this question may belong in the lounge, but it is art related so I think It may best be suited here.
Anyway, I opened up my art box, and I found that my pencil tip needed sharpening so I pulled out my rug cutter/box cutter and began to shave it's wood. Then I thought to myself, "I wonder what other odd tools other people use".
I mean, I don't have an exacto knife in my box, and prefer the weight and power of the box cutter, so I use that instead. It's also cheaper.
I've heard that artists are sort of improvisational geniuses when it comes to making use of "tools" so I'm wondering what other oddities people use.
I met a man who was using shoe polish when he ran out of black paint.
I once used a coffee for a monochromatic water color.
Instead of an art box, I've seen many people buy tackle boxes that look almost identical.
I keep many of my art supplies in an arts and crafts/ bead separator.
Then of course there's the famous hair spray versus store brand fixative debate.
What have you Macgyvered recently? Do you have any tools or mediums that are not "normal"? tools or mediums that are unconventional?
and what's the story behind it?