The Perfect Tool
I am a proponent of using tools that are right for the task and that make the task easier.
This horrible looking thing is a tool I made myself. You can see that it is well used.
I use it all the time for fabric painting, and jewelry making. Yes, weird combo, but it works. Great.
When I lay the fabric on it to paint, the padding allows me to press the brush or sponge into the fibers of the fabric. And I can pin jewelry pieces to the foam. It works a lot better than trying to tape something to the table top to hold it still.
When it gets too bad looking, I change the cover or just lay another piece of fabric over the top while I am working.
It is just a piece of upholstery foam 12" x 16" and 2" thick.
I taped a piece of muslin around it, with a 12" x 16" canvas board on the back. You can make it any size. I have been thinking I would like a mini version for jewelry making on the road. It is not fancy, pretty, or expensive, and it does the trick. Best few pennies I ever spent.
Do you have any homemade tools that you can't live without?
Have you used your Tool Vitamin C?
Posted by Kim at 5:04 PM