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Hey! Don't Throw That Away! DIY Paint Wedge Tools

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One of the things I often share with students is how to create your own tools.  I recently showed my students in Montreal how to cut a tag into a paint wedge tool.  

From Balzer Designs: Hey! Don't Throw That Away! DIY Paint Wedge Tools. Create your own cool texture tools using old room key cards.
One of my students then showed me an even better idea!  Her name is Angelle and she shared a ring of room keys/credit cards/gift cards that she had made.  She used decorative scissors to cut the edges of her plastic cards.

From Balzer Designs: Hey! Don't Throw That Away! DIY Paint Wedge Tools. Create your own cool texture tools using old room key cards.

Brilliant!  I only own one pair of decorative scissors, a pair of pinking shears, so I cut one card with the pinking shears and the rest by hand because I don't mind things being a little bit wonky. 

From Balzer Designs: Hey! Don't Throw That Away! DIY Paint Wedge Tools. Create your own cool texture tools using old room key cards.
So cool!  Durable plastic tools instead of paper ones!

Here are the prints that each tool I made makes:

From Balzer Designs: Hey! Don't Throw That Away! DIY Paint Wedge Tools. Create your own cool texture tools using old room key cards.
From Balzer Designs: Hey! Don't Throw That Away! DIY Paint Wedge Tools. Create your own cool texture tools using old room key cards.
From Balzer Designs: Hey! Don't Throw That Away! DIY Paint Wedge Tools. Create your own cool texture tools using old room key cards.
From Balzer Designs: Hey! Don't Throw That Away! DIY Paint Wedge Tools. Create your own cool texture tools using old room key cards.
From Balzer Designs: Hey! Don't Throw That Away! DIY Paint Wedge Tools. Create your own cool texture tools using old room key cards.
From Balzer Designs: Hey! Don't Throw That Away! DIY Paint Wedge Tools. Create your own cool texture tools using old room key cards.
From Balzer Designs: Hey! Don't Throw That Away! DIY Paint Wedge Tools. Create your own cool texture tools using old room key cards.
From Balzer Designs: Hey! Don't Throw That Away! DIY Paint Wedge Tools. Create your own cool texture tools using old room key cards.
From Balzer Designs: Hey! Don't Throw That Away! DIY Paint Wedge Tools. Create your own cool texture tools using old room key cards.
From Balzer Designs: Hey! Don't Throw That Away! DIY Paint Wedge Tools. Create your own cool texture tools using old room key cards.
From Balzer Designs: Hey! Don't Throw That Away! DIY Paint Wedge Tools. Create your own cool texture tools using old room key cards.
From Balzer Designs: Hey! Don't Throw That Away! DIY Paint Wedge Tools. Create your own cool texture tools using old room key cards.
We all have so many of those plastic room keys, loyalty cards, gift cards, etc.  Instead of throwing them away, why not cut them into a super useful tool!?

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