Paint Party Friday and DIY Watercolor Set

*Creativity, art supplies, happy

Happy Friday Everyone!

Isn’t it always so exciting to start a new weekend? hehe

It has been a looong time I don’t participate on the Paint Party Friday and so here I am to say “hi” to those lovely peeps engaged on it πŸ™‚

“hi!”

So, art-wise I have been very busy finishing up my second calendar.
If you missed the first one, you can find it right here —-> Monthly Calendar
And the second one here —-> Weekly/Daily calendar.

So now, that they are all done and released to have fun in the world I finally had time to finish a few other projects. Painting included! πŸ˜€ A simple one is this one:

Watercolor Dragonfly

I started it a long time ago, it was missing just tad bits of touch ups and finally I feel it is done πŸ™‚ And it came outΒ much betterΒ then I thought! hehe

Another thing is that I finally put together my DIY watercolor tin.
A while back I was obsessed in searching and figuring out how to make my own “on-the-go” set.
We were traveling a lot during summer months and I wanted something portable. Now seriously, who said my watercolor set is not portable? πŸ˜€
And the brushes! I just tucked into a travel tooth-paste kit like that:

Brush & Pencil Kit

So I let it go, and then months passed and I stumbled upon a ASW Express Lukas Sale! Yay! SO excited to add new colors and experiment some more!

I picked a few goodies and patiently waited for them to arrive *tap fingers*

Meanwhile, I had to find a solution to accommodate them.

During the DIY-watercolor-tin frenzy, I found a video on youtube {currently down}

I LOVED the idea of a pencil case andΒ I remembered Β using the 3 layers one as a kid and couldn’t resist to chase them down again. I found a few options and picked out that cutie-pie:

3 Layers Pencil Tin Case

A real three-layerd one, like the good ol’ times! πŸ™‚

So the Lukas paint finally got here:

Lukas watercolor

They immediately got comfortable and started taking their coats and *more* out:

Lukas Watercolor

All showing off their gifts:

Lukas watercolor

Β As we were all getting along pretty well, I started customizing their bottoms! HA!

Cutting the magnetic strip

A perfect magnetic fit:

Look at all them lined up and wearing their shoes:

Lukas Watercolor

And then, all placed inside:

Watercolor tin can

REALLY safely attached:

Watercolor Tin

And plenty of room for some more color!

In the middle layer I added some small brushes:

Tin

But because they are just a few, I replaced it with pencils:

pencils

And the top layer (that decorated one showed above) I will put the brushes when we go on a trip to carry all together. Right now it has nothing in it, so I get to look at the cute bunny πŸ˜€

And here it is closed but filled with juicy items:

Watercolor Tin

Hope you guys are all having an amazing Friday and beginning of the weekend!

Smooches!

 

 

 

Hey love! I’m Raine πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

Artist, designer and believer that ✨joy & fun✨ are a MUST in our lives. My hope is that my posts will bring you a giggle, a smile, and also remind you {when you happen to have forgotten} of the importance of your own happiness – to yourself and to those around you.

Cheers to this delicious truth! πŸ₯‚βœ¨

33 Comments

  1. Nora Clemens-Gallo

    I love your page and that tin is beautiful. Have a great weekend!
    Nora

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    • LimeTree

      Thank you Nora! πŸ™‚

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  2. Kristin

    What a great idea! I never thought about putting magnets on them. Mine have fallen out of its case a time or two. Great painting! Love the dragonfly! Happy PPF!

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    • LimeTree

      Isn’t it? So simple yet useful.
      Thank you for stopping by!

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      • Kerri Hickman

        I use Blu-tac for mine, because I dont always use metal tins. I really need to find your tin tho!

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  3. Annette G

    Loving your painting. The idea of the magnets is brilliant, thank you for the tip. Happy PPF, Annette x

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    • LimeTree

      You are most welcomed! I also fell in love with that idea when I saw it πŸ™‚

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  4. Mary C. Nasser

    Awesome post and painting!!
    β™₯β™₯β™₯
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary

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    • LimeTree

      Thank You Mary!!!! πŸ™‚

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  5. Shan

    *WANT!* Your stuff is so gorgeous and you are SO talented! I drool over it, seriously! xxx

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    • LimeTree

      Shan!!!!! You always so nice! Thank you thank you thank you πŸ˜€

      Reply
  6. Alicia

    what a darling setup!!! of course I remember using those cutesy pencilcases, I still have one lying around!! I adore your kit, so well made! lovely art as well.

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    • LimeTree

      Ah, are you going to set up yours as well? hehe Let me know how it works for you πŸ˜‰

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  7. Gina Sismilich

    Love your painting – a real happy piece. What a great idea for a travel kit. Enjoy your new paints.

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    • LimeTree

      Thank You Gina! It is a really happy piece, agreed indeed πŸ™‚

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  8. Chris Boyd

    I love your DIY set ups, I wish I was that creative!

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    • LimeTree

      oh, thank you! We all are. Reaaallly! πŸ™‚

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  9. Linda K

    what a beautifully vibrant journal page!! I love how you’ve made yourself the perfect little travel kit too πŸ™‚ Happy PPF!

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    • LimeTree

      Thank You Linda! Happy PPF to you as well πŸ™‚

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  10. Ritu Dua

    Your dragonfly is a darling! Love the vibrant colors πŸ™‚
    Your DIY setups are wonderful!!

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    • LimeTree

      Thank You Ritu! πŸ™‚

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  11. denthe

    Wonderful colourful journalpage! And such a great idea for you travelling watercolourset! Good thinking!

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    • LimeTree

      Thank you Denthe! It is a very handy kit, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

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  12. Sarah

    This is freaking awesome!!

    Where on earth did you find that fantastic box?

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  13. sandra sherman

    lovely journal page and great idea for the watercolours, thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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    • LimeTree

      Thank you for stopping by Sandra! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  14. Jessica Sporn

    lovely watercolor — those colors are so vibrant! And such a great idea for a travel art case. Thanks! Happy belated PPF!

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    • LimeTree

      Thank You Jessica! πŸ™‚

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  15. TurtleGirl

    Once again, a girl after my own heart, managed to combine my favorite watercolors & craft journaling….so adorable little feet – I’ve been playing with the idea of reusable Altoid or any type of tins…and this is the perfect use – especially to keep in my journal – challenging myself to paint a little something everyday – one day I’ll be cute as Paul Brent! (all things beachy for me)
    Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Daniela

    So cute. πŸ˜‰

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  17. Dakota schmuki

    Where did you get your case? I dont need the same print but i love the function and i cant find anything like that.

    Reply

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