creativity

Portable Art Journal Kit

This is my Portable Art Journal Kit I carry when I go out or even when I go upstairs to work in an art journal while lounging on the sofa.

When I find product I like for art journaling, I will buy a second one so that I can keep one in my Portable Art Journal Kit and one for my studio. This way I do not have to repack each time I want to use my kit or wish I hadn’t left a favorite pen behind. It saves a lot of time and frustration.

The watercolor paint box was easy to create with tube paints and an emptied eye shadow palette I bought at a dollar store. I suppose I could cut up a paint brush to fit in the slot meant for the eye shadow applicator. I like using the water brush so I haven’t felt the need to bring an additional brush.

Depending on where I am going or how long I will be gone, I may carry a larger art journal with me.

If I run out of water for the water brush or spray mister, I can refill from a sink, a glass of water or an additional water bottle that I have brought along. I don’t rinse the brush out much, instead I squeeze a few drops out onto the bristles and wipe off the diluted paint on the paper towel.

I love that it’s always ready when I am.

The painted case is out of canvas I painted with acrylic paints. I cut out the pieces for the case and then I painted the canvas. Once it was dry I sewed it together. The smaller mesh bag I bought at a cosmetics section of a drug store a long time ago.

It doesn’t have everything I wish it did, or I would need to carry a large tote with me. I can always add more to my art journal when I get home and have access to the rest of my art supplies. This kit has the basics to keep me going for quite a while. Not shown is my pencil pouch I use to carry a Zentangle┬« travel kit. Between the two of these kits, I don’t get bored.

Small Moleskine Sketchbook with beach scene by Grace Mendez
Small Moleskine Sketchbook with beach scene by Grace Mendez
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