Thursday, October 8, 2015

Day 8: What's in Your Junk Drawer?

Day 8: Show me the tools! 

What did you come up with?  The Challenge for Day 8 is to continue looking for ways to make tools, and do a glass powder sgraffito sketch of your choosing.  You can take as much time as you like today, and you may use any handmade or found object as tool, in addition to your business card, sifter, and fingers.  NO PAINTBRUSHES!!!  Nope. no.... just don't do it...

This is one of my favorite tools, made from a paint stir stick, red duct tape, and plastic doll eyelashes. No dolls were harmed in the making of this tool... or were they????  ha ha 

Many of you have asked about reference photos to use for these drawing days. Here is a fabulous website you'll want to check out:       www.paintmyphoto.ning

This is a website for artists who are looking for reference photos that are free to use without copyright infringement.  Kind photographers post their photos there for the sole purpose of allowing other artists to use them as reference photos to create artwork!  Sharing is nice! Here is my glass sketch, as well as my alcohol ink painting for Day 8 of Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 Painting Challenge.  Whew!


  1. Love the eyelash tool, Kelly. Very inventive!

  2. Kelly Crosser AlgeJanuary 7, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    It works great for fur too!

  3. ha ha...plastic doll eyelashes...glad they weren't still attached to the doll

  4. LOVE the PMP site.... they also have a FB page:


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