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- 4 blank notecards for each class. My favorite size for the unfolded pieces is 6”x 9” (folded 4½ x 6), which I tear from a full sheet (22”x 30”) of 140# good watercolor paper, but you can make yours any size you want.
You can also buy notecards. If possible get ones on good watercolor paper, as it is much harder to get good results on inexpensive paper.
If sending, you’ll need envelopes to match.
- 3 or more pigments that will go dark. . My favorites are Quinacridone Gold and Winsor Blue-Red Shade by Winsor-Newton, and Ultramarine Deep and Carmine by Holbein. (Most yellows and cadmiums do not go dark.)
- White gouache
- Palettefor your transparent pigments.
- 1-2 plastic lids, plates or extra palette,, one for gouache and one for metallic watercolors if using (listed below).
- Brushes-I’ll be using #6, #10 and #12 rounds.
- 2-3 water containers-one for your transparent watercolors, one for gouache and one for metallic/pearlescent watercolors if you are using them.
- Pen and pencil
- Tissues and rag
- Sparkle gel pens and/or metallic pens -You need at least one, but more are fun. Some Suggestions:
Gelly Roll Stardust Glitter Gel Pens
Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pens: Gold, White and/or Silver
Optional: Iridescent and/or metallic watercolors
Holbein Gold or Silver watercolor tubes
Fine-Tec Artist Mica Pearlescent Watercolor Sets
- Optional: glitter spray- to use on your own after class. It is nasty stuff, but it can create magic on so-so cards. Use outside and leave sprayed cards out for a little while, so you don’t bring the smelly toxins inside with you. When a group of us are making Christmas Cards, we take all the cards we want to spray and lay them out on a big piece of cardboard. Then spray all of them at the same time. Perhaps you and a friend could do this together after you’ve made a few cards.