Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Remember that old Batman movie where Michael Keaton was Batman and Jack Nicholson was the Joker?  And at one point, the Joker asked, "Where does he get those wonderful toys?" 

Well, I got some wonderful toys last week in the mail.  We had a very belated birthday celebration with the family in March (the birthdays were in January and February but the family is BUSY), and I got 2 more gift cards.  One from Dick Blick and one from Cheap Joes.  So...drooling over the catalogs, I picked out some toys for printmaking.

Watercolor cards, Printmaking Cards, a Speedball Lino Cutter, 2 easy-cut blocks, a heat gun and moldable foam stamps (which is why I wanted the heat gun - you heat the block then press a firm stencil or item into the block which leaves an imprint that can be used again and again OR you can reheat the block and start over with something else).  Also got a couple of small stencils although they seem fairly flimsy - hope they work out.  

I need to do some planning for class so my students can make watercolor monotype prints without a press - we'll see how it works.  

Have you purchased any new art supplies this year?  What did you get?  How are you going to use them?  

3 comments: said...

Fun. Can't wait to see what you do with all of these goodies.

RH Carpenter said...

Carol, I will be playing soon in order to get the class ready for next Tuesday when we will do watercolor monoprinting on cards :)

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

How exciting!!! The mouldable/remouldable foam sounds very interesting. I bet you have a lot of fun with that.