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DIY: Travel Watercolor Kit

The weather is getting nice so it’s perfect for taking a trip to the park to hang out and paint a little bit. This week I’ll show you how easily to put together your own travel sized watercolor (or gouache) kit that you can just throw in your pocket, purse, bag, etc. and be on your way!

supplies

Remove the makeup.
Remove the makeup.
Clean the makeup pallet with warm soapy water.
Clean the makeup pallet with warm soapy water.
Close the pallet and spray the outside with white spray paint. Nail polish can work if you're in a pinch, or if it's raining outside and you're too impatient to wait until the next day (like me).
Close the pallet and spray the outside with white spray paint. Nail polish can work if you’re in a pinch, or if it’s raining outside and you’re too impatient to wait until the next day (like me).
Set aside to dry. If your case comes apart, like mine does, you can remove the top while you fill the inside.
Set aside to dry. If your case comes apart, like mine does, you can remove the top while you fill the inside.
Fill each pot with a different color. Since this was a pretty basic pallet and there were only four pots, I did the primary colors along with panes grey. Let dry.
Fill each pot with a different color. Since this was a pretty basic pallet and there were only four pots, I did the primary colors along with panes grey.
Let dry.
Snap the lid back on and you're done! Since you painted the lid white, it acts as a nice area where you can mix colors.
Snap the lid back on and you’re done!
Since you painted the lid white, it acts as a nice area where you can mix colors.
Here's the first ever kit I made. Obviously it's had some use. It had way more pots so I got to add a lot more colors.
Here’s the first ever kit I made. Obviously it’s had some use. It had way more pots so I got to add a lot more colors.
In addition to my small portable kits, I also have these aqua brushes that have a water reservoir that are super convenient for on-the-go painting.  You don't need to carry an extra cup for the waste water, you just need an extra bottle of water to refill the reservoirs every once in a while.
In addition to my small portable kits, I also have these aqua brushes that have a water reservoir that are super convenient for on-the-go painting. You don’t need to carry an extra cup for the waste water, you just need an extra bottle of water to refill the reservoirs every once in a while.

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I hope you like this weeks project! Now get out there and paint! šŸ™‚

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