I love art supplies! I keep a list of all of my favorite supplies HERE. But today I thought I'd share 5 that I can't live without:
...before I switched to white palette paper (which you can see me using in this video). But then I read about how the only way to really see colors as they are is on a grey background. So then, I had to switch to grey colored palette paper. I made the switch many years ago and I truly can't imagine going back. The grey background makes an enormous difference in my ability to properly choose and mix colors.
This is the model I have:
But I recently saw this one with some extra drying space and I'm thinking of upgrading....
Writes on any non-porous surface and even on wet surfaces. How perfect is that for art makers?! Several years ago, I offered a simple hack for these peel-off writing tools. But today, I discovered that someone now makes these with the "lead" inside of a plastic tube.
Once you try gelatin printing, you will never go back. It is easy and addictive. I have been gelatin printing for EIGHT years. I have learned a lot in that time. (And it's one of the reasons I'm so excited to offering a year-long gelatin printing class in 2021. You can sign up here to get more information once class is available for sale!) Here is a peek at my gelatin printing learning curve:
As a side note, this seems like a good time to remind you that learning is a process and time and practice matters.
When I first laid my hands on Artist-Tac, I didn't get it. It's a sheet of tiny dots of adhesive, sandwiched between two layers of paper. BUT, then I started using it and now I cannot live without it. In essentials, you place a delicate lacy cut out with lots of holes in between the two layers of paper. The adhesive dots only stick to the object and not to the holes. So you get an even coating of adhesive, even on the laciest of paper cuts.
There are so many other art supplies, but that's my current TOP 5. Ask me again in a few days and I just might change my mind! ;)
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