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A kid in a candy store...... [Mar. 6th, 2004|12:51 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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I'm getting ready to go stock waaay up on art supplies! I'm going to buy a ton of everything, since I hate being interrupted by running out of something.

Brushes especially.

I want to maybe look at some rolled canvas to cut up myself to make a BIG painting, a huge, wonderful detailed painting that I'll put in my eBay store for a tidy sum. I might end up buying that online though, usually MisterArt or DickBlick have cheaper stuff like that in large quantities.

Maybe I'll pick up a nice piece of wood to paint on too - those are always fun. Hmmm.

I'll be back painting later today!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekends!

[User Picture]From: fragirl
2004-03-06 10:05 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHA! I just finished ordering a TON of supplies, ans as soon as it stops raining Zach and I are heading out to Michaels! WOOHOO! I need more brushes BADLY BADLY, all of the ones I have are just awful! I run them straight into the ground, lol. I'm also going to get frames for the prints you sent ;0 I'll take pics when they are all hung and ready to go :):):):):):):)

Have a wonderful day! It is POORING down rain here and that makes me SUPER happy!

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[User Picture]From: krisgoat
2004-03-06 10:09 am (UTC)
WOOO I LOVE getting new supples! Since I only make digital prints I don’t need much tho - just paper and ink. Then I order all my priority mailing stuff off the net FOR FREE!!!! Its so nice!!! I love having lots of packaging tools at the ready!
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[User Picture]From: heatherica
2004-03-06 10:12 am (UTC)
That sounds like great fun!!
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[User Picture]From: kenderdrache
2004-03-06 01:23 pm (UTC)
You know, I was just thinking earlier today how it would be interesting if you did a larger painting - but not like a normal shaped one. Have you thought about doing a LONG painting? Either horizontally or vertically long? Like 12" by 36"? Or ever 12" by 48"? I think that would be awesome...if it were vertical you could make it like a tree trunk with various fairy-types all over it, or if it were horizontal it could be a stream or log with mushrooms or something like that. It would probably be difficult (and expensive) to find a canvas like that, I assume, but could you do that with the rolled canvas stuff? Something you could cut yourself to suit whatever size you need?
Just a thought :)
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[User Picture]From: alohashark
2004-03-06 03:06 pm (UTC)
wood is so cool to paint on especially with acrylics, but it's tough on the brushes ... so either use your old ones for this or gets *lots* of new ones LOL. Dick Blick has great rolled canvas that's primed well in a medium weight for about 18 bucks for the 3 yard roll, it's quite good and I've used the roll canvas from them lots of times ... it also comes in a 6 yard roll if you *really* want to go crazy ;-) primed and unprimed.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2004-03-07 02:15 pm (UTC)
Wow! That is cheap!!! I will definitely buy some of that!!!
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[User Picture]From: alohashark
2004-03-07 04:24 pm (UTC)
definitely I suggest the dick blick primed. the unprimed soaks up the gesso like it's going out of style. when I get the umprimed, I get the really heavy unprimed for acrylic stain painting ... like the jackson pollock sort of method with dribbles and stuff. i usually use my clothesline @ the cabin to dry the painting and see it from afar ( these are huge paintings like as big as big bedsheets ).

the blick primed canvas in a roll is midweight and quite good.
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