Hey there gorgeous sisters and a very happy Wednesday to you, wherever in the world you may be. Today I wanted to share with you my tips (and tool kit) for art on the move.
If you keep in touch with me over on ACLC you will know I am away on holiday at the moment, visiting relatives in Ireland. I have still managed to keep creating while I am here though.
We travelled over on the ferry, and so we were able to pack what we wanted into the car to bring with us. Therefore, I put together a crack kit of mixed media and illustrative goodies.
Here are my top picks for a travelling mixed media and illustrative kit if you’re travelling by car (and can fit a good sized grocery bag’s worth of kit into it):
I tried to bring a bit of everything – but in a manageable way. I brought a small tub of mod podge rather than my gel medium (as it was more lightweight but still it works just as well). I also brought my brayer, foam brushes, my heat gun, my cosmic shimmer sparkle medium (yay!) scissors and a spatula.
I also brought some promarkers, my mechanical 2B graphite pencil, eraser and my unipin pens. This is a handy little promarker case and if I am going somewhere where I can’t bring much with me, this plus a sketchbook is enough to keep me going ;) As we had the car though, I also brought my neocolours, some acrylic paints in flesh and white tones, my dylusions ink sprays and my aqua marker watercolour pens.
I also brought some canvas paper for mixed media work, some ordinary art paper for illustration plus plenty of collage papers. I have a little envelope to put my odds and ends in so I brought that with me plus a little scrapbooking pad I got from my mum. I also brought my Tim Holtz words and a few stencils from my collection ;)
A few brushes, some scissors and some newspaper and I was good to go. I also brought my water jar and some kitchen roll and wet wipes.
A few foam brushes and some gesso completes the set I brought with me this time. This whole lot fit into a large shopping bag and went into the boot of the car easily. I am so happy to have it all here with me as I can really enjoy being creative whilst I’m away from home :) Love it!
All ready to work! You can see my little envelope of scraps of paper on the left had side as I got ready to get started. I will share with you a more compact travelling art kit, and also the art equipment I always have with my in my handbag next week ;)
If you’d like to find out more about any of my favourite art supplies, I listed them all (with links) right here.
I hope this post inspired you to pack up your art supplies into a bag the next time you take a trip – I’ve loved having access to all of these things whilst I have been away.
Have a great day lovelies!