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Craftsupply recommendations
by <Hidden> on September 27, 2021 - 8:11 PM
Total posts: 284
Location: Netherlands

Your must have craft & tool supplies to keep on hand. Crafting on a budget. Brilliant ways to organize your craft supplies.  Discuss general craft matters common to many types of craft like which glue is best, whether glass cutting mats are any good, paper trimmers vs guillotines etc.. Discuss it all here.

Re: Craftsupply recommendations
by <Hidden> on October 24, 2022 - 1:18 AM
Total posts: 13
Location: Belgium
What art materials, supplies and brands do you recommend for someone who is starting?

Re: Craftsupply recommendations
by <Hidden> on October 24, 2022 - 6:21 PM
Total posts: 284
Location: Netherlands

Welcome onboard! When I started I did not have much pretty paper, scissors, glue and I used a lot of magazines to cut for embellishments. I did buy a papercutter really soon, I can't cut anything straight ;-)

What basics do you need?

Paper: You will need different types of paper, such as cardstock, construction paper, origami paper, etc., depending on the project you are working on.
Scissors: A good pair of scissors is essential for cutting paper accurately. Choose a pair that is comfortable to hold and has a sharp blade.
Glue: Glue is necessary to hold the paper pieces together. You can use a variety of glues, such as white glue, glue sticks, or tape.
Ruler: A ruler will help you measure and cut straight lines.
Pencil(s): A pencil is useful for sketching out your design or marking lines on the paper.
Optional supplies: Depending on the project you are working on, you may also want to have other supplies on hand, such as colored pencils or markers for coloring, a bone folder or score board for creasing and folding paper, or templates or patterns to use as a guide.

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Re: Craftsupply recommendations
by <Hidden> on December 24, 2022 - 7:40 PM
Total posts: 13
Location: Belgium
Here are some craft and tool supplies that I recommend keeping on hand:

  1. Glue - A good all-purpose glue like Aleene's Tacky Glue can be used for various materials

  2. Scissors - A good pair of scissors is essential for any crafter. Look for comfortable grips and sharp blades that can easily cut through various materials

  3. Paints - Acrylic paints are a versatile choice for various craft projects. They dry quickly and can be used on various surfaces

  4. Brushes - Keep a variety of brushes on hand, including small and large ones, for different types of projects. Look for ones with synthetic bristles, as they tend to be more durable and easier to clean

  5. Paper trimmers - They are great for quickly and accurately cutting paper to size. Look for ones with a grid or ruler to help you get precise cuts

  6. Glass cutting mats - These are a great tool if you work with materials that could potentially damage your surfaces, such as sharp blades or hot glue guns. They provide a protective surface to work on and can be easily cleaned
Consider buying bulk or shopping for sales and discounts to save money on craft supplies. You can also look for alternative materials or reuse items you already have around the house. To organize your craft supplies, use storage containers, baskets, or bins to keep everything neat and easily accessible. You can also use labels or drawers to keep things organized and easy to find.