In this video from the Hobby Night channel, Angela shares 5 “hacks” that she’s discovered during pandemic isolation.
While these are directed at tabletop game hobbyists, all of them are applicable to other types of hobbying, crafting, and making. They include using small organizer boxes to store and organize parts, various uses for poster putty, using cool box art as backdrops for photographing small objects (in Angela’s case, painted minis), and using brush soap as a conditioner and re-pointer.
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