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These are some of the materials I use on a regular basis, or recommend for specific projects.
Kitchen Table Art
as an alternative to Stonehenge printmaking paper.
printmaking paper from Blick Art Materials. This is what I use for substrate paper for my work that is under 20" x 20". For larger work I use 300lb watercolor paper.
: (Sulphite) from Blick Art Materials. I use the 80# 9" x 12" for lifting paint and other small projects, and the 18" x 24" for Big Fat Art.
(Canson Dessin) used for Big Fat Art is also from Blick Art Materials. This is a little sturdier than the Cheap Drawing Paper, and is also archival.
58534C58534C otherwise known as "dry waxed" paper, it is available at BJ's Wholesale Club and Costco in boxes of 500 sheets.
the synthetic paper I use to make masks for gel printing. It is also an awesome substrate for painting with India Ink. See a demo here.
and I use both of these in making transparent collage material.
for staining, painting, and making transparent collage material. 12" x 18" 50-pack
Paint and Mediums
available at Blick Art Materials and elsewhere - brilliant, luminous, strongly pigmented paints in convenient squeeze bottles.
Golden's newest acrylic paint similar to acrylic ink.
also by Golden is available at Blick Art Materials (and elsewhere).
go to Golden for extensive information on all of their acrylic paints and mediums.
also from Blick Art Materials. Opaque, matte, and very good quality for craft paints.
available at Blick Art Materials and elsewhere.
I use this for collage, as an adhesive AND a top coat, now owned by Blick Art Materials.
these are inexpensive paints, similar to student grade paints. They are created using a good binder and very good pigment. The pigment load is lower than professional grade paints, but they are great when you don't need the full intensity of pigment.
markers that you can fill with Golden High Flow Acrylics (see next entry).
information and colors.
downloadable informational PDF.
Tools and Accessories
these are the inexpensive brushes I often use.
for a greater variety of fine brushes.
unique artist designed stencils.
stencils and metal dies.
My Favorite Suppliers for Basic Art Supplies (the meat and potatoes)
A few other suppliers
, , and all have good selections of craft paints, but buy your artist-grade paints at one of the above for best price.
has great stencils, stamps, writing tools, and loads of art supplies.
carries the rubbing plates I use for textures.
Gel Printing Plates