I thought I would post this here to maybe help out some artist like me who can't afford the watercolor cottman.
So here it is a cheap way for some thrifty watercolor artist to make his or her own pocket sized watercolor kit. I came up with this ideal after watching a guy on YOUTUBE make a kit from an altoids can.
Buy a cheap eye shadow compact from a dollar store with atleast 8 to 12 seperate color pans in it. Scrape out the makeup and carefully pop out the metal pans with a fingernail file. Wash the whole thing up and scrape off the makeup companie's name with a knife or file; be careful not to cut or stab yourself while doing this. With a sponge brush or something paint the back of the see through lid, not the inside where the makeup is, the outside, with cheap white acrylic paint. It will take a few coats to cover the clear plastic all the way, letting the coats dry in between. When the paint is completely dry, shouldn't take that long being acrylic paint, gloss over the painted side of the lid with sculpey gloss; you could also paint over the white with a black coat of paint before you gloss it if you so want, but I didn't, I put a sticker on mine for extra detail and then glossed over it.
When your done with all of this, fill the empty compartments, not the metal pans you took out, the ones' that make up the compact itself with the tube watercolor paint of your preference. Let the paint air dry. Cut a paintbrush down to the size of the eye brush and place in the eye brush slot. And there you have it! Your own watercolor kit, that is pocket size and was DIY cheap.
Hope ya'll like my ideal, if you do let me know and I'll post more ideals of mine. Hope this helps some of you out. Have fun!
God can paint the picture no artist can draw, it's a sunset!