Perhaps you don’t think of Q tips in a Visual Artist’s tool bag. There are substances you don’t need to check the smell. The phrase “off gassing” should be avoided when using, alcohol, paint thinner, adhesive removers, etc. As a painter using Gouache, a thicker water based paint, I use Q tips for spot coating an area. That’s as much as I can reveal about my process. Aside from painting on museum archival board, I challenge myself with painting on the silver plastic coating inside potato chip bags, cork, vellum, slate and mulberry paper.
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