Thursday, October 18, 2007

Homemade tools of the trade


Ok, so this picture is really blurry, but it shows me holding my transformed milk jug. I have found this to be one of my fav inventions in the studio in a while. I took one of the large, plastic milk containers with a handle and cut out a section at the top to fit my brush handles. Wash, fill with water, and voila! - you've got a portable water source! This comes in handy when I am dipping large brushes into paint on my palette, then into water for that "drippy" effect. Do you have any DIY tools you love to use when you are working?

4 comments:

liz aka hobbledehoy said...

That's a great tool!

My favorite random tools are mason jars (to hold thread when plying)and old pens (as a make-shift lazy kate).

Your studio looks lovely!

Jessica Torrant said...

I loooove mason jars, liz! We used them with mixed flower bouquets for our wedding and I also love the look of a mason jar half filled with water with a floating candle (especially the blue glass ones!).

liz aka hobbledehoy said...

Mixed flowers in mason jars- what a lovely idea for a wedding! :)

Anonymous said...

One half of a plastic "slinky" attached to a board makes a great brush holder.