Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints - Carol's 5 "must have" colors are:
** Titanium White
** Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold
** Quinacridone Magenta
** Turquois (Phthalo)
** Carbon Black
The 1 oz size bottle will last you a long time.
Liquitex Pouring medium (polymer medium gloss, may be substituted)
Polymer medium, gloss
Gel medium, soft or regular, gloss
Molding paste OR a spackle compound from Home Depot such as Custom Patch, Flex'n Fill, Crack Shot, etc.
Stucco Patch - Home Depot paint dept near the spackling compounds.
White paintable tube caulk - buy the cheapest one at Home Depot in the paint dept. A small 5.5 oz tube of DAP Alex Plus is good.
10 or more heavy duty plastic foam plates - Hefty Super Weight brand works best.
Plastic sheet protectors (Office Max, Walmart) - get the smooth, not dimpled ones
About 8 sheets of 140 lb watercolor paper, size 9x12 inches - Artist's Loft is available in tablets of 24 sheets at Michaels
Shaving cream aerosol can (not gel)
YES paste adhesive (available at Michaels) OR Power Grab by Loctite (get the clear one), OR Liquid Nails from Home Depot
Tulip "Puffy" Dimensional Fabric paint in black or white (available at Michaels)
HEAVY DUTY Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil - restaurant grade if possible
YES paste (available at Michaels)
Substrates: cradled wood panels preferred, but stretched canvas or canvas boards are OK. Home Depot has 1/4 inch MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) available in 2x4 foot sheets that they will cut for you at no charge.
Please keep sizes in the range of 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, 8x10, 6x12, 9x12 etc. Lots of materials are used in each painting, and if everyone shows up with larger panels, we will run out of materials.
Unprimed wood panels should be primed with gesso before class.
Any collage ephemera you may have.
The usual stuff - short handled brushes suitable for acrylic and w/c, water container, hair dryer, palette knives, paper towels, scissors, pencil, palette, spray water bottle (old hair spray bottles are the best), spray alcohol bottle (optional).
Carol Nelson is a Colorado contemporary mixed media painter and art instructor. A member of the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA), and a signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP), she has been recognized with many competitive awards by national art magazines and organizations. She is one of 101 artists worldwide to be credentialed with the Golden Artist Educator program sponsored by Golden Artist Colors. Carol teaches workshops around the country where students are excited to learn her innovative techniques. Carol has authored two books, Geologic Abstracts, and 100 Portraits. She has one instructional video, “New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials”, available through Craftsy.com - use this link:
Please see more of her work on her website, www.carolnelsonfineart.com