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Suggested Art Supply List, Extras + Options!

Please know that it is not my intention for you to purchase all the supplies! You may have a lot of these already, and I suggest that you use your favorites supplies on hand. And, always stay true to the colors that you love. All my lessons can easily be done in a color palette of your choosing.

Whether you make your journal with me in the first art journal lesson or use one you already have I will be creating with different collage materials, acrylic paint, and mixed media supplies. 


Fabriano Studio Watercolor Pad 11x14 or 8x10

You can choose any brand of watercolor paper, 140lb hotpress (smooth), and in any size.

Fun papers to add inside such as; handmade art papers, parchment paper, craft paper, vellum, your kid's old artwork. Here's where you can have fun and add in as many different pieces to experiment with. Just make sure they are cut down to 11x14 (or the size of your watercolor sheets) before class.

Ranger Dylusions Creative Journals - a great alternative if you don't wish to make a journal. Square or Vertical 5x7 

To Sew + Bind book


Hemp thread by Hemptique. I love this brand but any craft thread should be fine.

Something to press down the folds of paper with - I use a top of a jar, or candle base.

Acrylic Inks

Choose 2-3 colors you want for your backgrounds, more if you want to have different colors.

I use green + blue, and then magenta + purple. I also add a little white high flow paint to mix

Substitutions: fluid paint, or homemade fluid paint (link to DYI video below)

Amsterdam Yellowish Green, Daler-Rowney Turquoise, Daler-Rowney Magenta, Daler-Rowney Purple

Golden High Flow White (not necessary, but it’s great to mix with)



King Art Brushes mixed media paintbrush kit

Sponge Brushes

Old brush (for gluing)



Heat dryer by Ranger or hairdryer

Spray bottle of water

Scissors - these small ones are great

Supplies needed for Lessons 02 + 03:

In addition to the journal, brushes, and scissors from above, here is a list of mixed media supplies that I love!

Plus start to gather bits of collage pieces; handmade art paper, kids artwork, vellum, ephemera, magazine or catalog clippings, photos (to print choose laser print rather than ink-jet), or any other bits of things you want to add!

Wax Crayons

I love painting and drawing with these crayons, just make sure you choose water-soluble so you can use wet. If you are lucky to visit an art supply store you can usually find the Neo Colors and wax crayons as singles, or you can find sets online.

Neo Color IIs set, Stabilo Woody 3-in-1 set

Watercolor Pencils

So many choices out there! I personally like the Caran D’ache the best, the Supra Color II line is incredible. And like the Neo’s sometimes you can find these in an art supply store and just find the colors you like instead of a set. Also, the Faber Castell Aqua line is great too.

Caran D’ache Supra Color set, Faber Castell Goldfaber Aqua set


Some basics:

White pen I really like the Uni-ball Signo Gel pen

Scissors these small ones are great

Gardening magazines for collage

Art Paper found on Papersource Etsy or. make your own

Washi Tape (optional)

Cutting Board (optional)

Glues + Tapes

There are lots of options to adhere your collage pieces

Matte Medium

Modge Podge

Tombow tape  – great if you don’t want to get too sticky with glue!

Inks for Lettering, Lesson 3:

Choose a dark color

Acrylic Ink

India Ink

How to make your own fluid paint!


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