Expressive Ancestor Portraits: Supply List - Jeanne Oliver

Supply List

  • Color Xeroxes or laser prints: minimum of 10, print these at home using your laser printer or make prints/photocopies at any FedEx or UPS store. Inkjet prints will not give you the same result
  • Paper:  Newsprint (any size, I use 9×12), Mixed media paper
  • Raw canvas / Muslin
  • (I chose raw canvas and a linen type fabric because they were on hand. You can also use a canvas panel or a wood board or anything that can handle immersion in water. Links below from Amazon, you may find this cheaper at your local art or sewing store)
  • Transfer paper – this is the basis of one of the lessons, but you could always draw your portrait freehanded and follow the lesson from there
  • Needle and Thread – if you don’t have these already, this is a great starter kit
  • Water soluble drawing mediums such as:
  • Charcoal
  • Crayon or pencil – any kind of water soluble crayon OR pencil will do the trick. I only use a few Neocolors, so if you don’t want to purchase the whole set, they can be bought individually through Amazon, or at your local art shop
  • Sharpie or other marker(s)
  • Gel pen – any kind will do
  • Alcohol Ink – again, I only use a couple of colors, these can be bought individually at your local art shop
  • Acrylic Ink – you could use paint or markers instead for this particular lesson
  • Acrylic paint, at least one tube of a pale color
  • Additional colors in smaller tubes / amounts in your color palette
  • Gesso – I use a very small amount, white / other colored acrylic paint would do the trick
  • Rubbing alcohol or Tim Holtz alcohol solution (not necessary but fun)
  • Gouache (acrylics can also be used in their place, would just need to be watered down)
  • Adhesive (I used Mod Podge OR matte gel medium – use what you have on hand!)
  • Kitchen sink *or* disposable baking pan like this. Needs to be about 8×8
  • Dishwashing gloves (I do not use these in Lesson 10 but believe me they will come in handy!)
  • Sponge with a scrubby side and / or old toothbrush
  • Linseed Oil – you can live without this, but it is a fun addition
  • Acetone – barely used, you can live without, but fun to explore
  • Paintbrushes – size small, and beyond according to your preferences. Link here is a starter kit
  • Sponge brushes – Medium for spreading paint and adhesive. Can be bought individually at local art shop. A paintbrush or spatula would work here, too
  • Sandpaper – not necessary, but fun to play with
  • Masking tape – barely used in demo
  • Awl and / or xacto knife, suggested for texture making in wet paint, anything sharp would work just fine
  • Scissors – for cutting paper and fabric. I use paper cutting scissors on fabric to get started and tear the rest, so no need to invest in cloth shears

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