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DIY Portable Art Blending Kit

DIY Portable Art Blending Kit

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I take my blending kit with me wherever I go. It contains everything I need for blending colored pencils, gel pens and markers. I can even use it with water color pencils and paints. It’s easy to make, small and portable and lots of fun!

How to Make Your Own Art Blending Kit

Here are the items needed for your own DIY kit…

Toiletry Bag

Toiletry Bag


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Paint Brushes

Flat Paint Brushes


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Silicone Spatula

Silicone Spatula


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Clear Matte Tape

Clear Matte Tape

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Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum Jelly

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Dropper Bottles

Dropper Bottles

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Odorless Mineral Spirits

Odorless Mineral Spirits

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Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing Alcohol

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Water

Water


 

Vegetable Based Glycerin

Vegetable Based Glycerin

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Ziploc Bags

Sealable Bags

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Tissue

Tissue

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Prismacolor Colorless Blender

Colorless Blender

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Blending Stumps

Blending Stumps

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Sand Paper Pad

Sand Paper Pad

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  • Diane September 5, 2017, 2:45 pm

    Great idea!!! I am very new to all this, and any tips are wonderful.

    ?? Where do you find the mini dropper bottles? Is there a company I should bookmark?

    Also, where can I buy gamsol – does it come in a small size or a 55 gallon drum, for the intense artist? lol Could I get it @ Michael’s?

    Thank you so very much!!!

    • Jennifer Stay September 5, 2017, 2:48 pm

      Thanks Diane! 🙂 If you look above the comments here I have put Amazon links to purchase nearly everything shown in the kit–including the dropper bottles. 🙂

  • Tammy Brinton September 5, 2017, 4:44 pm

    Hi Jennifer
    I’m new to your site and absolutely love it and have learned so much. I really like your blending technique with the spatula and wonder if you have ever tried or seen the silicone nail decorating “brushes” because they work just as great and offer a wider range of blending options. I have enclosed a picture so you can see what I’m talking about. I discovered this while having my nails done and ordered them of walmart.com and they have been well worth every penny.
    Sincerely
    Tammy Brinton

    P.S. Keep up the wonderful pages and informative videos I look forward to every one.

  • Linda Crowder September 5, 2017, 5:09 pm

    I like your carry-with pack (instead of carry-on). And the way you did the links for us to be able to find and buy the supplies is way cool! I had been needing this! Thanks!

  • Linda Whitaker September 5, 2017, 5:18 pm

    Great ideas.

  • Ellise Burke September 6, 2017, 1:01 am

    What a fantastic idea!!!! I go into hospital about every 6 weeks and I love taking my coloring in with me, to fill in time but taking all the big bottles is so hard to pack all the time and takes up so much room. I’ll defiantly be using your wonderful idea from now on. Thank you!!

  • vickie lomon September 6, 2017, 4:11 pm

    i couldnt find a link to where you purchase you colored pencil paper, can you tell me where to buy iy

  • Terry Taylor September 10, 2017, 1:38 pm

    I have a grayscale coloring book most of the page are photo what will be good to use pencils or markers.

    • Jennifer Stay September 11, 2017, 11:39 am

      Either should work…it mostly comes down to the look you like best. Maybe do a little testing to see. 😉

  • Roxanne Bassett September 15, 2017, 6:41 am

    I have found that emery board nail files work just as well as a sandpaper board for my paper blending stubs. They are inexpensive and small to pack. Love your site and videos. Thanks for all the hard work you do to help us to become better colorists and artists.

  • Cytherea October 5, 2017, 2:17 pm

    Hey Jennifer,
    I have a great idea for you.. Instead of using the spatula from Amazon go to Dollar Tree and get one made by Betty Crocker for a dollar.. Can save money on bag. Get from Dollar Tree for a dollar.. Many other things from the dollar tree.. This way they can enough money for your membership each month. Just a thought.. Have a good day..

  • Maggie March 14, 2018, 1:52 pm

    I watched your pigment test video a while back and went back to refresh my memory and since I was on my computer and not my tv I could see/access your links. I’m so glad to find your blog! I’ve got to say this is a brilliant idea! I keep all of my pencils in protective cases but they don’t allow much room for other stuff, so this is perfect! As soon as I read it, I went and emptied the case I kept my nail polish in (that I haven’t worn in years lol) but in there I found the small “shot glass” (1.25″x1.25″) used for acrylic nails. I thought i would be great for holding the gamsol when I’m using it at home. Then it dawned on me that I had an extra contact case, perfect for using gamsol and no waste! I also added a small pill bottle with water in it to wash of the brushes when I’m done with them. Thanks again for the great info, I can’t wait to follow your blog!

    • Maggie March 14, 2018, 1:58 pm

      I almost forgot, I use children’s brushes in my painting (great for when my hands are hurting) and I usually have a few sets on hand, especially for traveling. I put them in my bag and they fit perfectly laying on the bottom of the bag, so no chance of bending the bristles. I’m half tempted to put my Artiza woodless watercolor pencils in here too.

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