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Crafters Workshop reminds me that Tools are so important (read on to find some creepy details)

The Crafters Workshop has been our Muse this month with some stunning results! 
I have been reminded just how important the correct tools are to aid our creativity.
The Crafters Workshop stencil I used on the canvas above is Distressed Details, (design - Art by Marlene) using the circular portions of the various images with TCW clear modeling paste.
My work table is covered with tools and I have my trusty Ikea rolling cart beside me at all times.   I wanted to share some of my go-to items with you today.
When it comes to most any artwork a great pair of scissors is a MUST.   I can't say enough good things about the KAI scissors (on sale).  Perfect for any paper cutting, fancy cutting, rubber cutting, with BIG comfortable finger holes & sharp pointed blades.  
Mine are 7 years old and still perfectly fine, as sharp as the day I began using them.  Trust me. they get a workout!
When I need glues, I have a few favorites. All have their plusses for jobs.  PPA is fast drying and comes in gloss or matte, Zig 2 way is great for cardmaking and scrapbooking and Aleene's is a multi purpose, good for "most anything" glue.

Palette knives are so versatile for blending, applying, smoothing, and lifting.  Our 5 piece set is SO affordable. 
CHIP BRUSHES are amazingly wonderful and a real go-to brush! 
Blending tools like our daubers/spouncers and ink sweepers make creating a dream! 
Quick Stik tool works for so many things, positioning items, removing 
Brayers are an absolute necessity for anyone creating most any paper crafting, stenciling, gel pressing (monoprinting) and general artwork. (we carry 2 sizes)
                                 
Molding pastes, Gesso and Paints round out the absolute needs for amazing projects.  
Going back to my canvas board creation, something spooky happened in making the piece. As I work, I usually have an assortment of odds and ends on my table.  And vintage sheet music is always at hand.  I randomly took a piece and started to tear it for use with my skull when I saw the words I had torn....
Collage # 3091 has this wonderful skull king.

                    But now we are parted...
Haunts me...

PRETTY SPOOKY, right?
Thanks to The Crafters Workshop for the inspiration and tools to make art more achievable.







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