Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What's In Your Workstation?

I've been setting up my workstation (ie: the still ugly workbench with 40 years of dirt on it.) with things I use the most and things I want to use more. It's so nice to have everything in one place! So far it contains:

Watercolor crayons
Faber-Castell Soft Pastels
Koh-I-Noor pencils
Liquid Watercolors (concentrate)
Oil Pastels
Sketching pencils
Alcohol Inks
Fluid Acrylics
Shiva Paintstiks
Acrylics (on a spinner rack)
Heat gun
Mini Iron
Dremel tool
Jar of paint brushes
Jar of tools (ie: pliers, screwdrivers, tin snips, hammer, brayers)
Paint palettes
Cutting mat w/exacto knives & rulers
New screenprinting kit haven't used yet

EBeck was telling me how she uses her fluid acrylics with matte medium to accomplish layers of washes on her art. I just bought some of it by mistake so a jar is now on my table.

I also have this little pile of unusual texture makers: cheesecloth, sinamay, metal screening, large & small letter stencils, plastic dish scrub thingie, stencils from RetroCafeArt, string, wire in a caddy there too.

I'm all set up for a life of altering aren't I?! You'd think I'd do more than just small paper projects wouldn't you? It's the goal to work with all these items in different ways than I'm used to doing.

What's in your workstation? What do you use the most? What do you have that you need to use more often?

** I found this interesting paint carrier while finding my links. **

New art created over the weekend. Listed on Etsy.


Rhonda Langley said...

Very nice canvas! Used another one huh? Love the nails and wire? in the corner-nice touch!

"Twos a couple, threes a crowd, four on the sidewalk never allowed!"

Cindy said...

Love this new canvas! And the nails and wire in the corner are a great touch! It's just wonderful.

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

wow fantastic !! I love the details !

Carole said...

Fantastic canvas!

I've got to get back in to working with canvases. I enjoy it, but have wandered into other areas lately...Time to go back.

Currently I probably used paper the most. What I need to use more of is gesso and molding paste.