has helped reignite my passion for art and opened my eyes to new materials and techniques.
Hi Victoria, Thanks for the feedback! We're glad to hear of your experience with Artful, Thank you for taking the time to share this with us. Kind regards The Artful Team
Enjoyed receiving the parcels of great quality equipment and learning new skills.
Hi Diana, Thanks for the feedback! We're pleased to hear your having fun with each new delivery. Thank you The Artful team
The products are top quality. I got my box though and I can't seem to find the video that goes with it on the website. It is still the one for ink. I have really enjoyed using the pens and getting better at this style of calligraphy. I would love to know what the next box is going to be more in advance so that I can decide early if I want it or not. The book is beautiful and high quality. I would love more instruction in it though. Or more videos. That would be great. I think there are mini projects on the facebook page, but I would like everything in one place, ie the website so I can just go straight there. This isn't really a review. It is my feedback to Artful. Thanks.
Hi Rena, Thank you for your feedback. Tutorials can be found on your Artful page, the release dates are listed on page 1 of the Magazine provided. Your feedback has been taken on board and passed to our creative team for further review when creating further boxes. If you need any assistance you can contact the team via help@artful.co.uk Kind regards The Artful Team
I love receiving my Artful box as there is always something different to do inside. I learn alot about crafts & the products I use.
Hi Sally, Thanks for the feedback! We’re delighted to hear of your experience with Artful. New boxes and themes released quarterly for even more crafts! Kind regards The Artful team
Top quality equipment and its exciting getting the box but i wish there were videos or a user manual with more indepth instructions and next steps
Hi Sharon, Thanks for the Feedback! We're glad to hear you loved it. We will pass this great feedback on to our team. Kind regards The Artful Team
Always excited to get my artful box 📦
Hi Daryl, Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us. Kind regards, The Artful Team
A great concept and very well put together.
Hi Calvin, Thanks for the feedback! We’re pleased to hear of your great experience with both the product and service we offer. Kind regards The Artful Team
Loved the first couple of boxes I received (box 2 and 3), feel they were great value for money and I’ve enjoyed learning some new skills. I am less impressed with the latest box, which was basically some very expensive felt tip pens and a pad of paper. I’ve used them once and probably won’t use them again because there’s only so much space for calligraphy in my life
Hi Nicola, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate our subscribers taking the time to give their honest options on boxes received. This enables us as a team, to know what products are appealing to our audience and what is not working as well. Each box will be set around a specific theme but we do understand from experience that not all the content each month is going to be to everyone’s individual taste. We'll make sure your feedback is passed onto our creative team for further review. Kind regards, The Artful Team
I’m a beginner artist so while some of the tutorials are beyond my ability, trying them has really helped me improve and the materials provided are of great quality. Only criticism is they’re trying to milk money using top-up boxes etc rather than reliably stocking their shop with just the bits people are likely to run out of, such as Lino, but that’s a business issue rather than a product one. The boxes seem like great value for money and I’ve had four of them now. Lots of fun!
Hi Shannon, Your butterfly has some great shading, thank you for sharing! Our team is looking to add onto the Artful experience with further boxes and shop products. For this we do have extra lino or inks in stock if you are looking to purchase. Linked below: https://ohhdeer.com/collections/art-products Kind regards, The Artful team
I like very much the idea of each box and the supplies are great! I got 3 boxes by now. However, I'm disappointed about the magazine that goes with it. I was really looking for a learning experience that I can get (like an art class in the box =) ) : different techniques to apply, tips about the materials in the box, multiple ways to use them, things to try, « how to ». It contains some tutorials that are basically "see and copy », not very "learning » and I did not find them attractive (similarly to youtube videos). Sometimes I feel that what could be explained in one page takes a lot of space… Interviews with artists are interesting but, again, I feel that we do not learn much from the text. Some pages are quite irrelevant to the supplies provided. It is true that we learn some things, we have inspiration and supplies are great, but I feel that for the size of the magazine it could be much more informative. I understand that you are already doing hard work while preparing the box but I hope it would be even better!
Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate our subscribers taking the time to give their honest options on boxes received. This enables us as a team, to know what is appealing to our audience and what is not working as well. Your feedback has been taken on board and passed to our creative team for further consideration. Kind regards, The Artful team
I love the concept and the ideas that come with the xbox, but it's quite pricey compared to other similar subscriptions
High quality products and informative magazine.
Artful is rated 4.79 based on 250 reviews