1. I use torn newspaper or used copy paper to cover my canvases to add texture. Just use gel medium to glue it to the canvas and then give it a coat of gesso. Or you can skip the gesso and let some of the print peek through.
2. When we go out to eat, the wait staff always gives us more napkins than we can use. I always stuff them in my bag to use when I paint. Fast food places always give you a ton of napkins too.
Save them, they're free!
3. I never use throw-away pallets. Buy them in plastic at the craft store for only a dollar or two. You'll be saving trees and landfill space.
4. I save tissue paper and any packing material I receive to use later to ship my own packages. I also use plastic bags from Target, Walmart, etc. to wrap my paintings to protect them from possible water damage and cushion my packages.
If you do anything in your studio that may help the environment leave a comment! I'd like some more ideas.
And here is a little peek at my newest Halloween doll.
Have a great day!