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Take a journey with Jacqueline Newbold and her watercolor travel journals.

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Take a journey with Jacqueline Newbold and her watercolor travel journals. Learn how to put together a lasting, visual diary of your travels by combining painting, journaling, and collected ephemera in unique ways. Create quick on-the-go paintings with watercolor washes, water-soluble pens, pen-and-ink, sea sponges, and textured backgrounds. Enhance your journals with maps, old book pages, pockets,  tags, and more. Whether you’re traveling to Europe or to a local café, you will discover how much fun it is to record your life journeys with watercolors.
Table of Contents


  • Folding palette,  18-well (Heritage)
  • Brushes, a variety, including 1/4" or 1/2" flat and Size-8 round
  • Acrylic brush, small and stiff for lifting and softening edges
  • Brush holder 
  • Arches watercolor book, 10" x 14"
  • Strathmore® Field Watercolor Sketch Book, 10"  x7"
  • Small baby bottle
  • Pencil and kneaded eraser
  • Permanent pen, black
  • Colored pens
  • Tape, double-sided
  • Spray bottle, Mini-mister spray bottle
  • Washcloth
  • Small scissors
  • Artist’s tape, 1/4"–1/2"
  • Guard® Flair® pen (Papermate®)
  • Gesso
  • Sea sponge
  • Stencils, letter and decorative
  • Optional Color wheel ( Pick, Point & Match® Color Selector)
  • View finder
  • White-out pen
  • Gouache, white
  • Zippered pouches
  • Decorative stamps, letter stamps
  • StazOn®  ink pad, black and white
  • Black gesso
  • Gel pen, white (Uniball® Signo)


SKU: EP4533

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jacqueline Newbold

Format: No

Customer Reviews

Very good, but not what I expected Review by Sara

I enjoyed this video, and learned from it; but it has a title flaw. A significant portion of the video is a painting and multimedia lesson. Her advice is sound, and I learned valuable techniques, but considering the subject of the title I expected more about actually working during a trip or vacation and less painting/multimedia lesson. The video should have a different title. 'Traveling with and techniques for watercolor in multimedia', perhaps. Again, she has a great deal to offer as an instructor, but I was somewhat led astray by the title of this offering.

(Posted on 7/4/14)

Wonderful workshop! Review by Jeanne Dominguez

I really enjoyed this DVD, and have watched it again and again. She is such a good teacher; clear, organized, encouraging and so talented! She gives the right mix of talk,technique and demonstration, and her travel journal and "take along" watercolor kit are practical as well as fun. It has encouraged me to tuck one into my purse and actually use it on my last two business trips! So relaxing and satisfying to take my art with me and just play. Her ideas to get past the blank page made all the difference. I also really appreciated how her approach was all about the art, about taking your journal on the road with you, using many things I already had, with just a couple of new things thrown in the mix. The kit I made was very teeny (perfect for me), but she has options for bigger and more extensive ones as well. Often times these sorts of DVD workshops seem to be about the table full of tools and pens and cool gadgets or surface preps. Jacqueline's workshop focuses on the art. I would purchase another workshop by this artist in a heartbeat. She has encouraged me to explore watercolor in a way I never imagined.

(Posted on 8/24/12)

Wonderful workshop Review by NULL NULL

Jacqueline Newbold has put together a well thought out, beautifully executed workshop. I was able to put together a miniature travel watercolor kit myself and started using it immediately. The ideas and techniques she presents are explained really well, and the examples from her own journals are beautiful and inspiring. She seems like a great teacher - one who is knowledgeable and skilled, but who also knows how to inspire others to explore their own creativity. She's all about the art - after the initial list of supplies, she turns her focus to watercolor, a bit of supporting collage, technique, creative exercises. Often times these artist DVDs feel like an ad for art supplies, but not with this one. She dives right in, doesn't clutter the workspace or airtime with a lot of stuff. I purchased the electronic version so I can access it in my iPad and have watched it many times. This was absolutely worth the purchase price!

(Posted on 8/11/12)

Inspirational with Clear Instructions Review by Paula Johnson

Wow! What a treasure to have this DVD in "hand." Jacqueline is so clear, concise, easy to understand and follow. From an inventory of what to have in one's travel kit, whether small or larger, to great demonstrations on how-to: prepare pages ahead, paint small vignettes, paint an object, make a journal interesting, and paint a landscape, she covers so much but doesn't take a long time to do so. She inspires me and makes me believe that I can do this! This is a DVD I will return to again and again.

(Posted on 5/7/12)

Really Gorgeous Artwork Review by Elise Buskey

Her work is just gorgeous. Very inspiring. I recommend this workshop. I picked up a couple of techniques that I have been using a great deal ever since I watched this video. I have been watercolor painting for about a decade. Mostly abstract/organic pieces. I am now quite interested in the idea of Plein Air and hope to give it a try this summer while traveling. The colors she mixes and uses in her work are breathtaking. Rich and bright in a way that is not overwhelming.

(Posted on 4/26/12)