Deus ex machina # 2
Instead of weighing sugar and flour, this repurposed kitchen digital scale now measures pigments, water, oils and more. This basic appliance is indispensable for creating consistant paints and pastels. Paint and pastel recipes must be precise; crude measurements by spoonfuls and cups and pinches are fine for chocolate chip cookies and crêpes, but not for quality art materials. If you make your own paint and pastels, I recommend you use a similar scale too. Otherwise, you may discover a beautiful colour and less precise measurements may prevent you from recreating it when you want to make another batch.