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Artline Stix Brush Marker – Dance

What is it?
An Artline Stix Brush Marker from the missus recent ScrawlrBox. A brush marker with marker pen ink. Interestingly has connectors so you stick pens together like lego and build with them. Alternatively clip them together and skip the need for a pencil case.

The Pros
Nice and big in the hand, smart gimmick with the sticky stix (not lego, but really lego) connectors. You get marker ink out of a brush for wide variation in line width.

The Cons
The brush just was not flexible. I like messy doodles, but this was too much messy, it was annoying. I drew 3 things with it, then put it down and never looked back. Also I do not think I will ever use the sticky stix (not lego, but lego) thing. I do not imagine many kids will either. If someone has a kid can you ask them for me please? Ar sticky pens something that would excite kids or annoy everyone?

The Take Away
Do not like. Silly gimmick brush pen with a bad brush. Gimme a Posca any day.

Artline Stix Brush Marker

ScrawlrBox

Now heres a gift idea. I got this for the missus birthday, a 3 month subscription to ScrawlrBox. It costs £15 per month including P&P, and they send you a box of pens to a particular theme.

This month was her first, and it was themed as brush pens and the featured artist was Emma from BlackChalkCo. Inside you get :

Simple techniques to enhance your lettering guide.
Featured Artist info with a discount from the BlackChalkCo.
Scrawlr Sticker.
Swizzels Whistle Sweet.
Info card for all pens.

Speaking of which…

1 x Edding 1200 Metallic Colourpen.
1 x Artline Stix Brush Pen.
3 x Artline Stix Colouring Marker.
2 x Ecoline Brush Pen.
1 x Crayola Broad Tip Marker.

Holy crap Crayola? From when you were a kid Crayola? Thats awesome!

Yeah I reckon that makes a nice gift for the art obsessed among you.