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What's needed?

What do I need?

Here's a quick run down of the equipment and materials I will be using throughout the tutorials

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Paper used is an Acrylic Paper, mine is made by Winsor & Newton and is called Galleria, it has a texture similar to canvas.

Alternatives would be to use a heavyweight watercolour paper or mount board offcuts. These will all act and work in very similar ways.



The acrylic paint is a mixture (whatever I have to hand) of W&N Galleria, W&N Artists Acrylic Colour and Liquitex.

I talk through the colours on the free video but include:

  • Pthalo Blue
  • Ultramarine
  • Cadmium Red
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Pthalo Green
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Sienna
  • White

I will add other colours now and again including:

  • Burnt Umber
  • Permanent Rose
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Paynes Grey

...but these colours don’t need to be exactly the same (I talk about this a lot on the lessons).

Brushes & extra kit

Brushes are Freestyle by Liquitex or Galleria by Winsor & Newton

Additional kit can but doesn’t have to include:

  • An old toothbrush
  • Old decorators brushes
  • A palette knife
  • A piece of sponge
  • An old rag
  • An old credit card
  • Foam rubber or anything to stamp marks with
  • Paper ephemera for collage
  • A glue stick
  • PVA glue
  • Conte sticks (or pastels or coloured pencils)
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