Tuesday, November 11, 2008

three new supply trials

A few days ago, we were sharing about our first experience with gouache and thought better to try with savoir faire's yellow ochre opaque gouache.  While not as smelly as the winsor newton, the product was also not as luxurious.  We thought it had rather a flat feel and appearance and was more difficult to spread over the paper.  

Another adventure led us to Tyson's Corner's The Container Store where we were looking for clear storage drawers for small artists' tools.  We found an 11-drawer stacking unit (very similar to the one shown) and so far it's working for us except for the fact that the drawers pull all the way out of the unit and the drawer edges appear to be able to chip easily.  

Lastly over at DC's Utrecht, we picked up a bottle of Tombo Mono Aqua Liquid Glue with two applicators in nontoxic acid free.  The two applicators are great and the glue is good for paper crafts, even with very glossy weights.