Saturday, March 22, 2014

Collage To Go

Me being pushed by Liam at the airport in Florida. 
There are two trips on my horizon. One by car and one by plane. Last month, while spending a week in Florida, my back went completely out, and I could not walk very well. Being confined to bed most of that trip made me very stir crazy. I kept wishing I had brought some of my craft supplies, since I could at least paste some stuff down from bed (even if this were more of a traditional  glue book without the paint I usually add).

Now, with two trips coming up in April, I have been searching for some tips on traveling with art supplies. Everything I can locate on YouTube and blogs talk about taking supplies for things like sketching or watercolor. Since I am more of a true collage person, I soon realized I would need to adjust some of those recommendations.

Picture from Stillman and Birn
I usually work in a 9 x 12 journal. But, for travel, I will be using the much smaller Stillman and Birn 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Zeta series journal. I also purchased a Bag in Bag from Ebay. I will be taking the following with me:

  • 2 black Pitt pens
  • 1 metallic pen
  • Page bling of some kind
  • Stickers
  • Random ephemera
  • Glue sticks
  • Glue dots
  • Baby wipes
  • Scissors- shorter than 4 inches for the plane unless you check it. 
  • Possibly a stamp and ink pad?
  • Possibly some pastels?