Favs: Scissors and Cutting Tools
Cutting and slicing paper is a large part of what I do as a mixed media book artist, so I'm pretty particular about the tools I use and I'm really aware of cost, so here are some of my favs.
Fodder: Art Supplies Under $1.00 (per unit)
As a mixed-media artist I use whatever I can find to create with. I'm always scouring through my everyday things to find tools that can make marks. I use foam craft brushes to apply paint and glue and sometimes water or alcohol to a project. I like the spongy effect and the way they hold the substance and give me more time to play. Plastic palette knives are fun for use on my Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate and for scraping (one of my favorite techniques). The stencil brushes are just delish for both stenciling and stippling work (even though that's not their intended use). Bamboo skewers are wonderful for writing with paints and India ink -- they make some great scribbled writing. Finally, I use q-tips to apply paint and to add dots to any and everything (I love my circles!!).
Follows: Artist Who Recycle
There are a lot of artists using recycled items in their art or recycling their own art to make more art. This list includes women who do both, but who primarily take trash and turn it into treasure. I love the work of these five (and many others), but wanted to share these five in particular because I also appreciate how they show up in the art world (either bold and in color or subtle and quietly present). Grab a cup of tea and take a minute to get to know them.
So, it's your turn...share your lists!!!
I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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