Monday, June 18, 2012

Supply List - I Doodle too, two, 2!

Ok friends - I've done the best I can with this - it's hard with this one, because there are SO many different things you can use, and create a similar look to what I've done.  So I am going to show you what *I* used, and you can choose for yourself to go with my supplies, or experiment on your own.

First, all the same supplies for I doodle, do you, apply here, since we will be learning to draw the eye doodle.  This:

So your paper and markers are once again called into play.  And of course, when we add a doodle to a mixed media canvas, like this:

 SO, now on to CREATING that mixed media background...

1) Canvases or canvas panels.  Available at all the craft stores, and online.  NOT hugely expensive, and you don't need HUGE  canvases.  Start smaller... and be prepared to make booboos.  LOL  For first timers, I would recommend using the canvas panels instead of a stretched canvas.  You will have more control over what you apply to it, and in how your doodle sticks down. 

2) A brayer will be your best friend.  They can get pricy, so if that is out of the question, use a rolling pin.

3) Spray sealer.  I am a spray sealer fanatic.  I have the WORST luck with smearing things, seriously, I can smear the most permanent of things.  So I learned to seal EVERYTHING with a spray before moving on to 'the next step'.  I prefer a matte spray sealant. 

4) Paint brushes.  I don't like the foam brushes, they seem to just soak up WAY too much paint and stuff... stick with a regular paintbrush.  DON'T spend $$ on this - you can pick up the cheapest ones and still do just fine.  I buy a bag of brushes for around $5.99.  

 5) an old gift card or credit card or room key to spread paint.  Best tip Melody Ross taught me.  LOL  

6) Matte Mod Podge, or any Matte Medium to collage with.  I love the Pam Carriker Mixed Media Adhesive, but it I use it more for collaging than adhering the doodle to the canvas.  Plus it's a little pricier so using it just for adhesion of a large drawing wouldn't make $$ sense.

7) Paint.  Regular old craft paint - the kind you can get for $.99 a bottle.  Choose a few of your favorite colors!  I like to mix and match with enamels and regulars, gives some depth...

8)  Watercolors.  LOVE working with watercolors - I picked up a kids set in Michaels for a couple of dollars and it works just fine.

9) Watercolor Crayons.  THIS is my alltime favorite go-to item.  I've only used the Caran D'Ache Neocolors.  They are the ultimate in excellent, but I have no comparison to give you.  I don't know if the store brand watercolor crayons are horrible or not - if anyone DOES know that, please chime in.

10) Tissue paper, sewing patterns, book paper... all great for collaging onto a canvas for a background.

11) White pen.  There are many different opinions on quality of white pens, my preference is a Signo Broad Uni-ball.  I don't know how easy it is to find these, I was lucky enough to have a few sent to me by one of my besties, Mel.  

12)  Spray ink.  Fantastic for creating quick, easy and perfect backgrounds on an art journal page.  I am in LOVE with the Dylusions spray from Ranger.  

So there you have what I can think of so far... happy shopping!  Questions? Just ask. 

1 comment:

  1. LOL NOW we just need give aways for those harder to find items :-D
    Actually I got my brayer on ebay for about $10 delivered because online it did not look like Michael's had them. When I made the trip to Michael's a few weeks later there were some there.
    Questions: Spray ink - How many colors? Certain color range?
    That may be all I need other than the white pen :-)
    AND by the way I LOVE that I have to prove I'm not a robot (sometimes I wish I were - then I wouldn't need to sleep or eat!)