For the preparation of TWO 16" x 20" panels, acrylic gesso prime the boards at least twice to seal the surface.
|Acrylic gesso primed panel|
Divide and section off the panels using a graphite pencil. Measure 1" all around and then 1" in the middle horizontally and two 1" sections every 4 inches on the vertical, leaving six 4" wide by 8.5" tall panels.
|Panel divided in sections with 1" spacing in between|
Mask off the panels using your 1" painter's tape. Apply the tape around all the edges as well as in the marked sections. Adhere it down well, using your fingers. One panel will be used for two-dimensional techniques and the other for three-dimensional, bas-relief techniques. Your TWO 16" x 20" panels are now prepared to experiment with twelve different techniques that I will demonstrate in class!
|Panel masked off with painter's tape|
For the preparation of EIGHT 8" x 10" panels. Prime each panel with acrylic gesso.
|Eight 8" x 10" gesso primed panels|
|Three 8" x 10" masked off gesso primed panels|
*some supplies are optional and not required but will be demonstrated by the instructor.
Acrylic Paints (at least basic colors: Red, Yellow, Blue, White, Black, one metallic - bring more if you have them)
Black Waterproof Ink
Acrylic Matte Medium
Acrylic Gel Medium
Self-leveling Clear Gel (optional)
Bookbinder’s glue: PH neutral preferred (or regular PVA/Elmers Glue or similar will do but not archival)
Graphite Pencil (HB or regular #2 pencil is fine) and Kneaded Eraser
Synthetic Brushes: (at least a small round, large and medium size flat and fan brush - bring more if you have them)
Painting knife: wide flat tip
Plastic Palette (or several cleaned Styrofoam meat and egg containers)
Natural and Synthetic sponges
Plastic Stencils (optional)
Sponge Roller with handle: approx 4” long
Craft Knife: with new blades
Wooden Stick: sharpened at tip
|Put liquid mediums in 4 oz. bottle and pastes in|
small containers. Water bottles also come in 4 oz.
Illustration Board or Primed Masonite (1/4”) cut into eight 8“ x 10” panels and two 16“ x 20” panels
White Tissue Paper
Cotton Cloth (white, light weight)
Two Containers for Water: large yogurt containers or coffee cans work well (nothing too small or shallow)
Printed Ephemera (newspapers, magazines, ticket stubs, wallpaper scraps, old letters, sewing pattern tissue, doily paper, etc.)
Plastic Grocery Bags
Painter’s tape: 1”
Silver Tape: waterproof
Sand or Saw Dust (optional)
Aluminum Foil : heavy-duty (avoid non-stick)
Plastic comb: wide-tooth or Plastic Fork
Inkjet Prints (1-2) of your work (printed in reverse) to use as ink transfers
Anything with a low relief embossed surface (leaves, wood or metal accents, heavy textured material or paper, etc.)
NOTE: If you are traveling, you can put liquid mediums in small 4 oz travel bottles and pastes in small plastic containers that you can get at the dollar store or drug store. Take the wax paper and foil out of the roll and fold up some sheets flat.