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Tools You Can Use – Studio Rolling Cart

Where do you put all the stuff when you’re creating? It’s nice to have supplies handy but not strewn all over my painting surface but I’ve been struggling to find a cart that holds just the right amount and isn’t too big. I paint standing up so didn’t want something so large I couldn’t easily move it around the room with me.


This metal cart is just what I was looking for! It’s on the small side at about 18 inches long by 12 inches wide but holds a lot of art supplies and I’m able to attach magnetic hooks and containers to the bins for even more function. It stands about 30 inches high so the top bin is a good height for working supplies. What do you use in your workspace?

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Love Washi? Try These Bits of Washi Goodness!

Washi Tape

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How do you feel about surprises? I’m not usually very fond of them myself but this week I had a surprise that really did make my day. The mail carrier brought me a completely unexpected package with the most amazing washi tape! It was a gift from a friend – that is definitely happy mail 💖

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Bits of Washi Goodness

So, what’s so special about a few rolls of washi tape? This stuff really brings washi to a whole new level of interesting and beautiful. It’s actually washi paper shapes that are packaged into a roll – mind blown!

Each roll is made up of shaped bits of washi goodness that you pull off individually and use as separate elements in your project. The set I have has four rolls – hearts, leaves, flowers and flower petals – and varies in width depending on the shape.

Like many washi tapes, the shapes have beautiful colors and that lovely translucence that only washi has so you can layer the shapes for a sense of depth. Also like most washi tape, they are only tacky sticky in that they will come back off the paper so you’d want to treat them for permanency like you do regular washi. The roll comes in a sturdy plastic shell that’s easy to open and will hold it for storage. Given how the tape is made, keeping it protected for storage is a good idea.

Overall, I think it’s a supply to try – especially if you love washi and its delicate look. You can find the set I tried here.

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