Ever since I saw adorable travel watercolor palettes on Etsy, I've been wanting one for myself. However, I couldn't budge on the $30+ price point. There had to be an easier way to re-create the travel palette idea.
Then, I saw this adorable video where the artist makes a watercolor "watch" out of a very tiny pill box. Such a good idea, but it was a little too tiny and I wanted a few more colors in my travel palette. I was starting to feel like Goldilocks.
However, I quickly realized I could purchase a pill case and make my own. Watch the video below to learn how I made my watercolor travel palette, what colors I used, and also see it in action!
Don't get me wrong, I love my larger watercolor palette box. But it's quite large and doesn't travel well.
So, I decided to pick up a travel pill case and stock it with my favorite colors:
You can see how this makes for a much friendlier travel set for watercolors. While the folding palette box I have is awesome for at-home, the travel case is much better to take along with me (or even just carry to different parts of the house!)
After you let the watercolors dry overnight, you can use the palette much like you would any other dry palette. The top cover makes for an excellent mixing palette, too. I posted this on Instagram to demo how much I love my new palette.
Watercolor Resources & Supplies:
- Multi-Day Vitamin Carrying Case
- Pentel Water Brushes
- White Card Stock
- Artist's Loft Vermillion (Michael's brand)
- Winsor & Newton Cotman Permanent Rose
- Winsor & Newton Cadmium Orange Hue
- Unknown Violet
- Winsor & Newton Purple Lake
- Winsor & Newton Ultramarine
- Winsor & Newton Prussian Blue
- Winsor & Newton Hooker Green Dark
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Tell me: how do you travel with your watercolors?