A Travel Palette from a Baby Wipes Container (And a source for them!)

Hi friends! About a year and a half ago I posted a video about making a DIY rubber stamp cleaner using a travel baby wipes container. People were very excited about this but then people kept telling me that they could no longer find the travel wipes containers as manufactures had switched to the soft bag style packaging. Well, I found a place that sells the empty travel wipes containers in lots of 6 and they are the sponsor of today’s video! And since I got a bunch of these to test out (hey, I have to do my research) I thought that would be perfect for travel palettes too!

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Watch the video on how I made a DIY travel watercolor palette. If you know an art teacher on a budget please share this idea with them, it is a great way to cheaply outfit a class!

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You can find the travel wipes container and alta caps from our sponsor Craft Chamelon.

  • Travel baby wipes container
  • Alta caps or shallow bottle caps
  • Tube watercolor
  • White crayon or piece of wax (for resist effects)
  • Piece of credit card (for scraping)
  • 2 paper towels folded
  • Watercolor paper cut to 3.5″x7″ (cut an 11″x14″ into 6 pieces)
  • Water brushes (so you don’t need to carry extra water)
  • Hot glue gun and sticks

Directions:
Glue the caps to the bottom of the wipes box leaving space to one side for the brushes to fit. Fill caps with paint. Let paint dry them place all the other supplies in the wipes container. I recommend storing the paper and towel in a plastic bag so it will stay dry and clean.

Let’s go outside and paint this summer! I think I will demo my kit here during the live show on Friday so you can see it is action then! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

 

Peerless Winner Announced & How to Set Up a Watercolor Palette!

Hi Friends! Holy Moley! What an amazing response to the Peerless Watercolor giveaway! Between my blog and YouTube I had almost 1,600 entries! I want to thank Beth from Olivemeartsie for sending me a palette to giveaway and remind you that you can buy your very own Peerless travel palette that she makes by hand for $10 in her ETSY shop. And now, the winner is Lisa Waitt! Lisa, please email me your mailing address at artstudiosofbangor@yahoo.com

Speaking of watercolors I have been asked a lot to share my watercolor palette, what palette I use and what colors I recommend so in tonight’s video I will give you an overview of my watercolor palette.

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A couple of years ago I did a watercolor basics post with a printable PDF of the supplies I recommend. You can read that post here if you want more info. 

Good news, I will have a new Ask a Crafter for you tomorrow with Kathy and Lorraine, our schedules aligned today. I called them over for an impromptu filming (who would have guessed that out show is usually planned days in advance..um, nobody LOL!) and they came over. It was nice to get together! Well, on that note, have a great night and til next time happy crafting!

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