Monday, May 25, 2020

Art Supplies


I have found out that there are a lot of artists who try to sell more expensive art supplies or are trying to sell their own supplies. What they are trying to sell are usually very expensive compared to what else is available on the market.

I have been meaning to do this post for a long time now because I know I'm not the only one who struggles. I am constantly on a budget when it comes to anything art. I am constantly trying to find the cheaper way of doing things.

Don't get me wrong, I would totally buy the more expensive supplies if they would send them to me for free OR if I was rich and could afford them. You can't beat the quality and peace of mind knowing how they will turn out on your project.

For example, I was watching a tutorial video on YouTube (I adore the artist so I won't tell you who it was) and I noticed she was using very expensive markers. Well, I can't afford Copic markers. I can't afford to buy all the colors I want and I can never narrow it down to a few colors. I MUST have as much as I have space for. However; most times, you can achieve the same look with a Sharpie marker. You just have to use the side of the tip.

That being said, I'm going to start a list of expensive art materials and find the cheaper version. I'm basing my findings from what's available at Walmart and Amazon.


1. Copic Marker.... Sharpie marker
2. Tombow dual-tip marker... Crayola Supertip
3. Tube watercolors... Artist's Loft pan watercolors

Sometimes, you might have to buy the expensive supplies because flesh-tone markers are hard to find in Sharpie markers. Maybe, Sharpie markers just won't work for your project. The chisel point of Copic markers makes very nice, broad and permanent marks.

It's just something to think about. I have comments open at the bottom of all posts. You have to sign in to google I think. I know you can't leave an anonymous comment.

❤ Christie

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Grad T-shirt for Commission

This shirt was quite a process. It was difficult not to let the red mix with the grey and risk the red becoming pink. I think it turned out great.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Tie Dye T-shirts


As promised, I'm going to post some pictures of the tie dying I've been doing lately. I have my own technique. I don't use traditional methods of tie dying. I don't use rubber bands and the squirt bottles that come with tie dye kits. I use spray bottles. I get them from Dollar General and Walmart for about $1. I fill them with either tie dye paint or acrylic paint depending on the color I need. Both paints react differently when sprayed onto a t-shirt.
The result is that they look painted instead of the traditional way of tie dying.
I can't always control how the paint reacts but that's the fun of tie dying.😁

❤ Christie