The other day I took a bike ride down to the best store ever, SCRAP. I’ve been watching a ton of YouTube videos of people doing mixed media art and collages, and it inspired me to get some paints! I never worked with paints before because I’ve always figured they were for artists; you know, those that can draw, doodle, or do something other than take other people’s art and turn it into something else.
Since I wasn’t sure if I would really enjoy using paints, I figured I should pick up some super cheap ones to start with. Off to SCRAP I go! They have tons of collage bits; all the magazines you could imagine, papers of all kinds, maps, game pieces, and more. It was hard to resist but I know I don’t need any more paper bits right now. Especially after a pen pal just sent me 14 pounds of ephemera.
The acrylic paint bin at SCRAP is full of mostly neutral colors but all the paints are just 25 cents. I tried to dig through and find some fun colors, and I picked out several that I thought I would use. I know nothing about paint or paint types so I’m not picky! I was really hoping to find a few of those spray-type paints that I see everyone using in their videos. They look like so much fun and create a really cool look. I did find one spray bottle, nearly empty and pink, but I picked it up anyway. It doesn’t quite create the look that I’ve seen but I figured I might be able to clean it out and put some different paint in it.
I also picked up a ton of Gelly Roll pens. I love these pens but they are often $2+ in stores so I never buy them. At SCRAP? These pens are 10 cents each. For 10 cents, I didn’t care if I bought a bum pen that didn’t write so I just picked up as many as I could find in their gel pen bin.
The other random things I picked up was the x-ray (because how can you resist buying an x-ray?!), some glitter glue, and also packs of used postage. I totally forgot to put the postage in the picture but it’s pretty self-explanatory! The postage packs were $2 a pack but I had to get a few! All in all, my total came to $11 and some change. I love SCRAP!
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I love Scrap too — we have one here in SF and I have been to the PDX Scrap too. Very fun. You got some good stuff.
Yes! I rode my bike the day I went so I limited space to take stuff home. I’ll have to take a car trip and pick up everything 😀
What what! Totally saving the SCRAP site for next time I’m in Portland! Sounds like an awesome spot. I’ve been trying to incorporate paint into my projects in the last few years. It’s kinda oddly scary because I feel like I have no control over paint, whereas I feel pretty comfortable with pen/sharpie/etc.
Oh, and GELLY ROLL PENS! I got excited when I saw those! 🙂
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Definitely check out SCRAP! It’s really amazing. Gelly Roll pens for 10 cents a pop!
Paints are super scary! I’ve decided to let my fear go and just have fun! 🙂