September 10, 2013

Today's Tuesday Tip - "Blue-Jean Scrap Paint Blotters"

When I am working on a painting, I find that having a blotter to wipe my brushes is quite handy.  Old tee shirt rags are all well and good and also near at hand, but being able to wipe off copious amounts of paint quickly and (somewhat) neatly is helpful to keeping the creative process flowing.  When I wear-out a pair of jeans, I dissect the garment into long squares of folded fabric which acts as a blotter for paint and turps. When one side is dirty I fold it over and over and over until there is no clean side left.  I have been known to use a folded paper towel on top if I am really throwing the paint around.

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