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Supply List

Supply list:

  1. You will need several small (about 5 x 7”) and 3 half sheets (size 15 x 22”) of Arches 140 lb. watercolor paper. (Bring more if

    you are a fast painter)

  2. Support board. I use plywood board or foam core.

  3. Bring your watercolor palette filled with your usual colors, making sure that you let them dry in the palette for one or two days. (The

    reason for this, is that I double load colors and if they are fresh out of the tube, you won’t be able to do this procedure. However, if you are used to using fresh watercolors, you may do that.) Because everyone always asks, my palette is as follows. I use mainly transparent colors. (Please do not feel that you must go out and buy these colors. The most important 5 colors are listed first.) Aureolin yellow, permanent rose (or DaVinci red rose deep), cobalt blue, winsor green, alizarin crimson, antwerp blue, French ultramarine blue, manganese blue, cerulean blue, quinacridone gold, burnt sienna, permanent magenta, winsor red, neutral tint, and scarlet lake.

  4. Watercolor brushes (bring your favorites) I use 1” flat and 1⁄2 “flat, and a small (#6) round brush.

  5. One acrylic 1/2” flat brush (for applying matte medium)

  6. #2 Pencil, eraser

  7. Sketch pad or notebook for taking notes.

  8. Tracing paper

  9. Graphite paper (my favorite is Saral brand, available at Dick Blick or Cheap Joes)

  10. Ruler, Scissors

  11. Water containers (old Cool Whip containers work great) bring 2.

  12. Masking tape.(*Please NO BLUE tape. It affects your color choices!

  13. Kleenex brand tissues (because they pop up for easy grabbing) AND/OR paper towels

  14. Sponge or rag for wiping off your brushes.

  15. Spray bottle (I use a push button top, old Windex bottle. You can usually get these at convenience gas stations.)

  16. Blow dryer (optional)

  17. Masking fluid (My favorite is Pebeo brand, available through Cheap Joes catalog.)

  18. Palette knife or plastic disposable plastic knife (make sure it can fit into the neck of the masking fluid bottle)

  19. White and black heavy body acrylic paints

  20. Wax Paper

  21. Collage papers. Regular tissue paper (that you wrap gifts with), old magazines, and napkins work great for this process.

  22. Bring one package of napkins that have repetitive shapes on them. (For instance, black and white checks, or polka dots that are

    in high contrast. Cocktail napkins with colorful borders are a favorite of mine.) I use card stock papers for this collage purposes too.

    We will have a napkin exchange.

  23. Acrylic matte medium or YES paste (to use for gluing the collage pieces)

  24. ATG tape, or double stick tape. Get the ones that are in small dispensers in the scrapbooking section at Michaels Craft Store.

25. Permanent black markers, ultrafine and fine tips. ( I love the Sharpie Twin Top black marker)

26.  Workable Fixative Spray (I prefer Krylon brand) find it at Michaels or Dick Blick Art Supplies.

Optional items: (all of the items below are OPTIONAL and not needed for the actual projects)

  1. Caran d Ache watersoluble crayons

  2. Colored markers for detail work. (I’ll have others for you to borrow, if you prefer.) My favorite brand is Tombow, but I also like

    Prismacolors. I also use acrylic markers sometimes, (Molotow brand).

  3. Rubber Brayer

  4. (optional). Gold Reactive Foil (available at Hobby Lobby) OR Gold Foil Paper (available at Pebeo Porcelaine

    Gold paint tube (available at Dick Blick and Cheap Joes Catalog)

  5. White permanent marker or gold markers also come in handy for details.

If you have questions about the supplies, my email is:

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