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Old 06-30-2005, 08:09 PM
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OK Maureen, where is this mess you talk about? I don't see it. I am serious when I tell you that you can't hold a candle to my topsy turvey dumpster I call a studio. I won't even do a photo, it is far to frightening for human eyes to behold.

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What's a 'studio?'
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A mythical space.
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Re: Got any Tips?

For storage, I use shoe boxes! I buy too many pairs of shoes, and never store them in their boxes anyway, so I just put paints into my old shoe boxes.
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:13 PM
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If like me, you get all sketchy with a drawing that you want to paint, and you don't want to spend ages rubbing pencil marks off your canvas/gesso, I've got a tip. ^^ It also saves on sharpening your pencil so much, because drawing on a surface with tooth really wears down your pencil lead. I get some drawing paper, and cut it to the size of my canvas or wood piece (or stick lots of pieces of paper together if it's a particularly large canvas or wood piece), then I stick the paper onto the wood (or canvas... let's just call it wood from now on, heheh), using masking tape. I draw my picture, and can rub as much as i want, and just be really really sketchy. Then, pull off the masking tape, and transfer your picture to the underside of the paper using a light box, or holding it up to a window.

Go over the important lines on the original drawing with a soft pencil (like a 5B), and then place the paper onto the wood, with the original drawing touching the wood. Go over the lines on the other side of the paper, using enough pressure to transfer the pencil marks onto your gesso.

There you go ^_^ Instead of using a soft pencil, you could try a chalk pastel instead, although you'd want to be careful of it contaminating paint when you come to colouring. Chalk pastel would be better used only when the outlines you want on your paper aren't too definite anyway.

Sorry for the length of the tip!!

This gret tip was in my email notification Seems a shame not to see it..
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Re: Got any Tips?

Lots of posts were lost yesterday - if anyone can check for their own which have been lost and replace them, we'd all. I'm sure, be grateful! (All between 63 and 64 above!)
Sounds daft I know, but that's a whole day's posts here!
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Oh wow, laudesan thanks for posting that tip again! I've been meaning to type it up again but it's so long I kept putting it off!! Oopsie >_<;; Thanks for posting it You'll save me typing it all out again!
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You're welcome yuffie, pity about all the others that got lost tho'..

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Re: Got any Tips?

This is a copy of The Island's response to Howard's tip about the loo roll/coffee tin! (Lost in the ether last friday).

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What's your preferred brand, Howard? I like Scott, myself.

Speaking of containers with holes in the lid:
I've found that cats are very attracted to dirty paint water. My solution is to use a plastic coffee can with a hole cut in the lid.

I must admit, every time I read this thread, I mentally rename it:
"Artists Gone Wild! Show us your tips!"

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Old 07-04-2005, 11:03 AM
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From last friday -

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For storage, I use shoe boxes! I buy too many pairs of shoes, and never store them in their boxes anyway, so I just put paints into my old shoe boxes. Yuffie
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Re: Got any Tips?

Here's an ideas for thiose without the space for a traditional easel, or who wish to have a collapsible support for use on a table.
It's made from two pieces of mdf, the rake is up to the individual really - as is the size.
The ones our Art Club members use take a board approk 20" long.



Hope you understand my little diagram - if not, I'll try to explain further!!!
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Re: Got any Tips?

Hi everyone!
I'm very new to acrylics myself, so this thread is of big value for me! Thank you Maureen for heads up and of course thanks for all tips to their respective contributors!
I've bought some paint only last Satuday and effectively the same day I was having nice splash of cobalt blue from the jar on my floor! That left me regretting of not buying all paint in tubes, but also thinking of possible ways of getting this insignificant but awkward task done - how to transfer the paint from jar to palette. What to use? Brush? Twig? Straw? What else? I think depending on the quantity needed, half of the paint might go down the drain. I ended up with this.

It looks so good to me that I even think of treating tube paint this way too Kiddin! On the other hand, it's possible to make portable set this way!
The process is simple and you need this:

Take out the needle with tweezers and use the lighter to get rid of the hole.
Your litreage may vary

Now it's going to take a little time to discover how much of acrylic junkie I'll become

I just have searched this forum and it appears this idea isn't entirely new, just not enough promoted
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Thanks for putting this here Alex - glad you came and hope you'll stay

There's a good July Classroom thread running here and also an interesting July Project 'Summertime Stretch' - take a look, sign up and join in .... it's the best way to learn
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Cool idea Alex! That seems like it might be fun to paint with those syringes loaded with paint too. Now I see how you got the chicken to fly so high!
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Re: Got any Tips?

I've noticed that using a plastic container with a cover (Glad, for example) keeps mixtures useable for at least 24 hours (the longest I have tried so far). You can also use a stay-wett palette, but this is just another alternative.

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