Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday's Tip

I have been working through Tim Holtz' Compendium of Curiosities ( a blog challenge you can find here (studioL3.blogspot.com). I have done 3 of the techniques (a little out of order) and will be working with alcohol inks this week.

For those of you with alcohol inks, you know that you go through a lot of felt. I tend to change my felt frequently so as to not muddy the colors. This can get expensive - if you buy the pre-cut rectangles at you local craft store. Or, it can get time consuming, if you purchase a large sheet of felt and proceed to cut it your self (trust me extremely boring!)

Did you know that the felt used to clean guns is precut to the exact size for the alcohol ink tools? Plus, it comes in large bags that are much cheaper than those at the craft store.

Next time you run low on felt, check into a sporting goods store that sells gun cleaning supplies and save yourself some $$.


Nancy Y said...

ohhhh, good idea. I'll have Dana pick me up some next time she buys ammo!

Julie said...

Very clever find Connie! Thanks for the tip!