New books, new bag

Recently I wrote about the new Strathmore Watercolor Travel journal sketchbook.
I thought it was expensive for what it was and that I could quickly and easily make a similar item. Which is what I did today…. times four.

The cover is cut out of 12×12 card stock from the scrap-booking section of the craft store. I tried sewing one on the machine, as is the Strathmore version. I decided it was just easier to punch 3 holes and sew with a bit of crochet threat. I didn’t even bother to use the “good” waxed linen as I intend to take these back apart when finished.

They are one signature of four folios of 140 pound Legion Stonehenge Aqua watercolor paper, about 8×5 in size.

It’s the same size as I use in my disc bound book. They are small and lightweight, so good to carry in my reduced size sketch bag.

This is the small sketch bag with a minimal kit.

Edit for contents of yellow bag:

small metal palette, collapsible water cup, flat water bottle, mini sprayer, yellow kneadable erasers, shopcloth rag, 2 red binder clips, 3 travel brushes, fountain pen, white .08 gelly roll pen, 3 insert pen (black, brown, pencil), waterbrush, business cards, hand made sketchbook.

About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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2 Responses to New books, new bag

  1. alizkye says:

    Love seeing your kit and the sketchbooks you made!

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