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!~