Vacation is about relaxing and I have to have some kind of art journaling thing with me to fully enjoy the beach. When I found this plastic storage container at the grocery I bought it! Cheap and functional. I felt quite brilliant when I wondered, what if I used the lid as my paint palette?
Worked perfectly! The lid made a great paint palette! Small bottles of paint stayed upright and the bag of markers, pencils, and beeswax crayons worked well in a big plastic bag. The tub also offered a bit of extra insurance with the spilling of paint during travel since it went into checked luggage. Throw in 2 art journals and my travel art kit was complete!
What do I do with a travel art journaling kit? I play!
This is the view of the water that inspired me. Guess it is pretty obvious where the whole idea of waves of color came from…
I sat on the beach flipping through my Dylusions journal until I found a page that called to me. The page I used to catch the excess ink from Jessica Sporn’s stencil at StencilGirl Products was the one that called out to me, “What if you use this page?”
What if I drew waves on it? Waves and doors aren’t what I usually put together, but hey, what if! I drew the waves onto the page with Copic Markers.
What if I used paint over the dried Dylusions spray ink?
Well, you can see what happened! I loved the way it turned out!
What if I used my new beeswax crayons to soften the edges of the marker? I hadn’t used them so I didn’t know what they would look like…It added a creamy softness. So happy since they are one of the least expensive supplies ever!
What if I just used white paint? I got a different look between the waves of color.
What if I made the sky a bright crazy color? The only way to know was to try it and glad I did!
This page is not finished but it doesn’t have to be finished right now! It is waiting for me in my art journal for when I am ready to play again. I’m thinking about using it as an excuse to go back to the beach…
So now you know how I play on vacation! How do you play when you relax?
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