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Color Play art supply list

Color Play is loaded with gorgeous art supplies as we create bright and bold color combinations, shapes, and lines. As I go through the lessons, I will share all the supplies I use, but you may not need them all! It’s easy to get swept away with art supplies, especially when you begin a new class. I suggest that you substitute with what you have on hand. I've made my best discoveries through substitution. I always recommend watching the video first; if there is something new, decide if you want to try it. 

It is not my intention for you to purchase all the supplies - you may have a lot of these already, and I suggest you use your favorite supplies on hand. And always stay true to the colors that you love. All my lessons can easily be done in any color palette! Also, some supplies are more expensive than others - there are different brands and many substitutes for the same thing. You can do any of my classes with basic painting supplies or watch the videos and then see what you want to purchase!


11x14 size - 3 pack (you only need one!)

Hotpress Watercolor Paper
Fabriano Studio Hotpress 11x14 Paper

Acrylic Paint
I will mainly use Nova Color Paint (my favorite), but Liquitex Soft Body is a great alternative. I love the consistency of soft body paint like these brands. If you are new to painting, there are many great options in student-grade acrylic paints, like Amsterdam Standard Series or Liquitex Basics.

Nova Paints I am using in class:
103 Carbazole Dioxazine Violet
190 Fluorescent Magenta
136 Hot Pink
142 Blue Green
150 Portrait Tone (renamed Peach tone!)
187 Pyrrole Red

Liquitex Soft Body Paints
Brilliant Blue
Vivid Lime Green

Acrylic Inks/High Flow
I only use a few drops, and any brand is fine! So no need to buy any new colors if you already have some inks. You can even make your own colors - there is a video in the Art Supply Chapter on how to make your own! All you really need is a green, blue, and magenta in either the inks or the high flow.

Daler Rowney TurquoiseDaler Rowney Light GreenDaler Rowney Magenta
Amsterdam Azo Orange, Amsterdam Permanent Red Violet Light

High Flow Acrylics
Golden High Flow White Titanium


Any brand will do, just try and have some round, flat, and angle shader options.

1/8 angle shader
3/8 angle shader
1/2 angle shader
2 round
4 round
6 round
8 round
8 Filbert

Variety of affordable brushes I like!
Variety of sponge brushes

Paint pens:
I love Posca Pen Markers Sets! 
No need for all these - I am listing 5 different sets as there are different widths. 

I tend to use the 3m more on paper, and the 5m on canvas. If I chose one size, I would probably go with the 5m as we will use those more in Lesson 3.
Primary Colors 3m (fine)
Primary Colors 5m (medium)
Pastel Colors 3m
Pastel Colors 5m (my favorite set!)


Neo Color II wax crayons Set of 10Neo Color II wax Crayons Set of 15Neo Color II wax Crayons Set of 30
Wooden Skewers
Signo White Pen


Sealer – Matte varnish (optional)
Ranger Heat It Heat Dryer
Palette paper

Spray Bottle

Master's Brush Cleaner
Palette Knife

Paper Towels (I love Viva brand as there is no pattern)


If you feel like shopping from any of the links, I just want you to know that as an affiliate, I earn a small amount from qualifying purchases, so I can buy more art supplies and continue to create art videos and classes!

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