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Studio Snippet #25: 3 Art Supplies I'm Using (and Loving) Right Now

This week I'm sharing a little bit about 3 art supplies I'm currently loving:

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Sulphite Paper - The Ultimate Multitasker

This isn't your ordinary construction paper; it's construction paper on steroids! Sulphite paper is made by extracting lignin from wood chips, leaving behind pure cellulose fibers. I've found it to be incredibly versatile and durable. It's my go-to for drawing and printmaking. It can take a beating and still come out strong. Whether as a base for gelatin prints or as a collage material, sulphite paper has become my everything paper. It's affordable, sturdy, and flexible – a must-have in my art stash.

Tim Holtz Trimmer - For Cutting Made Quicker

Disclosure: The Tim Holtz Tonic Rotary Media Trimmer was provided to me for free. Tim did not ask me to mention it or make a video about it. This is not an ad.

What sets this trimmer apart from others, is its ability to cut through stacks of paper effortlessly. I often work with large sheets of paper, and this trimmer makes it a breeze to cut them down. No more tedious cutting page by page. I simply slip the stack of paper under the plastic holder thingy, set my measurement, and cut! It's a time-saver and a game-changer for artists like me who deal with cutting down stacks of paper regularly.

Wet Strength Tissue Paper - Super Strong and Totally Translucent

I could probably teach an entire class all about techniques for wet strength tissue paper. This super cool paper is tougher than your typical tissue paper, while still maintaining it's translucent qualities when glued.  I can saturate it with glue, scrape it, and pull it up without worrying about it tearing. It stays intact, even when soaking wet. For collage artists who enjoy working with wet materials, this paper is a dream come true.  I do prefer it to deli paper, but it is more expensive.  Something to think about.

So, if you're looking to enhance your creative toolkit, consider giving these three art supplies a try:

Let me know if you've tried any of these art supplies and what you think about them!

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