Monday, November 21, 2016

Prepping to travel with stamping/coloring supplies

Hello and thank you for coming by my blog. I have something different to share today.  

I am going to be in the car quite a bit this week for the holiday- going to and fro.  Plus, there may be some downtime between holiday gatherings, so I though I would stamp some images to color on the go.  In all the years I have been stamping, I have never done this before! 

(Click on photos to enlarge.)

I got these paper pads for Christmas last year and have not used them much.  I have always liked Bristol paper for stamping and I know they are good for coloring that involves just a little water.  The sketch pad is light weight paper we wouldn't usually use for stamping, but I recently discovered how fun it is to use colored pencils on that paper (it is slightly textured.)

(This is the Bristol pad.)

(The sketch has a spiral and is easier to flip through.)

I stamped a variety of images with archival ink - I know it will work with pencils and watercolor.  Some pages I just stamped one image, but I try to stamp two per page.  I usually do that when coloring so I can use one image for practice and color choices.

My Global Art Materials pencil case holds up to 120 pencils (3 per slot, mine is not full, I will say that the thicker pencils are harder to fit 3 in a slot).  It holds all my pencils (all are by Derwent) - regular Coloursoft, watercolor, Inktense and a few Metallic watercolors. (I hope to get a gift card for Christmas so I can choose a few more colors of the Inktense and Coloursofts, since you can buy individual colors.)

I also am bringing along a few gel pens (white, black, glitter and gold), my waterbrushes (can't find the cap for one!) and my nifty pencil sharpener.  That is a small and neat pile that will fit in my purse or a small tote.

Do you ever travel with your stamping and coloring supplies? I would love to hear what you bring and how you do it!

Thanks again for stopping in!


*Vicki* said...

Oh now that is a perfect sized pad for images!! I love this idea and have not tried it out before, but I love this idea! Hope we'll be able to see your finished works sometime! Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving week with safe travels my friend! HUGS

Cat Craig said...

Yes, I do, and I'll be posting my lil travel kit in a couple of weeks before I head to California for Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing your travel kit, I find it fascinating what crafty things crafter like to take along.

Heidi Stamps said...

We will see how many I get done and which ones I like! Sometimes I am just practicing, but I will try to make a note of it when I share a project from this notebook! Thanks for the nice comment!

Heidi Stamps said...

I am so glad you will be posting your kit too! I will be looking out for that post in a few weeks!

lostinpaper said...

What a wonderful and fun idea! thanks for the inspiration... you have me thinking!

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my good to be back. I have just returned from a lovely holiday but didn't take anything with me to craft and I really missed it so I thank you for the inspiration and will take some with me next time x

Beth Norman said...

Oh, you're one addicted stamper, aren't you? LOL. Great idea to take smaller sized supplies with you. I don't travel with stamping supplies but I am interested in seeing what you do.

Megan J said...

Hi Heidi, love the little book full of stamps ready to go, I took images and pencils to colour while travelling and spending a week 12hrs from home, I think I coloured one in the whole week! I packed my stuff in a 2ltr lunch box, the paper sat flat inside and the pencils neatly on top, with sharpener rattling around on top! Have a lovely week travelling and visiting your loved ones... Megan

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Heidi, So nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comment. I love your gathering of supplies and the projects you have planned with your stamp designs. This is the perfect travel take along. Yes, I have done the same only taking paints and supplies takes up a bit more space and I have a rolling studio I take which I love. I so enjoyed my visit here.
Have fun traveling and enjoy a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That paper pad is a great size for images to color. When you go to use them you can trim them down or use die cut shapes. What a great travel kit.

I try hard to not travel because home is where all the good stuff is. When I visit my parents I take a bunch of stuff since my mom always wants to play along.

Conniecrafter said...

Looks like you are all set with your traveling supplies. I have not traveled with any of my cardmaking supplies only cross-stitching and crochet projects. Safe travels and good luck in coming home with images for more cards :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

I rarely get to travel, and when I do it's not in car, unless it's just to family, so not often, however after Christmas I usually go to my sisters and I frequently take art/craft supplies like you've taken, and sometimes do it, and sometimes not!! 😄 Depends what else is on.
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

scrappymo! said...

I rushed down to Michael's and bought some of the paper tiles. I even managed to use a 60% off coupon!
Thanks for sharing these great ideas. Just what I need for crops or for the lake visits.

Heidi Stamps said...

Oh, Maureen, I am so glad you like them! Enjoy and thanks for letting me know :)