Wood cradleboards: I use DaVinci Pro Birch Wood Panels with 1-5/8” deep sides, but any brand or depth is
fine. Or, use any surface you prefer – paper, stretched canvas, canvas panels, gessoboards, hardboard
Matisse Background Coloured Gesso in China Red (or any brand colored gesso, red acrylic or craft paint).
NOTE: Red color is optional; use any priming color you prefer.
Golden Heavy Body Acrylics (or any acrylics that you prefer) in the following colors:
Optional: Golden Retarder or comparable medium that extends the drying time of acrylics
Artist-grade oils in the following colors. NOTE: After each color, I listed the brand I use, but use any
brand/grade oils that you prefer.
Gamsol odorless mineral spirits (or any comparable solvent)
Optional: Gamblin non-solvent gel medium
Working Palette for Acrylic: metal butcher tray palette 11” x 15” (or any palette you prefer)
Working Palette for Oils (for bonus project): glass cutting board 12” x 16” (or any palette you prefer)
Optional: Storage Palettes and accessories:
NOTE: because sizes are not uniform among brush manufacturers, I listed the approximate width of the
sizes I use.
For acrylic paintings:
Rosemary & Company “Ivory” line short-flat (bright) brushes (or any brush brand/style you prefer) in the
Pointed round synthetic or bristle brush, size 1 (approx.. 2.5mm in diameter)
For oil painting:
Rosemary & Company “Evergreen” line short-flat (bright) brushes (or any brush brand/style you prefer) in
the following sizes:
Palette knife (any size/style you prefer)
Wipe out tool (I use a double-pointed tool with beveled and fine-point tips, but use any style or other stylus
Foam brushes for gesso (I used 1” and 2” wide disposable foam brushes)
Spray Varnish suitable for acrylic or oils (I use gloss finish, but use matte or satin finish if you prefer)
Black Gesso or any matte black paint
Sawtooth hangers suitable for the weight of your substrates
Miscellaneous Tools and Supplies
Printer for reference photos and journaling prompts
Tabletop Easel (or any easel you prefer)
Stencils for tabletop and wallpaper patterns (I used a striped stencil, a polka dot stencil, a hand-made floral
stencil, and a damask stencil, but you can use what you like or have available)
Artist tape (or low-tack masking tape)
Clear adhesive tape
Graphite transfer paper or carbon paper
Ruler (at least 12” long)
Water tub/container for rinsing brushes (acrylic)
Container with tight-fitting lid for solvent (oils)
Wipes, paper towels or rags
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