Supply List

Please note you do not need to run out and buy all these new supplies (unless, of course, you were hoping for an excuse and then by all means), this supply list is for your reference and to make things a bit easier (clickable images & links). Quite often you can make do with what you have or swap out one brand for another although it is always fun to experiment and play with different materials. Often on our journey its easy to think that if you just had the right this or that, or new this or that, then your work would progress. The most important thing is showing up to the practice of creating. The odd supply might be essential for one lesson here or there but if you have a general supply of basics you should be fine- improvise & experiment like an artist. Down the bottom you will find the supply lists from the presenters but remember you can swap things out, choose your own colours and improvise.

Be sure that this supply list doesn't overwhelm you- use what you have :) Don't let not having the "right" supplies stop you from creating. This list is just a reference.

Also note- this list is subject to grow as the presenters add bits and bobs :)

Basic Supplies:

Here is a general list of supplies which will cover most lessons. Each presenter may use a range of specific supplies but most can be improvised with the following.

Substrates of choice- Art journal, watercolour paper, sketchbook, canvas, canvas board (also a note pad, or coy paper)
Gesso, white
Paints- A collection of colours
Inks- India ink, acrylic ink, alcohol inks
Brushes
Adhesives- gel medium, modge podge, glue (one not all)
Drawing supplies- pencils, charcoal, crayons, pens, markers, Stabilo Aquarelle marking pencils, pastels

Ephemera- collaging papers
Found images and text, photos (personal), favourite quotes

 

Optional Supplies:

Creative Retreat Weekend Supplies:

Between the Covers- Galia Alena

  • Whatever supplies you have- truly, play- I used water colours, inks, acrylics, pastels, pencils, stabilo, gesso
  • Stillman & Birn Zeta journal ( a new favourite)

Mandala Altar- Galia Alena

  • Round substrate- I used a timber board like this one (or you could draw a circle on a square substrate.
  • Acrylic paints
  • Sta wet palette (my can't live without supply, seriously changed my practice).

Making your Mark- Veronica Funk

Whimsical Watercolours- Lucy Brydon

  • Watercolour paper (I used 140lb hot pressed A4 size)
  • Reference image : You can get a royalty free image from pixabay.com
  • Watercolours (I used Winsor and Newton coteman range but any make will do!)
  • Paintbrushes in variety of sizes
  • Coloured pencils (I used polychromos but prismacolour are also a good make just use what you have) variety of skin tones, browns, reds, pinks etc
  • White coloured pencil: either in the make you have or I used caran d'ache luminance
  • White acrylic ink
  • White neocolour ii crayon
  • Cling film (I think this is called saran wrap in the USA)
  • white gel pen

Notes from your Intuition & Grow the Good Hand- Fonda Clark Haight

Altered Book Journal - Amanda Grace

  • 2nd Hand Book for Altering- I used a Teenage Annual from the 80's
  • Mark Making Tools: pens, pencils, graphite, soluble & non soluble crayons
  • Acrylic Paint:
  • Heavy Body White, at least 2 Colours
  • Glue Stick | Matte Medium | Gloss medium or Varnish
  • Found Imagery from Books & Magazines or internet
  • paper ephemera
  • Spray Bottle
  • Paper Towels for blotting
  • Distress Ink
  • Carbon Paper

Magic Lion- Piarom

  • Pencil
  • Rubber
  • Masking Fluid / Liquid Frisket (such as this) and old Brush
  • Watercolours and Watercolourbrush
  • Colorful Collage bits
  • Gel Medium
  • Detail brush
  • Yellow Marker

Nature inspired Sacred Space Art- Andrea Gomoll

Crystal inspired Sacred Space Art- Andrea Gomoll

  • Heavyweight Watercolor Paper (size of your Choice -I worked on Halfletter Size)
  • Pencil (H or 2H) + Eraser
  • Watercolors (in Pan/ Liquid/ Tube) of your Choice (I used Prima Marketing Watercolor Confections)
  • Pentel Aqua Brush or other Brushes of your Choice)
  • Variety of Stencils of your Choice
  • Black waterproof Pen (I use Uniball Eye Rollerball Pen)
  • White Paintmarker (Sharpie or Molotow or other brand)
  • Texture Paste (I used Glitter Texture Paste & white Texture Paste)
  • Palette Knife
  • White &  Ecoline Liquid Watercolor
  • Glue/ Collage Medium (I used Art Patch)

Shiloh's lessons

Watercolor Paper Size 22X30, A Pen and Acrylic or Watercolor Paints. This could also be be done in a journal too, though there is a little less space to move around.

Desert Blooms- Kimberly Heli

  • 9 x12 wooden panel/canvas with deep sides if you choose (or canvas)
  • Collection of mixed papers- tissues/recycled bits/ handmade
  • Pencil
  • Paint - (you can choose your favorite) -white, pink - fluorescent/magenta, yellow- I use Hansa Yellow Light, teal, green, brown -(I used Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold), blue

Desert Blooms 2- Kimberly Heli

  • 18 x 24 wooden panel/canvas with deep sides if you choose (or canvas)
  • Collection of mixed papers- tissues/recycled bits/ handmade (enough for a large
  • painting)
  • Pencil
  • Paint - (you can choose your favorite), white, pink - fluorescent/magenta, yellow- I use Hansa Yellow Light, teal, green, brown -(I used Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold), blue

Layers of Whimsy- Lucy Brydon

  • Gelli plate. You can buy one from the Gelli Arts company and get 10% off on purchases over $20 using my special code (LucyB) here! www.gelliarts.com
  • Deli paper or tissue paper
  • Brayer
  • Selection of acrylics – craft acrylics work fine for this.
  • Small selection of texture tools, stencils, string, bubble wrap, combs etc to
  • make textures
  • Gel medium
  • Old paintbrush and credit card for applying gel medium
  • Flat paintbrush for applying paint to canvas or paper
  • Canvas board, canvas or watercolour paper
  • Selection of media for adding details – gel pens, inktense pencils (I used a blue and a purple) or if you don't have these you can use Caran D’ache Neo colors II instead.

Muck - Mystele Kirkeeng

  • Paper
  • Collage scrap(s)
  • Gel plate (optional- you can add grungy paint however you wish)
  • Matte medium
  • 9xxb general
  • Lyra 9b water-soluble
  • Water, jar, bottle
  • Blotting paper/scrap paper
  • Acrylic paint (pale umber, raw umber, light portrait pink)
  • Brayer
  • Chalk pastel
  • Painting knife
  • Part 2 (anything not listed in Part 1)
  • Charcoal
  • Colored Pencils
  • Water-soluble crayons
  • Mark making tools (skewers, needles, bamboo pen, etc…)
  • Acrylic paint (fluorescent orange, titan buff, titanium white)
  • Sepia Acrylic Ink
  • SpectraFix Fixative
  • White paint marker (Sharpie or Molotow or other brand)
  • Stamp
  • Permanent Ink Pad

I'm not sure what love is?- Emma Petitt

  • Large sheet of Acrylic suitable paper Papers to make collage-
  • I used Gelli Plate prints, but magazines, patterned papers, old work etc would work.
  • Matt medium or craft glue
  • Stencils or patterned blocks or rollers
  • Charcoal
  • pencil
  • White Gesso
  • Acrylic paint of your choice I used White,  Pale olive Turquoise Bright red Red iron oxide Yellow ochre
  • Flat edge brushes 1”, 3/4”
  • Paint roller
  • Water spray.
  • Scraper, plasterers tool/credit card/ art kidney etc
  • Plenty of kitchen roll

Be Bold- Emma Petitt

  • Large sheet of paper or canvas
  • Charcoal
  • pencil
  • Acrylic paint: White Titanium Buff (beige) Pale olive Red iron oxide Yellow ochre Black  Colony Blue( dusky blue) Prussian blue Soft charcoal or black pastel
  • Water spray
  • Paper towels
  • Scraper( credit card, wallpaper scraper, ice scraper etc will do)
  • Rubber or silicon art kidney/spatula.

Intentional Simplicity- Stephanie Lee

  • 140# or 300# watercolor paper (or any substrate you prefer)
  • Your favorite gel medium (I lIke Liquitex Matte Gel Regular) Clear gesso (Liquitex Brand)
  • Plastic scraper or old hotel key
  • collage images and ephemera
  • acrylic paints in your favorite colors
  • encaustic medium
  • pan for encaustic medium
  • bamboo brush for encaustic medium (and clothespins, if you need to keep the brush from falling into your skillet)
  • electric skillet
  • artist brushes
  • ruler or straight edge
  • dry and wet rags
  • water container
  • heat gun
  • masking tape
  • pencil

She Emerges- Toni Burt

  • Cardboard or other firm substrate
  • Liquitex Gel Medium – matte
  • Vintage papers - old sheet music or old book pages
  • Acrylic paints - white and neutral tones
  • Water soluble media - gouache or watercolours
  • White Gouache tube
  • Plastic scraper or an old credit card for collaging
  • Paint brush for gel medium
  • Round watercolour brush – large
  • Watersoluble graphite pencil
  • Graphite pencil – 7b or 8b

Asterea- Toni Burt

Watercolour paper – A3 size
Firm substrate or backing board (optional) – I use A3 5mm foamcore board
Liquitex Gel Medium – matte
Collage or scrapbook papers in bold colours and patterns
Old dress pattern paper – for hair
Water soluble media - gouache or watercolours
White Gouache tube
Plastic scraper or an old credit card for collaging
Paint brush for gel medium
Round watercolour brush – large
Watersoluble graphite pencil
Graphite pencil – 7b or 8b
White chalk pastel