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sa   EASEL
sa   PEN
xx   ART

Tips on working outdoors on large canvas. (1) An enclosed rack on a pickup truck for transporting the canvas. (2) A cable system to steady an aluminum easel. (3) General information on paints, brushes and other supplies.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1989 (v.6#7) pg. 67

A guide to drawing media (charcoal, conte crayon, colored pencil, graphite pencil, marker, pastel, pen and ink), the advantages and limitations of each.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1993 (v.10#6) pg. 64

Tip describes how to make an adjustable viewfinder.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1993 (v.10#11) pg. 9A

Tips on using old record racks and other commercial display racks for storage of paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 8A

Alternatives to spray varnishes and how to apply them to artwork. (1) Brush-on varnish. (2) Airbrushes. (3) Bottle-attached propellant sprays.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 60

Tips on making painting studio equipment from throwaways. (1) Hanging water container is made from a gallon-size milk carton. (2) Tissue dispenser is made from a one-pound coffee tin and uses toilet tissue pulled up through the center.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1994 (v.11#5) pg. 8A

Tips for the disabled artist. Easy adaptations and variations on standard studio equipment that can help overcome the challenges.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 2A

Tip on making an inexpensive, easy-to-construct cardboard "cabinet" for paper and matboard.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 7A

How to test the lightfastness of your most-often-used paint, colored pencil or pastel colors.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1994 (v.11#7) pg. 6A

Suggestions for recycling old art supplies (brushes, watercolor pigment, paper scraps, inks, pencils, pens and crayons).
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 36
Added Info ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1994 (v.11#10) pg. 8

Tip explains how to turn a dried-out water-based marker into a sponge blender for pastel and a stippling brush.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 3A

Practical tips on selecting and using a mouth atomizer for applying paint, fixatives and varnish.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1994 (v.11#12) pg. 2A

Folding work table that accommodates brushes and brush-cleaner can is made from PVC pipe and plywood.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1995 (v.12#5) pg. 6A

Adjustable mat or viewfinder is made from three L-shaped pieces of scrap matboard.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 6A

Ruler-like tool that helps paint straight lines.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1995 (v.12#12) pg. 35

Tip recommends durable cases (designed for other uses) to keep art supplies protected and organized.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 28

Tip suggests using a small-animal feed holder and plastic-covered wire basket to keep liquids and supplies handy while painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 28

Tip suggests using wheeled carry-on luggage for transporting art supplies and prints.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1997 (v.14#3) pg. 108

Making a car table for painting while sitting in the car.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 30

Tip suggests using an inexpensive sweater drying rack for supporting wet paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 31

Tip suggests using strips of Velcro on art materials and tools to keep them organized and handy.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 32

Tip describes how to make a mahlstick.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1997 (v.14#10) pg. 79

Tip shows how to make a mahlstick to support a hand above the surface of artwork in progress.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 24

Tip suggests how to recycle an old T-square or ruler with nicks along the edges by turning it into a mahlstick or bridge to keep hands out of wet paint.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1998 (v.15#8) pg. 64

How to create grid templates using a personal computer.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1998 (v.15#11) pg. 79

How to make a removable handle for carrying two stretched canvases at once.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1998 (v.15#11) pg. 82

How to make a mahlstick that can be folded to fit in a painting box.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 67

Tip suggests adapting an over-the-door clothes rod for hanging pads and sheets of art papers from clip-style pant and skirt hangers.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1999 (v.16#5) pg. 42

Meet the media. An exploration of the basic working characteristics of the 15 most common drawing and painting media: pencils, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, graphite, charcoal, scratchboard, pastel, pens, oils, watercolor, gouache, egg tempera, acrylic, alkyd and casein.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1999 (v.16#6) pg. 22

Paint box checklist. Ten artists describe the unique, but useful, tools and supplies they carry in their paint boxes.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1996 (v.23#2) pg. 46

Artist's sketch board is complete with a paper pad and holders for markers.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #680 Dec 1984 (v.80) pg. 55, 60

Art on a roll. Wall-mounted rack holds rolls of scrap newsprint and makes it easy for children to pull down and tear off sheets for their art projects.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1988 (v.165#2) pg. 115

Tip: Storage system for drawing equipment or workshop materials is a simple wooden box with eleven plastic cutlery trays used as divided drawers.
SUNSET Apr 1979 (v.162#4) pg. 148