Squirting Blobs

13 Aug


paintbox crop

I recently made myself a tiny watercolour paintbox, using an old tin that originally had a dried up stamping ink pad in it. I filled one side with DAS airdry clay and pushed 6 semi-circular depressions into it with the round end of a menthol inhaler. And let it dry – it took about a week. Then I gave it a couple of coats of white acrylic paint to seal it. Once it was dry, I squirted a blob of good quality liquid watercolour from tubes into the little holes – Lemon Yellow, Vermilion, Crimson, Pthalo Blue, Purple and Green. Then I let them dry out before taking it out into the field.

Maggie's Garden

It works pretty well. The paints get wet, dry out, get wet again with no impact upon their quality. Here’s one I did earlier in the summer using ballpoint pen with the watercolours.




8 Responses to “Squirting Blobs”

  1. Helen Cherry August 17, 2019 at 23:51 #

    I love this little box.. almost makes me want to paint but alas I have little talent!

  2. annerose August 15, 2019 at 20:54 #

    This is a perfect little travel box. I love it

    • Rosie Scribblah August 15, 2019 at 21:12 #

      It’s terrific. The watercolours are good quality but I rarely used them in tubes, this is a much better way of using them

  3. Alli Farkas August 14, 2019 at 20:29 #

    Geez, you just made a perfectly good free version of my $50 Winsor Newton Cotman field box!!

    • Rosie Scribblah August 14, 2019 at 21:28 #

      hahaha – I’ve got one of those too but I find it a bit clunky so I made this one 😀

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