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?


Elizabeth Porter 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!

Unknown 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!).

Elizabeth Porter 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.