|'May Poppies' 2.5 x 3.5 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
Has it happened to you? If you don't bring painting supplies then you end up with plenty of time and opportunities to paint? I decided to bring pastels after all. Just in case. It was very easy to do now that I have a Heilman single sketchbox. I just threw it in my beach bag along with a plastic envelope of small reference photos and pre-cut 2.5x3.5 inch papers. I needed a way to store the finished paintings. I quickly made a mini notepad which worked like a charm!
|'May Meadows' 2.5 x 3.5 $25|
|An easy way to protect finished mini pastels|
- I used a 3" wide strip of card stock for the cover.
- I then cut about 10 sheets of paper to fit. I folded the bottom of the cardstock up over the white paper and stapled them together.
- I then folded the rest of the cardstock over the paper to make a 'matchbook' cover.
These little notepads can be made to any size. I plan to make some more!
|The Heilman single sketch box in action on the houseboat|