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! 

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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!

14 comments:

  1. 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

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    1. 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!

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  2. 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.

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

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

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  4. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog...so 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

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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 :)

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  10. 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}

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  11. 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.

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

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