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 and see what different artists are using. 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 copy 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:

Make Create Express Supplies:

Denise Daffara:

Lesson 1:

  • strathmore journal page / mixed media paper

  • acrylic paint in colours from your inspiration pieces. I used : ultramarine blue, teal, copper, white, unbleached titanium, paynes grey, burnt sienna 

  • gell pens : silver, copper, gold, white

  • black fine line permanent pigment pen

Lesson 2:

  • 1 sheet of A4 paper per ‘Little Book’

  • various paints - heavy body acrylic (white, paynes grey, sand)

  • white gesso

  • matte medium

  • gel medium

  • old brush

  • plastic card for spreading

  • acrylic inks (I used daler rowney - burnt umber, paynes grey & indigo

Laura Horn

Lesson 1:

Lesson 2:

  • Gathered nature for inspiration e.g. sticks, stones, feathers, seeds, pods

  • Sketch paper and pen or pencil for quick compositional sketches

  • Watercolour Paper for the main piece-I use Canson Heritage 300gsm in cold press (A4 size)

  • Painter's tape (optional)

  • Selection of brushes suitable for watercolour

  • I mainly use a 1/2 inch mop brush and a small round brush for finer details

  • Paint palette, water container and paper towel

  • Variety of watercolour paints and or acrylic inks. I use:
    Art Spectrum Watercolour - Indigo, Australian Grey, Permanent Rose, Burnt Sienna, Daniel Smith Watercolour - Transparent Red Oxide, Moonglow, Autumn Mystery, Daler Rowney Acrylic Ink - Quinacridone Rose

  • A few Mark-making supplies e.g. paint pens, oil pastels, water-soluble crayons etc. I use:

  • Posca Paint Pen - Beige and Gold

  • Oil Pastel - Grey

Galia Alena

Lesson 1:

  • Substrate of your choice (I used a timber board)

  • Glue (I used Golden’s Gel medium)

  • Ink (acrylic, alcohol)

  • Acrylic paints (your choice of colours)

  • Pencil (ruler and compass)

  • Ephemera

  • For the encaustics- encaustic medium, encaustic brushes, heat gun, and gridle to heat wax, oil paint in accent colour.

Lesson 2:

Amy Steinberg:

  • A favorite paint brush, I use a very worn Escoda size 14 flat brush

  • An old credit card, used gift card. I also use a silicone paint shaper, 
1”

  • Gloves if you choose.

  • Quick dry spray fixative - Face mask for using while spraying fixative.

  • Art journal and/or scratch pieces of paper for quick sketches and/or 
note taking

  • A bin of water, paper towels, old rags or baby wipes, your choice

  • Water soluble graphite - Lyra

  • Soft vine charcoal

  • Caran d’Ache neocolour ii crayon Artists’ Crayon -Assorted

  • Golden Acrylics - Heavy Body - Assorted

  • Gesso Utrecht professional grade, I buy in the gallon buckets but any 
gesso will do for this project

Yvonne Morell:

Lesson 1:

  • Acrylic paint

  • Acrylic binder

  • White drawing ink

  • Bambus

Lesson 2:

Tracy Verdugo:

Lesson 1:

  • Watercolour paper cold pressed 140lb

  • 2b lead pencil for sketching

  • Optional: nature tools, twigs, flowers etc.

  • Daler Rowney Acrylic artists inks; Indian yellow, flame orange, lemon yellow, white, paynes grey,

  • Golden Fluid acrylic; Quinachridone magenta

  • A small selection of brushes. One wide flat approx. ¾ inch, medium flat brush, number 8 round brush, fine detail brush, bamboo skewer

  • Gel pens in white and other colors to match your palette (optional) I use signo uniball pens

  • Posca pen white

  • Black gel pen (I use Pentel Tradio pen)

  • Oil pastels in orange and yellow, pinks (optional)

  • Gel medium for use as collage adhesive

  • Collage elements; magazine images of flowers

Lesson 2:

  • Watercolour paper cold pressed 140lb

  • 2B lead pencil for sketching

  • Daler Rowney Acrylic artists inks;; Indian yellow, flame orange, fluorescent pink, antelope brown, white, paynes grey,

  • Golden Fluid acrylic; Quinachridone magenta, green gold, titan green pale, nickel azo gold

  • A small selection of brushes. One wide flat approx. ¾ inch, medium flat brush, number 8 round brush, fine detail brush, bamboo skewer

  • Gel pens in white and other colors to match your palette (optional) I use signo uniball pens

  • Posca pen white

  • Black gel pen (I use Pentel Tradio pen)

  • Oil pastels in orange and yellow, pinks (optional)

Mindy Tsonas:

Lesson 1:

  • Magazines

  • Ephemera

  • Scissors

  • Glue stick

  • Art journal or card stock (these are the art journals I use)

  • Journal + pen

Lesson 2:

  • Acrylic paints in rainbow colors (this will not work for oil paint)

  • Gemstones (buy a rainbow kit in my shop $15 includes US shipping: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MindyTsonas)

  • Small paper cups

  • Jars - these are perfect

  • Stirrers

  • Matte Medium (optional)

  • Eye dropper or straw

  • Small labels

Fonda Clark Haight

Marielle Stolp:

Lesson 1:

  • Black paper; I used black watercolour paper by Van Gogh.

  • White (watersoluble) pencil

  • Ruler

  • Eraser

  • Paintmarkers in white + colour of your choice; I used purple and indigo.

  • Coloured pencils in colours of your choice

  • Pan Pastels + soft tools; you can also use regular pastels!

  • Fixative

Lesson 2:

  • Watercolour journal or watercolour paper

  • Graphite pencil, ruler, eraser

  • Waterproof fineliners in black + colour of your choice

  • Watercolours

  • Waterbrushes and/or watercolour brushes

  • A palette and bowl with clean water

  • Piece of cloth to wipe your brush

  • Coloured pencils + blender

  • A white paint marker

  • Optional: Pan Pastels + soft tools + fixative

Mary Beth Shaw

Lesson 1:

  • Dura-Lar by Grafix Clear .005 sheets 8.5”x11” sheet (Cut the sheets down if you wish.)

  • Alcohol Inks

  • Golden High Flow Acrylic Paint

  • Black and White Gesso

  • Versamark Pad

  • Permanent Ink Pads

  • Waterproof India Ink

  • Magazine pages with intense color

  • Vintage Beeswax & other colors of Embossing Powder by Seth Apter for Emerald Creek

  • Embossing Ink

  • Packing Tape (Inexpensive tape seems to work better.)

  • Clear Contact Paper

  • Assorted Papers: Tissue, Deli, Printer

  • Optional: Calligraphy pens, leaves, found objects

  • Paint brushes, variety of sizes

  • Skewer

  • Gloves

  • White Felt

  • Scissors

  • 91% Alcohol in a Spritzer

  • Fine Line Applicator (fluid acrylic)

  • Paper Towel

  • Basin of and Cup filled with water

  • Rubber Stamps

  • Heat Gun

  • Sand Paper

  • Paper Towels

Lesson 2:

  • Golden Paint: Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Quinacridone Magenta, Turquois (Phthalo), Titanium White

  • Paper Artsy Paints: Pumpkin Soup, Midnight Blue, Claret

  • Dina Wakly Paint: Eggplant, Cheddar, Marine, Ruby, Lemon

  • Complementary Stencil S116 by Pam Carriker for StencilGirl®

  • Palette Paper

  • Mixed Media Paper

  • Sharpie an or pencil

  • Paint Brush

  • Large Water Cup

  • Paper Towel

  • Palette Knife





Tiare Smith

Lesson 1:

  • Big Brush Markers in May Green, Maganese Violet, Cobalt Turquoise, Light Cobalt Turquoise, Brown, Gold Green.

  • Washi Tape

  • Water brush

  • Gesso

  • Black and White Pens Posca Pens

  • Inktense Blocks

  • Palette Knife

  • Brayer

  • Black and White Ink Sprays

Lesson 2:

  • Acrylic paints Indian Turquoise. Winter Blue, Prussian Blue, Cocoa, Black, Pink, Antique Gold

  • Gesso

  • Black and White Pens Posca Pens

  • Palette Knife

  • Stabilo All, Black

  • Stipple Brush

Katrina Koltes:

Lesson 1:

  • A 9x12" sheet of gray tinted pastel paper (I used light warm gray tint from the Flecked series of Fabriano Tiziano pastel paper)

  • a light colored pastel pencil for sketching

  • Oil pastels. I used the Sennelier oil pastels in these colors (but please use what you have, or whatever colors you are inspired to use) Black, white, gold, grayish white or off white, warm yellow, Prussian green (or deep turquoise), Turquoise blue, charcoal blue, celestial blue, cobalt violet light,

  • Rag or napkins, palette (I used a sheet of glass)

  • Brown Conte pencil or pastel pencil

Lesson 2:

  • A 9x12" sheet of black pastel paper (I used the black from the Flecked series of Fabriano Tiziano pastel paper)

  • If you can't find pastel paper you can also paint a regular paper with mat acrylic or black gesso to tint it and give it a tiny bit of tooth.

  • a light colored pastel pencil for sketching

  • Oil pastels. I used the Sennelier oil pastels in these colors (but please use what you have, or whatever colors you are inspired to use) Black, white, Moss green, turquoise blue, emerald green, turquoise deep, celestial blue, light gray, teal

  • Rag or napkins to clean both your hands and the pastels

  • Porcupine stick, skewer or something pointed to scratch into the pastel

  • Tortillions or blending sticks (optional)

Hali Karla

Lesson 1:

  • copy paper,

  • watercolor paper,

  • Canson mixedmedia paper, 100 lb vellum bristol,

  • art tape,

  • patterned scrapbook paper or fodder (blue, green and gray shades),

  • matte gel medium,

  • ebony graphite pencil,

  • derwent graphite,

  • white stabilo

  • pencil,

  • inktense derwent blocks,

  • assorted acrylic paints (fluid, soft/heavy body, high-flow, inks),

  • big + small brushes - mostly round and flat, plus a liner

Lesson 2:

  • 11”x14” vellum bristol,

  • art tape,

  • gesso,

  • collage fodder,

  • assorted acrylic inks and paints,

  • big to small paintbrushes,

  • babywipes,

  • matte gel medium,

  • brayer,

  • derwent inktense blocks (just for sketching)

Leslie Wood

Lesson 1:

  • Strathmore Cold Press 140lb Watercolor Paper 9x12in cut into 6x9in

  • Water spritz bottle

  • Paper towels

  • Wax Paper

  • Daler Rowney Acrylic artists inks: Paynes Grey

  • Heavy body paints (Amsterdam, Liquitex Basics, SOHO, Master’s Touch, etc)

  • Matt craft paints (white and cream)

  • Matt or Gloss Gel Medium (I used Golden and Liquitex both)

  • Brushes: assorted

  • Water Pen

  • Uni-ball Signo gel inkpen 1.0 mm or 0.7mm

  • Water resistant black pen (Sharpie or Micron)

  • Old ball point pen or drawing instrument (I used a bamboo sketch pen)

  • Embossing Heat Gun (optional)

  • Old Credit Card

Lesson 2:

  • Strathmore Cold Press 140lb Watercolor Paper 9x12in cut into 6x9in

  • Strathmore Drawing Paper (optional)

  • Book Binding: Waxed Linen, awl, needle

  • Water spritz bottle

  • Paper towels

  • Unscented Baby Wipes

  • Wax Paper blotting sheets

  • Matt craft paints

  • Matt Gel Medium (I used Liquitex)

  • Brushes: assorted

  • Water Pen

  • Uni-­ball Signo gel inkpen 1.0 mm or 0.7mm Water resistant black pen (Sharpie, Posca or Micron)

  • Embossing Heat Gun (optional)

  • Rubber brayer

  • Scrapbook or backgrounds sheets (lesson on these using printer paper)

  • Old Credit Card

  • Scissors

Melanie Rivers:

Lesson 2:

  • Wood cradle board (12 x 12)

  • Pattern paper and text pages

  • Tracing paper

  • Matte medium

  • White gesso and clear gesso

  • Acrylic paints (I used Golden Open Paynes Grey, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Red Oxide, Titan Buff, Amsterdam Grey/Blue)

  • Acrylic ink (Iridescent Rich Copper)

  • Grey palette paper

  • Brayer (soft)

  • Scissors

  • Pencil and eraser

  • Fineline applicator

  • White and black charcoal pencils

  • Assorted brushes (Filberts size 4, 8, 12), two flat brushes

Karine Bosse

Lesson 1:

  • cradled wood panel (can be done on canvas or

  • 140lb or more mixed media paper)

  • used coffee filter (let dried with coffee grain in them)

  • fluid mat medium

  • clear gesso

  • watercolour of your choice

  • coloured pencils

Lesson 2:

  • cradled wood panel (can be done on canvas or

  • 140lb or more mixed media paper)

  • used coffee filter (let dried with coffee grain in them)

  • fluide mat medium

  • absorbent ground

  • clear gesso

  • watercolour of your choice

  • coloured pencils

Renata Loree

Lesson 1:

  • Substrates of choice- Journal Page - Mixed media Paper

  • Gesso - white

  • Paints- Crafts Colors, The colors for the face I used were white, Jute and Khaki from Ceramcoat, then pink and cooler pink from Ceramcoat. I also used bright red and a berry red, bright green and forrest green, deep blue for Paynes Gray and black.

  • Medium gel matte - to apply finish to protect your page

  • Drawing supplies- Jell pens and markers, gels roll pens and acrylic markers

  • Ephemera - found images and text, photos (personal), favorite quotes,

  • washi tape

  • Brushes -3 different kind of brushes, small round brush #1 for detail work, flat or filbert brush #4 and larger flat brush for sweeping over larger areas.

    Lesson 2:

  • Substrates of choice- Journal Page - Mixed media Paper

  • Gesso - white

  • Brushes -3 different kind of brushes, small round brush #1 for detail work, flat or filbert brush #4 and larger flat brush for sweeping over larger area

  • Magazine pages, scissors, glue

  • Paints- GP Purple - Cermacoat, Khaki - Ceramcoat, Succulent - Folkart, Pueblo - Folcart, Forest Green - Americana, Sephia - Golden Fluid acrylic, or brown from Americana

  • To create texture - Gesso, spatula, flowers stencil

  • Drawing supplies - Micron Pigma 05 pen in brown or black