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Portable Artist Supply Box

I built an artist supply box because I couldn't find one that met my requirements.

Requirements:

Closed, finger-opening cutout visible.
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Underside of lid (gessoed art board).
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Packing material removed.
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Inside, velcro tabs visible.
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Paint buckets are attached to each other with tape.
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Recycled raw honey container holds water (also good for kneaded erasers)
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Temporary painting studio setup.
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Finished mini-art.
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Repacked.
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Swapped in tiny glass vials for the plastic paint holders
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Supplies:

Tools:

Instructions:

  1. Cut out center of 5 of the foam boards. Leave 2 opposite corners big (1" square or so). This adds stability while minimizing weight. The walls should be 1/4"-1/2" wide.
  2. Stack and glue the foam board layers together.
  3. Stick soft side of velcro to the underside edges of the gessoed art board (per picture).
  4. Stick 2-4 very small pieces of the rough side of the velcro to the "box" to secure the gessoed art board lid.
  5. Line the box with the fabric.
  6. Cut out a bit of one of the "corner edges" to make a finger-place to easily remove the lid.
  7. Fill with supplies. Top with more loose material to keep supplies from shifting around.

You might also like my Drawing Assistant - an iOS app to help with proportions, measuring, and angles.

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