artist handmade

I recently started playing with my @pepetools_usa rolling mill. I received the 188.20A. This unit is combination rolling mill. I created a textured band from a 6x2.5mm half round wire I had laying around. First I flattened it using the flat rollers. Then I used a thin screen from a tripod I had ( but never used). I like taping or gluing the texturizing piece to the Sterling so it stays in place while rolling. Sandwich through the manilla envelope and roll. You can also use paper towels for further protection but found it unnecessary for this project. I like rolling it through a few times at different angles. My result a beautiful deep texture. I will be posting more ways I use the rolling mill soon 💙 also my rolling mill is not mounted yet as I don’t have a perfect spot so it will be easier once mounted to a surface 💪
John Mayer - vultures

Hey y’all,

With the most recent tumblr update to mobile apparently completely decimating the tumblr careers of every artist and creator on this site, I figure this is as good a time as any to issue a reminder that reblogging the work of artists you admire on this website is arguably the best way you can support them.

Homemade Inks

One of the many ways for us artsy witches to use the natural world in our practice is by making our own inks. The act of collecting ingredients, creating the ink, filling it with your energy and intent, and using it in your craft is truly magical! You can add some special touches to your Grimoire, draw sigils, add to potions, create fabulous works of art, or just replace your chemical filled paint with a non-toxic, eco-friendly alternative that is safe for your kids!

Here are some base materials you can use to make inks and the color they generally make. Obviously there’s some variation with the final color depending on the material itself (more or less ripe and the inherent color variation between selections for example) but this will give you a general idea. Also note that the color of some materials can change over a period of time.

Berries

  • Red Cherry- Red or Light Pink
  • Pokeberry- Hot Pink
  • Red Rasberry- Medium Pink
  • Black Cherry- Pink/Purple
  • Black Rasberry- Light Purple
  • Blackberry- Purple
  • Huckleberry- Denim Blue
  • Buckthorn- Hunter Green

Nuts

  • Black Walnut- Rich Brown
  • Avacado Pits- Red/Pink
  • Peach Pit- Black
  • Almond Shells- Black

Other Options

  • Coffee
  • Black Bean
  • Sumac
  • Spinach
  • Red Cabbage
  • Turmeric
  • Jicama
  • Onion Skin
  • Wild Grape
  • Goldenrod


Experiment! This list is no where near exhaustive and there’s tons of combinations to explore. I will be posting about my process for making inks and providing some examples soon so stay tuned!

Moon Journaling

I just finished making this handmade book which I’m using to start a Moon Journal or Book of Moons. This is a book used to compile information about the moon, it’s phases, and to track your own lunar magickal practice. Here’s a list of inspirations for starting your own moon journal!

1. Esbat- definition and description
2. Lunar cycle
3. Lunar calendar for the year
4. Sections dedicated to each phase going into more depth. (New, waxing, full, waning)
5. Rare occurrences like blue moons, red moons, eclipses etc.
6. Maiden/Mother/Crone
7. Moon Names
8. Lunar dieties
9. Animal Correspondences
10. Drawing down the moon
11. Tarot spreads
12. Lunar Gardening
13. Spells/rituals
14. Recipes (I plan on including food, teas, and potions and a recipe for moonshine!)
15. Crafts
16. Songs/Poems/Prayers/Devotionals
17. Definitions for words associated with the moon
18. Color associations
19. How to charge crystals
20. Gems/crystal associations

Grab a notebook, fancy journal, or make your own book of Moons and start living in tune with the lunar cycle!