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Hi Kelly Rae,
Here’s a quick tour of how I store my art supplies. I’m a big fan of keeping my art supplies out where I can see them. I noticed I wasn’t using them unless I could visually SEE them. I’m also a big fan of rolling carts….
I keep all of my paints (and gel mediums) in an industrial rolling cart – perfect for moving them around. Carts are tricky to find, but I generally find them at IKEA, or some kind of salvage/junk store.
Rolls of wallpaper and wrapping paper hang out in a large vintage basket.
I keep smaller pieces of paper in a rolling cart of drawers, organized by color. This particular rolling cart came from IKEA and it rolls right under my studio table.
I keep more papers and book sources in an old pink trunk. All my papers are out and easily accessible.
I keep my ribbons in my very own tiered tray. This tray sits right on my table. If you’re interested, you can purchase one here.
Inks and such:
I keep my spray inks, ink pads, and alphabet stamps in tiered baskets. And I keep brushes, texture tools, and stencils in one of my rolling carts (from IKEA).
I keep more stencils and stamps in another rolling cart (from IKEA). These rolling carts are KEY.
Pens, Pencils, and more
I keep small buckets of pens and pencils and other small stuff in a industrial roundabout that sits on my studio table. Love this thing. I bought it from Create-ologie which no longer exists online (boo), but again I’ve seen these around at industrial type salvage shops.
I found these vintage jewelry containers and they’re perfect for holding small ephemera, such as buttons, stamps, and more. I usually stack these on top of each other to help save room.
Hi, I'm Kelly Rae Roberts!
Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint and everything changed. Now I’m a full-time artist, author and Possibilitarian, who helps women explore their creativity, nourish their souls and build a thriving creative business.
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