One of the source books I used for my Long Series was Gray’s Anatomy. I wonder if this is the most used book by artists working with collage?
I recently bought a wooden paint scraper at my local hardware store. It’s used by house painters, and it doesn’t gouge wood. I found it to be very useful in my studio, and it quickly became one of my favorite tools. I use it like a brush and a painting knife, and it also works as a burnisher.
I decided to try and make my own versions using pine, 1/4 inch doweling, and a bit of glue. I cut the pine with a handsaw, and drilled a 1/4 inch hole deep enough to hold the dowel. I put glue in the drilled hole, stuck in the dowel, cut the dowel to a comfortable length, and let it dry. It works well with oil paint, and because the paint will stain it I made several for different colours. It probably isn’t something that is to the taste of many painters, but maybe some will find uses for it that I haven’t thought of.