Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tips and Hints from a Multi-Talented Artist

Jody of Sweet Bear Creek Whims has been crafting for many years and has a list of Tips and Hints for all crafters.
Here is a sampling:
1: Prevent thread from tangling- Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce to eliminate the static cling on the thread.

2: Do you ever wonder how an artist will get such fine painted detail on a piece? They own a magnifying head piece. Yes, you do look like an alien from another planet, but it is a must when painting fine details such as eyes, eyelashes and more. The magnifyer fits right on your head, can be tightened and bring the item right up close! I wouldn't be without one... There are times when you may be caught by company or the UPS man unexpectidly with this thing on, yes it is a bit embarrassing!!
 
3: My absolute most favorite sculpting tool ever are the Forsline And Starr Shapers, I do not know what I would do without them! They are perfect tools for so many sculpting applications...JMHO 
4: Stuffing is an art, not always easy to get a nice smooth job done, but with practice it does come! My must have tool for this is the Barbara Willis stuffing tools, this makes the job way easier! 
5: I am a glue fan, have glue for every application, I have tried them all and the winners are: Gripp, Fabri Tac and Beacon clear glue and E6000, these can always be found in my craft room.


Thank you Jody for sharing a few of your tips here. 
Jody can be found here:
http://sweetbearcreekwhims.blogspot.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetBearCreekWhims

6 comments:

Firecracker Kid said...

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Betsy said...

Thank you Jody for the great tips!

Michelle said...

Hi, those are awesome tips. Thanks for sharing. Please stop by for a visit soon.
Xo

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing your great tips!
Kim

The Farmer's Attic said...

Great tips!!! Thanks so much for sharing. (I would like to see a pic wearing the head piece though.)

Cane River Crafts said...

I will definitely have to try some of these. My mom always had one of those magnifying headpieces on, lol. Thanks for the blast from the past.