Saturday, October 24, 2009

My Studio in a Box



A while back I showed a tiny traveling portfolio and drawing board that I created for ACEO's . I promised to show other ways to travel with your art supplies. Today I am showing pictures of my art box. This box started out as a fishing tackle box. I have had it for 10 years. It is sturdy and handy. But it was just a bit too masculine for me. So I embellished it. I know that shocks you that I would do that. : ) Since this box will never be for sale, I was able to use some images from magazines that I can never use in my art due to copyright laws. Technically, this should not work over plastic. But I tend to ignore rules when they get in my way. So, I just used ModPodge and glued away. When I was finished I covered it all with several coats of Liquitex Matte Varnish. In 4 years of lugging this box around to classes and on trips, the images remain intact. If you ever decide to look for a tackle box like this, be sure and take an unsharpened pencil along with you. Many of them do not have spaces quite long enough for the pencils. This is a Plano box. The wonderful thing about this box is that I can fit all of my many kinds of pencils and colored pencils in it, grab a pad of paper, and I'm off for a day or a week. By the way, that isn't chocolates. The chocolate tin has more pencils in it. And the round tin is my traveling trash can for sharpening shavings.

9 comments:

Brenda Lynn said...

LOVE it, Elizabeth! I just might have to make one up for myself. I like to go outside or over to the other farm for inspiration and sketching. This would be perfect to carry all my goodies. Thanks for sharing this.

whyte said...

I love this idead Elizabeth, the fact that you can see all your pencils at one time. I hate digging! I do like the *real* chocolate idea though.

keyka said...

The box looks great! You have so many pencils. Seeing them gave me a jolt of art supply lust.

WindandHoney said...

It comes from teaching, keyka. It is my perfect excuse to get to buy what I want. "Well, I need this for class." : )

missbmckay said...

You know why did I never think of doing a tackle box like this? My Grandad had two or three empties everytime he upgraded. This is a great idea. Thanks

Samantha G said...

I love it! I used to decoupage everything in college, including my art box and... the glass shower door on our dorm bathroom.

By the way, I think having chocolates in your art box would be a fabulous idea ;)

Lucy said...

Oh I wanna box like that! Love yours, Elizabeth :)

dora said...

Hi!Popping over from etsy! I love your travel box and was hoping you would say the little box had chocolates for nibbling while drawing!

WindandHoney said...

Well Dora, that would be a "growing" experience wouldn't it!

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