Couch Box Revisited 2018

 

Please forgive the less than polished nature of the video!  

Keeping a Couch Box, for me, is important. My heart yearns to make art, thinks of all the wonderful fun to be had with supplies, and knows it finds happiness when I can look at something I made and smile.  But the reality of daily life - a busy day job and uncertainty with health issues - keeps me from making all the art I’d like to. Being able to easily grab some supplies while in my recliner or bed helps so, so much!

I also use these supplies when I have the energy to sit on the floor, with the addition of some basic acrylic paints and gesso. I can put them away in the bin and keep things organized - being able to clean up easily is key when you don’t have much energy. Always remember to budget that in when you set out to have some fun!

Here are the supplies that I use the most. I’ve linked to products on Amazon so you have an idea of what each thing is and costs, but you should explore as well and supply as you can budget. I luckily have a day job and no children, so I can afford a little more. Use what you have and challenge yourself to trying new things with what you have on hand.

I’ll be posting twice weekly for the next month or two so keep your eyes out for more art and videos, as well as live broadcasts on Instagram.

 

 

Supplies in the video:

Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks

Prismacolor chalk pastels

Copic markers

Ecoline Brush Pens

 Faber-Castell Polychromos

Holbein Acryla Gouache

Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

Blackwing Pearl pencil

Uni Kuru Toga mechanical pencil

Posca Paint Markers

Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens

Jane Davenport ColorSticks

 

Journal Girl Review: Hand Book Paper Co Watercolor Sketchbook

Each Thursday I’ll be reviewing a new product or technique to share with YOU! I love trying new materials and sharing my discoveries with others. Many reviews will show how you can adapt supplies to be used outside the studio setting, including for those with disabilities.  

This week we’re reviewing... 

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The Hand Book Journal Co watercolor sketchbook! 

This beautiful sketchbook has thick, amazing watercolor pages that can take layers and layers of anything you want to throw at it. It doesn’t buckle and watercolors blend beautifully. Copics also work in here, but do bleed through a bit if you’re doing lots of blending. They blend amazingly in this book! 

I currently have three of these books and loooove them! I can’t make this kind of quality for the price. Go on - you know you want one!