When traveling for work or recreation I like to take time to make little bits of art. Sometimes the airport layover becomes more than you bargained for; or the weather doesn’t agree with your beach plans. It’s always nice to have a little toolkit on hand in these situations.
I have taken each of these toolkits with me on my travels and in my carry-on luggage with no problems.
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This business card-sized palette, includes little removable pans on a magnetic base. The underside of the lid is a wipe-off palette for mixing. How cute is it? I filled it with my favorite Golden QoR watercolors and slip it in the drawstring pouch with a filled waterbrush. You can get one for yourself at https://expeditionaryart.com/shop/art-toolkit/#the-pocket-palette.
Sketching and ZenTangle Toolkit
I fill a 24-slot Copic Marker wallet, admittedly to the brim. But you probably could do with the smaller counterpart. http://tinyurl.com/jmvscwj. I love bringing my Sketch grays along with both Copic-friendly pens, and water-media friendly pens. Also, a Sepia and Gray get mixed into there; as well as a white gel pen or two in the zipper pouch. You can fit some Zentangle tiles in here too.
Monoprinting on the road has never been easier with a 3″ x 5″ Gel Press plate. A few 20ml tubes of acrylic paint from Pebeo and an Ranger Inky roller go in my bag; along with a tiny Moleskine that needs lots of background work to start an art journal. The Gel Press plate doubles as a mixing palette if you want to bring along a paintbrush as well. You can get the 3″ x 5″ plate at http://tinyurl.com/gnadx8t and hit the road, printing!
These artist toolkits are small enough to slip in your tote bag. So there is no excuse not to take your art-making on the road!
What art supplies are in your go bag?