Friday, May 23, 2014

Some of my favorite art supplies!

I've been so busy making lately and it's been wonderful! I've got my hands in all sorts of materials and I wanted to give you a look at some of my current favorite art supplies.

regular paper towels are a current favorite for collage!
love me some mod podge
 my Paper Source heat gun is magical
 old cheap brushes, I think I got these at Walgreens but I've also seen them at Blick and Joann's (the one with the blue handle is my favorite!)
 my trusty spray bottle is ancient
 glitter tape is a current obsession, got it at Paper Source
 cheap craft acrylics from Michael's, yummy colors
 Nothing better than Golden gesso
 I love me a good glue stick and use one all the time
 my scissors! they are old and probably not the sharpest but I'm attached to them
 ampersand encausticbord, love love love these mini smooth surfaces
 colored pencils! these are my prismacolor ones but i also use cheap crayola ones
 rubbing alcohol to remove paint or ink to reveal layers underneath
 alpha stamps, another new fascination for me
 and my messy scrappy pile of painted papers, I love this messy pile!

I also have to share my new iPhone case. I used Vistaprint to design my case using an image from one of my paintings. It arrived the other day and I LOVE it! I'm so excited about it, sometimes it's the little things!
Ok and while I'm at it I'll share a new collage. Feel the love :)

 Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everyone. A weekend of remembrance and the start of summer. And happy Paint Party Friday!

12 comments:

  1. It is exciting to see what other artists' use to make their art. I love your Feel the Love and seeing all your supplies. I didn't know there was such a thing as Encausticbord.

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    1. Thanks, Faye. I love seeing what artists use- what's your favorite supply? Encausticbord is great- I also like their claybord and aquabord options.

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  2. yes, fun seeing others favorite supplies. I have a few supplies like your covered in splotches of paint:) Your phone cover looks great and that is a sweet collage!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Supplies covered in paint = well used and well loved :)

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  3. great to see your favourite supplies and your phone cover looks fab.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks, Annette! Happy PPF! Hope you have a creative day ! xo

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  4. So interesting to see other artists' favorites. And funny timing too...as I have been playing around with the idea of doing a post like this as well.

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    1. Seth, I would LOVE to read a post where you talk about your favorite supplies! I'll keep my eye out for one! :)

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  5. Great supplies...I think I see one of my favorite American painter brushes too...love love love your vista phone cover...I did one too, it turned out great but I thought it was a skin and I was going to stick it to my otter box....but the case was too small for my phone...I have a larger samsung.... I love vista....and yes that would make me excited too! I'll give it to someone!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thanks! Yes, vistaprint does a nice job, don't they?! Someone will be lucky to get the case you give them, hope you can find something that fits your phone! xo

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  6. It is nice to know you are having fun with all your art supplies. Isn't that what it is all about. Just being you and having fun. Love the idea of the paper towels.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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    1. Thanks, Nicole. Having fun is what it's all about, you got that right! Letting go, having fun, being in the moment, being you. Making art is the greatest! xo

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