One of the fun things about being an artist is sharing our tools with another artist! I had great fun with my sister-in-law last week as we played with each other's tools and shared ideas.
We were talking about how to dry a wet brush to keep it in pristine shape. I had read that brushes need to be upside down when drying so the water doesn't collect in the ferrule (the metal part that holds the bristles to the handle.) After surfing the internet, I saw something that I liked liked this so I decided to make one for myself.
I went to the dollar store and found this plastic container in the kids section. Perfect for holding three separate sections for water. Then, I had some left-over noodles from rolling and storing my quilts so I cut one to fit this container and used my scissor to cut a through to the hole in the middle so I could open up the noodle and place the noodle over one of the edges.
Then, I used a utility knife to cut lines through the noodle so my brushes can nestle inside these line and dry upside down, as they should. Fun, easy, and "almost" free!
Love to hear your creative ways of making your tools!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a fiber artist and love color and texture!