Hey beautiful Souls !
You know how much I love new art supply to play and create with. I am a hoarder (oopsie doopsie). And an obsessive one, over all. However, I try to buy one or two and play for a while and if I like it, I’ll go buy some more.
I intend to share with you my discoveries, what I really like to use on the moment.
I know people often wonder «what the heck is she using ???» so I decided to do this new serie on the blog 🙂
- 1. Princeston Catalyst Wedges & Blades
- I discovered these when I was in Dick Blick Seattle(my Husband is nice enough to drive me accross the border from time to time so I can buy some art supply in Seattle. Blick does ship to Canada, but the fees are way bigger than the drive to the store… the only thing is they don’t have everything that is online, obviously).They are made with silicone, and exist in «paintbrush-like» and wedges form. I have two wedges (#1 and #2) and one of the «brush» (the orange one, #4). For the brushes, they are available in three different widths: 50mm, 30mm or 10mm.You know how texture is a HUGE part of my artworks, and these are perfect for it. Playing with heavy body gels or paint, I can draw and make marks easily. The cashier even told me that as they are heat resistent, I could use them for baking ;)Here are the official infos: http://princetonbrush.com/catalyst-blades-oil.html
- 2. Alcohol Inks
- You know my Love/Hate relation ship with them. I shared them recently on the blog. They add a splash of color, a bit of unexpected and unpredictability. Just remember to be careful and wear an apron; also think of getting everything else out of the way, as the splashes can go everywhere.
- I love that if I add the alcohol inks in the early stages of the background, they can still become a big part of the final painting.
- However, it is important that you remember that these are not permanent. Meaning they will smudge when you add something wet over it. So use several coats of Workable Fixative… or just play around that fact.
- 3. Studio Calico papers
- Studio Calico is one of my favorite brand for papers and embellishments. I am subscribing to their monthly kits, and can’t wait for the Project Life kit they are starting in January.
- Their paper are top quality, and come in 6×6 packs which is nice for tearing and building backgrounds.
- 4. Wood Panels
- Wood and I have a long love story. I love the texture of canvas, but it does not always like heavy layers. And for stamping, it is too soft sometimes.
- Wood is beautiful, and a hard surface to work on. The paint and media do not react the same on canvas and on wood, just be aware of it.
Note: I will add pictures so you can see how each looks concretely in my art.