Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Who isn't Addicted To Art Supplies?
GREETINGS & SALUTATIONS
Okay, who isn't addicted to Art Supplies...I know I am! I have been working on various projects using different mediums. I am so freaking in love with SHIVA OIL PAINT STICKS! These are absolutely wonderful, and they dry in 24 hours (unlike oil paint) LOL
I was looking through my old issues of Cloth, Paper & Scissors, and they have a workshop describing various techniques using these beautiful oil sticks.
I have to get all of the colors, but for now here is my stash!
Various Brands of Oil Pastels. I really like the Crayola Brand. They are really easy to use. You can add water, just like watercolor paints. For the Shiva Oil Sticks, you CANNOT USE WATER WITH THOSE, so if you want to dab and play with water, use the Crayola Pastels.
Ohhhhhh Watercolor Crayons. These are so awesome. I use them all the time in my projects. Especially my art journals. I love playing and mixing the various colors to get great skin tones. Plus they dry fast!
Look at the dreamy colors!
Now onto felting...I made a few of these for my friend Anita, and for her granddaughters. I also made one for myself! I followed the technique in Betz White's Book entitled "Warm Fuzzies." If you are into felting, this is a fabulous technique/workshop book. The instructions are very clear and lots of photographs. So grab some old wool sweaters and get felting!
Last but not least...do you TANGLE? Well...if you don't you will start once you get this great book. There are so many different tangle books out there, but this one is very simple, great photos to follow and practice. Love this Book!
Until Next Time...Enjoy the rest of the week and have a creative and wonderful WEEKEND!