ART JOURNALING Art Supply List
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.
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.
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.
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)
Golden High Flow White (not necessary, but it’s great to mix with)
King Art Brushes mixed media paintbrush kit
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!
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
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.
White pen I really like the Uni-ball Signo Gel pen
Scissors these small ones are great
Gardening magazines for collage
Washi Tape (optional)
Cutting Board (optional)
Glues + Tapes
There are lots of options to adhere your collage pieces
Tombow tape – great if you don’t want to get too sticky with glue!
Inks for Lettering, Lesson 3:
Choose a dark color
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