I've spent the last two days compiling all of the information received from bloggers on their favorite art supplies.
Yes, that is just a smidge of sarcasm. I got no responses. I know you people are out there. Hope you are happy with your art tools.
I played with my MagicStamp moldable foam stamps (see post below) for a couple of days. Yesterday evening, I went back to my old hand-carved stamps. By the way, I use SpeedBall Speedy-Cut carving blocks. The white stripes on the left side of the photo are done with the carving blocks. The stripes on the right are done with the MagicStamps. The paint is Jacquard Neopaque white. If there are better fabric paints, please let me know.
I assumed that since these foam blocks were so thick that I could get a very deep impression. Yet, it seems that only the top 1/4" will mold. Perhaps I am not heating the block up enough. I got an anonymous post the other day about household heat guns being way too hot. I used mine on low. Didn't seem to destroy anthing (yet, anyway). Perhaps it is an inferior household heat gun. When my husband used it to strip paint, it took three days to remove paint from 10 feet of baseboard. I don't think I need to worry about it getting too hot.
If anyone has any good advice on using the MagicStamps please let me know.
For my last piece, I changed sewing machine needles. I ordered Schmetz Microtex sharp needles. These seem to work far better than those cheap Singer needles I used to buy from that Big Box fabric store. If there are better needles out there, please let me know.
Well, I'm off to sit at the doctor's office for a while. Catch up on Brad and Angelina, or cull recipes from Family Circle. Since I'm going to the gynocologist, at least I don't have to worry about a tall stack of Field and Stream. If there are better magazines out there, please let me know.