InspireME Crate Review – June 2017

InspireME Crate is a monthly box that helps you get back to drawing

Art supplies, themed prompts, motivation and more each month! Let’s get drawing!


  • Month to Month: $35 + FREE SHIPPING in the US
  • 3 Month PrePay: $99 ($33/month) + FREE SHIPPNG in the US
  • 6 Month PrePay: $90 ($30/month) + FREE SHIPPING in the US

*International shipping in calculated

I couldn’t wait to receive my June InspireME Crate because I love how this box brings you a month’s worth of art lessons!

The box comes in a small parcel, and it has InspireME Crate’s logo on it.  The box is high-quality, and it can be used to store your art tools in!  I love boxes that I can reuse and not just throw away, so that is one of the perks of InspireME Crate.

Upon opening the box, you can see how the lid has a note about the June box on it!  The items are also wrapped in tissue paper and paper shreds.  I love the care that goes into this box, and it does not look mass produced.  I am all about that small business feel, so InspireME Crate never disappoints!

Adding to the small business feel is a note that lets you know who packaged your box!  Andreas packaged my box again this month, and I absolutely love working with him.

An insert card is included in the box to tell you more about each item included in the box.  I like that the card gives you the brand names of each item so that you can buy more of the tools if you like them!  This box is a great way to test out new art tools or build your collection.

Each month InspireME Crate sends you various art supplies, and they come carefully wrapped in gorgeous, glittery blue tissue paper!  I love the blue and white color scheme that InspireME Crate uses.  The care that goes into the wrapping of the items astounds me!

June’s theme is focused on watercolor, which is my FAVORITE medium, so I was so excited to see all of the watercolor tools included!  I received this liquid watercolor tube from Colore Watercolor in “Rose” and I can’t wait to use it.  I love this brand because you only need to use a small dab of the paint to get enough color when working, so it lasts a long time!

The next item is a watercolor brush pen from Ohuhu Watercolor!  Watercolor brush pens are so easy to work with, so I can always use as many as I can get my hands on.  The color I received is green, and it will go well with the pink paint!

The next item is this Chameleon Color Tones dual colored pencil!  I received the colors Lemon Peel and Grapefruit, and they compliment each another perfectly.  I love how these pencils pair the colors with complimentary shades, so you don’t have to go looking for another colored pencil that will match!

The last tool is this Arteza Water Brush, and I was so excited when I received it in the box!  You can use this pen by putting water into the barrel and coloring with watercolor or watercolor pencils.  All you have to do is squeeze the water to the tip and use it as a marker.  It is probably one of the most useful watercolor tools that are available!

InspireME Crate also sends you a sketchbook that you can use to complete the challenges included in the box, so that is extremely helpful!

And now onto my favorite part of the box!  Each month, InspireME Crate creates a WarmME Up book that gives you a month’s worth of art warm-ups to improve your skills.

The WarmME Up book gives you challenges to focus on during four different weeks!  The book also comes with a checklist so that you can check off each day that you complete a warm-up.

The back of the book also comes with a coloring page to help you improve your coloring skills!  This section also includes blank pages for you to work on whatever you would like to work on.  The purpose of this book is to just fill up the book with as much art as you can!

InspireME Crate also comes with a Creativity Booklet!  This booklet brings you art lessons, insights on featured artists, and information on various art techniques.  I love how this box teaches you about different art forms and strategies.

Here is an example of one of the brainstorming challenges included in the book!

This month’s TeachME lesson teaches you how to draw drones.  I love this sci-fi type drawing focus!

The back of the book includes information on Member Only Extras that are available to subscribers!  These extras are available online, and they can help you to expand your art.

Final Thought: I ADORE InspireME Crate!  This box brings you a full month’s worth of art lessons, and you can’t beat the price for that.  The owners of the box put so much time and effort into creating the different lessons and exercises, and I enjoy trying the different art tools out every month.  I also like that this box is perfect for artists of all levels, so everyone is included. InspireME Crate is an artist’s dream!

*NOTE: The Box Reviewers received this box to review.