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Today I am proud to say that the other table in my craft room is now dedicated to 'messy' crafting. I can clear it if I want to use it for Tarot readings or cutting out fabric, but it seems to be used most days for paint/ink etc. I have ordered another Raskog trolley from Ikea (and a bookcase/bins/other storage fell into my online basket too!), which is all due to arrive on Friday, so then I can organise all of my tools/supplies etc into an area close to the table. I love storage and organisation, so will be very happy getting it all sorted. I will share photos and a possible video next week.
On my crafty table today is -
- my craft mat (I found a video on YouTube recommending the use of cheap oven liners instead of buying the usual fairly expensive craft mats - and found large rolls of such material in Aldi this week - will test that out and report back),
- my journal covers waiting for the next stage in the process of finishing them (stencilling using 3 or 4 designs) - so far they have had several layers of different paint applied with my fingers,
- my new favourite paint (a fabulous bronze),
- my 'practice journal' which I am using when I join in with the live crafting events online (heard about one that is every Thursday evening, so planning to join them tomorrow). You can see my very first attempt at a page. The only issue with this journal is that it is made up of very thick kraft-type paper/card, which does not like ink sprays (everything just merges into a blob), so bit more restricted on which techniques I can try.
- baby wipes (I am getting through a lot of them keeping my work area and me tidy),
- some new stencils which I am excited to try.
Well, I had better get this published and listed, and then I can decide which paint I am going to use with the stencils. I would appreciate any recommendations for paints/other materials and tools that you find really work for use with stencils. Comment below or email me at email@example.com.
Happy WOYWW to all that I do not manage to visit this week.