Inspiration from a book shared with me by Natasha Papousek. And a video from Barb Mowry that landed in my box today. Wanting to try mono printing, but not having any of the “proper” supplies. I picked up my dollar store glass trivet and my Fiskers brayer, which I am sure is meant for something else. Cheap Master’s Touch 6 x 6 paper. Four puddles in a square ceramic dish. Ready.
I did five prints very quickly. Scanned to edit. While adjusting to get the colors true to life, these songs popped into my head. Thought to add sheet music. Hey now!
Thank you for the sheet music, Christiane! And thank you all for the inspiration!
Months ago, saw an artist who watercolors on wet paper, taped to a glass trivet. I have seen this technique before, but the video reminded me. Searched and searched. For one 12 x 12. Amazon has a set of three. Didn’t want three, and not at that price. Searched some more.
Watched a crafters video, making decorative trivets on the cheap. Fabric and modge podge. And, Ta-Da, a Dollar Store glass trivet. Round and square. slightly smaller than 8 x 8. Woo Whoo!
I went to the largest Dollar Tree around, and noticed that they have expanded their craft offerings. Great! I found small rubber jars, meant to hold salad dressing, that I think might work with alcohol painting supplies. A short bulb I needed that was more expensive at Walmart. And a small cutting mat. WOW! For a buck?
Fantastic. Dollar store to the rescue. What exciting finds. So happy you are having fun.
haha. Thanks, Christine 🙂
Magic, all of it. And you the magician, Sheila!
You are kind Dotty, Thank you 🙂
It looks like you have been having fun. I like your pieces today and the music sheets are a nice touch. We have a pretty good selection or art materials at the local dollar store and one in Cranbrook is even better but they are not real dollar stores like Dollar Tree and often Walmart has much the same for a similar price. You made a good haul!
Thank you, Val. 🙂 Our Walmart’s are pretty decent with supplies. We have Three close by.
There are only 2 Dollar Trees, and the one near us is very small. I was excited when I saw the larger
store had a huge selection. Doesn’t take much for an artist. Haha 🙂