I get a lot of questions on how I make my mini watercolor sets out of mint tins, so I thought I would show you rather than tell you.
Here are the supplies you'll need:
- Mint tin (Altoid tins work really well, or you can find interesting ones at candy stores)
- Fimo or other bake-able modeling clay
- Chopsticks (to help in the smaller areas)
- Liquid watercolors in tubes
Note: Currently my favorite brand of watercolor is Sennelier, a French artists' watercolor with honey to keep it from drying too quickly. However, when you're traveling you probably don't have a lot of time to wait for paint to dry so I've opted for Winsor and Newton Cotman and Artist watercolors for my little tins.
And here is the tutorial on how to put it all together: