Supplies we used at Spirit Wings painting retreat
Acryilcs: We used Golden fluid acrylics and Liquitex soft bodied paints for backgrounds and hair.
Light hair colors we used:: Raw Sienna and raw umber
Dark hair colors we used: Raw umber, black
Oils: We used Shiva Oil Paintstiks in the following colors for the face: yellow ochre, burnt sienna, antique white, titanium white, raw umber, burnt umber, black, naphthol red, alizarin crimson
*Dick Blick Studio Artist Boards – These come in a variety of sizes and I use these almost exclusively.
*Canvas panels These are what you painted on at the retreat. These are sold individually or in a pack.
It’s super important to get the Regular Gel Medium in GLOSS. Golden brand is worth every penny.
In class, we used disposable palette pad
I like the Golden brand gesso but there are several other brands to choose from.
*Posco paint markers in white and all colors.
*Faber Castell Pitt Pen – I used the brush tip and skin tone colors to create faces.
*Stabilo “All” Pencil – Black
*Stamps – Cavallini lower case and these upper case stamps are what I use.
*Stencils – We didn’t use these, but I want to mention as there are lots of alphabet stencils out there. Choose one that delights your soul.
We didn’t use any of these but I wanted to include as they are fun for creating more textures in your background!
*Stamps – Look for background stamps, pattern stamps (for example: chevron, dots, etc), icon stamps (birds, wings, etc – whatever imagery speaks to you).
*Stencils – Look for background stencils that can help build interesting layers or stencils that capture your favorite imagery (ex: birds, wings, flowers, geometric shapes, patterns ,etc).
*Stickers – Have fun! Choose stickers that include imagery that speaks to you (shapes, animals, nature, patterns, etc). I love Cavallini stickers, but there are lots of options in craft stores nationwide.
I’d recommend getting a black ink pad. I use a black archival ink pad. Try white, metallic, or any color that calls to you. Color Box makes great colored ink pads.
These are household items that will help us create really fun effects in our paintings.
*Drawer/grip liner (waffle texture)
*Old credit cards
*Anything that could make a great mark when stamped into paint or ink
*Scrapbook papers: There are lots of options, but I love Tim Holtz, Echo Park, and K & Company papers.
*Gift wrap – Any gift wrap will do. I love Cavallini papers.
*Tissue paper – patterned
*Sewing pattern paper
*Book pages (I love using pages from old music books)
I used an embossing heat gun.
I use Golden Archival Spray Varnish in either the matte or gloss.
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