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A long ramble and 3D printing. YAY

Hi All of you Creatives.

For the last while, over a year, I have been getting to know my first love, Art, all over again and I’ve discovered a love for watercolors I never thought I’d have. I used to look down my nose at watercolors thinking that they were more meant for kids than real artists.

Hurmph…. I’ve come to discover how wrong I was. I adore watercolors I have a huge palette I’ve put together for my paintings. But I’ll tell you all about that another day. For now I want to talk about tiny.

 

One of my favorite artist is Stephanie Law. She works in watercolors and she has a tiny little pallet that I adore. She has a YouTube channel so if you are curious go have a look, you can see her palette in just about every one of her videos.

When I saw it I wanted one of those pallets and I wanted one bad. But I came to discover that they are porcelain and 3D printed then fired, with the result it would cost me the equivilent of R1000 to buy one and have it shipped here to South Africa.

I’m the first one to “waste” money on art supplies, but that amount of money on a 3 inch circular pallet — No, even I couldn’t justify that.

So I started looking for alternatives.

I tried making one in clay and it was a bit of a disaster. My poor Hubby felt so sorry for me that he told me that one of his friends had a new toy.

The friend in question had gotten a 3D printer. And hes said I gave him an idea of what I wanted he’d print it up for me and charge me.

Woot! I gave him drawings and basic sizes and he kept his word and created my little pallet.

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This little guy is 10cm across.

Now, this one is made of plastic and the Hubs’ friend is going to make me a lid to keep the dust off the paint too.

I bought an inexpensive set of watercolor tubes (all my watercolors so far are pans) and I filled it in the way I wanted to

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As you can see there is still lots of space for more colors. And whats more I can order more palettes and it costs me WAY less than what the porcelain ones would.

If you are interested in getting a pallet leave me a comment and I’ll get hold of and we can see if I could order more and send it off.

for now I’m happy.

I plan on replacing the cheep paints with my beloved Schminke and Daniel Smith as I save money and buy the tubes. But this little pallet will come in so handy when I’m working at my desk.

Well that’s it for today. What a mission to focus on writing when the boys are in the middle of a war on the PlayStation and apparently, at this moment, defusing game bombs.

Gabriel to Andre “Come on a and defuse it. If it blows up while I’m holding it I’m going to be upset.” ROFL!!!!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

Hugs and Love

Genevieve

 

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Excellent Drawing Board!

Hi Crafters,

If you read my post on the coloring I did of the Dryad you’ll know that I used an old cutting board to put my paper on as I was drawing, and I didn’t like it, because the texture of the plastic cutting board came through when I colored.

I’ve found an affordable solution for it.

I was in PinknPay and I saw an A4 white board. One with a little frame that’s meant to be hung on the wall. It was R30, and it occurred to me, it’s a nice smooth but sturdy surface. So I bought it.

I thought I’d test it out before I decided if it would work, and if it didn’t I have an extra white board for my office/craft room.

First project on it is a page for my art journal, and I’m loving it!

I’d put more exclamation points there *laughs* I really do love it. Its smooth and hard and I’ve got the perfect surface to work on.

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As you can see its working perfectly, no texture and smooth lines all the way.

I intend on getting another in a bigger size for when I work bigger than A4.

If you’ve had issues finding a good drawing surface, go get yourself a little white board. Works like a charm.

Happy Crafting,

Genevieve