140# Watercolor paper or substrate (wood panel, canvas, masonite, old book cover, etc. I’m using cold press but whatever sturdy paper you have on hand is fine.)
Artist masking tape. I recommend either black or white.
Brushes (I use a mix of soft, long bristle brushes and smaller, round brushes for a variety of textures)
Paints – whatever you have on hand (artist paints, house paint samples, craft paints, etc.) I like to have some Golden, Heavy bodied Titanium White on hand at all times.
Plaster of Paris (this is somewhat optional. Straight gesso will work but adding plaster will allow you to build up more texture.)
Mixing container for plaster gesso. (Disposable plastic containers with lids work great!) Paint palette or dish for creating washes with paint
Sturdy plastic or metal spoon (don’t use wood for mixing plaster gesso).
Rubber scraper or similar spreading tool like a drywall taping knife or palette knife
Gel Medium (Liquitex matte gel)
Collage papers, magazines, or images that represent feelings you want to invoke and/or things/ experiences you want to invite into your life.
Sandpaper (100-150 grit)
Pencil or other mark making tool
Dry and wet rags or wipes
Water soluble artist crayons (this is a large pack but you can usually purchase them individually at a local art supply store.)
Oil sticks (I like my Shiva Oil Sticks)
Black Stabilo Marks All pencil
Black carbon paper
Encaustic Medium, clear
Soft, wide brushes for applying encaustic medium. Here is a 6.5” Haik Brush or you can use a something smaller like this 2.5” brush.
Bread or foil pan for encaustic medium
Electric skillet or griddle for encaustic medium
Razor blade or other scraping tool
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