What’s In My Toolbox

I love ‘What’s In My Bag’ posts, so I thought a ‘What’s In My Toolbox’ post would be an easy way of sharing the books and items that I enjoy and which inspire my blog posts, home projects and Diploma work.

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  • A2 Drawing Board with parallel motion [here]
  • Putty rubber [here]
  • A3 white paper
  • A3 tracing paper
  • Drawing pens (0.3mm, 0.5mm)
  • Scale Rules (1:10, 1:20, 1:50 scales) [here]
  • Retractable pencil
  • Adjustable set square [here]
  • Masking tape
  • Crayola coloured pencils
  • Coloured pastels
  • Watercolour pencils

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  • White matt emulsion paint
    – Wickes Trade Matt
  • Coloured emulsion paint & tester pots
    – Leprechaun (Wickes, Silk)
    -Aubergine (Wickes, Silk)
    – Purple Haze (Wickes, Tester)
    – Teal (Wickes, Tester)
    – Duck Egg (Wickes, Tester)
    – Liquorice (Wickes, Tester)
  • Clear varnish
  • Sandpaper
  • Sanding block
  • Varied paintbrushes
  • White spirit

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  • Scribus [free]
    I use this programme to create inspiration boards for my Diploma assignments and bits and pieces for my blog.
  • Sketch Up [free]
    I’m still getting to grips with Sketch Up, but I can make basic 3D models of houses and rooms using this programme.
  • Picasa [free]
    I use this as a basic photo editor as I can’t afford Photoshop. It allows me to edit brightness and retouch photos, along with having a whole host of cool effects.

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