Here are some of the items I use in my texture workshops.  You can click on the photo for a larger view.

Art Spectrum good quality white tissue paper / craft foam sheets with adhesive backing.

The gesso should be as thick as marshmallow fluff!  It can be thinned down or used very heavily.
Here are several examples of very soft brushes on the left and very stiff brushes on the right.  The Lizard Lick from Cheap Joe is resting on the hake brush.

Several examples of dyecut sheets from the Scrap booking department of craft stores

Pen Score Magic Blue Foam stamping block.  A few pieces cut from a strip of vinyl floor molding purchased from a hardware store.  Speedball cutter with extra blades stored in the handle.  

Archival Ink pad (comes in brown, too!) See thru plastic ruler and embossing stylus tools.

Several types of box cutter type retractable cutting blades.  When dull, snap off the end for a sharp new blade for the two on the left.

Metal butcher's tray and two types of cheap plastic palettes .

Variety of spreaders and scrappers found in craft stores and hardware departments.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is a great watercolor paint lifter!  Save those small plastic cups from gelatin and pudding desserts.  Dixie cups work well, too.
Lots of commercial stencils, or make your own with the electric stencil cutter.

This hot burning tool has many uses.  Found in craft stores.
Here are two brands of heating tools.  Hotter than a hair dryer.  Found in craft stores
Various texture plates.  Look in all the departments in the craft store!


Carol said...

A friend of mine said that Kilz - used by house painters - was the same thing as gesso. I got a partial gallon free and tried it. It does seem to be the same and is quite thick. Myrna, have you tried it? Do you know of any reason not to use it in place of gesso?

Anonymous said...

Do you know the make of the silver knife on the left?

Myrna Wacknov said...

No, if you mean the box cutters, it is no better than any other. They all work the same.

Anonymous said...

Will we need to be proficient at the three apps for the iPad, or will that be something we can learn at the workshop? Thanks.

Myrna Wacknov said...

I will guide you through the apps and how I use them. Feel free to play around with them in advance but don't need any prior knowledge.

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