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Art supplies I wish I had sooner

There are many art supplies you already own and know you need for making good art.

But let me show you one that you may not have thought about that is great to have if you like doing art projects of small home improvements.

Carbon paper

This is absolutely amazing. Sometimes you find the perfect font or image and you want to copy it on your project. But you also want it to be as perfect as possible. So it is really easy to print out the perfect image and traces it.

You can buy this in packs of 10 or 100 papers.


How to use carbon paper

You put the dark blue shiny side down on the project you want to trace in the image on. That means the light blue side is up. On top of that you put the paper that has your image on it that you want to traces. Then you can just trace that image on the normal paper with a pen. And when you are done you can lift of all the papers and your image will be on your project. Keep in mind that the blue lines on your project are permanent you can not get it of with an eraser.

I hope this wil help you to create better art without breaking a sweat.

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5 ways to use a drawing doll

We all know the real way to use a drawing doll. But when you don’t need the doll it is just standing in the corner some where or lie in a drawer.

There are also a few usefull ways to use a drawing doll when you are not using it for drawing.

  1. hang your jewelry  on the arms and around the neck


2. hold some pens and pencils. You can also hang scissors from its arms


3. Put it somewhere as decorations


4. Let the doll hold a book or picture frame


5. Put the doll somewhere funny


If you are inspired to buy a drawing doll that will do more that just collect dust you can buy it here. I will make a small commision which would really help me out.

Buy a drawing doll here

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How to organize your arts & craft cabinet

I always kept all my art supplies in a drawer under my bed. But I am a bit of a hoarder so recently the drawer became a bit to small. And it was alright for a while but I kept pushing more and more things in that drawer.

So solution to my problem was simpel: A new cabinet for my art supplies.

Luckily my father had a small cabinet with three drawers like this one that would fit most of my supplies. So that was perfect.

The start

When I got the cabinet it was really dusty so I cleaned it really well. I think I needed to clean it three times to get it completly clean.

When that was done I got all my art supplies out of the drawer it was currently in. This gave me a good idea of all the things I had and how I got sort them out.

I knew I wanted to make one drawer for paint and one drawer for supplies like pens, knives, pencils, glue etc. So I put al the thing in those two drawers. When I was reorganizing the old drawer I got the idea to fill the last remaining drawer with my portfolio and craft paper.

After everything was in the right drawer I was not really happy with the way the top drawer was layed out. It still looked really messy. So I got a few cardboard boxes to also organize that a bit beter.


It looks great. Everything is easy to acces so I know all the things that I have. I have no reason to forget things that I have or to be to lazy to do art just beause I am to lazy to get the supplies. It is all organized. Even my parents can find things to borrow again. (I am not sure if that last thing is a good thing.)

To make this process a bit easier you can also buy drawer organizers here. This is an affiliate link. Ifyou buy it using this link it won’t cost you any extra but it does help me.

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Little apothecary bottles

apothecary small bottle tutorial in black with paint and hot glue. Very easy to do.

Easy apothecary bottles made from old pil bottles I had from years ago.

You can easy skip the step with the hot glue if you want to. No need to do that or maybe you can use other craft glue you have that is not to watery.


The only things you need:

  • pil bottles
  • gesso
  • chalkboard paint
  • hot glue (optional)
  • silver or gold paint ( or other color if you want.)
  • brushes
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The end of Inktober 2019

IMG_20191016_164521I am not going to lie I am quite happy Inktober is over now. I did find my love for drawing back. But with school I sometimes had some trouble finding the time. I already
expected this when I started. This was the reason that I made doodles instead of full drawing.


What I learned from this.

I found my love for drawing back. I had not drawn for a few months. So it was really nice to start making little drawings again.

But I realised that I like to make quick drawings. Draw an avocado on toast, a ghost and special love for faces. I really love drawing faces as you might have seen by now.


But  I am happy I did it. Which is the most important thing.



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I do prefer a pencil

This week I found out that I do prefer a pencil over the ink. Not to erase but to make the lines softer. If I had used different ink and different way to apply that ink I would have been able to make the lines softer. But I did not do that.

The thing I liked about using a pen for inktober was that I always had one around. And it is really easy to use. But with a pencil, I smudge out some of the lines with my finger. This makes the lines softer. Sometimes that gives a different feel to a drawing or doodle.


My doodles for this week:


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I do not like drawing I like doodling

Last week I really fell back in love with drawing. Or so I thought. I realised that I like to make a quick drawing. Or at least most of the time. I still like making a portrait once in a while. But that always take 8+ hours. Sometimes you just need a quick fix. So a doodle will do just fine. Than expectations are not so high. Than it is fine if you mess up.


Doodles for the weeks inktober