So......what did I have around the house to make something like this for myself?
I remembered an old Franklin Covey Day Planner that I had recently put into the box to go to Goodwill. I hadn't used it in years, so I was ready for it to go out the door.....but I quickly rescued it from the "give-away pile". This would work perfectly!
It already had pockets, and zippered pouches - plenty of space to store goodies.
And the plastic ruler that originally came with it was still in it - extra bonus :)
Then I took an old Sucrets tin out of my recycle stash, to make a portable watercolor set. (Also an idea from Youtube). Covered the tin with metal tape to hide the Sucrets label, and added just a touch of paint. I took some watercolor paint squares out of an old set I had, and found that the tin will hold 16! Probably more than I'll need on the road, but chose the 16 I wanted to take with me.After placing the first 8 colors in the bottom of the tin, I attached the remaining 8 colors to a metal tape covered gift card to keep them separate.(and covered each tray with a small piece of wax paper to keep them separate). Also made color swatches of each tray that fit inside the lid for easy reference. The lid of the tin can be used as a mixing palette if needed. Add a water brush and ready to go!
I made a couple of extra envelopes to carry assorted papers, using old manila envelopes, decapouged paper napkins, drywall tape, and painted papers, and punched holes in them to attach them.
So.......looks like I'll have room to take watercolor paper, journaling paper, cardstock, a water brush, my mini watercolor set, my mini-folding scissors, and several pens and sharpies........
Pretty happy with being able to carry so many supplies in one small book.
So......come on vacation.......
let's see how this thing will work out ..............
So what do you travel with? What are your best tips on carrying art supplies with you while on the road?