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I am always on the lookout for money saving ideas for the artist. A couple of websites (links below) shared this little creative project which turns an ordinary Altoid mint box into a pocket-sized watercolor travel set…
watercolor travel box by Nita Leland
- Use an empty Altoid mint metal container
- Empty plastic ‘half-pan’ wells for the watercolor paint
- Hot glue gun
- Paint brushes (cut the handles to fit in box)
- Mini squeeze cosmetic bottle (for the water)
- Glue the empty half-pans into the box.
- Fill the wells with tube watercolors using a basic palette or customize it for your own specific palette.
- Let it all dry and you are ready to go!
Don’t forget to bring a small packet of travel tissue and watercolor postcards or a mini sketchbook! The whole mini watercolor travel set fits neatly in a plastic sandwich bag and costs around $5 (depending on the quality of brushes)!
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