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« on: January 24, 2007 08:59:34 PM »

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I was wondering if any of you ATC on-the-go. And if so, how? What supplies do you bring? How do you pack them? Does it work? Or is it just too much of a hassle?

I'm going away this weekend and I feel like I may get some ATC withdrawal (I'm not an addict, I swear!). So I'm going to bring some blank cards and markers, but I think I need a little more...
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2007 09:11:46 PM »

I've done some preliminary pencil-sketching on my ATCs while waiting for my food at restaurants, but have yet to really do any true travelling with them.

(I'll miss you, Kaos...come back soon! Wink)
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2007 09:16:54 PM »

(I'll miss you, Kaos...come back soon! Wink)

Awwww...thanks!

Yeah I was thinking of doing some drawing...I might bring some paper scraps and a couple glue sticks...I wish paint were easier to transport! I just know whatever I bring, I'm gonna want something from "back home".
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2007 10:04:31 PM »

ATCs on the go are easy for doodlers.  Just pack some ATC blanks, sharpies, and colored pencils.  BANG!  You're in!
For collage artists, just bring good scissors, and a glue stick, and a small magazine to read/cut up.  Reader's Digest, TIME, all have good images and words to dissect.

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2007 10:38:22 PM »

Butt, But, But who will fall in the floor laughing with me?

I was once an Executive, yeah, really.  I have a super nice leather briefcase made like a large square purse with 4 sections to it.  I keep it crammed with all my stuff.  If I go, it goes.  With my work, I never know if a client is going to fall asleep or something and I hate to waste time. (that's my story and I'm sticking to it)
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2007 11:18:42 PM »

I'm having seperation anxiety from my craft supplies!!!

Great tips everyone...I've packed some markers, some pencils, a glue stick, and some ephemera...hopefully that'll last me til I get back!

I'll miss you all too! (Altho I'm sure I'll find my way on here sometime this weekend...no one can deny the call of Crackster! Cheesy)
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2007 04:04:36 AM »

Butt, But, But who will fall in the floor laughing with me?

I will. Smiley

Kaos - I do ATCs on the go, I take blanks to work with me (I'm a teacher.. bad me I ATC while my kids do tests/silent work)  Bring some markers, crayons, pencils and you're set.  A small glue stick works and a small magazine and kiddie scissors take up only a little space.  So ya.. you can definately ATC on the go. And so you use all the scraps of paper from the magazine you can glue them onto an ATC blank and have a "scrappy" card! No waste!
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2007 04:28:10 AM »

Kaos - I do ATCs on the go, I take blanks to work with me (I'm a teacher.. bad me I ATC while my kids do tests/silent work)  Bring some markers, crayons, pencils and you're set.  A small glue stick works and a small magazine and kiddie scissors take up only a little space.  So ya.. you can definately ATC on the go. And so you use all the scraps of paper from the magazine you can glue them onto an ATC blank and have a "scrappy" card! No waste!
Oh, good, it works!  I may have to substitute teach a bit soon, and thought I could just draw the lines on a piece of matboard (to divide it into 2.5" by 3.5" pieces), put it on a clipboard, and make some ATC doodles whilst the kids watch their videos or whatever else busy work the teach gives them!  Sounds great to me!  Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2007 05:06:34 AM »

We truely are addicts here!!  I'm getting ready for work. Printer is going and I'm not even dressed yet.
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2007 06:02:38 AM »

I travel often for work -- not frequently, but about 8-10 times a year I go on trips that last 2-4 days.  I also travel to see my family or vacation.  My last work trip was to Minnesota in December.  I don't deal with cold well, so I didn't want to leave the hotel (my meetings were in the hotel, which had 2 restaurants and a nice workout room plus I had 2 books and my ipod and work to do, so I really had no reason to leave). 

I *didn't* bring any ATC supplies, but I kept thinking that I should have!  So while I was in that hotel, I made a list of what I am going to bring on my next trip (these will all be extra supplies so that I won't have to pack it each time):

1 magazine that's not yet been "evaluated" (i.e. cut up!) for ATC purposes.
ATC blanks (maybe watercolor paper, maybe cardstock) -- number will vary by length of trip.
1 set of child's watercolors with a nice brush (I'm not sure about this)
1 "katframe" (template for cutting out backgrounds)
a few crayons, a black zig marker, and a brown stamp pad
1 glue stick
1 small pair sharp scissors
1 piece of joss paper (for gilding)
1 snack-sized ziplock baggie filled with whatever I have on my craft table that looks appealing the night before I leave
3-4 empty snack-sized baggies (to store stuff I cut out of the magazines)
some wax paper to protect completed cards from sticking on stuff

This past weekend I bought a binder with a zipper.  I'm going to alter it to neatly hold the above, much like I did for my embroidery travel case:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=106608.0

I read somewhere recently about a person who inserted ziplock bags into a handmade book by sewing a fabric edge on them.  I think I might use larger quart sized bags and sew some cardstock onto the bottom, then punch that with a 3-hole punch to hold many of the supplies in the rings of the binder.

I might look at some child's acrylic paint sets and then take one of those instead of the watercolors.  I'm not all that fond of watercolors.  I could use the wax paper as a palette for the paints, and hotels always have disposible cups for water that I could use for my brush.

I travel enough that it's worth it to me to do the work in putting this together.  My next trip is in February in Austin, Texas -- anyone know of a craftnight there? or want to have an impromptu craft night?


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