Travel Art Journal box
Sakura Pigma Micron pens in Black and Sepia. These are great because they are waterproof so if I do a sketch and want to add watercolors, my original ink lines don't bleed. They are also archival, so my big dream of my journals lasting through generations actually has a chance of happening!
Glue to adhere ephemera to your journal pages.
Scissors (Don't carry them in your carry-on though! You'll have them taken away.)
A Journal. Pick something with thick pages, so you can write on both sides of the page! Journals with watercolor pages are my personal favorite.
That's really all you need to pack. I've found that if I limit the supplies I bring with me, I become much more creative in using what I have with me and even develop new techniques for my supplies for projects at home.
I also like to do a little prep work before I leave. I love anticipating all the fun I'm going to have traveling and getting my travel journal ready gives me an excuse to spend plenty of time thinking about my destination.
I always buy a brand new journal for each trip. I love having a fresh place to start recording my memories.
I will often search used bookstores and online shops and auctions for vintage postcards, photos and books about my destination. I sometimes use these to prep pages in the journal or create a cover for my journal. I found an old photo, from 1949, of an odd couple in Solvang, and used acrylic paint and my Sakura Gelly Roll pens to alter it for the cover of my journal for my upcoming trip to the Santa Ynez Valley.I also transfer pages (search the internet for image transfer techniques and find the one that works for you) from old travel books or maps onto my pages. These make great backgrounds for sketches.
Hero Arts My Travels Woodblock Set
Art and Craft Supply (Hero Arts)
Sketchbook for Mixed Media Art (5.8"x 8.3")- Premium, Hardcover, Black Leather Travel Sketch Pad Journal - Recycled Blank White Pages - Deluxe Gift Pen Box Set - Perfect for Pro Artist Designers, Beginner Artists, Kids - 100 Sheets
Office Product (Airship Notebooks)
Retro Genuine Leather Handmade Diary Travel Journal Notebook Sketchbook with Vintage Key Style Buckle Refillable with Loose Binder Craft Paper (Dark Coffee & A5 Lined Craft Paper)
Office Product (C&L Workshop)
Eccolo World's Fair Collection Boxed Set of 4 Magnets, Flowers (QA203)
Office Product (Eccolo World's Fair Collection)
Ancicraft Pocket Leather Notebook Diary with Vintage Anchor Charm Handmade Blank Craft Paper Brown 2.95x4.13 Inch with Gift Box
Art and Craft Supply (C&L Workshop)