If you didn’t catch the list of necessities for getting started with the 52-Week Art Journal, check it out here… You’re going to want more than a journal and gel pens and plain pencils. We’re going to need colored pencils. And watercolor pencils… or just watercolor pencils. I’m excited to try these out…
There are other (some more economical) choices on Blick Art Supplies, too. And Amazon. Crayola were my original, available on the page linked in the first sentence of this paragraph, or through Amazon here.
Bleeding tissue paper is a new art-journaling medium for me this time around. I’m looking forward to exploring some therapeutic art techniques with it with you.
Acrylic paint! One of my favorite art supplies. I’m currently using this Craft Smart set I got on Amazon. Nothing fancy. If it was time to buy more, or I was replacing particular colors, these are a likely option:
Watercolor paint. They can be as simple as a kids’ box from a dollar store.
Paintbrushes of various sizes. You don’t need anything fancy, but, yes, various sizes.
Fine-point Sharpie or Sharpie-type waterproof markers… I do enjoy my Sharpies. And they come in more colors than you might realize. There are also similar products, and I do love good deals… so I’ve tried a few types when I’ve stumbled across sales… without finding any favorites.
When I come across new discounts, on markers and other items, I’ll share them. If you haven’t yet signed up for weekly 52-Week Art Journal emails, you can here:
Newsprint. Or printer paper if you have it and don’t want to buy something else. I prefer the weight and porosity of newsprint for the acrylic-paint cut-paper collaging we will do.
Old magazines. If you don’t have any, check for discards at your local library. That’s what I do.