Monday, November 10, 2008

"Fancy Paint Stick"



~So, I have gotten a few emails & comments, asking about & where do you get a paint stick~
~That is easy~ my "fancy paint stick" is just a bamboo stick.~Scenics use them to extend there arm, so they can paint standing up.~ Most drops~i.e. the backdrops you see in plays are painted on the floor, then hung when they are done.~ Most backdrops are quite large and yes, very often you are standing on what you are painting.~You want to paint standing up for several reasons,1~,you get a better view of what you are painting & 2~ it is much easier on the back.

It does take a bit of getting used to, painting with a long stick & standing up~ but, it really works & it's fun.

So~ back to the "fancy paint stick" & how to make one. First find a bamboo stick, one that works with your height. Since, I am such a shorty person, not many can use my stick~ I have had this one for years, & am lost without it.It's like my magic paint wand.~ Anyway, you simply slit the top, as you see in the top photo and wrap rubber bands around it.~ Now, you can put any paint brush you want in the stick & paint away~ Switching brushes as you need to.~

~I hope this helps~ ~Amy~ have a lovely day!~

6 comments:

Bev's Jewelry said...

Aren't some of the best "tools" just like your paint stick? And they are often favorites?
My problem with your paint stick would be painting anything recognizable. Now, that is true of a small or medium or large brush. Painting up on a wall or down on the floor. The reason I admire artists like you.
Bev

Amy Sullivan said...

~Why Thank you, Ms. Bev~
But, you are the one with the talent & patients to create your beautiful jewelry~
oxox~Amy~

Paz said...

How very interesting! A bamboo stick. Cool!

Paz

Uneekdolldesigns said...
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Uneekdolldesigns said...

Interesting blog read...looks like hard work to me! LOL!

November 12, 2008 8:44

Leslie said...

Hey Amy Girl-
I have awarded you "The Marie Antionette, A Real Person, A Real Award." that was given to me by Art Lover.

See details on my blog!

Congrats!

Love you,

Leslie