VIDEO: Travel Watercolor Set Tips – Cotman Mini Plus Palette Hack & Test Paint


I’ve been using a Sennelier Aqua mini watercolor set with my favourite colors in it as my travel palette for a couple of years now. It’s ok but it does have some flaws. But then recently I found a new palette and I thought I would share it with you plus how I have hacked it, in case you are also looking for that perfect, dinky little watercolor travel set. The sets are listed in the supplies list below!

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VIDEO: Travel Watercolor Set – Cotman Mini Plus Palette Hack




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——— S U P P L I E S ———

Winsor & Newton Cotman Mini Plus Watercolor Set
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Sennelier Aqua Mini Watercolor Set
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
… (Ships Worldwide)

Prima Marketing Watercolor Paints
…Buy from Amazon:  UK | US | CAN

Moleskine Art Plus Watercolor Album (Pocket sized 14 cm x 9 cm, 5.5 inch x 3.5 inch)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN
Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Glue dots (I used Repositionable dots)
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN

Zig Waterbrush
…Buy from Amazon: UK | US | CAN


You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.



Have fun hacking your travel watercolor set and if you want more watercolor project inspiration then I’ve put some of for you!

Happy art binging!


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Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

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