Creating A Travel Watercolor Kit

Are you looking for a way to watercolor on the go?

Adelina is sharing an easy idea for creating a travel watercolor kit that is perfect for using with your planner!

Creating A Travel Watercolor Kit

Hello everyone! Adelina here with another installment of Planning with Adelina! Today I’m sharing a process video for creating a travel watercolor kit. I’m hoping to inspire you to create your own personal watercolor kit for use in your Canvo, on your cards or for any other watercolor projects you might enjoy.

Creating A Travel Watercolor Kit
Creating A Travel Watercolor Kit

I’m using watercolor pans with some Daniel Smith watercolors to create this travel kit. I’ve created a process video that shows you the products that I used to make the kit as well as the brushes I use with it. This kit can be configured in a variety of layouts, so below you’ll find a PDF that you can use for your swatching. The PDF includes a few of my favorite configurations.

Creating A Travel Watercolor Kit

I printed my PDF on 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock. I used a paper trimmer to cut the layouts and my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper Tool at a 1/2″ radius to round the corners. The layouts are sized to fit perfectly in the lid of the empty Altoids container I’m using for this project.

I cut out several of the layouts for myself and I’m keeping them in my Avery Elle zipper pouch along with my other watercolors and brushes. I plan to swatch different layouts to use as I reconfigure my travel kit for different Canvo projects. This kit is great to take on vacations, to a coffee shop, to work to use on your lunch break or just use at home in your craft room.

Creating A Travel Watercolor Kit

At the end of this video, I’m including a couple of easy techniques I like to use for watercoloring in my journal. I’m also talking about the pros and cons of using watercolor in this journal. The Canvo Bullet Journal’s thick pages are great for watercolor, but there are a few things to keep in mind if you choose to use watercolor in it. These techniques also translate well to card making if you use watercolor on heavy cardstock.

If you’re just starting out with watercolor, this small kit is a great way to test the waters! Be sure to tag the Ellen Hutson shop if you make your own kit or try these watercolor techniques in your Canvo or on your cards. Thank you for stopping by today!


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  • Reply Kathiep March 25, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Love the idea of the travel watercolor pallet made out of the Altoid tin. Unfortunately when I downloaded the pdf template, it shows as a blank document.

    • Reply Ellen Hutson LLC March 26, 2019 at 6:25 am

      Hi Kathie! We’re sorry for the trouble! Have you tried opening in different browser?

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