by Traci Bautista March 05, 2018

 The "Boho Caravan" collection is inspired by

wanderlust…traveling through dusty roads…blooming magnolia blossoms…blush hues of spring...dreaming of long summer days…
This kit is part of the #tracibautistaCOLOR ADVENTURE kit membership which includes a mix of artisan inks & large watercolor sample swatch cards, printable idea PLAY sheets PLUS a surprise goodie for subscription members. I hope this inspires you to spend some time painting and playing in your art journal or sketchbook...

#tracibautistaCOLOR ADVENTURE KIT MARCH 2018

MARCH handcrafted artisan ink + watercolor collection includes...
*aquamarine teal sparkle shimmer ink {teal green blue with hints of gold shimmer and sparkle}
*azure slate ink {deep grayish blue with hints of green luster}
*sandy desert bark ink {orange brown with soft red undertones and gold shimmer}
*magnolia blush ink {light pinky peach with hints of gold stardust}
*dusty roads watercolor {gritty reddish-brown earth mineral granulating watercolor large dot sample/swatch card}

THINGS TO NOTE: ideas + suggestions for use...

  • a few of the inks are a mixture of dye and pigment which creates interesting color separation on the surface of papers
  • always make sure to lightly shake or swirl the ink to distribute the pigments evenly before use
  • experiment with different types of papers...ALL papers are not created equal. The inks will create different results depending on the substrate.
  • ALL the colors in this collection are water soluble, meaning they will reactivate a bit if they are rewet.
  • the watercolor swatch cards are perfect for travel....tape or glue them inside your art journal sketchbook, put them in an easy access plastic baseball trading card sleeve or punch a hole in the corner and put all the swatches on a key ring.
  • Make sure to keep out of reach of children, these are made for ADULT USE.
  • share your artwork using #tracibautistaCOLOR on IG or Facebook and tag me @treicdesigns. I can't wait to see what you create!
  • I'll be sharing more about the collection in an upcoming OPEN STUDIO LIVE session later this month...stay tuned!

PLUS each kit comes with...

  • one bonus large dot watercolor sample
  • a set of texture flakes or COLOR reactive crystals
  • a set of FIVE hand painted small swatch cards
  • a special surprise tool
  • printable PDF play sheets
  • 3-month access to the brand new art.journal.PLAY CREATOR collective + community with purchase of an annual membership

This entire kit is a $85 value with all the extra goodies included. I'm excited to see what you create with this spring-inspired collection.


INSIDE THE PAINT MAKING LAB: tools of my trade. pigments. binders. art journals. sketchbooks. brushes. dip pen. safety glasses. nitrile gloves. dust mask. palette knives. a few other things on the paint making table {you don’t see to the left}...large glass muller, beakers, pipettes, two large marble slabs and misc. metal cans of tools.

each and every batch of handcrafted paint + ink goes through a series of product tests...color mixing + paint layers using different substrates, tools, and brushes. I LOVE this part of the creative process. Each mark shows the evolution of my color development.

what makes my paints different from others? each color is created with a mix of multiple pigments. Anyone can make a single pigment paint, but due to the unique color mixtures, #tracibautistaCOLOR inks + paints are truly one-of-a-kind.

COLOR COLLECTIONS + FLAIR TRAYS: during the collection development phase, I usually create a flair tray with bits and baubles from my studio stash. These pieces of "flair" inspire the color palette and theme. I encourage you to add this creative exercise into your art process. gather paint chips, fibers, fabric, paper, ephemera and found objects from your space. Arrange the objects in an area with good lighting {preferably with natural light next to a window} Take photos of the things you've collected, print it and collage it into your art journal or hang it on your inspiration board.

The MARCH collection is SOLD OUT!

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me in this new creative venture! I am truly passionate about developing and bringing these limited edition products into the world and excited to share them with you!

xo~Traci Bautista {artist, designer, paint maker + color alchemist}

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