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More Studio Organization

September 10, 2009

Here are some more shots of the ways I’ve sorted all the things I need in the studio. I’m not a neatness freak at all, but I do require that I know where things are so I don’t have to look for them. Even when I’m less organized than I am at the moment, I still know where to put my hands on just about everything I want.

Hairdresser's cart, where I keep tools out that I use all the time.

Top of a hair stylist's cart, where I keep tools out that I use all the time, ready for a quick reach.

My encaustic paints, brushes, and encaustic medium

My encaustic paints, brushes, and encaustic medium

Assorted art papers

Assorted art papers, heat transfer roll, and roll of contact paper that I use for self-adhesive stencils

Things that make marks

Mostly things that make marks, plus some tape, glitter, etc.

Squeeze paints

Squeeze paints and a small baster

Rolled up paint skins, along with surfaces to make more

Rolled up paint skins, along with surfaces to make more (freezer paper, waxed paper, and foil.) I'm sad that the paint skins I'd collected from my paint palettes over the past two years got left behind in the move. I'll now have to rebuild my collection.

Maybe when I get everything stacked in tubs along the wall I will post some more pictures. The more I organize, the more I enjoy being there in the studio. I think my mother’s rocker will get a lot of use.


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6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 10, 2009 7:12 pm

    Wow, you’re good…everything at your fingertips.

    You mentioned encaustic medium; do you purchase or make your own? Just curious.
    I found a youtube vid tutorial on making your own, but time is always an issue when working a day job. Haven’t gotten into encaustics yet, but I can dream.

    • September 11, 2009 5:56 am

      DJ it isn’t hard to make at all, and I find it fun. You could have that on the warmer while you’re making dinner. Just melt it, stir several times, then cool and save it. Then when you need it you can melt it down again. (Use a very controlled heat source, such as a griddle with a thermostat.)

      I’m going to look for the video you mention. It would be nice to see someone else do it. I learned how just from reading several sources.

  2. September 11, 2009 5:04 am

    Oh yes I know. I’m convinced that my stuff keeps mating in the dark and is having sprouts. Sometimes it is even useful.

  3. September 11, 2009 6:16 pm

    Can you come and oragnise mine?
    Char

    • September 11, 2009 6:56 pm

      Much as I would love to, Charlotte, I can’t afford the air fare. Thank you for visiting and commenting! I’m happy to discover your blog.

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