Fairy Tale Class Supplies


Following is a very general supply list for the “Year of the Fairy Tale” class. Hopefully you will already have many of the items already, or can easily subsitute with what you have on hand. (Links provided are just for clarification purposes; please don’t feel you need to purchase exactly what’s linked!)

I should say that 10 days before each month project/video goes live, I will send a specific supply list for each lesson, so you will have time to gather your supplies at that time (in other words, please don’t let this list overwhelm you!).

General Supply List for “Year of the Fairy Tale”

For the mixed-media projects I will demonstrate mostly on my favorite go-to paper, Fabriano Artistico hot-press 140# watercolor paper (the equivalent of 6-8 22″x30″ sheets for the year). You can also use illustration boardcold-press paper (which is rougher), or any other paper you feel comfortable working with that can handle wet media, such as watercolor, acrylics and gel medium.

In addition, we’ll explore drawing and painting on different surfaces such as Yupovellum paper, and tracing paper.

Sketchbooks: I plan to do the sketchbook assignments two different ways; with small sketchbooks that I carry around in my purse (such as a hand-book 5.5″ x 5.5“), and also some inexpensive
paper (either card stock from an office supply store, or newsprint). In the end, just choose a size/brand that you like to work with!

Watercolors: I
use a small set of Pelikan watercolors, but any set — pan or tube — will work fine.

Acrylics: I will be demonstrating with Holbein Acryla GouacheBlickacrylics, and some Golden Fluid paints.
(However, I’m not particularly brand specific, so if you already have acrylic paints on hand, use those!)

White Gesso: I prefer Golden, as it’s
a little thicker than many other brands.

Mediums: You will need a matte or a gloss medium (“regular” fluidity).

Spray Fixative: I like Krylon low odor, but anything that will “fix” charcoal, pastel or pencil will work.

Brushes: My favorite watercolor brush is a #12 round (any brand). For acrylics, I often use flat brushes in various sizes.

Pencils, Pens, Erasers: I like inexpensive mechanical pencilsballpoint pens and Sharpies! I also like Microns, black Tombows, and watersoluble markers (any brand, even inexpensive ones). We’ll work with colored pencils (any brand). I mostly use a kneaded rubber eraser.

Pastels: I will demonstrate with two or three colors of PanPastels (you can choose colors you like). If you don’t want to buy PanPastels, any brand of chalk pastels will work fine. We’ll also explore oil pastels; just one or two colors you like is fine.

Charcoal: I like soft vine charcoal.

That’s all I can think of for now!

Thanks for your interest,

Carla Sonheim