Have on hand as many substrates as you want to play with in any size you love the most. I recommend having some smaller ones on hand such as 4”x4” to use as learning substrates. All of these are examples of suitable substrates:
MORE TO PLAY WITH:
This list is in addition to the basic supply list above. Once you have the basics on hand, you could add any or all of the following supplies to expand the options of techniques and effects you can create. I recommend that you wait to purchase any of these supplies until you’ve watched all the course videos and have a better idea of what techniques and processes appeal most to you.
Oil Sticks. Here is a set of 12 basic colors but you can also get lovely themed color packs as well like this Traditional Colors set of 6 and this set of R&F Brand Pigment sticks.
Oil Pastels. I love the Sennelier brand like this set but Portfolio and Neocolor are great options as well. I highly recommend that you purchase individual sticks in colors you love if you want to keep the expenses to a minimum. Many online art supply shops will sell them individually.
Wax Sticks (these are a great way to sample different encaustic paint colors to know if you want to invest in larger quantities.) Here is a set of primary colors but you can also search for and purchase individual sticks in other colors.
Encaustic Paint (In addition to clear encaustic medium, I always have some white and black encaustic paint on hand for mark making or a bit of relaxed encaustic painting. Additionally, you can find encaustic paints already in ready-to-use tins in a variety of colors like these if you want to splurge.)
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