The Doodle & the Painting – Supplies


Markers: assortment, any brand. I use mostly a KING size sharpie, Ultra Fine Sharpie & Fine Sharpies, Gel pensPencils soft and hard lead

Colored pencils



Paper: Post-It-Notes; letter paper 8.5″x11″; roll of white craft paper or large sheets of paper 22”x30” for a wall size doodle

Old Journal or old book or sketch book

Small brown bag from the grocery store

Gesso: white & grey

India Ink in a spray bottle

Optional: Walnut ink

Brushes: variety of sizes, flats, rounds & linear brushes

Paper towels

Stains for the journal papers such as coffee grounds, used tea bags

Acrylic Paints:

Primary colors:  blue, yellow & red. I used Heavy Body Golden Paints: Manganese Blue Hue, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Quinacridone Crimson, Titanium White, Mars Black, Phathalo Blue (green shade). I added Fluid Golden Paints: Dioxazine Purple, Prussian Blue

Optional: I added some High Flow Golden paints: Titanium White

2 large wood panels: 30″x30″

Brushes: flat, rounds, fan, & rigger (linear brush)

Gel Media- I used Matte Gel Media, you can also use gloss or satin

Optional for a Palette:

TIP:  There is a simple way to keep your paint fresh. I use a paper towel that has been water soaked then placed on a tray with tracing paper on top.  You can purchase a plastic pallet at an art supply store – that has a flat sponge which does the same thing as a paper towel to keep the paints moist. By using a tray, paper towels and tracing paper on top is an easy alternative solution to keeping your paints from drying out quickly. I think you will love this method.

Optional: Card stock paper, any color